In the days after the 2016 election, I was mentally and physically exhausted. I was about two rungs above being curled up in a corner in the fetal position. A few days after the 2018 election, I feel… better? The results seemed disappointing because all the big national-profile races were losses: Andrew Gillum in Florida, possibly Stacey Abrams in Georgia, and Beto O’Rourke in Texas.
My wife reminded me good things happened all over the place — first openly gay governor, first Muslim women in Congress, a record number of women and women of color winning. And most importantly the House of Representatives is back in control of the Democrats.
I can breath. And Beto can drop F-Bombs.
What I’m waiting for now is for Nancy Pelosi, after winning the Speakership, to announce, “Our first priority is to make this president a one-term president” and for Mitch McConnell to say what a sleazy, unAmerican thing that is to say.
Lastly, I’m stepping away from politics as much as possible. The run up to the midterms were just as bad as the weeks directly after the 2016 election. It’s not good for my physical and mental health to follow everything so closely.
So, I’ll leave you with one simple thought… Kamala-Beto 2020.