Celebrating at the Mayflower

DNC crowd goes wild with click-clackers at a hotel in Washington.

By Thomas Schaller

Published November 5, 2008 4:59AM (EST)

This is the plastic, two-sided hand clicker that partygoers at the DNC's celebration at the Mayflower Hotel tonight shook excitedly every time the networks announced another state for Barack Obama. When everyone in the room was revved up, the collective effect of all that click-clacking was rather impressive.

Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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