Election-watching’s a whole different thing from across the ocean. For the first time, I didn’t stay up, as I thought it would take forever to settle. But what an awesome 5.20 AM (12.20 EST) I had! Not just Obama, but Warren. And Baldwin, the first openly lesbian senator! And marriage equality! And one of the big story lines everyone is focussing on is the difference women made, and the importance of reproductive rights to the Democratic victory. As J-Bro noted on FB (not sure where he got it from), “Looks like women had ways of shutting (Akin) down”. Yeah.