One: Since I now live in a swing state, my vote actually did something besides register a dissenting opinion. Last time that happened was 1996.
Two: Even in the two, very red states I lived in previously voted less Republican this time around. Both Arkansas and Kansas voted for Bush (the second time!) to the tune of about 70% — McCain won those states in this election with less than 60% of the vote both places.
I could be less pleased right now. I’ll take it.