Politics really aren’t my thing, but I had to say this. It took until last night to be official, but Mitt Romney really lost the election in 2008 when he wrote an article entitled, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” There is probably an argument to be made that when you get into the details of the article, his plan wasn’t as cut and dry as that, but it doesn’t really matter. We live in a world of sound bites, and that title doomed him to lose this election (fortunately and for the good of all mankind). Had he not said that, we could be waking up to a very bleak future today.
Since Romney’s loss was so clearly self-inflicted, one thing popped into my mind last night when they called Ohio for President Obama.
“The bang was like a cannon blast, and the golden flames that erupted between them, at the dead center of the circle they had been treading, marking the point the spells collided. Harry saw Voldemort’s green jet meet his own spell, saw the Elder Wand fly high, dark against the sunrise, spinning across the enchanted ceiling like the head of Nagini, spinning through the air toward the master it would not kill, who had come to have full possession of it at last. And Harry, with the unerring skill of the Seeker, caught the wand in his free hand as Voldemort fell backward, arms splayed, the slit pupils of the scarlet eyes rolling upward. Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken, the white hands empty, the snakelike face vacant and unknowing. Voldemort was dead, killed by his own rebounding curse, and Harry stood with two wands in his hands, staring down at his enemy’s shell.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
In both fiction and the real world tyrants ultimately fall victim to their own stupidity and arrogance. And for the record, yes, I am picturing Paul Ryan’s head spinning through the air with the Sword of Gryffindor clutched in Joe Biden’s hands.
I suppose there is just one more thing to say.
“All was well.”
Thanks for reading!