On the morning after, the sky is more blue.
Take this as one of the many celebratory blog posts emerging all over the sphere right now celebrating the landslide victory of President-elect Obama. As I type this I'm listening to Maureen McGovern's 1972 AM-radio hit "The Morning After," otherwise known as The Song From The Poseidon Adventure. Why? Because I'm in my 40s, sentimental, and I felt like listening to little 1970s smarm as we step out of eight years of darkness. Join me, won't you?
There's got to be a morning after
If we can hold on through the night
We have a chance to find the sunshine
Let's keep on looking for the light
Am I suggesting a comparison between a fictional cruise ship disaster and the failed presidency of George Bush? You betcha. (Both capsized.) Obama is no savior. But he will be a better president. "The fight is not over," writes poet A.D. Winans, "but the sky is more blue."