Folks, I finally live in a state where I can actually be proud of the governor. Mitt Romney was an embarassment. Deval Patrick on the other hand stands for things I believe in. His speech last night made me hopeful for the first time in a long while. Mr. Bookdwarf got goosebumps and we drank champagne in celebration. As a registered independent, will I now change to Democrat? No way. I still feel burned by their acquiescence to the Bush steamroller. But it’s starting to sting a little less now. Do I think things will change right away? I’m not dumb enough to believe that (despite what the talking heads on television might say about people getting their hopes up). I think a large point is being made here by the American people. We’re tired of the current leadership and we’re finally standing up and saying “cut the crap”. That’s what is making me feel cheerful today.