Or the revolutionary politics.
But less cynically, the atmosphere on Tuesday night was incredible. Spontaneous street parties, intersection takeovers, lamp post and statue climbing, at least here in New York. I hear in Williamsburg they actually threw bottles at cops.
All of this marks something new and hopeful for me in the state of politics. We have a huge number of hightly politicized youth. Obama’s rhetoric draws heavily on various social movements, chants of “yes we can” all around that night. In fact, “yes we can” is a fucking good slogan and as much as it just sort of sits out there not attached to anything real (in Obama’s case) we can reappropriate it.