Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Liveblog!

7:00:
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!


7:16:
OMG... CNN just hologrammed in their Chicago correspondent.

Maybe she'll give us the secret Obama jedi mind tricks?

7:21:
MSNBC has Indiana too close to call, Virginia too EARLY to call. Big difference there.

8:07:
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??

8:14:
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.

8:28:
3 Senate pickups (NH, VA, and NC) and NH and PA for Obama so far. It might be a pretty good night.

8:32:
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.

8:35:
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.

8:41:
First Chuck Todd sighting of the night: coming up after these messages.

8:45:
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.

8:49:
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.

8:54:
Chris Matthews to Tom DeLay: looks like the Republican House has gone to hell since you left.
Tom DeLay - you're absolutely right.

9:00:
KS for McCain
NY for Obama

9:02:
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"

9:04:
OH too EARLY to call, for Obama. That might be the clincher.

9:06:
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.

9:07:
Chuck Todd: Virginia is tightening.

9:09:
Reality check: Obama needs only 95 more electoral votes. With California it's less than 50.

9:19:
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

9:21:
Live from Grant Park in Chicago - THOUSANDS of cheering supporters anxiously biting fingernails.

9:23:
Ohio for Obama!!!! That's the election!!!!!!!?

9:25:
If Obama wins CO, it's over.

9:30:
VA: down to a 10,000 vote difference.

9:31:
NM for Obama.

9:33:
195 + 55 (CA) + 11(WA) + 7(OR) + 4(HI) = 272.
But still no one has called it yet.

9:36:
Chris Matthews is writing the obituary for McCain.

9:38:
Keith Olbermann picked up on the above math.

9:48:
Now I think it's just a wait-and-see. Ohio was the deciding factor.

11:00:
Wow. I just got chills. Obama is our president.

3 comments:

Jenn "Mommy" said...

I got chills at the same time! :)

Anonymous said...

sweet.
thanks for posting all of this...i still can't believe it's for real.

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