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CNN Calls It For Walker

Posted on | June 5, 2012 | 10 Comments

by Smitty

Stacy’s location remains undisclosed, and he’s asked me to head up the results. Legal Insurrection has a swell Social Media plug-in. We did that once for, I seem to recall, the ObamaCare vote. Neat technology, but not much historical trace there.

Memeorandum has the Democrat’s sucking chest wound on display:

I’m giving one point to Walker for every Memorandum bullet, for a total of 7. Prediction: Walker: 54.5% to Barrett: 47.5%. Furthermore, I bet the Dems pick up one WI Senate seat and claim a  120 dB moral victory, while demanding a recount and making Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction appear to be having a rough morning by comparison as they make the remainder of Walker’s tenure a total bed of roses.

8:56 PM EST: The Campaign to Defeat Obama notes:

Polls also show Republican Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch holding a narrow lead over Democrat Mahlon Mitchell.

21:05 PM EST: Drudge has a 5 point margin, and points to the AP with an even-handed story. How stupid will the unions look if the whole drama boils down to a 2008 re-run?

21:09 PM EST: Forget 2008; nostalgia buff Donald Douglas wants a re-run of FL2000:

Can’t we just watch Death Race 2000 instead? 21:12 PM EST: Ain’t over until it’s over:

  21:18 PM EST: Via Dan Riehl, via Gretawire, the Scott Walker event: 21:22 PM EST: The Camp of the Saints has a lively aggregation going. Do not miss. 21:26 PM EST: Perhaps the following numbers are from

21:28 PM EST: Oh, some closer-to-reality numbers:


21:30 PM EST: This is where you point out that the precincts matter, and expect the numbers to close slightly, as more dense districts report. Those Progressive districts get pretty dense, IYKWIMAITYD.

21:37 PM EST: Unexpected new White House spokesman Sgt. Schultz (while Jay Carney occupies a corner of the briefing room in a fetal position, thumb clenched by lips): Much more likely to be funny than his predecessor, while holding steady on accuracy. 21:42 PM EST: Do avail yourselves of Evil Blogger Lady’s excellent roundup. 21:51 PM EST: SHOCKING ECONOMIC FALLOUT from this election (at an undisclosed location):


Meanwhile, somewhere, Andrew Sullivan is wondering what to do with the sudden windfall of a pair of fives. . .

Also, we are linked by the gracious Lonely Conservative.

22:03 PM EST: CNN Calls it for Walker

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CNN Calls It For Walker

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    June 5th, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

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  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 5th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm  I linked you.  I think I have linked you like 14 times since Saturday.  
    I am concerned by the dirty tricks the Dems have been doing.  

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 5th, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    But I hope you are right in your predictions.  Well actually I hope you underestimated it and it is a blow out ofr the GOP.  

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 5th, 2012 @ 9:20 pm
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    June 5th, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

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  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 5th, 2012 @ 9:53 pm
  7. M. Thompson
    June 5th, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    Jay Carney is sitting in a corner, sucking his thumb, and has the beginning of a turd poking out.

  8. BruceC
    June 6th, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    “Mongol General:
    Wrong! Conan! What is best in life?

    To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

    Mongol General:
    That is good! That is good.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 6th, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    Sweet sweet schadenfreude, Charles Johnson on the recall election…  Yes to hear the laminations of the women!  

  10. Finrod Felagund
    June 6th, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Death Race 2000 is definitely a cult classic.  David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone before he was in Rocky, Roger Corman producing, and that’s before we even get to the cars running people over as part of a sport.