Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I knew the night was going Obama's way when CNN announced Oprah was on her way to Grant Park in Chicago.
Let me explain:
I was too nervous to sit in my apartment, or to go to an election party, so like any good gay boy, I went to the gym. On a stationary bike at Crunch Fitness, I watched and listened as history unfolded. When CNN put Ohio in Obama's column, the gym crowd burst into applause. My eyes began to tear up and I knew at that moment Obama was going to win.
I chuckled when CNN cut to old daddy McCain's election headquarters in Ohio - old white people at banquet tables with grim expressions on their wrinkled faces. But you know, that about sums up the Republican party of 2008: old white folks with highballs at banquet tables.
As I walked back to my East Village apartment, the populace had taken to the streets with cheers and chants of Obama, Obama, Obama.
Yes, the times are a changing - and not a moment too soon.
Posted by THE ORAL REPORTER at 11:36 PM