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04 November 2008 @ 08:02 pm
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  
NBC & CNN JUST CALLED IT FOR OBAMA.
8PM.

They were totally just waiting for CA's polls to close.

I hope they didn't just pull a Dewey/Truman.


Edited to add:
McCain's concession speech was very good.  I really feel so bad for him.  He's been wanting the Presidency for at least a decade, probably longer...and with this concession speech there is no hope that he can try again in four or eight years like in 2000.  This is it.  He will not realize his dream.  That must be extremely painful.  I'm rather amazed he was able to be as collected as he was.

People are crying with joy that Obama won.  All over the place.  That sort of passion is so beautiful!  His win means so much more for the American people than McCain's ever could.

I am so happy tonight.
 
 
 
Danny Darko: water matchsaru_kage on November 5th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
I wouldn't feel too bad for McCain. If he'd really wanted to win he wouldn't have run such an idiotic campaign. He spent nearly all of his time pandering to that tiny percentage of Americans who are wholly incapable of having a political thought any bigger than what fits on a bumper sticker, and left people like me--who occasionally have an intelligent or meaningful thought go through their head--completely out in the cold. Not that I would've voted for him in any case, but you get what I'm saying.

It really should be obvious to any politician that a boat with that many holes is just not going to float. Every time he (or that nutso running mate of his) gave a speech, all their major points would get discredited by fact-checkers in the very same news cycle! I don't think it took very long for anyone with even a shred of critical-thinking skill to realize how obvious it was that Obama was the better choice of the two. You just can't run a campaign like that and expect to win (not yet anyway), especially when half of your talking points read like they were lifted straight out of one of Napoleon's speeches in Animal Farm. Thankfully, I don't think America has been quite that dumbed down just yet.

So yeah, maybe it's a little sad that McCain will be crying himself to sleep tonight, but when you figure he'll being doing it in one of his seven houses, and on top of a giant pile of money, it sort of takes the sting out of it for me.
jeanniejeannietran on November 5th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
I thought his speech was really good too. It was the most articulate I've ever heard him, and if that's how he delivered all his other speeches it might not have been such a landslide. Sad for McCain, but so incredibly relieved that Palin is (hopefully) going away.
VLelfbiter on November 5th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
*</i>kisses the lady's hand</i>*

Good. Althought I think Palin's inclusion may have had very much to do with McCain's loss.
oilofjoyoilofjoy on November 5th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Love what you had to say, and all the comments... I'm especially hoping Palin goes away too, haha!
jeanniejeannietran on November 6th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Now Obama's win is tainted with the passing of prop 8. 52% of Californians are such morons!!