Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Wins!

Photo by Jim Young/Reuters

Obama won at least 349 electoral votes last night, more than enough to win the presidency for the next four years. (As of now, North Carolina and Missouri are still too close to call.) I do not have any illusions about what he is likely to accomplish, with all the roadblocks that exist within the federal government, but his administration will be a substantial improvement over the present one. For now, it is enough to savor the moment and celebrate.

Democrats picked up a few Senate and House seats, which should help matters. Unfortunately, a few Senators that should have been defeated held on, and some others appear to be holding despite vigorous challenges.