WHAT WE WILL DO
I was discussing the candidates, politics and the future intensely with a friend of mine yesterday and we asked each other what we would do if either McCain or Obama wins.
If McCain wins, I will buy a big bottle of premium scotch, amble over to my friend's place and then both of us will drink ourselves to sleep without saying a word. After that I have pledged that I will lose all interest in politics, cease talking about it and get along with the parts of my life over which I exercise at least a little control.
If Obama wins, we won't really celebrate, because it's going to be premature. I think if he wins, we should simply breathe a sigh of relief and sit back, then watch.
The point is that the country is so messed up right now that even Obama may not be able to do much. That's why celebration after he wins would be to too soon. We can all hope then that we will get a great chance to celebrate in four years, or hopefully eight.