As you know, I voted just before noon. But, at 7:02, I got a phone call from Martha Coakley asking me to cast my ballot for her. "We've come too far ... etc., etc." Actually, she hadn't come nearly far enough. And then at 7:13, I received another call from someone who didn't identify herself. Of course, she was phoning on behalf of Coakley. It wasn't the president. It wasn't Bill Clinton. It wasn't Vicki Kennedy. Why didn't John Kerry call? Or Deval Patrick? I understand why they didn't put Joe Kennedy up to this prank. P.S. I received another call at 7:58. The polls closed at 8.
Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo has some good scene reporting from the vote early Monday morning: Vicki Kennedy, widow of Ted, embracing members after the vote; Charles Schumer joking that Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Mormon, was heading off for a stiff drink. He's also got some hints about what's coming next: Sens.
Want a hint about what the president will say tonight? Check out the guest list for the First Lady's box, which the White House just published.