The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | November 6, 2012 | 115 Comments

UPDATE 10:35 p.m. ET: It’s over, folks: Obama wins Wisconsin, which invalidates any remaining alternative path to 27o for Mitt Romney. Florida looks very much like a loss for Romney, who will hang on to North Carolina and, maybe, Virginia, but that’s not enough if Florida is gone.

The last time I looked at Ohio results, Romney was trailing by 60,000 votes and actually under-performing in the bellwether, Butler County. But the apparent loss in Ohio is moot, without Florida. Also, Iowa and Colorado look kinda iffy. So it is time to think about what this means — The Final Wisdom, the gestalt of the zeitgeist, which I must write for the American Spectator.

Please forgive me for having encouraged anyone to believe that there was still hope to save America. We’re obviously doomed beyond all hope of redemption.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m. ET:The dark gloom of stygian night might be mildly lightened if you were to hit the tip jar.

* * PREVIOUSLY 7 p.m. * *

It’s 7 p.m. ET and polls just closed in the key battleground state of Virginia. It is also now 30 minutes until polls close here in the key battleground of Ohio.

The Other McCain Decision Desk™ 2012 is watching results closely, preparing to be first to declare officially that Mitt Romney has won.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. ET: We can declare Romney the winner in Kentucky, Georgia and South Carolina, while Obama has won the Peoples Democratic Republic of Vermont.

UPDATE 7:25 p.m. ET: CNN just called Indiana for Romney, but still considers Georgia and South Carolina “too close to call.”

The word for this is not “journalism,” but hallucinations.

UPDATE 7:33 p.m. ET: CNN just called West Virginia for Romney, but South Carolina and Georgia “too close to call”? And they’re also reporting exit polls as if they were talking about actual results.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m. ET: Finally, Wolf Blitzer decides that South Carolina can be safely called for Mitt Romney, as if there were ever any doubt at all.

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UPDATE 7:50 p.m. ET: Decision Desk™ 2012 is going to the store to buy a couple of packs of cigarettes. John King is on CNN babbling Democrat propaganda like the dishonest stooge he is. Polls haven’t even closed yet in the Panhandle of Florida, and King is giving a spin on the results that would make David Plouffe proud.

UPDATE 8:36 p.m. ET: Maryland, Illinois, Maine, Massaschusetts and Connecticut for Obama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas for Romney. Still going over the map. Virginia and Florida currently appear too close to call. I’m looking hard at North Carolina.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. ET: Still crunching numbers here. If Mitt wins Florida, it will be by a very narrow margin, and Virginia is giving me the sweats. Loudoun County now at Obama 51% to Romney 48%, which aren’t the kind of numbers that reassure me.

The Decision Desk™ just got himself a cold Yuengling.

UPDATE 9:45 p.m. ET: Obama wins both Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Romney maintains leads in North Carolina and Virginia. Florida remains neck-and-neck.

UPDATE 10:05 p.m. ET: You’ll excuse my failure to report numbers from Ohio, but if Romney can’t win Florida, Ohio is moot and the numbers aren’t looking too encouraging in Florida right now.

UPDATE 10:25 p.m. ET: Obama wins Wisconisn.




  • Quartermaster

    I couldn’t care less about his, or even you, idiotic comments. Silver was simply lucky. There was no evidence to base his call on.

  • Quartermaster

    I hope we’ve seen the last of Rove and his ilk. Bush, and all his hangers on, need to go away. Far away. And take the rest of the GOP establishment with them.

  • matthew w

    I voted at about 3pm and then avoided all election talk until today (Wednesday morning).

    I am an eternal optimist, but when I read the Drudge headline that NObama won…….

    I had the optimism sucked right out of me….

  • Quartermaster

    And your support of Zer0 will be rewarded when you join the rest of the peons on the unemployment line. No donuts for you for morons.

  • Quartermaster

    It’s irrelvant. Bush won in the electoral college and that’s what counts.

  • JeffS

    Eh, Bozzy is probably working from the “the science is settled by consensus” meme. Libtards are funny that way.

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  • Your Reckoning

    Right. Nate Silver just got lucky. 50 out of 50 times.

    Hey, how did the predictions of conservative pundits measure up? Has anyone heard from that blob who runs

  • Quartermaster

    Yep. And you can get lucky 50 out of 50 times. it’s not an impossibility.

  • Your Reckoning

    Is that you, Dean Chambers? You might want to hit the gym once in a while.

  • NotFan

    Good God, you people are such whiners.

  • K-Bob

    I wish I could find a vid or quote from it, but I can’t. Last night on Fox Radio, Pat Caddell was interrupted right in the middle of syaing, “I think we’re witnessing the second fall of the Whig party.”

    Naturally he meant Republicans. I hope he’s right.

  • K-Bob

    I turned them off years ago.

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