Did you stay up? I stayed up! It was difficult, though, and I was really battling in those last few moments before Obama was unable to squeeze out twenty-some-odd-thousand votes he needed from Gary to clinch the Indiana primary.
But, I have to say, Indiana and North Carolina gave us a show and BRAVO. The whole evening was like a big present to all of us junkies who have been growing discouraged with increasing anxiety as the Democratic Primary grew uglier and nastier. Every minute, watching those Indiana numbers (which started out: Clinton 61%, Obama 39%) get smaller and smaller and smaller, was juicy and gratifying. It was clear voters chose not to reward Clinton for jumping on the Wrightwagon and feeding them some baloney about a mythical gas tax holiday. It was the first primary night in a while I ended without sighing, “Oh well.”
Did anyone see Bill standing behind Hillary during her speech (which was so long and boring and fake, I repeatedly zoned out – and, no, it was because I was a few beers into a sixpack at that point)? It’s obvious he didn’t wear sunscreen during his North Carolina Front Porch Tour and looked like a big tomato during his wife’s “I’m a loser and I know it” speech. It just pains me to think about how Obama will have to approach our narcissistic former president for his valuable support leading up to the general election. Obama’s going to be all conciliatory and humble. I’m glad it won’t be televised. I’d probably throw up a little in my mouth.
The best part about last night’s results, for me, is that even if you allowed Hillary her hypocritical moment in the sun and counted Michigan and Florida, she’d still be a few pantsuits shy of a victory. And that, to me, people, is pure gold. Icing.
Now I must get another cup of coffee.