Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Vintage, Nov 4, 2008.
He had plenty of moderates... he lacked conservatives... and she delivered there...
Any bets on how wide the margin will be?
Stop... now is not the time for that...
You are probably right and it is just sad.
It was a hard fought election for both, there were times when both sides got negative and dirty. But in the end let the men say their speeches and show sterling class without the crowd booing.
John' speech right now is really nice.
some Arizonans are pretty classless. idiots.
Very VERY classy by John. He fell on his sword like a true warrior.
Idiots span both parties...
So far on yahoo
Obama - 338 ev
McCain - 127 ev
Obama - 43,468,823
McCain - 40,533,593
7 states to be called
I'm not starting anything, I respect the guy.
american politics can be very negative but at least your candidates treat the opponent with respect and never attack them personally. up here, our last election was disgusting with the way they made fun of each other
Poignant concession speech by McCain. He remains a fine man and great American.
I completely agree
Dude's going to break 350 EVs (65%). Yet only have 51-52% of the popular vote.
Well to be fair, they called states in which less than 10% of precincts have been counted.
Barack Obama elected president | 11:01 p.m.
Obama wins California, Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington, giving him 338 electoral votes to McCain's 127 (AP). He will be the 44th president of the United States. After a tight battle against Republican Sen. John McCain, Obama has become the first African American president in the history of the United States.
Obama is set to address his supporters from Chicago's Grant Park.
Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware will be accompanying Obama to the White House as his vice president. Biden made his first unsuccessful bid for president in 1988, and again this year before dropping out. A six-term senator, Biden is the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One of his adult sons from his first marriage is currently serving in Iraq.
On June 4, Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination, beating Sen. Hillary Clinton in a tight primary race. The 47-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois stepped into the national spotlight in 2004, delivering the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.
By now, Obama's personal history is well-known: He was born in Hawaii, the son of a white mother and Kenyan father. Obama's father returned to Kenya when Obama was two years old, leaving him to be raised by his mother and her family, including his beloved grandmother, "Toot," who died one day before her grandson was elected one of the most powerful leaders in the world.
After graduating from Columbia University, he went to Harvard Law School, becoming the first African American president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004, where he sits on several committees, including Foreign Relations, Homeland Security and Veterans' Affairs.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, have two young daughters, Malia and Sasha.
I wouldn't expect the PV to spread too much more percentage-wise. Maybe up to 53%, which is a significant gap from the electoral college.
You just impugned all Republicans with a stupid generalization...
Care to rethink?
I don't care to rethink, I care to restate. I respect McCain, but still have little respect for most republicans because I disagree with their fundamental sticking points. Better?