The echoes of Howard Dean's scream of states back in 2004 came back to me last night as I followed the election returns showing one republican after another winning senate, house and governorships. Remember Dean after he lost a primary election in Iowa? In his concession speech he began screaming out the states he was going to be fighting for. "We're going to go to New Hampshire and South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico and California and Texas and New York and Michigan..yeeoooow
Anyhow, as the night went on as one state after went to republicans (Illinois! Maryland!) Dean's list of states scream cut through my memory.
What a night.