Look, folks, with so many elections tonight, it was obvious none of us were getting absolutely everything we hoped for. We all lost some candidates we really cared about. We are all bummed about a bunch of seats. We all know how invested I was in McCaskill, for instance. And there are other losses I’m not happy about.
But let’s not allow that to make us miserable. Overall, the night went well for us. There were many important wins. I’m walking away (metaphorically, I mean. I’m already in bed) with a good feeling. There are many positive trends going on around the country. Good campaigning works. Not always but nothing works always.
It’s a win. An imperfect one but still a win. And that’s what matters. It’s the first time ever that I voted, and I’m not going to let anybody crap on the good feeling of having won.
Rauner is gone, my friends! I’ll be waking up to a great tomorrow. Please do the same. Make a list of the candidates you care about who won and keep looking at it tomorrow.
We did good.
P.S. And our fantastic state house rep Katie Stuart defeated the horrible, corrupt idiot Dwight Kay once again!!!!! This is Southern Illinois, my friends. This wasn’t easy. I’m super stoked.