November 6, 2012

Live-blogging election night.

5:12 Central Time: Won't you hang out with me while we watch the results come in? Here's a helpful map, showing what times the polls close in the various states. Polls in parts of Indiana and Kentucky closed a quarter hour ago, but what will be rather thrilling is the top of the hour, 7 Eastern Time, when Florida (minus the part under Alabama) and Virginia close, and then half an hour after that Ohio and North Carolina. Perhaps things at that point will be so decisive we will more or less know. Drudge is saying "EXIT POLLS TIGHT," giving Romney NC and FL and Obama NH, PA, MI, and NV, and listing OH, VA, CO, and IA as toss ups. What? No Wisconsin? I'm thinking it will all be about Wisconsin. But I'm Wisconsincentric.

5:25: After all this time watching the election, I wonder what life will be like tomorrow. I hope it's not 2000-style craziness with recounts and litigation and accusations of fraud. Let it be decisive, and let's accept the results — is that a good centrist idea we can all sign onto?

5:50: I'm watching CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News, and hanging out at MSNBC for the last few minutes, I get the feeling they think the GOP will do well. Why? They're going at the topic of the way the GOP isn't likely to take the majority in the Senate. I'm just getting the feeling that they are moving into that place of refuge.

6:00: Nothing exciting at the top of the hour. Virginia not called. But that's not surprising. It was expected to be close.

6:30: Romney wins West Virginia, unsurprisingly. NC and Ohio are now closed, but they're not calling it, unsurprisingly. CNN reveals exit polls: 49/49 in NC and 51% Obama, 48% Romney in Ohio. Impressive for Obama... if the exit polls are right.

6:41: Boring! Maybe you should go for a run, have sex, or guzzle an Ardberg along with a chocolate bar and then come back in 20 minutes or an hour or so. Wouldn't that make more sense?

7:00: CNN projects Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine (3 of the 4), and Rhode Island for Obama. Oklahoma for Romney. Many others not called.

7:27: On Fox News, Rove is on fire. Joe Trippi is stammering and looking worried. Good for Romney, right?

7:37: Watched ABC network for a while and there's a wild-eyed desperation that tells me they know Obama's in trouble.

8:00: CNN calls Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska (3 of the 5), North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, and Mississippi to Romney. Michigan, New York, and New Jersey for Obama. (There goes Michigan, which had been considered possible for Romney.)

8:02: They can't call Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, and my home state Wisconsin.

8:04: 52% Obama, 46% Romney — CNN exit poll in Wisconsin. That looks bad for Romney.

10:04: Oh, I see I've been away for 2 hours. I couldn't take the stress. It's not as though you're reading this blog for news updates. What do you want from me? Gushings of emotion?  I'm being mellow, distancing myself from the political fray, reconnecting to my old aversion to politics. The people will have what they have chosen, and I hope for the best, especially for the young people. Tomorrow there will be new things to talk about, I assume. The election is over, is it not? Obama will win, perhaps without the popular vote, like Bush. What will he do with it? Take us to a higher ground, at last? Or nothing at all.

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Freeman Hunt said...

Best site to track third party candidate results in real time?

Irene said...

Pastafarian, it's a cheap, sparkling wine. It's good for celebrating and blunting pain.

EMD said...

I didn't grow the pineapple--and even if I did, I didn't. The pineapple got to my fridge on the roads, etc., tax dollars. Cogent.

Did you buy your pineapple at a major grocery store or chain store?

Matt said...

Coketown,

Plant it in some dirt.

If it grows, it's a pineapple seed.

If it doesn't, it's poop.

If it grows really well, it is a pineapple seed that a mouse ate and pooped out.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

The biggest question for me right now is whether to make a pot of coffee. Going by the results so far, I might need coffee because it's probably going to be late before they call this close race. On the other hand, the suspense alone might keep me awake.

MadisonMan said...

I'm glad Angus King won in Maine.

Pastafarian said...

Matt, that is one of the most profound things I've ever read. It made me sit and think for a moment, before reaching for the next bottle.

The Drill SGT said...

In VA Prince William County, SW of DC, outside of Fairfax county, went 58-42 for Obama in 2008, right now it's, 55-43 for Romney, a swing of 28 points :)

The Drill SGT said...

Well, FL, VA, and NC look ok, but Ohio?

clint said...

Karl Rove is making me feel better...

Still, I broke out the scotch early.

Nerve-wracking.

Sorun said...

Interestingly, Hawaii prohibits the importation of hummingbirds specifically to prevent pollination of commercial pineapple. Store-bought pineapple shouldn't have seeds.

but I am a robot said...
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jr565 said...

Uh oh Obama just won Connecticut! Oh wait, that's a,blue state. Uh oh, Romney just won Arkansas. Oh wait, rhaz a red state.

Right is right! said...

Also fuck the fat fuck who licks springsteen's balls in New Jersey! Fuck you Christie!

Paco Wové said...

"good for celebrating and blunting pain."

"In victory I deserve it; in defeat I need it"
    —some general or other

Paco Wové said...

Mr. "Moby is moby" needs nappie change stat!

frank said...

Rove has seen enough in FLA and VA to say: looks great for romney.

Right is right! said...

Big salute goes out to the white patriots in Arkansas!

Matthew Sablan said...

FL and VA still making me queasy, no matter what Rove says.

HankSaltz said...

"7:27: On Fox News, Rove is on fire. Joe Trippi is stammering and looking worried. Good for Romney, right?"

No. It means nothing. The only thing that matters are the votes.

ALH said...

Go back under your rock, right.

but I am a robot said...

Shit just got a bit awkward up in here.

The Drill SGT said...

so Romney is up by 14 in Virginia with 30% counted, where the polls said he was tied?

meaningful?

Right is right! said...

Thank God for the good Christians in Southern Indiana! Meade your clan are the best!

Sorun said...

Bill O'Reilly really bummed me out. I don't watch him normally - is he generally full of shit? If Romney wins VA, I'll be happy again, at least for awhile.

LoafingOaf said...

CNN's saying Obama is matching his 2008 numbers so far.

but I am a robot said...

Nice tan lines, Huckabee.

Peter Hoh said...

I can get behind the wish for a decisive victory.

My pessimistic friend is worried not about who will win, but when it will be decided. He's betting on December 17.

Sorun said...

meaningful?

The TV people said liberal Northern Virginia usually reports later, so an early Romney lead might not cut it.

Pastafarian said...

If I wanted Mike Fuckabee's opinion, I'd beat it out of him, with an empty Glenfarclas bottle.

FREEDOM!! ( in William Wallace screamy voice).

Matthew Sablan said...

CNN's page is spazzing out now.

john said...

As predicted, the Obama vote is off to an early lead today.

That will change when the Republicans get off work.

LoafingOaf said...

Voting will continue for hours more in VA because so many people are in line.

Sorun said...

I'll take a Dec 17 win over a Nov 6 loss.

mia parrhesia said...

Clint, i broke a valium in 1/2. Nerve-wracking indeed. Until tonight, I had only taken one since chemo a year ago!

Paco Wové said...

Just in the interests of completeness, I note that:

'Right is right!' = 'Bob from outside of Detroit' = 'Maximum Twine' = 'Free@Last' = 'Dane County Taxpayer' = 'Tidy Righty'.

LoafingOaf said...

Must suck to have to wait in lines to vote. I've always been in and out of there.

Pastafarian said...

You know, Althouse, I'm not an Internet whiz, but I bet you know who this moby "Right" is. Maybe you could clue us in. Is it a regular? Can you see their IP address or whatever and know?

wildswan said...

Pineapple should grilled (spit roasted) over a charcoal fire with cinnamon and brown sugar slathered on. For Wisconsin grillers - remember you CAN grill year round but step one is "First brush off the snow."

Icepick said...

I didn't notice Trippi stammering, but then there was some antics with my daughter when he was speaking. Does he usually sound sharp, or is he a guy that fumbles around a bit? I know Rove is typically very sharp on camera. (Not charismatic, but sharp.)

Pastafarian said...

Hey Paco, how do you know that those are the same guy?

LoafingOaf said...

7:37: Watched ABC network for a while and there's a wild-eyed desperation that tells me they know Obama's in trouble.

----

Then why do they seem so happy on MSNC?

caplight45 said...

Just got done with one of the suggestions Ann made at 6:41. I'm back now.
What's going on?

LoafingOaf said...

Dick Morris ‏@DickMorrisTweet
#election2012 it is of concern that Romney is 3 behind in Florida with 56% of the vote in

garage mahal said...

Linda McMahon spent $100 million on two failed Senate runs. Good God.

The Drill SGT said...

Sorun said...
meaningful?

The TV people said liberal Northern Virginia usually reports later, so an early Romney lead might not cut it.



The bluest of the blue is Arlington,

In 2008 it went Obama by 44%. now, 32%

Fairfax 2008, by 22%, now 14%

Loudon, by 8%, now tied.

and Prince william flipped, went 58-42 for Obama in 2008, right now it's, 55-43 for Romney, a swing of 28 points :)

see a trend?

LoafingOaf said...

Dick Morris ‏@DickMorrisTweet
#election2012 60% of Florida in, down by 2. worried

--

Dick Morris is worried.

Sorun said...

"Watched ABC network for a while and there's a wild-eyed desperation that tells me they know Obama's in trouble."

I wonder if both side are worried. Maybe it really will be so so close. I was planning more for a Romney landslide.

JohnJ said...

Not sure I totally buy Rove’s premise about the early vote, but I hope he’s right.

Right is right! said...

This country is going down the shitter eating fried chicken and watermelon! Fuck!!!!

The Drill SGT said...

LoafingOaf said...
Then why do they seem so happy on MSNC?


drugs?

AJ Lynch said...

Althouse - I wonder what the talking heads could know that makes you suspect they are freaking out?

cold pizza said...

Bagoh20, you made me spew. I don't like the touch of sandpaper! I don't even own a jetski (at least not that kind. -CP

Nathan said...

As luck would have it, I do in fact have a bottle of Ardbeg. Sláinte!

The Drill SGT said...

drugs and Florida :(

AJ Lynch said...

Oaf- I did the math- being down by 2% in Florida with one-third in is only 50-60,000 I think and that could be made up by strong Romney areas.

Geraldus Maximus said...

I have my BBQ sauce and crow ready if Romney loses. Let's have some scotch and see what happens.

deborah said...

They just said a few minutes ago on Fox that the Ohio numbers were reflecting early voting, and the raw numbers are not coming in yet.

I heart Karl Rove...see him making his own graphics on the little dry-erase board :)

Alex said...

Ohio looks very very bad for Romney.

AReasonableMan said...

Right is right! said...
This country is going down the shitter eating fried chicken and watermelon!


Lovely.

Thank God racism is no longer an issue in this country.

Paco Wové said...

I could tell you, but then... you would have to die.



Well, OK, no. I am a Perl and scripting geek, and for "fun" I write scripts to help surf the web, among other things. One of those scripts sticks my entire Althouse browsing history into a database, from which I can determine which posters here use multiple names from the same blogger profile. It is an quick'n'easy sockpuppet screener.

DADvocate said...

I hope Obama's in trouble. If he isn't we are.

Right is right! said...

Well folks it looks Florida has officially been over run by Cuban homo cum suckers. Fuck you Florida!

Xmas said...

It's not the Presidential election, but thank goodness Sen. Scott Brown is pulling ahead of Elizabeth Warren.

(MA is a total Obama lock though.)

dcm said...

Thank you for not feeding the trolls

Mary Beth said...

HuffPo has an article calling it for Romney.

Alex said...

It's amazing how many people want to re-elect Mr. 57 states.

LoafingOaf said...

Laura Ingraham is on FOX saying what she'll be blaming for a Romney loss (they left issues on the table, like Benghazi). When I was over on MSNBC, they were talking about things they thing helped Obama. I get the feeling Fox is smelling a Romney loss and MSNBC is smelling an Obama win.

Pastafarian said...

Goddamn, that Laura Ingraham iz one fine lookin woman. Or maybe that's just what the Glenfarclas thinks, I don't know anymore.

Dante said...

Well, Ann, you read people well. But in my view, its TCTC (too close to call).

Glad you decided for Romney prior to walking to the poll!

Tom from Virginia said...

I am watching FoxNews and at 8:55 PM EST they sure are not looking confident.

frank said...

Amazing! Obama wins IL with 1/2 of Chicago in Milwaukee today.

Shanna said...

Big salute goes out to the white patriots in Arkansas!

The troll has clearly never been to Arkansas! (where Donna Terrell just reported that we went for Romney). Speaking of, Herb Rule lost! Woot.

Now just waiting to hear about medical mj.

phx said...

I'm trying to read the tea leaves from the network talking heads too and .... it's too close to predict.

Dante said...

Well, Ann, you read people well. But in my view, its TCTC (too close to call).

Glad you decided for Romney prior to walking to the poll!

rcocean said...

"Amazing! Obama wins IL with 1/2 of Chicago in Milwaukee today."

That's because they've already voted - twice.

Alex said...

Yeah GOP talking heads already conceding defeat. I wonder what Sean Hannity will say tomorrow, he guaranteed a Romney victory. He should resign in disgrace.

Matthew Sablan said...

Still queasy.

rcocean said...

I'm rooting for Mitt - because America needs executive hair.

Pastafarian said...

Paco, I didn't understand much of what you just typed.

john said...

Well, Hannity out of a job would certainly be one silver lining.

Erika said...

What are you guys looking at that is making you all morose about Ohio? I'm watching live updating at CBS and they're showing 406 of 9,550 precincts reporting. Way too early to get excited one way or another, or are you looking at something I'm not?

Sorun said...

Not surprisingly, "AReasonableMan" is the only jerkoff responding to the moby.

Cindy Martin said...

If the people that want freebies win, i think quite a few of the 53% will give up and join them. That won't be good for anyone. We will run out of money like southern Europe.

garage mahal said...

7:27: On Fox News, Rove is on fire. Joe Trippi is stammering and looking worried. Good for Romney, right?

7:37: Watched ABC network for a while and there's a wild-eyed desperation that tells me they know Obama's in trouble.


LOL, and LOL.

Methadras said...

I asked and then shook my Tyco Magic 8 Ball about who would win, Romney or Obama and all I got was, Yes.

Come on.

Inga said...

My second chocolate martini smooth, sweet, dark, mmmmm.

LoafingOaf said...

CNN is showing lots of cheers at Obama headquarters, apparently over Obama winning Michigan with ease.

Methadras said...

I think a serious case can be made that a news blackout must be maintained in calling states or precincts in elections until the next day. They can report on any shenanigans, but to outright start tabulations on projections and make calls for one or the other just shouldn't happen anymore.

Marshal said...

Erika said...
What are you guys looking at that is making you all morose about Ohio? I'm watching live updating at CBS and they're showing 406 of 9,550 precincts reporting. Way too early to get excited one way or another, or are you looking at something I'm not?


The higher density areas tend to report later. Larger precincts, more vote tabulation, more time. So Dems tend to come on late, while Reps need an early lead.

Right is right! said...

Thank God for Texas!

LoafingOaf said...

Dick Morris ‏@DickMorrisTweet
#election2012 Romney tied up Florida

Inga said...

Lookin' good for Obama in Wisconsin!

Methadras said...

Inga said...

My second chocolate martini smooth, sweet, dark, mmmmm.


Did you call it the Urkeltini? Drink up, it may be the last liquid sensation you will get from him going down your throat.

Coketown said...

It's amusing that Roseanne Barr is giving Jill Stein a run for her money in Florida.

Nathan Alexander said...

Are these the actual returns, or just the exit polls?

Exit polls are quite likely crap.

kentuckyliz said...

I'm not drinking. I have persistent bloody noses lately. It's either dry air from starting the heating, or leukemia.

My double meaning dirty quotes are my campaign slogans for my impromptu drive as a write-in candidate for the Soil Conservation Commission. I didn't announce my candidacy until the polls were closed, though.

I may still win because they are two candidates short of a slate, and who thinks to write themselves in?

How to succeed in politics without really trying.

I should have voted early in the day and started an internet meme among my KY friends.

How chill would that be.

Paco Wové said...

"Paco, I didn't understand much of what you just typed."

Hmmmm... I'm not sure how else to put it. You can change your screen name, but that doesn't change your profile ID (you can see that by mousing over a commenter's name.) Those remain static unless you go to the effort of creating a whole new account, which no sockpuppeteer since the original Titus (not today's pale imitation) bothered to do.

LoafingOaf said...

Dick Morris ‏@DickMorrisTweet
#election2012 Obama ahead by 1 in Fla with 72% in. Scary

--

Dick Morris is now not just worried, he's scared.

Right is right! said...

Wisconsin is filled with communist fags!

but I am a robot said...

"My second chocolate martini smooth, sweet, dark, mmmmm."

Wait, is that an Obama euphemism?

Whether it is or not, it sounds gross.

JohnJ said...

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “I’ve talked to experts on both sides, very quietly tonight, who both say they expect Romney to carry the state (FL) by under 100,000 votes.”

Wait…what?

LoafingOaf said...

CNN: GOP maintains control of the House.

kentuckyliz said...

Fuck it. I'm drinking.

I'll just keep a towel handy to catch all my nose blood.

Inga said...
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Sorun said...

I only have two more beers left. Then it's Listerine, followed by the hand sanitizer. I hope it's a short night.

Bill said...

AA: "8:04: 52% Obama, 46% Obama — CNN exit poll in Wisconsin. That looks bad for Romney."

Indeed, it could hardly be worse.

kentuckyliz said...

I voted for the ham sandwich.

garage mahal said...

Obama hits 85% on Intrade.

Inga said...

So don't be sad, the House will stay Republican.

kentuckyliz said...

Benghazi, bitches.

If I had planned ahead, I would have worn a T shirt with BENGHAZI in big letters, and blood spattered all over it. I probably could have used my own nose blood.

That's not electioneering, right, because there's no mention of a candidate.

Benghazi, bitches.

Inga said...

Lizzy, how's that nipple discharge?

Paco Wové said...

Iowa polls don't even close until 9pm! I'm getting impatient waiting for the state and local race returns, which are probably of more import to me than who, precisely, gets to drive the republic into the ground over the next 4 years... I mean, goddamnit, there are county extension seats on the line!

bagoh20 said...

"Bagoh20, you made me spew."

You sweet talker, you.

Sorun said...

So far, Romney has won manly-man states, while Obama has won all of the pussy states. (Except WY -- WTF?)

Geraldus Maximus said...

Fl 78% recorded - hundreds of votes between the two. Wow. 2000 called - they want their election back.

dcm said...

my third talisker. feeling good. not numb for a while.

furious_a said...

Switched over to Fox (on mute) because Megyn Kelly and Dana Perinno...mmmm

dcm said...

we will see in about an hour. things will clear up a bit i think.

LoafingOaf said...

Obama won PA.

So much for all that talk about Romney winning some of these states. It would appear he wasted a lot of time campaigning in those places when he should've stayed focused on Ohio and Florida.

Icepick said...

8:04: 52% Obama, 46% Obama — CNN exit poll in Wisconsin. That looks bad for Romney.

Yes, Obama getting 98% of the vote looks bad for Romney. Is WI Chicago North?

Pastafarian said...

How in the fuck can Fox call PA for Obama with only seven percent in?

Matthew Sablan said...

It seems to be the regular flow of elections. D-states get called relatively early, while solid-R states trickle in. Then, we all wait for the big, actual toss-ups.

AReasonableMan said...

Sorun said...
Not surprisingly, "AReasonableMan" is the only jerkoff responding to the moby.


This is little harsh. What unpleasantness have I ever said about you, you cowardly cock-sucker.

dreams said...

Romney is going to lose, lost Pennsylvania, so disappointed.

creeley23 said...

Powerline live has a fast moving feed with good stuff:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/live

News is rocky.

Inga said...

ARM, thata boy! I like it when you show your talons!

bagoh20 said...

"“I’ve talked to experts on both sides".

I have a doctorate in Bullshit myself.
My thesis was on why Dewey won.


furious_a said...

Bob Beckel on Fox just said "Florida" and "recount"...here we go again...groan.

AReasonableMan said...

Sorun said...
So far, Romney has won manly-man states, while Obama has won all of the pussy states. (Except WY -- WTF?)


Looks like someone is a little insecure about his masculinity. Probably lives in Virginia.

Matthew Sablan said...

CNN still hasn't called PA, for some reason.

Pastafarian said...

I wonder if AReasonableMan is the " right" moby. And he's responding to himself.

mia parrhesia said...

Yup, it's over.
The lights just went down on America.
People haven't a clue what is ahead, and it ain't pretty.

furious_a said...

How in the fuck can Fox call PA for Obama with only seven percent in?

Returns from counties in/around PGH/PHIL.

Shanna said...

I mean, goddamnit, there are county extension seats on the line!

Hee. I am on pins and needles over the local mayors race, and ballot initiatives.

PA-I guess they presume the 7% reporting + exit polls are too big a margin to overcome? ugh. PA would have been nice.

but I am a robot said...

"This is little harsh."

Harsh?

What's wrong with being a jerkoff?

Matthew Sablan said...

Apparently, WI just got called for Obama.

ALH said...

Any practical suggestions on how to "go Galt" for a middle class family?

Sorun said...

"AReasonableMan": You do realize you're the only idiot who responded to the moby, don't you? Even Inga, in her endless quest to "understand conservatives" didn't fall for that one.

I live in Wisconsin.

Geraldus Maximus said...

Fox, WI for Obama. Anne, what did you DO? 8-) Oh well, the gravy is gone. Oh and Fl to go.

Pastafarian said...

Wtf? Fox calls WI for Obama, with Romney up 58-42. I don't get it.

but I am a robot said...

Once again I find myself fucking ashamed of my home state.

dreams said...

I guess I'll try to deal with it. I'm glad I'll be 68 years old next month. I don't want to live in a world with four more years of Obama and his socialist welfare state. Women bought into free birth control, big government, I now pronounce them government and wives. And the blacks, Latinos want free stuff too. Not enough white votes. Just lost Wisconsin too.

Inga said...

Wooooo Hoooooo Wisconsin!!!!!

n said...

WI goes O

mccullough said...

They call it based on exit polls. It must be far enough apart for them to be confident.

Matthew Sablan said...

I don't even see reports on WI's votes anywhere.

Geraldus Maximus said...

Looks like crow on the menu for tomorrow. I don't see R +5 out of this mess.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Fox has called Wisconsin for President Obama.

Sam said...

Dang it Ann I brought Texas into the Red you needed to bring Wisconsin!

virgil xenophon said...

How the bloody H did Wisc go for Obama? Were all the indicators wrong?

xlguy55 said...

Flagler county Florida has been singled out by political junkies as a bellwether worth watching. Looks like results in Flagler have matched Florida's results over the last 3 presidential elections at least. In any case with 72% of the vote counted Romney is up 8 points on Obama. http://www.flaglerelections.com/images/pdfs/Results/2012-general-esr100.pdf

bagoh20 said...

You people all suck!

I just was baking a delicious thick pizza in the oven, enjoying a rare cold beer, smelling the enticing aroma of melting cheese, tomatoes, pepperoni and thick crust. Got into reading you peoples' damned comments, and burned the pizza to a black crisp.

You people are pain in my ass - especially the interesting ones - you are the worse.

Going out for Mexican now.

Bastards!

HT said...

All map doodads I am seeing show Romney leading in Wisc.

Lem said...

Romeny leads Fla by 636 votes

LoafingOaf said...

636 vote difference in Florida. Recount here we come!

Matthew Sablan said...

HT: Same here. But what matters is where those votes came from.

Chuck66 said...

If Romney/Ryan can't beat Barry/Biden, then the Repubican party is done. America is now a nation of takers. People want lots of free stuff.

Sorun said...

When someone shows up on the blog with an alias like "AReasonableMan" or "A Dose of Sanity," you know instantly they are (1) not what they claim, and (2) jerkoffs.

Marshal said...

Geraldus Maximus said...
Oh and Fl to go.


The path is Ohio plus one,with Florida in the bag. Romney has to pull off Ohio, VA, and one of NH, Co, IA. Not looking good.

ALH said...

Chuck66-
You said it brother!

AReasonableMan said...

Sorun said...
"AReasonableMan": You do realize you're the only idiot who responded to the moby


His posts were over the top. By not calling him on it the blog is made to look bad.

Although I disagree with pretty much everything on this blog and most of the commenters comments I don't think anyone here approves of this prick. Why not make that a lot clearer.

Dr Weevil said...

A cynical person might suspect that they called PA and WI so quickly for Obama because the polls are still open in a couple of other swing states (IA and NV) and calling them earlier rather than later will help depress RR votes in those states. If their calls turn out to be premature and RR win PA or WI, they can always say "Woops! Nobody's perfect."

Renee said...

Chuck66, I agree.

Geraldus Maximus said...

Yeah, Marshall, more of a nailbiter than I was anticipating.

HT said...

YEA!!! The dem won in Indiana.

Sorun said...

AReasonableMan: Dumbass, you don't even know what a moby is, do you?

clint said...

Wisconsin. Ouch.

For the record -- that's the first state that I had wrong.

I still think we'll get Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.

After that... we need Ohio.

If we don't get Ohio, we need to run the table on New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada. (And I think Nevada is out of reach.)

Ugh.

Matthew Sablan said...

CNN is still not calling PA or WI.

Peter Hoh said...

NBC just called Wisconsin for Obama.

jr565 said...
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Mark said...

To see a race this close given Obama's abysmal record is just unbelievable. Unbelievable so many Americans are still convinced Obama is the better option in the White House. Just, wow.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

Why can't either Romney or Ryan win their home states?

And remember, Romney has two home states to lose.

Marshal said...

dreams said...
I guess I'll try to deal with it. I'm glad I'll be 68 years old next month.


I'm in a differenlt boat. Do I teach my kids to become parasites and shoot for government jobs? Or do I allow them to be the sucker I am, working my ass off so others can retire on full pensions 20 years before me?

Michael K said...

I'm afraid the moochers, like Inga, will have another four years to mooch. Maybe not that long as bankruptcy beckons. I'm grateful I'm 75 next birthday. They were good years. The good years are over with Obama.

clint said...

Basically, it really is all down to Ohio -- where Obama dumped hundreds of millions of dollars slandering Mitt Romney.

LoafingOaf said...

Now that it looks like Obama will win, are the Republicans going to impeach him?

AReasonableMan said...

Sorun said...
When someone shows up on the blog with an alias like "AReasonableMan" or "A Dose of Sanity," you know instantly they are (1) not what they claim, and (2) jerkoffs.


Now you are just being a dumb fuck. Probably best to put down the alcohol and take yourself off to bed before you make a complete fool of yourself.

HT said...

WeIRD. My map doodad has Romney 50% and Obama 49% in Wisconsin, but the check mark is next to Obama. WHAT??!!

Synova said...

RCP has Wisconsin with 3% reported, 48.8 to 50.2 in Romney's favor and they call it for Obama?

O Ritmo Segundo said...

How did Elizabeth Warren pull off akin?

What?

LoafingOaf said...

clint said...
Basically, it really is all down to Ohio -- where Obama dumped hundreds of millions of dollars slandering Mitt Romney.

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Well, the GOP media spent the last few years trashing the American auto industry.

Paco Wové said...
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Calypso Facto said...

HT: Same here. But what matters is where those votes came from.

You can tell by the Baldwin/Thompson returns (Baldwin way ahead) that the votes being tallied are from Madison/Milwaukee, so I have no idea how a Romney lead at this point translates into calling the state for Obama.

jr565 said...

How did Elizabeth Warren pull off a win? She has to be one of the biggest phonies around. Then again, Harry Reid keeps pulling out wins, so there's no accounting for taste or brains.

11/6/12 8:34 PM

Chuck66 said...

Socialized health care is now cemented in our country.

I take no relief knowing that many leftwing baby boomers will die due to inferior gov't run healthcare.

I think it was National Review that said that we what do we expect after conceading our educational institional institions to the left for 1 generations.

TWM said...

"RCP has Wisconsin with 3% reported, 48.8 to 50.2 in Romney's favor and they call it for Obama?"

I don't understand it at all. The only thing I can think of is they are calling it on historical performance and not the state of things as they are now.

Methadras said...

I'm predicting a 1500+ comment thread tonight.

Matthew Sablan said...

Is there any rational reason that NC has not been called for Romney yet?

AReasonableMan said...

O Ritmo Segundo said...
Why can't either Romney or Ryan win their home states?

And remember, Romney has two home states to lose.


Three. Don't forget the car elevator in La Jolla.

MoFo said...

Anybody know the requirements for emigrating to New Zealand?

HT said...

Marshal- this is what a Southern Tea Partier told me two years ago, as I had moved back to the SE temporarily (having grown up in a TP-less south) - he said he went to a rally some time in the previous year or that year can't remember. He LOVED DC. Loved it. Loved the free museums. Could not believe that when he "escaped" the TP rally the museums were FREE. He corresponds regularly about boxwoods with the head of the arboretum or manager or someone, and loves being able to get that (free of course) advice. Arboretum as in National Arboretum. And his niece recently got a State Dept job and told the WHOLE FAMILY to get a government job. And he went to DC on Amtrak.

So yeah, I can see how it's confusing.

Lem said...

Romney is leading N Carolina and Virginia.

Geraldus Maximus said...

So, from Rove is saying O's turnout for his base is through the roof -- even better than 08 -- but his take of swings is down. So the GOTV effort from O must have been outstanding.

O Ritmo Segundo said...

They'll just have to suppress more votes next time, I guess.

Maguro said...

So i guess Nate Silver's Magic 8-ball works after all?

john said...

MoFo - Alec Baldwin might have a spare ticket to Canada he never used.

Peter Hoh said...

Now that it looks like Obama will win, are the Republicans going to impeach him?


Anyone still wondering why Obama picked Biden as his V.P.?

LilyBart said...

How did Elizabeth Warren pull off a win?

The left votes for their own, not matter how odious their candidate.

Methadras said...

Chuck66 said...

If Romney/Ryan can't beat Barry/Biden, then the Repubican party is done. America is now a nation of takers. People want lots of free stuff.


Then what's the point of having a job at that point? Oh wait.

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