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The Final Chapter

I voted earlier today, and have spent the rest of my day driving from Starbucks to Starbucks getting my free "I voted" cup of coffee. I'm home now, the votes will start coming in momentarily, hang on everybody.

Ohio called for Obama, let the celebration begin!!

This one is for you JoAnn!




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Indiana is too close to call, according to NBC. This is bad news for McCain. His only hope now is to pull an Ohio and steal the election. But as some whothefuckisthatguy wrote, if it is not close, they can't cheat.

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Current projections that Obama won Ohio and PA, basically securing victory. Nothing is official obviously, but lookin' good =]

how many coffees did you get norm?

after 2 years what an anticlimactic finale

cue appropriate 3 syllable chant..

Ah well, I'm prone to exaggeration. I stopped at two.

I thought of Tweek - the caffeinated kid on South Park.

I'd like to be the first to say- TOLD YA SO to JoAnn.

:-p

Just finished a hectic day down in the Senile State (FL). I belong to a Paulian-right group and we did a typical "get out the vote" campaign. Our numbers broke down like so (roughly):

15% McCain

65% Chuck Balwin (Constitution Party) [only because this was "our guy", although I went Obama myself]

30% Obama [I was not alone]

So there's a double-whammy tonight. Not only did we "Paulians" effectively split the party, but I think Obama might just take Florida. Truly a historic day. Expect a Golwater-type to reclaim the GOP circa 2012, and to win in 2016- you heard it here first.

Anyhow, a great day for America.

I called it in January. Do I get a prize?

http://zaphodforpresident.com/2008/01/07/dr-paul-and-barrack-obama/

or perhaps a little music is in order...

http://www.brynkenney.com/bryn/mp3/americathebeautiful.mp3

Er, make that 55% for Baldwin.

yeah, i cannot see how Obama does not win.

Florida looks good too,

time to go out and drink, joann are you happy yet?

Oz in Richmond, VA here. It's looking very good for Obama in VA, the gap is widening and they're still counting in Democratic Northern VA. This will make the victory that much sweeter.

Sean Quinn on FiveThirtyEight just called it for Obama. "Barack Obama passes 270 electoral votes, defeats John McCain, and will become 44th President of the United States."

YES WE CAN!

As an Ohio voter, I'm happy to see Obama turn this state back to Blue.

Now let's see how he can clean up this mess.

As an Ohio voter, I'm happy to see Obama turn this state back to Blue.

Now let's see how he can clean up this mess.

Yes, Norm, when I learned that Obama carried Ohio, I knew sweet cheeks would be our 44th president of the U.S.

Yoooouuupppppeee!

:)

It is mesmerizing to see all of the happy people hugging each other, crying... down on their knees with happy tears.

As of now, any minority can be president.

Yes we can.

As of now, any minority can be president. Yes we can.

Not so fast... The Bradley Effect of homophobia is at it again. Homophobes have probably passed Prop 8 on California, banning gay marriage. All done, of course by shamelessly using children and lies on their numerous ads. Homophobes are so fucking stupid.

So there's still gays...

And so-called "atheists", of course.

I'd like to be the first to say- TOLD YA SO to JoAnn.

Zaphod,

It never felt so good to be told "I TOLD YA SO!"

:)

How many promises will he break? How many expectations will he crush?

This is going to be really interesting.

"Ah well, I'm prone to exaggeration. I stopped at two."

You should have gone for more. All that free coffee going unclaimed by civic-minded, non-coffee drinking Mormons.

You weren't right about Utah, Norm, but you were close. In 2004 Utah was the reddest state, but this year it looks like OK, ID, and WY will be more red. And yet Montana will be close or may vote Dem, like they did in 92. Looks like there are really only three states in the red Mountain West. The South is really only the predominantly Republican region now.

Everybody here should be telling I told ye so to Joann, even if they didn't tell her so, especially since she's so glad to hear it.

The capital of the confederacy (my home state), and my other home state, that went for Bush by 20 points in 2004, just picked Obama. I deserve it after working for Kerry for a week in the rain plus election day morning in Ohio 2004.

You weren't right about Utah, Norm, but you were close. In 2004 Utah was the reddest state, but this year it looks like OK, ID, and WY will be more red.

I'm blaming it in on the lawn signs, too few of them made it to the polls.

I really did consider trying to set some sort of record for free coffee today. A video record and a chance to get into the Guiness Book of world records, but alas I did not.

Everybody here should be telling I told ye so to Joann, even if they didn't tell her so, especially since she's so glad to hear it.

Indeed Dende! I welcome every "I told you so". I feel too happy for words to express.

JoAnn - did you ever practice saying President Obama? No????? Get to it, woman! ;~)

Congratulations? Funny Norm, I thought you were a Nader voter..

I am a Nader voter, but that doesn't mean that I'm not excited that John McCain isn't the president elect. It doesn't mean that I don't recognize this as a historic moment. It doesn't mean that I'm not happy that the nation proved that the color of a man's skin doesn't disqualify him from being elected president. Our nation made progress last night and for that I'm happy. I voted my conscience. I voted for the person who most closely reflected my views and my values.

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Fair enough. I liked Nader in 2000, but what's the deal with him calling Obama an "Uncle Tom"? Obama might be too centrist but that's out of line.

A new era of equality for racial minorities and a new era of sanctioned discrimination against the GLBT community. I encourage you all to write to Obama and your congress people and explain that "separate but equal" is alive and well in America and is as much discrimination now as it was in the time of Jim Crow.

Good stuff here. For the first time in 8 years I'm not completely embarrassed by the majority of voters in my state of Ohio. Glad to be part of the solution for a change.

I posted an especially juicy comment today I thought you might enjoy. Keep up the good work my friend.

Super J.

I am soooo happy! Once they called PA I knew there was no turning back, and when NPR said OH went to Obama, I was ecstatic.

Dancin in the streets!!

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