That was the chant tonight in the Rio Casino ballroom in Las Vegas tonight. Barack Obama won a resounding victory nationwide, and especially in Nevada, where I and some friends have been campaigning for several weekends. I’m also encouraged to see Indiana now in Obama’s column.
More on that later, after I’ve had a chance to return to Oakland and process this incredible victory.
Worryingly, California’s anti-family proposition, Prop. 8, seems poised to succeed.
Encouragingly, the creationist candidates in Kansas seem largely to have lost. Kathy Martin will keep her seat, reminding people just how nutty creationists can be. There are now 7 pro-science members, and three creationists.
Alas, Nancy Boyda seems to have lost her re-election bid. I’m inclined to blame the vagaries of her district, and her needless aversion to accepting help from the DCCC. Jim Slattery’s Senate bid against “Memory Pills” Roberts seems to have failed as well. That’s a shame.
On balance, this is a tremendous gain for America. We’ve got a great new President-elect, a strongly Democratic Senate and House, and new progressive leaders in office at all levels of government. That’s a spectacular result, though it’d surely be nice to have vicious bigotry fail at the polls in California.