which is not how I normally feel, and definitely not how I normally feel with regard to politics, and especially not how I feel with regard to US politics. But, having spent most of the last seven years secretly fearing that I’ve delivered my children into the end-times of human history, with fundamentalists invading the heart of the West’s most powerful government and the leading superpower running a war-mongering foreign policy which shamelessly played out the worst of geopolitics – well, this has got to be better. And even if there is an unsustainable degree of romance about at the moment, this is still a pretty huge reason to believe in improvement.
Surprise of this morning: McCain in defeat is charming and respectful, containing his baying followers with substantial dignity. It’s a bit fucking late but it still gave me a choked-up feeling.