posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 11:29 AM
When the polls closed for Indiana and it was not called for Sen McCain, I knew this was going to be a bad night for his campaign. Indiana is usually
the first state go go red on election night.
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan were reporting higher numbers for Sen Obama then they did for Sen Kerry. In 2004, Kerry won Wisconsin and
Michigan by only a few thousand votes. Sen Obama won them by high margins.
Some of the states like Georgia and North Dakota were called for Sen McCain, and for a while no red state turned blue. It was looking like a long
When Ohio was called for Sen Obama, it was basically over for Sen McCain. There might have been a tinge of hope for Colorado, Iowa, and Nevada to
offshoot that loss, but as we saw, it was not meant to be.
I was surprised by the margins of Sen Obama's wins. I was expecting much tighter races in the West. Virginia did not surprise me, as Sen McCain did
defend it during the last few months.
I was also surprised by the size of Sen Obama's victory in Pennsylvania. This was the state Sen McCain had hoped to turn red. His sizable victory in
the very independent New Hampshire stunned also. NH is usually won be a few thousand votes.
Overall, a good election. I watched many sources (channel flipped), and noticed the networks were conservative in making their calls. PBS made the
calls much earlier than the 24 hour networks.