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Postelection reaction.
Regardless of the way I voted, I secretly hoped that Kerry would win even though I psychically knew that Bush would win. Seriously, I am sort of psychic. Sometimes, I just know things. It's not one of those overwhelming feelings or anything, but something I try to say, "Nah, it's probably not what I think." It always is, though. I knew that my helper was going to have a girl as her first child when she became pregnant, and everyone else thought she was going to have a boy. I just knew that it wasn't going to be like that, though. It's totally weird.

Personally, I feel that if the Democratic Party really wanted to win, they would have picked a better candidate. I think that there is a big plan (call it my conspiracy theory) going on within the Democratic Party. They are patient, and, mark my words, they will have something GIGANTIC planned for 2008. Call it one of my psychic feelings.

Historically, the only non-governor to become president in the last 24 years was George H. W. Bush, who was vice president. I didn't think that Kerry had a real chance. Senators have it hard because they have a record that they can't hide from, and they are pretty much screwed what ever way they vote. Another ingredient that wasn't really great was Kerry's religion. I hate to say it, but historically, our nation has favored Protestants. The only other Catholic president was Kennedy, and the only other non-Protestant (that I can think of from the top of my head) was Lincoln -- who was not officially affiliated with any religion.

I'm not Protestant, and I didn't really consider this race to be about "religion," although my beliefs were considered when I voted. I consider myself not officially affiliated with any party. I am registered under "Republican" so that I can vote in the primaries, although it wouldn't really matter if I was a registered Democrat. Truthfully, I don't consider myself a very political person at all. Truthfully, I sort of hate politics.

Someday, though, I really hope to be an elected official for my local school board. The future of everything lies with education, and I hope to make a real difference there.