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Presidential Election Thread – MSNBC calls the Election!!!!!

This will be a thread for compiling election results in the Presidential race.

Add observations you find in the comments and they will be reflected in this diary.

Obama won 63% of the voters nationwide who were concerned about Iraq.  Who wins the Commander in Chief debate, you say?

Poll Closing Time Map

EV Count, CNN:  Obama – 207    McCain – 135

EV Count, FOX:  Obama – 220    McCain – 141

EV Count, MSNBC:  Obama – 207    McCain – 142

8:30 – CNN – NH for Obama

8:33 – MSNBC – AL for McCain

8:35 – MSNBC – GA for McCain

8:42 – CNN calls PA for Obama

9:00 – CNN – WI, MN, RI, for Obama

9:00 – CNN – ND, WY – for McCain

9:22 – CNN Ohio goes for Obama!!!!!!!!!

9:31 – CNN – NM called for Obama

11:00 – everyone calls VA for Obama

MSNBC calls the Election!!!!!

McCain in Tampa – A Lonely Rally

John McCain passed through Tampa today, stopping at the 65,000 seat Raymond James stadium.

It was closed.

But wait!  There was a rally in a field across the street setup for him with an overflow area for the burgeoning crowds of Red State Floridians.  

The overflow area was empty.



There may be a reason John McCain has been hesitant to attach his name or voice to the Obama/Ayers relationship.  Mr. McCain dips his foot into the pool a little deeper each day, almost as if he is “testing” the water.  Is he more worried about the reaction from potential voters or is he concerned about the effective counter-punch he may receive from the Obama campaign?

My guess is the latter.

Follow me over the jump…

John McCain Betrayed the Man Who Saved His Life

We hear a lot about John McCain’s military record.  Most often we are hearing about it from John McCain, unless Sarah Palin is telling us how much he doesn’t like to talk about it.

Apparently there is one part he doesn’t like to talk about, and that’s how he was saved from drowning and being beaten to death by Mr. Mai Van On.


Palin Failin’: On Professionalism and Experience

The Palin Fail on abuse of power and ethics violation is a matter of record now.  A non-partisan legislative council convicted her of those charges.  The McCain machine response is that she wins because she does not face certain censure and impeachment due to her violations, only potential censure and impeachment.  They – and most of the media – have missed the point.

The Palin administration has been convicted of rank amateurism.  If this is the “executive experience” she touts, we are better off hiring an experienced executive crook like Ken Lay.


At least one person in the media didn’t miss that.

All Aboard the Hate Talk Express: Updated

For months we’ve been rightly warned that the only hope for the Rovian styled McCain campaign was to paint Barack Obama as an ‘angry black man’.

I see the charged comments about ‘palling with terrorists’, Ayers, not being a ‘real American’  as deeply offensive, but above all provocative. They want to provoke Obama. They want him to respond angrily, and then they can say he’s played the race card first, and thereby remind the electorate he is black, black, black and potentially angry.

Now we all know what happened yesterday

Troopergate Report Diary – Busted! [UPDATED x7]

[UPDATE 4] 9:28pm  The report is out, and in brief it says: [sic]”She definitely did abuse power and break trust with the people, but we don’t recommend a criminal investigation.”

What this means is that those of her base will continue to be excited by what a Mavericky Maverick she is, and those on the fence will have yet another reason to question every word that comes out of her mouth.

She broke the public trust and abused the power of her office.

Expect the MSM to talk about this all weekend in between discussing how much the GOP has hosed the economy.


The “Troopergate” report on Governor Palin’s abuse of power is in the hands of the Legislative Council right now.  They got their hands on the 200+ page report and 600+ pages of backup documentation this morning at 9am local time (1pm ET).


I am going to keep tabs on this and update this diary as events unfold.

Palin Failin’ on Troopergate

Sarah Palin has seen better days.  Heck, she’s seen better weeks, better months and – by the time this VP mis-choice is over – better years.

Troopergate just went nukular.

“In Dozens of Calls, Palins and Aides Pressed for Trooper’s Removal” NYT