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Hard News: History is now

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  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Fox (FOX!) calls Ohio for Obama.

    Have you any reason to believe that their predictions are anything other than based on evidence in the same way as all the other networks?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

  • Luke Williamson,

    !#^T*TY)((_))_I)_)_)
    That's my keyboard code for party poppers going off. It's done. Yahoo! Let's hope that Barack truly does bring a new style to the prez. Peace be with you all.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 266 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    and now New Mexico has gone to Obama (CNN) so it looking really dark for McCain

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    And.... POP!

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1411 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    If you want a more local variety of wingnut misery to sharpen your palate, Lindsay Perigo is already planning the counterattack on Communist America.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1563 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I think BBC trumped the Schadenfreude by interviewing John Bolton. He summed up everything wrong with the Republicans by claiming that McCain was far too centrist, and Palin had done a great deal to energize the base, a great asset.

    The worse part is, I could have written that script in a drunken stupor. Which would explain a hell of a lot... Now would Giovanni like to put some hard money on his belief there isn't a hiope in hell of Palin winning the nomination in '12? It is a bet I really really want to lose.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    And at the MCain party in Phoenix, they haven't announced that Ohio and Pennsylvania are lost.

    Giovanni's right, it's a funeral

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Luke Williamson,

    POP! Gluck gluck gluck gluck . . .
    Party on Jolisa.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 266 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I know Stewart has made fun of it over the years, but I want to marry John King's touchscreen map right now.

    Hands off Tiso, I had dibs on it for a while now!

    I'm sure there's enough touch screen to go around! (And does that look as weird as it was to type?)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Now would Giovanni like to put some hard money on his belief there isn't a hiope in hell of Palin winning the nomination in '12? It is a bet I really really want to lose.

    I never bet money, but a lunch at a very proper restaurant? sure.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Bugger -- I've got to get cleaned up and go out too. Play nice, and please don't gloat younglings. It's undignified and ageing.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    John King has just given McCain the best case scenario and still doesn't get him to the magic number. So effectively he's called the election.

    Yep my Caryota palm went into the ground (albeit rather prem but I live in hope ) and the Mission e state merlot is watering my lips and probably me eyes lata. Cheers

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6268 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Have you any reason to believe that their predictions are anything other than based on evidence in the same way as all the other networks?

    Not at all, other than perhaps gaming one of their polls they've done an honest job on that front. But it would have been hard to hear the call over the gnashing of teeth - you'll give me that.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    Now would Giovanni like to put some hard money on his belief there isn't a hiope in hell of Palin winning the nomination in '12? It is a bet I really really want to lose.

    No.

    It's Palin-Plumber 2012.

    :-)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I'm sure there's enough touch screen to go around! (And does that look as weird as it was to type?)

    I'm getting flashbacks of Barbarella right now. Oh boy.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    I never bet money, but a lunch at a very proper restaurant? sure.

    I'll get the contract drawn up, and you sign 'em in blood where indicated (initial each page). Then we wait three years and see what happens. (Don't worry about the mentions of "immortal soul" and "first-born son" and "eternal damnation" in the fine print. That's legal mumbo-jumbo for... something else.)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Now is the time

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1616 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Nate Silver dissects the result with a must read post.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    North Carolina getting close, Florida still well ahead.

    Virginia is neck and neck according to CNN. Obama only a thousand votes behind.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6205 posts Report Reply

  • Jason Kemp,

    Why is Missouri still with MCain? Seems against the odds. I have dashed of an email to an expat Kiwi there to see if they can make any sense but just might be the low numbers reporting so far.

    Only 1 patch of blue there and right next to Illinois?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 215 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I'll get the contract drawn up, and you sign 'em in blood where indicated (initial each page). Then we wait three years and see what happens.

    The first time you're in Wellington or the first time I'm in Auckland after the GOP nominee is announced. Winner of the bet to choose the restaurant, out of towner accepts suggestions (I'd be taking you to Maria Pia's if it's still operating by then - that's one of my bet winnings from this election).

    That's all the contract we need.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Now is the time

    Don, dude. If you start breaking out the Dr King clips without warning like that, I will *lose it*. In front of god and everybody. :) <sniffle>

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    Ballot Measures:

    Arizona Proposition 102: Ban on Gay Marriage
    Yet to record

    Arizona Proposition 202: Hiring Illegal Immigrants
    Yet to record

    Arkansas Initiative 1: Ban on Gay Couples Adopting Children
    Yes 59% No 41% 5% counted

    California Proposition 8 Ban on Gay Marriage
    Yet to record

    California Proposition 4: Abortion Limits
    Yet to record

    Colorado Amendment 46: End Affirmative Action
    Yes 51% No 49% 7% counted

    Colorado Amendment 48:Human Life from Moment of Conception
    Yes 25% No 75% 8% counted

    Florida Amendment 2: Ban on Gay Marriage
    Yes 62% No 38% 59% counted

    Maryland Question 2: Allow Video Lottery
    Yes 59% No 41% 25% counted

    Massachusetts Question 1: Repeal State Income Tax
    Yes 31% No 69% 50% counted

    Michigan Proposition 1: Allow Medical Marijuana
    Yes 60% No 40% 11% counted

    Michigan Proposition 2: Allow Stem Cell Research
    Yes 51% No 49% 12% counted

    Nebraska Initiative 424: End Affirmative Action
    Yes 55% No 45% 6% counted

    South Dakota Initiative 11: Abortion limits
    Yes 55% No 45% 32% counted

    Washington Initiative 1000: Allow Doctor assisted Suicide
    Yet to record

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    http://mapmash.googlepages.com/election_map.html

    If you add what the Dems won in '04 to the current projections, Obama goes over the line. And the little donkey turn into a POTUS seal.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1096 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Google Earth has historic results (2004) for comparison. You can download the .KMZ file Here

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4876 posts Report Reply

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