Monday, October 27, 2008

The Map: One Week to Go!

I am a cynic and this is how I see the electoral map with one week to go. It's looking like New Hampshire could be the state to watch this time around! Come on New Hampshire, Barack the vote! I will give another electoral map update on Friday. Let's hope it changes!


Grey Fedora said...

What a nightmare. I won't be sleeping until next Wednesday!

Grey Fedora said...

From Alternet:

McCain's Guarantee: Usual Campaign Talk or Something More?
Posted by Zuzu , Shakesville on October 27, 2008 at 8:32 AM.

John McCain, on "Meet the Press":

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he can "guarantee" a win on Nov. 4 in a squeaker victory that won't be clear until late that night.

McCain spoke amid signs of a tightening race, and reports of renewed determination among his staff, which is badly outgunned in both money and manpower.

"I guarantee you that two weeks from now, you will see this has been a very close race, and I believe that I'm going to win it," McCain told interim "Meet" moderator Tom Brokaw. "We're going to do well in this campaign, my friend. We're going to win it, and it's going to be tight, and we're going to be up late."

Maybe it's just me, but there's something about the idea of the Republican candidate giving a "guarantee" of victory after a squeaker when the Republicans have been working very diligently to suppress the vote via vote caging, challenges to new voters, attempts to challenge those whose homes have been foreclosed, etc., and when voting machines in many places are changing votes from Democrat to Republican, or dropping the Presidential vote off when the voter does a straight-ticket vote, that just sort of gives me pause.

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Grey Fedora said...

In the wisdom of Yogi Berra, "It is hard to make predictions, especially about the future."

My outlook is a little rosier than Redwing's, but the Book of Proverbs warns us:

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:17-19

So, no prognostications. I'm not going to rest easy until after the election, and all the lawsuits are settled. (I am predicting some challenges, and recounts)

Finally, to paraphrase old Joe Kennedy, when he was accused of "buying" JFK's first congressional election:

"Don't suppress a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'll pay for a landslide!"