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), b
November 9, 2008

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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:

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John Klos, Amato, Big Time Pictures staff and friends...

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Max Bernstein (of Max and the Marginals) Cortney Rock, Amato, Skippy of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

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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

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John Amato and Candy Finnegan (She's married to Mike Finnegan and you might have seen her on the great show "Intervention")

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Comedian Mike Dugan, Amato, and Mike Finnegan (Mike's Blog Round Up)

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John Amato and Susan Klos. I'm still waiting for all her pictures too.

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