TRANSLATION: Having received now multiple invitations to election night parties (all from good friends whose invitations I will feel bad declining), the following phrase always comes up. I thought it'd be helpful to provide a translation:

"the most important election of our lifetimes" = "I think my side will finally win"

My memory is long enough to recall that people said this in 1992, 2000 and 2004 as well.


bourkereport said...

Your translation may get at what a lot of people mean by this, but I really intended something quite different. I would never dream of comparing this to 00 or 92, and not even 04. The point for me is that a black candidate is at the head of a major party ticket for the first time ever and this election could be monumentally historic if he wins. That he happens to be representing "my side" is beside the point, I think.

Nicholas said...

point well taken.

Nicholas said...

And I should note it's not yours that I had in mind, but there were some that were clearly more... anti- than pro-, shall I say?