Let's let our imaginations run free for a moment, shall we? Let's imagine an awful, awful "what-if" scenario in which Barack Obama did NOT win the presidency on election night. Imagining it? No... you're not doing a very good job. Just imagine the absolute worst moment in the history of humankind... and then multiply it by a kajillion.
Still having trouble imagining it? Well, the following video comes close to what that horrible, horrible moment might have looked like. Behold: six teenagers discovering that David Archuleta did NOT win this year's American Idol.

There but for the grace of God, go we.