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Finally, the election is over

McCain officially has won Missouri, so all the electoral votes are duly assigned to the two candidates for president.  McCain led Obama by 4,355 votes, and even though there are still 3,159 provisional ballots to canvass, there is no way that Obama can overcome McCain’s lead in the Show Me State.

All I can say to the good people of Missouri is that Barack Obama still is going to be president, but Missouri is not going to be a bellwether.  Missouri seems now to just be yet another red state that has missed the tide of history.  

When Vice President Cheney presides in January as Congress counts the electoral votes, he will announce:

Obama 365

McCain 173


  1. Missouri seems now to just be yet another red state that has missed the tide of history.

    Especially after just pointing out that McCain only won the state by 4,000+ votes. Missouri isn’t a red state, it is a swing state. It went for the Republican by a razor thin margin this election. Indiana went for Obama by about 25,000 votes. North Carolina was closer. Does that mean those states are now true-blue states? Not hardly. This whole Red state v. Blue state argument is nonsense. There are liberals in Utah and conservatives in Massachusetts.

    I seem to remember someone addressing this very issue 4 years ago at the Democratic convention.

    Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.

    Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.

    There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.

    The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats. But I’ve got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.

    We coach little league in the blue states and, yes, we’ve got some gay friends in the red states.

    There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq.

    We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.

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