Well, I am seeing a LOT of anger on political twitter. Example:
And you have some of this from Warren supporters as well.
(she saw the handwriting on the wall the day before)
Here is a story from my political past: In 2004, I got involved in the general election. I took several trips to Iowa to campaign for Senator Kerry as well as making “Kerry calls”, donating money, etc.
Result: a very bitter defeat. When Kerry finally conceded Ohio, I was almost in tears…I’ve never been so low.
That hurt. Badly.
But…with time…. I had to admit that we had gotten “out-campaigned.”
Bush was far more organized.
When I went to Iowa the workers there often didn’t know how many were coming..or how best to use us. When I made Kerry calls, I found that I was the FIRST one they had heard from in over several months. There were also competing events nearby, etc.
So, I decided to do something about it. I joined the local Democrats and got involved in local stuff. I also got aboard the Obama team early.
In 2008: very different story. When I volunteered to do a task for the Obama campaign, I got a follow up call. When I went somewhere to campaign, they were ready for us..in fact called us the night before, asked us what we needed, etc. They had a plan on where to send us. The difference was night and day.
And on election day, we were sent straight to the correct houses..and I mean “we”; they had helped me organize a small crew.
As I like to say: in 2004, I mourned alone. In 2008, I celebrated with friends.