Following a long time custom that is in my genes (my parents were political junkies, too). I watch the election, live texting to friends as needed. While I await returns and watch endless coverage, I'm nervous, so I made some lists... kinda in the vein of Kelly's "Favorite 5"...
Check out how my brain works:
5 Heroines Tonight
1.Tammy Duckworth - Illinois US Congress
Check out her bio sometime. Amazing woman. And, she takes deadbeat dad Joe Walsh out.
2.Tammy Baldwin - Wisconsin US Senate
Another Tammy! Openly gay... would be the first openly gay woman in the Senate. Opposed the
Iraq war in 2002, co-sponsored the bills to impeach Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales
3. Elizabeth Warren - Massachusetts US Senate
Defender of the consumer. Wall St. Foe. "Nuff said.
4. Claire McCaskill - Missouri returning US Senator
Conservative Democrat... not enough to the right for most in Missouri. Running against the
delightful mess that is Todd Akin. If Missouri elects Akin, the state should secede. They are not
living in the same place and time as the rest of us.
5. Heidi Heitcamp - North Dakota US Senator
Amazing woman, met her in collegem, worthy successor to Byron Dorgan. A woman elected in
ND? Breast cancer survivor, champion of the EPA.
5 of this year's crop of villains (no need to give reasons)
Alan West - US Congress could lose tonight
Richard Mourdock - US Senate could lose tonight
Todd Akin - Jailbird. Throwback to an earlier century. ... could lose tonight
Paul Ryan - Good friend to Todd Akin. Be very afraid if he wins tonight. Dan Quayle looking good
Connie Mack - Florida idiot... too much to say. Already the race called against him
5 Things if Romney Wins... I'll Get Over IT. But these are my earliest fears:
1. EPA Closed down
2. Planned Parenthood Defunded, Govn't determines if hormonal birth control is legal
3. Robert Bork selects the successor to SCJudge Ruth Bader Ginsberg
4. Kids with pre-existing conditions and sons/daughters from 18-26 lose healthcare
5. Neocons again get their finger on the "war button". Torture is restored.
Best news commentator on politics for election: Steve Schmidt. That's right, Republican
Steve Schmidt, former campaign manager for John McCain.
Best single happening: Michelle Bachmann is never heard from again
Number of iced coffees today, so that I can watch the whole thing: 1 large, 2 medium