This morning, after the shocking results of the UK general election, there was a familiar feeling in the air--a feeling akin to the morning of 4 November, 2004.
|2004 US Presidential election|
Going for coffee on that bright Los Angeles morning, everything felt wrong. The disappointment and despair in the air was palpable. People's usual chipperness was replaced with a mixture of shock and disbelief.
This morning, a decade later and continent apart, it happened again--another surprising win for the conservative party. And again, I saw that same mixture of shock and disbelief on people's faces.
Yesterday, Britons went to the polls to elect the next five years of government--but this wasn't a typical election--it was a historic one.
Described as a 'political tsunami', this election rewrote the political map of the United Kingdom.