Welcome to The Teen Conservative Blog’s Election Night live blog…
(All Times Central)
-I’ll start around 7 pm… Stay tuned…
5:01-T-minus one hour before first polls close…
5:26- Early results from Kentucky and Maine. Less than 1% in. McCain ahead in Kentucky & Maine for Obama.
5:33-Here’s a sample of the TTC Electoral Map…
From of 270towin.com
6:00-Kentucky goes McCain and Vermont goes Obama. So early on, it’s 8-3 McCain.
6:03-Mark Warner wins Senate seat in Virginia.
6:15-Indiana too close, Virginia too early to call.
6:20-Florida coming in… under 1% reporting.
6:21-Drudge has Senate Dems predicting 58 seats. Not a super majority, but a couple of RINO votes away from a filibuster proof Senate.
6:25- Fox has West Virginia for McCain, so do I. 13-3 McCain
6:30-North Carolina too close, Ohio too close to call.
6:34-West Virginia back to neutral on Fox.
6:36-NBC says Obama “leading” in Ohio early…
6:38- Fox puts West Virginia back to McCain, Obama takes Biden’s Delaware.
13-6 McCain in EC.
6:42-Fox’s EC Map is going in and out with states.
6:46-NBC calls South Carolina for McCain. New total from TTC—21-6 McCain.
7:02- Oh my God… NBC says Pennsylvania goes to Obama. New Hampshirefor Obama.
7:06-Also, Obama gets Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, DC, New Jersey, Connecticut.
7:08-McCain gets Tennessee, Oklahoma.
7:10- Morning Joe on NBC said it best, “the needle gets thinner”. Basically, with Penn, and NH gone, McCain needs to run the table in all the red states. If he loses any one of them, it’s over. Heaven help McCain/Palin now. Score= Obama 103, McCain 39.
7:16- New Hampshire Senate-Jeanne Shaheene unseats GOP. New Dem. Senator.
7:21-With a lull- Now McCain’s shot at the Presidency is very thin. With Penn. going so quickly, Obama seems to have those Hillary voters or Reagan Democrats. This does not bode well for the rest of the night. I hate to say it, but I may get to go to bed tonight (not morning) with President elect Obama. Again, pray…
7:29-McCain wins Alabama.
7:31-McCain leads in Virginia, still too close to call.
7:32-North Carolina Senate- Dole loses to Kay Hagen. New Dem. Senator. Now Dem +3 in Senate.
7:36-McCain gets Georgia and Arkansas.
7:40- Bad news in the show me state. My own state of Missouri goes Jay Nixon for Governor of my state.
7:48-Here’s how I see the other toss-ups. Interestingly, Virginia and Indiana are not going Obama’s way as of yet. McCain is ahead in those. But North Carolina and Florida are the opposite. Obama ahead but still too close to call. McCain needs all four to stay alive, stay tuned.
7:52- I concur with US news, even if Obama wins tonight, it’s anything but a blowout. At least we can rob him of a mandate.
7:54- Obama leak seems they’re concerned about Minnesota, possibly closer than first thought. Watch for a miracle…
7:57-Big states coming at 8 pm…
8:01-McCain wins Kansas, North Dakota, Wyoming. Obama wins, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Rhode Island. Score= Obama 175, McCain 76.
8:12- McCain’s “needle” still threadable. With the upper Midwest now for Obama, McCain no longer can pick off Kerry States. This race is all about Obama flipping Bush States. However, the glimmer of hope is that McCain has a shot at Virginia, Indiana, and Florida. Also a half way shot in Florida. He needs to completely thread the needle. Hope goes on.
8:18- BTW, National popular vote is wire thin close.
8:23- It may be over now, Ohio goes to Obama according to NBC.
8:26- McCain wins Louisiana.
8:28- Chuck Todd over at NBC has dubbed it the paint drip. If you look up north at the upper Midwest and Northeast, Obama has the blue paint and the question is, where will the paint drip next? McCain is out of options, he now must call on divine intervention or a network epic fail, the likes of 2000, to win this election.
8:31- Day of reckoning is upon us. New Mexico for Obama. Score= 200-85 Obama leads.
8:34- Here’s the map…
8:38- West VA. goes McCain. New Mexico Senate- Udall (D) wins) Dems +4 in Senate. Good news for Kentucky Senate, McConnell survives his reelection.
8:40- Here’s the math, Obama has 200, California+Washington+Hawaii= 270.
Sorry folks, the American people have elected Barack Obama as President of the United States.
8:45-On the “I don’t care” front, Ralph Nader concedes.
8:47-Texas goes McCain.
8:57-Arizona still hasn’t gone for McCain.
8:58-Mississippi for McCain. More states to come at the top of the hour…
9:00-Utah for McCain, Iowa goes Obama.
9:04-Other states-Obama leads in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia. McCain leads by 9,000 votes in Indiana, leads also in Missouri.
9:19-With the outcome of the election no longer in doubt, I’d like to make a few judgements. One being, as I said above, no matter who we elected tonight there would be history. We cannot overlook the fact that one of the only positive things to come out of tonight is the barrier that the US has broken. Not just that we elected a black man, but, as Byron York wrote, race was a non-factor, if not a help to Obama. In my judgement, I don’t want to here another word from Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan, etc, that we are a racist nation. I, by and large didn’t believe it, and now I am vindicated.
9:25-This is not all about me or my feelings. This nation has taken a huge step today. Amazingly though, it wasn’t based on race, it was based on the economy.
9:36- Overall though, I’m not afraid of Obama because he is black, I never was, but I’m afraid for our nation tonight because Barack Obama’s policies are undoubtedly socialist. His foreign policy was absolutely naive to the max.
I would also like to say that overall, at this moment, I and we all must take in this historic moment in awe. This is American history in the making. America has elected a black man to be President of the United States and that fact alone should make you feel optimistic about the future. But make no mistake, I will fight him every step of the way due to his policies and beliefs.
9:37-McCain wins South Dakota. Score 207-138 Obama.
9:51-McCain wins Nebraska. Score 207-143 Obama.
9:55- Unbelievable-John Murtha has been reelected after calling his district racist rednecks. Astonishing.
9:57- At the top of the hour, we may have an official call of America’s first black President, Barack Obama.
10:00-There it is.
Illinios Senator Barack Obama is the 44th Presdient of the United States.
Obama wins California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii, goes over 270.
-Virginia also for Obama as well…
Colorado=Obama—Obama over 300 EV…
Florida for Obama…
McCain speaks… (tears in his eyes)
10:30-McCain wins home state of Arizona. Score= 333-157 Obama.
10:36-Nevada for Obama.
10:40-Obama to speak near top of the hour…
11:06-President Elect Obama speaks to nation from Chicago, Illinois…
“The new dawn of American leadership has come”-Obama
“The Patriot” theme music plays in the background…
The states of Alaska, Montana, Indiana, North Carolina, and my own Missouri are still not called.
Best line of the night- Obama called out America’s enemies saying “We will defeat you.”
I will almost never agree with Barack Obama, but this man, at this time, is now my President, and I will try to treat him as such. He wanted to be in charge of the economy, he’s got it. He wanted to be commander in chief, he is now. Good luck, President-Elect Obama, good luck.
More coverage tommorow…stay tuned…