Reading Jenn's post about closing her eyes til it's all over made me think about how we plan to watch the returns. My neighbors are having a party, watching the results come in on a big projector screen outside. I don't especially want to mix alcohol with so much riding on the outcome. Could get ugly. So I'll likely stay home. Or I might slip over there if the returns come in with a clear victory early. I may wants to gets me some group hug action. Its been a long 8 years, 12 plus if you count the fact that we had to cope with Bush as governor before he was President.
My husband will stay home. He is a true political junkie. He will have nothing to do with such a public spectator event. He wants full control of the remote so he can frenetically change back & forth between pundits. He wants to hear every word, see every magic map change color, watch as each state's winner is declared. And eat popcorn while he's at it.
Our favorite commentator is James Carville. He's a coonass, sha.
We want to see him looking victorious. It's been hard watching him look so, well, rabid these past 8 years. We loved watching him on Crossfire, pitted against Robert Novack.
Our very favorite pundit event is when husband and wife duo, Carville and Matalin, face off.
Where has she been this campaign season, anyway? Has James finally won her over to the dark side? I find myself fascinated with their marriage, right versus left, staunch Clinton supporter versus Cheney aide. How does that work, exactly? What must their pillow talk be like?
For the benefit of any other Carville fanatics, I stumbled upon this post in my Google search. It talks about the Carville-Matalin D.C. abode as featured in Architectural Digest January 2008. Damn, missed that! Will be dialing Half Priced Books in search of.
And Chris Matthews of MSNBC Hardball is my daily standby pundit.
We'll be catching him tonight for sure. He's a Philadelphia boy, if noone figured that out with his Phillies cap on the day of the victory parade. I like to hear his accent, reminds me of "home." As well as his hard hitting, won't-take-fluff-for-an-answer, questions.
How will you watch the election returns? Got any favorite television pundits?