It’s a feeling I haven’t had since 1992.
First and foremost, the Governor did not win by a landslide. He won with 60% of the votes. That’s a majority, to be sure, and damn close to a two-thirds majority. Had he won by two-thirds, sure, a landslide. Whatever. But this was simply a win. This is important because despite his political affiliation, it means that most of the state is still pretty blue. And I hope he learned his lesson from six months back and continues to drift center and play good with others.
Secondly, as Lisa Simpson would no doubt say, it’s good to be on the winning side for a change. But despite whatever gains we’ve had this election, it’s still important to remember that on the political spectrum (with communists and socialist on one extreme and fascists on the other), Democrats and Republicans aren’t that dissimilar, they’re both essentially capitalists, and and not everyone’s being represented in this country. In short, there’s still work to do. So let’s get to it.