The big winner from the election

Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 02:58 PM.

I have been reading a lot and watching a lot of television about Tuesday’s presidential election.

I’ve seen the pundits disect this election like a heavy-handed 10th-grader going after that frog in biology class.

Still, I think they have missed a couple of very important points. So with that, I’d like to add my name to the list of those who believe we have something so important and so crucial to say that it demands space in a newspaper and air time on television and radio.

It’s my list of the real winners and losers of the 2012 presidential election.

I’ll start with a winner, and it should come as no surprise but the biggest winner Tuesday night was ... Jay Pharoh.

For those who don’t know, Jay Pharoh is the comedian on "Saturday Night Live" who does a pretty good imitation of President Barack Obama. With Obama’s victory, Pharoh just guaranteed himself a pretty good job for the next four years.

But for every winner, there is a loser, and I can’t help but think Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show" is feeling like a loser today. Had Mitt Romney won the White House, the Democratically-leaning Stewart would have had four years to make jokes at Romney’s expense. I wonder where he’ll go for material.



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