Tuesday, November 4, 2008

ELECTION DAY FREE FOR ALL!!!!!

What did you see today? Lines? Breakdowns? Joy? Sorrow? Report from the field!!!!

Let's live blog the election tonight, right here on the site. I'll check in around 7PM Eastern and stay until it is decided....or until I decide to go to bed.

49 comments:

BigFred said...

First pass at the polling place, 3 Hour line at 0540. Waved off and went to work. Peeled off early and voted in less that 5 minutes. And I will add, for the first time. Feels good.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Like you, voted at a booth for the first time today. Not a booth really, but a PC like touch machine. Felt good. 30 minute wait, pretty simple all in all.

Voted against early voting and for slots.

BigFred said...

I voted for the first time.

Ever.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Bravo, Fred.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

I was accosted by two members of the Gray Panthers this morning outside of my polling place.

Ok, I had nothing to share. But I did vote for a Libertarian for Auditor General (I was in a saucy mood).

scott bakula said...

Why do I feel like I'm in the Pearl Harbor Officer's Club on a Saturday night in early December 1941?

Timothy said...

Absentee voted myself, but woke my wife up early so she could avoid the lines in San Diego. Her polling station - 200 yds from our front door. Interestingly, while we were waiting at about 0620, one of the poll workers came out and asked, "why are you here so early, we don't open until 7 am?!?!"

Other than that, pretty uneventful.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Scott Bakula - Mrs. Goldwater likens it more to awaiting the jury's findings in the OJ trial.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Sorry gang, was getting my hair cut from the attractive Korean woman with a shop in my building....

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Watching Fox; Kristol, Rove, Brit Hume....the varsity.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Warner beating Gilmore in Virginia is not a surprise, and it is probably a good thing. Gilmore is a buffoon. I can't believe the Virginia Party couldn't come up with a better candidate.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I'd like to know why the Republicans color isn't Blue...I mean, come on now, the Dems are closer to the "Reds" on the ideological scale....

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Fox is calling PA for Obama, and Dole has lost NC - not good.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Liddy Dole is gone. But McConnell held. I feel confident the filibuster will be protected.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Fox is calling NH for Obama, McCain's toast.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

John Sununu's loss in NH is a real loss to the Senate.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Saxby Chambliss retains Georgia, the filibuster remains alive.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

You heard it here first; Joe Lieberman will caucus with the Republicans in this Senate.

Sally said...

I can't believe between the 'bankrupting the coal industry' and the 'bitter clinger' comments that Obama has won PA so easily. Though I guess the Black Panthers did their part in Philly

Goldwater's Ghost said...

McCain was counting on disenchanted Hillary voters in PA - this never materialized.

McCain also needed to take the more affluent Philly suburbs, and I don't think he did.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Brit Hume just wondered aloud whether we are now a "center left" country. Uh, yep.

Timothy said...

Drinking heavily at this point.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Interesting, considering that Canada, France, and Germany have moved center right.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Very interesting evening; feeling pretty confident that the Senate will remain the stumbling block i hoped it would, looking to me like Barack will run away with it.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

GG--yes, but keep in mind, their "center right" is probably more "center left" here. Maybe what we're seeing is a "globalization" politics?

Thairish said...

Wonder when the "Little Blue Books" start getting distributed.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I just gotta go on record saying that Meghan Kelly on Fox News is fetching.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

I was in the process of writing this very same thing....

Also, Brit Hume is one funny Mutha

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I believe ole Brit's a Wahoo too!

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Ohio has fallen, it is over.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I'm calling it for Senator Obama.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I will now speak of Senator Obama as our next President.

Goldwater's Ghost said...

So tomorrow the world loves us again, right?

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Do you think Gates will be asked to stay on as Secretary of Defense?

The Conservative Wahoo said...

No; I don't think Gates will be asked to stay, and I don't think he would if he were.

Obama has a sharp group of defense and national security experts on his team. I know some of them, and I have confidence they are ready to do the jobs they'd be appointed to.

tom de plume said...

The last time I felt like this, plumes of smoke were rising out of Manhatten.

moondog said...

I voted in California. We live in a nice neighborhood and the polling spot is a neighbor's garage (nice large McMansion garage). I arrived at 6:50 am and had to stand in line for the garage to open at 7 am. I voted on a paper form with large ovals that were filled in with a large black magic marker. I doubt there was any magic in my marker... I'm literally praying for Prop 4 and 8 to pass and hoping my congressman (Bilbray) returns to DC. Leibham (left-wing lawyer anti-christ type) ran a dirty campaign although not as bad as Libby Dole's ridiculous and desperate attempt to hold office which probably cost McCain NC.

I'm sipping wine in PST, looking for tax shelters, and honestly lamenting the prospect of 8 years of federal judicial appointments that will transform our country into a European-style socialist state with euthanasia and on-demand abortion until 8 months and 29 days.

God help us.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Chris Shays goes down in CT....

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Fox just cut to Reid and Pelosi crowing at some hotel in DC; yes, it is going to be a lot of fun opposing those two clowns.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Nicely put, Moondog.

Bill said...

I officially will become an expat for 4 years. We as a nation have lost our compass & it is troubling.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Obama took Virginia. No better than Maryland now (Dem Senators, Dem Gov, went for Barack).

Doc Milnamo said...

The Republic marches on.

Doc Milnamo said...

Way, way back in 7th grade English we studied (for 6 weeks) The Who's Rock Opera "Tommy". I went to a junior HS which was run by hippies...team teaching, do your own thing...all a horrible disaster really. Well, not all a disaster as I gained a life-long appreciation and love for The Who. Well, the song, "I'm a Sensation" I think really speaks to this Obamamania. Check out the lyrics from Pete Townshend:

I'm A Sensation

You'll feel me coming
A new vibration
From afar you'll see me
I'm a sensation.
I'm a sensation.
I overwhelm as I approach you
Make your lungs hold breath inside!
Lovers break caresses for me
Love enhanced when I've gone by.
They worship me and all I touch
Hazy eyed they catch my glance,
Pleasant shudders shake their senses
My warm momentum throws their stance.
You'll feel me coming
A new vibration
From afar you'll see me
I'm a sensation.
Soon you'll see me can't you feel me
I'm coming...
Send your troubles dancing I know the answer
I'm coming...
I'm coming...
I'm a sensation.
You'll feel me coming
A new vibration
From afar you'll see me
I'm a sensation.
I'm a sensation.
I leave a trail of rooted people
Mesmerised by just the sight,
The few I touched now are disciples
Love as One I Am the Light...
I Am the Light!

It is uncanny how well this song fits The One!

The Conservative Wahoo said...

I'm gonna watch our new President and then go to bed. Thanks to all of you for a memorable night.

Anonymous said...

Joe H here... just checked in. I am listening to SEN McCain now -- his speach is the best i've ever heard from him. Bravo ... the class speaks volumes.

Doc Milnamo said...

Yes Anon, it was a very well crafted and delivered speech.

Dan said...

A great speech by McCain. Folks in the audience sounded like idiots.

By the way, did anyone watch Obama vote this morning? He was at the booth for more than 10 minutes. I opine that he was looking for a box marked "PRESENT."

Dan said...

Why is electing a half-white / half-black President the bell-weather for opportunity for African-Americans? What does that say about African American accomplishments in the military? Not as worthy?

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