Wednesday, November 03, 2004

It's especially bright and sunny today, isn't it?

George Bush has won re-election by a comfortable margin. John Kerry has decided that he doesn't want to be another Al Gore and will concede today.

Captain Holly can't complain. My prayers were (pretty much) answered.

I hoped for a convincing Bush victory in the popular vote (got it).

I wanted a solid Bush win in the electoral vote (got it).

I expected a humiliation of the Mainstream Media and their biased pollsters (got it).

I didn't, however, get my fondest fantasy. I had dreamed of a Democrat press conference taking place about right now, featuring an angry John Kerry, his botoxed face showing the most outrage he could muster, flanked by a wild-eyed Terry McAuliffe and a somber Tom Daschle, announcing that they will contest the votes in every close state. Alas, cooler heads have prevailed and the self-destruction of the Democrat party will have to wait until a later time.

I was fairly close in my predictions. Unfortunately, because of our lack of internet access, I wasn't able to post them, so you'll just have to take my word for it. I predicted a 51-48 Bush win. I expected Bush to carry all the states he carried in 2000 and pick up Wisconsin, New Mexico, Iowa and possibly Oregon. I was half right there.

Locally, I only got half my wish: We defeated Scott Matheson for governor, but we'll still have to put up with his pretentious brother, Jim, in Congress.

All in all, life is good for Captain Holly. The only major event left on the horizon is the birth of our daughter next week.


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