Election Night is the one night every four years that I understand sports fans. The one night when I can almost grasp the stress and anxiety they feel when waiting to see if their team will win. Or if they’ll be forced to curl up in fetal position and completely give up on ever feeling happiness again. The only real difference between a presidential election and a sporting event is that sports fans don’t usually threaten to move to Canada if their team loses. I think they just threaten to kill players, coaches and refs.
Nevertheless, the night’s an emotional roller coaster that puts you at the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. One second you’re on top of the world and the next second you’re convinced that your entire future’s being threatened. It all comes down to whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama wins the 2012 presidential election.
So rather than spend the day constantly refreshing your Twitter and seeing what your favorite comedians are saying about the election, prepare yourself now for the overwhelming surge of emotions you’ll feel tonight!
When you check your Twitter feed and see everyone you follow tweet about voting for Obama:
When you remember that you only follow liberal people on Twitter and this is probably biased:
When you check election hashtags and realize that people are actually voting for Mitt Romney:
When you arrive at your election party and see everyone getting excited for Obama:
When you look at the TV and see an expected red state go blue:
When you look at the TV and see an expected blue state go red:
When you check Nate Silver’s post that you bookmarked and remember Obama’s odds are good:
When you make an especially smart election joke that makes people laugh:
When results start to slow down and everyone wants to quote something idiotic their co-worker said about the election:
When someone semi-famous retweets your election joke:
When your election drinking game goes too far and you pass out before the next president’s announced.
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