Birmingham, should Doug Jones run for president? The Internet wants to know.

Will Roy Moore run for governor? These are the questions, folks! Also, check out our gallery of photos from Jones’ victory party.

Doug jones, Birmingham, Alabama
Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

But, first

Well, Alabama you made the Internet explode. reports that we “shocked the world.”

TIME also noted that people were crying during Jones’ victory speech:

“’Oh, my,’” Jones said, as a moist-eyed, joyous crowd hung on his words. ‘Folks, I got to tell you, I think that I have been waiting all my life, and now I just don’t know what the hell to say.’”

About those questions

The online magazine Slate makes a case for Jones to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Is it a realistic idea? Let’s let the dust settle on Alabama’s purple political landscape first.

Birmingham, Alabama, Doug Jones
Via Slate, Marvin Gentry/Reuters

That’s definitely a wait-and-see thing. No need to put the cart before the horse (sorry, Sassy). I mean, at this point in time, the Democrats would just like to have him vote on the current tax bill that’s on the table.

Roy Moore via TMZ 1 Birmingham, should Doug Jones run for president? The Internet wants to know.
Roy Moore via TMZ, Rex
Governor Roy Moore? What about that recount?

He has not even conceded the Senate election, so maybe we should just hold our horses (Sassy, we still love you) on this one. This prediction continues to fascinate Facebook.

Roy Moore, Birmingham, Alabama
Via Business Insider

All I have to say is, “Whoa, Nelly.” And, I swear that’s the last horse joke I will make. Please refrain from hurling your rotten tomatoes at me.

According to Business Insider, a recount would be possible after all the votes have been certified, sometime after December 26.

John Merrill, Secretary of State, Birmingham, Alabama
Alabama Secretary of State, John Merrill, via WBUR

However, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN that it’s over.

“I know a lot of people would say it’s never over until it’s over, but the margin of victory for Doug Jones at this particular time looks like a very difficult amount of votes to overcome as the remaining votes that are out there to be counted next week begin to be considered at the local level,” Merrill told CNN on Wednesday.

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