Dante Atkins, John Amato, Digby
I didn't mention that I was throwing a C&L Election Party because I didn't want to jinx Obama's chances (really), but I wanted to spend Tuesday night with bloggers, activists, friends and some of the people that have helped put C&L together. Susan Klos graciously let me use Big Time Pictures for the C&L Election Nite Party.
As I was driving to the studio to set up for the party, I must say that tears welled up in my eyes with joy. It's been a long road to this Nov. 4th. There was no official word yet about the results, but I was so proud of the work that the entire liberal blogosphere offered to help in its own way to try and bring Obama and a host of Congressional candidates a historic victory.
Howie Klein and Digby co-hosted the party and we watched it unfold together. We had about 60-70 people show up and it was a great night to celebrate. Everyone felt that Obama's victory was at hand after PA fell so early. I put on Fox News (everyone booed me) for a minute after OH was called for Obama and Carl Cameron gave a report to Hume. They both seemed like depressed zombies. Later on, Karl Rove was crying that Obama didn't give a clear vision of what changes he was going to bring. Please Karl, just crawl back to the rock you came out of and let this country heal.
As I waited to be interviewed by Abbi Tatton of CNN, word came in that Obama had officially won the election and again tears came pouring down my face with happiness. A sense of relief washed over me because I realized that the Lee Atwater playbook had finally failed the Republicans in a general election and the better person won the presidency and his name is Obama.
Here are some photos from the night:
John Klos, Amato, Big Time Pictures staff and friends...
Max Bernstein (of Max and the Marginals) Cortney Rock, Amato, Skippy of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.
Jean (one of my best friends who helped put the party together), Amato
Ryan (Jean's nephew and a big fan of the site) with Amato
John Amato and Candy Finnegan (She's married to Mike Finnegan and you might have seen her on the great show "Intervention")
Comedian Mike Dugan, Amato, and Mike Finnegan (Mike's Blog Round Up)
John Amato and Susan Klos. I'm still waiting for all her pictures too.