Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

on election day I sat down and wept

Last night I slept badly. My mind kept chasing nonsense over and over. I couldn't get comfortable. I bruised myself badly on a trendy Ikea chair at the weekend, in one of those WTF? accidents, and the pain keeps drifting out and bothering me, but I don't think that's altogether why I'm anxious.

Yesterday's Snowmail closed off with this comment:

"I can remember no US election like it and I have covered every one since 1984. This is either going to deliver a black president or the biggest upset since Truman beat Dewey in 1948!"

So yes, I'm anxious. I remember elections which looked like they were going one way that suddenly got smacked down by an explosion of selfishness in the privacy of the voting booth. I remember watching Strictly Come Dancing at my mother's and watching the judges' desperate attempts to counterbalance the phone votes of the great racist public.

Obviously, I want Barack Obama to win. There's no other choice, really -- I mean, either you get the most important man in the world, one who will be observed, scrutinised, judged and held up to vast expectations like no-one ever before him, a hero president with all the attendant dangers (fall from grace, assassination, compromise) that comes with that. Or it's a pair of cunning, sneaky, giggling idiots who know they can get away with anything, absolutely anything.

For the record, I hope he wins. I hope he gets the support and strength he needs to make the world a better place. But I'm not expecting him to change the world. In fact, I want him to win because the world has already changed, and is better than I remember it being.

  • it's another gig of course - plus other news

    Yes, so we have another gig - It's all about the Music this Friday which seems to have jumped up on me rather - sorry for the short notice. It's…

  • gig alert : gig alert : remote community 5/2/2021

    We actually have a gig! We are playing (performance-from-home) this Friday 5th Feb (gig from 7.30pm, we're on at 9.30pm) on Instagram live right over…


    I finally got round to emptying the last of my destroyed camera. I'd broken it shortly before going into isolation, pre-op, at an exhibition which I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.