If you had told me the day before the election that Mitt Romney would win independents by five, convincingly win among all voters making more than $50,000 per year, and that evangelicals would vote for Mitt by wider margins than they did for even George W. Bush, I would have assumed he’d be on the path to victory. [Read more…]
“My eye itches,” eight-year-old Camille said one morning as she rolled out of bed. [Read more…]
So it’s one thing to cry. It’s another to cry for the whole world to see.
When I got home to Tennessee, people began saying to me, “Hey, I saw you on NBC.” Or, “I saw your photo. Wow. It looked like you were really upset.”
And, it’s true. Apparently, my photo was picked up by some wire services and has appeared literally all over the world. Now I’m even getting sympathetic e-mails and Tweets from liberals who’ve seen so many photos of me crying that they feel sorry for me. I keep thinking I’ve seen them all, then someone sends me they’ve found! So, let’s get these out of the way.
I’ve been waiting to post in large part because I wanted to take some time to sort through my feelings — which have veered wildly between a sense of profound peace that we did all we could do and a deep sense of sadness and loss. There’s no mitigating what happened Tuesday night: American voters didn’t simply reject a candidate, but they also largely rejected the values our candidate advanced. [Read more…]