Posted on | January 19, 2010 | 93 Comments
UPDATE 11:30 p.m.: (Smitty) Stacy just called me again, basking in the glow, and offered shouts out to:
- Doug Hoffman in NY-23. Stacy points out that Doug’s heroic, if Arthurian campaign, foiled by Dede le Fey at the last, helped pave the way for a different grail. Doug got it in peoples’ minds that it wasn’t over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor the Left got the super-majority in the Senate.
- The Tea Party movement (which is basically anyone who’s ever done so much as honk a horn while driving by a protest).
- Michelle Malkin
- Nathan Cossey
- Barbara Espinoza
- Dan Collins, whose book arrived today. I skimmed the first ~20 pages while at Hard Times for a salad. Great stuff. Give dead tree offerings to the blog gawdz.
- Da Tech Guy, who should no doubt write a book about tech guys getting dragged into political scenes, before I do.
UPDATE 10:06 p.m.: (Smitty) Stacy updates us via cel phone: Stacy McCain is out on the balcony at the HQ. 11+ network satellite trucks are visible in the street. When the Coakley concession was announced, the crowed chanted: “Kerry next!” Every Mass. Republican is in the building, enjoying the Martha Gras. This makes up for the heartbreaking NY-23 loss. WIFI is as functional in the building as this blog has been at various points the last couple of days. In other words, it’s broken. Ali Akbar of 73wire is a dead man, as he was supposed to have made the network arrangements. (The question is whether Smitty can make good his escape while Ali becomes acquainted with the underside of the bus.) RSM: “If Scott Brown can win this, anything is possible.” Ace of Spades is on scene, and has given Stacy vanilla pudding. AoS: “I’ve really got to have a cigarette” Other right-blogospheric all-stars present:
- Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs
- Dan Collins, POWIP
- Da Tech Guy
- Quinn from Red Mass. Group
- Michael C. Moynihan, Reason Magazine
- Dave Weigel, The Washington Independent
- Kerry Picket
One other aside, as noted by Athens Runaway:
Coakley has hired Al Franken’s old fraud campaign lawyer, Mark Elias. Elias was hired by Franken, and Franken’s recount mysteriously found ballots in the back of cars, and other random places… after the election was well over.
We should always pray for a margin significant enough to minimize shenanigans. UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: Five minutes before polls close, I’ve just talked to a spokesman for the Brown campaign — it looks good. Clearly, they feel like they’ve got a winner here. Also, Ace of Spades is in the house. UPDATE: Ayla Brown, Rule 5, video with a certain well-known blogger.