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Don't panic over exit polls or networks 'calling' states. Don't get complacent either.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-06 02:38||
#2 And remember: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN
Posted by European Conservative 2012-11-06 02:44||
#3 Good Luck.
Whoever "wins" America is in for a rough time, obviously I'd prefer someone who has a proven record of turning around failed enterprises and cutting failure out of systems over a marxist community organiser, but the economy won't improve until the cultural damage of thinking you can vote yourself rich, or house-sit yourself rich ends.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-11-06 05:17||
Sorry, after four years of this fellow, I have no more capacity for additional political demoralization.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-06 06:51||
#5 IIRC, CBS called it early in 2000. I was taking my kid to soccer practice and hadn't even voted yet. But I voted anyway.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-11-06 08:53||
#6 Re-arraigned my work day so that I could vote first thing and not at 6:30PM tonight.
A hundred people ahead of me in line this morning and a couple hundred behind. Pretty good turnout for 28-degrees as most of the line was outside the polling place. Waited in line about 25-minutes.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-11-06 09:04||
#7 Longest line I've ever had in my red district in central PA. Philly is already starting to throw out poll watchers to stuff the box. Ordered extra popcorn for tonight.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-11-06 09:05||
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-11-06 09:06||
#9 Seeing a lot of Romney signs and bumper stickers in Blue and liberal Sacramento.
I estimate that nearly 40% of the cars with political bumpers carry a Romney one.
No way in hell he will win this county, but it is encouraging.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-06 09:26||
#10 Demoralize Romney supporters? Ain't going to happen. These people are going to crawl over broken glass for a mile to vote--they are not easily demoralized. Some of these voters are WWII vets and they know what is at stake.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-06 09:33||
#11 Whatever the results todayvthe tea party should develop ballot measures fir every state for the 2014 elections that make it harder to cheat (voter ID for example) and very painful if caught (no voting again, ever, and maybe ten years in the pokey).
I also wouldnt mind deleting voter registration rolls and starting from scratch.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-11-06 11:10||
#12 just voted. I had to wait in line for the first time ever, and there was a longer line when I left. Is this important? No, because I live in Kansas where W got 88% of the vote. Huelscamp will win and represent our rural heritage. In the primary 19 RINO republicans were beaten by conservatives and the legislature will now reflect its citizenry. There will be no more Sebelius's as governor of this state.
Thanks to our SOS Kobach you must be a registered voter and have a photo ID to participate. You also have a choice of paper or touch screen so those uncomfortable with the touch screen can cast their ballot. Now, if we can just get rid of our liberal supreme court and change the method that they are appointed we will again have a federalist state.
Posted by bman 2012-11-06 11:40||
#13 Voted before coming to work this morning (county just outside Richmond, Va.). Got in line at 8:05 (parking was unbelievable), walked out the exit at 9:05. The line went the length of the school hallway and doubled back on itself. There were 8 voting booths. Besides President, Congressman, and Senator, we were also voting on 2 state Constitutional amendments. Everybody polite and cheerful (though I'd hate to be there at 6:45 tonight!).
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-06 12:28||
#14 Can't get to polls until ~6 pm (if I skip dinner.) 10 1/2 hr workday plus 1 - 1 1/2 hr commute each way blocks the rest of the hours.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-11-06 12:30||
#15 Skip dinner, Glenmore!
It's just one meal for one day, as opposed to 4 years.
Posted by Barbara 2012-11-06 13:16||
#16 @darthvader- your message warms my heart. I'm in Contra Costa and have been having a dream of the icing on tonight's cake that CA goes Red. A girl can dream right?
Posted by warthogswife 2012-11-06 13:17||
#17 Keep dreaming, warthogswife. I'll vote in CA tonight myself. We're not all loony.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-06 13:42||
#18 Voted at 0715 in Eagle River, Alaska. Mainly professional people and military voting in this precinct. People were pretty quiet and behaved. They know what the stakes are.
Interesting thing: The voter roll printouts are
a-K and L-Z. LZs are 2 to 1 in numbers over AKs.There must be a problem with the accuvote machine, so the PAPER ballots go into a big hopper. We fill in the selection by inking in an oval with lots of space around it. Simple. Paper trail. It can be done.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-11-06 14:11||
#19 The popular vote doesn't decide the Presidential election but it does make a difference in the reality of DC politics.
A 'selected not elected' Obama will not be able to do as much damage as a 52% Obama. Think Supreme Court nominations!
So vote even if your state is deeply red or blue. Your vote for President will make a difference.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-06 14:23||
#20 Given O's record so far, whatcha been smoking Elmerert Hupens2660?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-06 15:48||
Posted by Sherry 2012-11-06 16:09||
#22 I don't smoke. I also don't have any illusions re Obama. If reelected his foreign policy will have truly nightmarish consequences.
Bush43 was politically weakened because he lost the popular vote. The Democrat's unprecedented filibuster of judicial nominees was one of the consequences of this.
My point was that Republicans (if they grew a spine) might be more likely to e.g. filibuster radical SC nominees if Obama were to lose the popular vote.
A vote for Romney will diminish Obama's political capital whatever the outcome in the EC. The Bush precedent has shown this.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-06 16:27||
#23 Romney Charges Reporters for Election Night Party
Mitt Romney "appears to be setting a precedent this election year in charging journalists and news organizations for any access to a presidential campaign headquarters on the night of the election," Mass Live reports.
Romney "will be holding his election night gathering at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where access costs anywhere from $75 for a chair in the ballroom to $1,020 for permission to use the media filing center. Broadcast news organizations will be paying up to $6,500 for workspace."
"Obama's campaign party will be held at McCormick Place, in Chicago, and although his campaign is charging for premiums, credentialed reporters are granted access, which includes a workstation, electrical power and a wireless Internet connection, at no cost."
Posted by Sherry 2012-11-06 16:34||
#24 Obama couldn't care less about all your written and (a lot more important) unwritten laws as long as he has the executive power, EH2660. If he's reelected, kiss your constitution---in particular 22 amendment ---goodby.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-06 16:39||
#25 I share your fear g(r)om. He'll become another Robert Mugabe at his first opportunity.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-06 16:41||
#26 Hey Besoeker, if you can't win today---you'll just have to do it the hard way. The Tree of Liberty, etc...
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-06 17:07||
Mitt Romney walked out of his campaign jet at Pittsburgh International Airport here Tuesday afternoon and was met by an unexpected sight: hundreds upon hundreds of supporters packed into the top and middle levels of a nearby parking garage, cheering the candidate's arrival.
A visibly moved Romney, clad in a white shirt and slacks, stepped into the late afternoon sun and walked across the tarmac to a spot near a metal fence separating him from the supporters in the garage.
Press entourage in tow, he waved to the crowd for several moments, saying nothing.
Afterward, a reporter asked Romney how the moment made him feel.
"That's when you know you're gonna win," he said as he walked back across the tarmac and into an SUV that carried him off to his second stop of the day.
See the pic at the link
Posted by Sherry 2012-11-06 17:33||
#28 Thanks Sherry. Win or lose, you had to know that sight meant a lot to Willard.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-06 17:37||
#29 If Romney wins, I feel like he will be President for all of America instead of a divisive, pit-one group-against-another community organizer.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-06 17:48||
#30 NEWS FLASH
"Obama expected to take an early lead until Republicans get off work."
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-06 17:49||
#31 SEX IN THE SHOWER POLL
In a recent poll commissioned by President Obama, his supporters have proven to be the most likely to have had sex in the shower.
The survey was carried out for democrats by a leading soap and toiletries firm.
The results revealed that 86% of Obama supporters said that they have had
sex in the shower.
The remaining 14% said they haven't been to prison yet.
Sort of brings tears to your eyes...
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-06 17:51||
#32 Exit polls typically show it tight, but Obama doing well.
I remember that with Kerry too and then the real results came in.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-06 18:05||
The exit polls, as typical historically, show it tight but Obama doing well.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-06 18:06||
#34 LOL, Besoeker.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-06 18:41||