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The Hitch said:
he is married to mary Matalin.



umm no. nowhere near enough of the vote has been counted.
Especially for virginia. In 2008 i remember with 3/4 of the vote in mccain was ahead and the bbc said that he looked like he managed to win it. obama ended up winning by 6%
Just going off the coverage in Australia...:p
 
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The Hitch said:
umm no. nowhere near enough of the vote has been counted.
Especially for virginia. In 2008 i remember with 3/4 of the vote in mccain was ahead and the bbc said that he looked like he managed to win it. obama ended up winning by 6%
Apparently the last districts to report in Virginia are the most populous ones close to D.C., which are also those areas with high proportions of young urban whites, Latinos and African Americans i.e. heavily pro-Obama.
 
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Apparently the last districts to report in Virginia are the most populous ones close to D.C., which are also those areas with high proportions of young urban whites, Latinos and African Americans i.e. heavily pro-Obama.
correct. Thats why mccain stood still numbers wise for the last 10% of precincts in 08.

Same thing in ohio where often cayahuga county is 1 of the last to declare.
 
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Here's one of the things that make US politics so bizarre - Indiana goes quite heavily for Romney, but the moron Mourdock (rape victims, etc) Rep. senate candidate is getting pasted!
 
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The Hitch said:
he is married to mary Matalin.
darling, i'm older than you. he was my charge for a convention (and truly, honestly an amazingly brilliant human being). the Lee i referred to is Lee A****er, her mentor -- one of the most evil and, yes, brilliant, republican operatives.
 
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I really enjoy the irony that the global color of the left, the color of revolution even, is the Rep's color.:D

Obama 2.2% up in Fla. with 35% in.
 
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thirteen said:
truly?

remind me to beat you with a wet spaghetti... did that my first election, but regretted it and never have done it since... other than voting for the stripper against Arnie when they stole the governorship in my state.
I wanted to vote Obama but in the end I just couldn't get past his signing of the NDAA. To me that gutless act was a profound betrayal of the American people, our Constitution, our history, and quite likely our future. My fear is that it represents the crossing of the Rubicon for our Republic, but in any event I couldn't bring myself to pull the lever for the man who signed it.
 
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thirteen said:
trying to sweet talk me?

okay, boyfriend who claimed he was staying up has started snoring... will have to get him upstairs whilst i can :D
Let me know when he's safely tucked away. I'll be at the back door. :eek:
 
Amsterhammer said:
Apparently the last districts to report in Virginia are the most populous ones close to D.C., which are also those areas with high proportions of young urban whites, Latinos and African Americans i.e. heavily pro-Obama.
Ah. In the old days, the Dems would take an early lead in a state and lose it later, because the earliest returns were always from large urban areas, and the later ones from suburbs. But I guess that isn't always the case now. I also noticed that Obama's numbers trail those of Dem Senate candidates in major states where there is a Senate contest. That does not look good, seeing as how the Senate and Pres. votes would be recorded together, but favorite sons often do outpoll the Pres.

Amster, that Washington loss Sunday may possibly have even worse implications than you thought. Did you know that since 1937, when the team moved to Washington, in 17 of 18 Pres. elections, the incumbent party has lost when the Redskins lost their last home game before the election? That is like flipping a coin 18 times and getting 17 heads, wildly improbable. Can't figure it out.

OTOH, since 1992, the Redskins have always lost their last game (home or road) before the election. Not hard to figure that one out.

Anyone know how > 40% of Fla votes were counted before the polls closed there? All of them absentee? That large a number?
 
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Maxiton said:
I wanted to vote Obama but in the end I just couldn't get past his signing of the NDAA. To me that gutless act was a profound betrayal of the American people, our Constitution, our history, and quite likely our future. My fear is that it represents the crossing of the Rubicon for our Republic, but in any event I couldn't bring myself to pull the lever for the man who signed it.
Happily, you could safely indulge your conscience, considering where you live.;)
 
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Found this on another site:

"So far Romney is doing well in states where you can marry your cousin, provided they are not the same gender as you."
 
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Maxiton said:
I wanted to vote Obama but in the end I just couldn't get past his signing of the NDAA. To me that gutless act was a profound betrayal of the American people, our Constitution, our history, and quite likely our future. My fear is that it represents the crossing of the Rubicon for our Republic, but in any event I couldn't bring myself to pull the lever for the man who signed it.
Just like a scrotum, there it is in a nutshell. Obama signed the bill. McCain would have signed an even worse version of the bill. Romney would do the same.

The Rubicon was crossed by Dubya in a boat built by Clinton.
 
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Merckx index said:
Ah. In the old days, the Dems would take an early lead in a state and lose it later, because the earliest returns were always from large urban areas, and the later ones from suburbs. But I guess that isn't always the case now. I also noticed that Obama's numbers trail those of Dem Senate candidates in major states where there is a Senate contest. That does not look good, seeing as how the Senate and Pres. votes would be recorded together, but favorite sons often do outpoll the Pres.

Amster, that Washington loss Sunday may possibly have even worse implications than you thought. Did you know that since 1937, in 17 of 18 Pres. elections, the incumbent party has lost when the Redskins lost their last home game before the election? That is like flipping a coin 18 times and getting 17 heads, wildly improbable. Can't figure it out.

OTOH, since 1992, the Redskins have always lost their last game (home or road) before the election. Not hard to figure that one out.

Anyone know how > 40% of Fla votes were counted before the polls closed there? All of them absentee? That large a number?
OTOH, Mourdock is losing in Indiana, as I mentioned earlier.

You know, I actually knew that bizarre Skins fact, but had totally forgotten about it since the last election.:eek: Perhaps it's something to do with the inordinately high overall percentage of Skins games that are lost anyway?

Slightly different Fla. figures here - http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results
 
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BroDeal said:
Just like a scrotum, there it is in a nutshell. Obama signed the bill. McCain would have signed an even worse version of the bill. Romney would do the same.

The Rubicon was crossed by Dubya in a boat built by Clinton.
A good summation. Although frankly I'm not entirely sure McCain would have signed it. His running mate would have, though, after McCain died of a heart attack or some such.
 
thirteen said:
darling, i'm older than you. he was my charge for a convention (and truly, honestly an amazingly brilliant human being). the Lee i referred to is Lee A****er, her mentor -- one of the most evil and, yes, brilliant, republican operatives.
I misread your post. Thought it was a question mark not a exclamation one.
 
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