First, some photos from the last 24 incredible hours:
In the Boiler Room at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, where Team Obama was set up; I got to ask head pollster David Simas, at 4 p.m about Pennsylvania, to which he said (paraphrasing) “You can’t come into a state like this in the last week, throw $15 million at it and have a couple airport rallies, and expect to change things….a complete Hail Mary.” Calm confidence. A good sign about how the night was going to play out:
There were celebrities everywhere - riding the trolleys to McCormick Place, going through security, sitting at tables waiting for the results, just like everyone else. Only photo I took (Jen forbid me from taking any more!) was of Elizabeth Shue:
This victory was so incredibly sweet. VERY big for Team Blue, and everything it stands for:
In the main arena, before the President arrived to give his election victory speech (video in a later post):
After his speech, at around 1:30 a.m., the President and First Lady came to the NFC Room and thanked us (video of his remarks to follow):
It doesn’t get any better than this. 24 hours later, I’m still getting choked up thinking about this victory and soaking it in.