It’s over. President Obama has been re-elected. Look like Nate Silver was right. I got pretty close too. (Still a bit surprised that it looks like Obama will win Florida…).
Thought I’d post this video from tonight, here in Dallas.
It’s the moment that the television networks called the race for President Obama.
Have a look…
I wanted to post this for two reasons…
a) To show folks how electric the crowd was, and
b) To reflect back on how HUGE this crowd was, compared to 2004.
2004 was the year Dennise was first elected. It was such a strange night. Most of the folks we were with, Dallas County Democrats, were deeply depressed that John Kerry was losing. Many had expected him to win.
But in the midst of this, the small ray of light that was Lupe Valdez, Dennise, and two other judges winning extremely close contests. So, we were unbearably happy around folks who were pretty down. It was kind of surreal.
But! The entire “party” for the party that night took place in a room at The Iron Cactus in downtown. I mean, basically the party room of a restaurant.
Now? Tonight? Just look at that crowd.