This election is sort of what the polls indicated, no? Just didn’t think it would blow up to the extent that it did. Let’s see: two party leaders turfed, third party rising to opposition status, majority status to a party that was on a leash for the past 5 years, and the first elected Green Party MP? Wow. Who says this stuff isn’t interesting?
Geez, but what made this election night so fascinating is Twitter. Just like during the Vancouver Olympics, for me Twitter just added another dimension to the whole experience. Ideas were bouncing back and forth, and the snark flowed freely. There was a lot of excitement and anticipation. And, since I tend to follow a lot of urbanites with left-wing sensibilities there was a lot of gnashing of teeth. It’s amazing how the communal mind seemed to work.
All said, I’m glad the election is over. It means less sniping at commercial breaks. Still, I’m sort of excited for the next big event, more just to be part of the whole conversation going on on Twitter.
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