Yawn. It was a little tough sloughing through the day given the lack of sleep I had last night. The news junkie in me just couldn't go to bed. It was a fascinating election, and I knew we were in the middle of an historic moment. I was afraid to miss any of it. It was the first time in four years I missed working in the news business, and regardless of who you voted for, wouldn't it have been fun to be in Grant Park or in front of the White House or in Harlem last night witnessing the festivities? Oooh, I love witnessing history. I just don't think there will be another presidential race that interesting in my lifetime.
Kudos to President elect Obama for a skillful campaign and the ability to stir such emotion in so many people. John McCain gets a gold star for a good fight and a gracious and moving concession speech. Michelle Obama is one smart cookie, and I look forward to seeing what kind of first lady she is. And won't it be fun to have small children in the White House again? Things are certainly going to be interesting in the months to come, and last night's coverage was compelling for this old journalist. I had to laugh this morning at how glowing CNN was about the election and how doom and gloom Fox News was. The award for best props goes to NBC for that electoral map on ice and the blue and red electoral count up the side of the building. That was just downright cool. I flipped around from channel to channel soaking it all in and getting my political fix. While I was enjoying the pundits and the props and the pontificating I couldn't help but feel a tad sad because something was missing.
Oh Tim, I missed you so last night. It just wasn't the same without you.
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