The anti-Obama diehards have already checked in, some fearing him as the antichrist, a radical socialist, an alien. Their frustration was expressed to a London newspaper by a woman at the McCain post-election gathering in Phoenix. "It's not over," she cried. "It can't be over."
Well, lady, it is. At least the vote count that confirms him as the first African-American to take up residence in the White House to deal with the challenges that may be greater than the tasks of Hercules. At the same time, I found it amusing that Karl Rove, whose "genius" continues to decline with each new loss on his ledger, spent his time on Fox News reciting vote counts for Obama, Kerry and Bush to illustrate - I'm guessing because he lost me with his numbers - that Obama didn't do all that well. Rove and Sean Hannity are now in hopeless denial.
Meantime, there was Joe Lieberman, one of McCain's servile courtiers and a minor nuisance, saying that he was now fully prepared to set aside political differences and work with Obama. What gall! Joe couldn't even help McCain in his home state of Connecticut, which Obama carried with 60 pct. of the vote. You've had your fling, Joe. Now get out of the way and go to the movies or something.