Nov 4, 2008

Election Night

7:30 PM MST, the election for President has been conceded by the McCain people. The Senator has not personally conceded, but Nicole Wallace one of his advisors is being interviewed and is saying, that they always knew it would be tough and that if anyone but McCain had been nominated, tonight's result would be a rout. Unlike what it is, a rout. Pennsylvania and Ohio have gone to Obama, effectively wrapping up the victory. At 8:15 pm, the count stands at 207 for Obama. Obama will collect 77 electoral votes from California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, bringing his total to 284, more than enough to win. The only suspense is how high his total will go. 8:37 PM - The news channel is showing Harry Reid attempting to give a speech. It's not working, the man is a moron. He makes President Bush seem eloquent. Nancy Pelosi is standing next to him clapping like a trained chimp. If I have to look at this pair anymore, I wll gouge my eyes out. 9:00 PM - ABC News has George Will, Donna Brazille, Some Guy and Cokie Roberts sitting in front of a window with Times Square as a backdrop. They each have a laptop with a a sign that says "Political Analysis". I guess "Four idiots sitting in front of a window", wouldn't fit on the laptops. Some Guy turns out to be Matthew Dodd, or as I said, some guy. Diane Sawyer is wandering around the studio, holding court. She stops to talk to George S., then wanders to the window, where laptop gang is assembled. Apparently, this is ABC's way of adding a special Dianeness to every aspect of their coverage, whatever that might be. I'm woozie and not in a good way. ABC just called the election for Obama. There was a speech or something from the new President, but it was drowned out because ABC had microphones open in Times Square. Brilliant production work. I remember why I don't watch the TV news. 9:15 PM - McCain is giving a concession speech. He is a gracious man. Thank goodness the hockey mom didn't speak. Palin thinks we will see more of her in the future. I doubt it. 10:00PM-ish - Obama is giving his victory speech, which is vintage Obama. The man can talk. I appreciate and understand the feeling of African-Americans about Obama's election. What a moment for them. Early Morning - Obama leads in the popular vote 52% to 46%. Obama's electoral lead stands at 349 to 163 with Missouri and North Carolina still undecided. The final total will be; 375 - 163, if Obama wins both remaining states 364 - 174, if Obama wins NC, bu loses Missouri 360 - 178 if Obama win Missouri, but loses NC 349 - 189 if Obama loses both. Didn't someone call this thing 363 - 175 for Obama just a couple of weeks ago? Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

10 comments:

Karen said...

I'm so glad you were right, Merle. I sooooo did not want to move to Canada!

Steve said...

Merle, you totally get credit for calling it. Woooooooooo!!!!!!!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I'm not upset that McCain lost... I didn't care of him anyway...

but I am upset that Obama won...

I couldn't sleep last night... and I was just sick to my stomach last night...

I felt just as sick the night McCain snatched the nomination...

I have no choice but to accept it.

And... pray that I am wrong.

Julia said...

You are the man, Merle!

Kurt said...

I believe that was me who predicted the Obama win.

The channel I was watching had a woman with a laptop that had a big label that said "Internet Coverage" or something like that. Very professional.

Alan Smithee said...

Alan Smithee couldn't sleep all night either. It felt strange knowing that people all around the world respect us again.

Nan Patience said...

I'm elated.

Megan said...

I watched Stewart & Colbert on Comedy Central. Sounds like ABC might have been even funnier...in a 'holding-ones-head-in-ones-hands' sort of way.

Nice call on the numbers!

Anonymous said...

We are so so so very thrilled that Obama won!

We watched the BBC America coverage from Washington DC, and they didn't miss anything important. Great coverage in fact. All over the world people are celebrating, and we have been partying all day.

Reya Mellicker said...

You said it first, Merle!

Harry Reid might not be a great orator, but he's not a moron at all. The people who work for him love him.

Nancy Pelosi is a different story. The people who work for her absolutely despise her.

The people who work for Reid and Pelosi come see me for massage as often as possible. It's such an interesting way to learn about these public figures.