The Boston Globe reports that Mitt was so excited about being president, he arranged for a fireworks display over the Harbor:
A permit filed with the City of Boston said the detonation could occur any time between 7 p.m. Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, which ended up being just before Romney conceded the race.Unfortunately, the night didn't go as planned:
Instead, Atlas Professional Fireworks Displays unloaded the pyrotechnics from mortars set up on a barge near the Bank of America Pavilion and carted them back to its headquarters in Jaffrey, N.H.To be fair, Obama also considered fireworks for his 2008 victory speech, but in the end he canceled them because
"Given the sobriety of the times, he didn’t feel they were appropriate," senior adviser David Axelrod tells ABC News.Fireworks weren't the only part of the celebration Mitt got a head start on,
Romney had tapped former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt to lead his transition planning, and screen shots of a transition website were captured Wednesday by Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard.To everyone who doomed these celebration plans, by volunteering, donating, calling, or voting, the world owes you a thank you. Reading this article makes me feel like I'm looking over the edge of a tall building, like we've just safely stepped back from a precipice. Not because the fireworks themselves would have been so destructive, but the phrase "President-elect Romney" is one I never want to hear again.
“Smaller, Simpler, Smarter,” was the motto, and a quote from “President-elect Romney” read: “I’m excited about our prospects as a nation. My priority is putting people back to work.”