One year ago I was operating in a foreign city on 2 hours of sleep, 3 Starbucks venti nonfat hot chais, a donut, 3 day-old mini deli sandwiches, and sheer will. The exit polls rolled in and even a prominent journalist friend of mine called to say things looked good. I never believed it, though I didn't blog that at the time.
As the polls closed, I posted an immediate reaction to the job I'd just finished. It's littered with dropped words and poorly sequenced paragraphs, but I wouldn't dream of changing it now.
One year ago.
To all my friends and fellow campaigners, to the volunteers and the staff, to the bosses good and bad - thank you. We lost, but we still changed the world by our efforts. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. And I'd hate to have done it without you. I couldn't have.
You were there. You stepped up. And wherever you are, I hope you are especially proud today.
The fight continues. I'll see you in the field.