Post-Election Aging and Apologies
Victory is sweet--but check this out.
Is this what President Obama will look like after four more years? The cover of Bloomberg Business Week features this age-progression rendering with his hair grey and his face lined with worry.
Maybe Mitt Romney's lucky he didn't win. Bloomberg Business Week also showed what Romney would have looked like following four years of carrying the burden of office.
And a billionaire's son is in hot water today for joking about threatening the life of the president. He's Peter Brant II, 18-year-old son of former supermodel Stephanie Seymour and business mogul Peter Brant.
Young Brant posted this disturbing message: "I have a contingency plan. Kill Obama hahaha."
He quickly aplogized, posting: "My...words were in very poor taste. And I would like to apologize..."
And he's not the only one apologizing. It was an emotional apology from MSNBC's Chris Matthews for this remark he made during election night coverage when he said, "I'm so glad we had that storm last week."
Following a firestorm, Matthews had this to say on his show last night, "It was a terrible thing to say, period." He continued, "Please believe me, I'm determined to do what I can to try to help the people who have already been hurt enough, who have suffered and are suffering enough without hearing stupid stuff from me."
Fox News commentator Dick Morris is also red-faced because he had predicted a Romney landslide as late as Monday.
Last night, Bill O'Reilly took him to task and Morris said, "I plead guilty. I goofed. I made a mistake. I undercounted the minority turnout."
And just how much interest was there in the election? 66.8 million people followed the TV coverage on election night—just short of the record set the night of President Obama's history-making victory in 2008.
The election result is a feeding frenzy for the late night comics.
Jay Leno said, "It's not all bad news for the Republicans. Depression is covered by Obamacare."
David Letterman said, "Some are taking it hard. Clint Eastwood spent the entire day buying drinks for an empty bar stool."
Stephen Colbert said, "Romney won all that red stuff. Why don't we elect our president on square footage?"