The Democrats can take Congress and the presidency, but must they really take my favorite Bruce Springsteen song too? What will I be left with? Also, we should apparently note that, while the 2000 and 2004 elections warranted extensive post mortem analysis about just how it was possible for so many Americans to be seized by such obvious lunacy, this election bears no further examination because it demonstrates the obvious fact that the Dems are totally rad, and what more is there to say?
On the upside, maybe this will increase the U of C's stock price. The city of Chicago could finally get its moment in the sun, and last night's broadcast from Grant Park could mark the beginning of a national Chicago lovefest. (Not that such a thing has ever happened, as evidenced at least by the continued unimportance of Hope and Crawford, but I have the audacity of hope on this question. Chicago has more going for it from the start than backwoods Arkansas did.)
On the other hand, what if it ushers in a decade of rule by university professors? Worse yet, political theorists? A worse scenario, I could hardly imagine.