VT(3) for Obama
KY(8) for McCain
Maybe McCain's only lead of the night.
No call yet for GA, IN, SC, VA...
Good sign if they can't call GA or IN yet!
OMG... CNN just hologrammed in their Chicago correspondent.
Maybe she'll give us the secret Obama jedi mind tricks?
MSNBC has Indiana too close to call, Virginia too EARLY to call. Big difference there.
Made it to Andrew's house, and we have such a 21st century watch party going on here.
We have 4 laptops going, MSNBC live, Democracy Now live, Pollster.com and 538.com.
Biggest news I missed on the subway - MSNBC called PA for Obama with 0% reporting. Good sign but maybe premature??
VA is 56/43 for McCain right now, FL is 54/46 Obama. The difference - nothing from northern virginia is in yet, and Orlando, Tampa, and Miami are almost the only ones reporting in florida.
3 Senate pickups (NH, VA, and NC) and NH and PA for Obama so far. It might be a pretty good night.
Virginia is still too close to call (with a pretty big McCain lead) with 38% reporting. This is what McCain people were hoping for. This is their last hope.
GA just called for McCain. This might be a longer night than I thought. from MSNBC: VA was the capital of the confederacy. what a huge message if it votes for an african-american for president tonight.
First Chuck Todd sighting of the night: coming up after these messages.
Chuck Todd: Obama has not yet flipped a Bush state yet. But Florida is looking good. IN still has 0% reporting in Lake County. Nothing unexpected has happened yet. Still no projections in the 8 tossup states. McCain needs all 8-0.
Conversation around the laptops: Obama has run a very predictable, safe campaign (with a lot of money) - but if he can transfer that practicality into his administration, we'll have a whole new approach to effective government.
Chris Matthews to Tom DeLay: looks like the Republican House has gone to hell since you left.
Tom DeLay - you're absolutely right.
KS for McCain
NY for Obama
AZ too CLOSE to call....
but, ND is called for McCain. This might be a close night.
Andrew: "I'm starting to rue my recent confidence"
OH too EARLY to call, for Obama. That might be the clincher.
Chris Matthews: The main policy fights over the next 2 years might be between Obama and Nancy Pelosi.
Rachel Maddow: Bring it on. I'll take it.
Chuck Todd: Virginia is tightening.
Reality check: Obama needs only 95 more electoral votes. With California it's less than 50.
IN: McCain up by 40,000, still 0% from Lake Co
VA: McCain up by 30,000, still 10% from Arlington
FL: Obama up by 200,000
Live from Grant Park in Chicago - THOUSANDS of cheering supporters anxiously biting fingernails.
Ohio for Obama!!!! That's the election!!!!!!!?
If Obama wins CO, it's over.
VA: down to a 10,000 vote difference.
NM for Obama.
195 + 55 (CA) + 11(WA) + 7(OR) + 4(HI) = 272.
But still no one has called it yet.
Chris Matthews is writing the obituary for McCain.
Keith Olbermann picked up on the above math.
Now I think it's just a wait-and-see. Ohio was the deciding factor.
Wow. I just got chills. Obama is our president.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Posted by Eric Holthaus at 7:00 PM