Posted by Rojas @ 7:45 pm on November 6th 2012

Election night live discussion



  1. I remember watching him run a hopeless campaign against Ted Kennedy in 1994, and come within a whisker of knocking him off. He seemed like the perfect partner for his state’s Governor, Bill Weld, who was at that time my favorite politician in America.

    Then he became Governor, and then…I don’t really know what he became then. But under slightly different circumstances, the strategy he employed might have made him President, and he could never have come as close as he did as the man he was in 1994.

    So I understand it, even if I don’t especially respect it.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:01 am

  2. Here’s a weird one. Puerto Rico’s voters approved a referendum to become a state. A congressional authorization is all that stands in the way of it happening.

    Which, of course, it won’t. But this is the first time a majority of the commonwealth’s voters have approved statehood.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:09 am

  3. “Johnson staffer to me: We wanted to be spoilers tonight but unfortunately Romney spoiled himself in every swing state.” -Garrett Quinn via Twitter

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:13 am

  4. Ed Henry of Fox News speculates that there “may be an emerging alliance between the Obamas and the Clintons”. This stuff exceeds parody.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:14 am

  5. I have become increasingly convinced with each passing week that a Mitt Romney presidency is nothing to fear. And honestly, I think he might have turned out pretty good. It’s a shame – but of course he has nobody to blame but himself, and the Republican party.

    Still, a real shame. I feel for the guy, and for the candidate he could have been.

    Comment by Brad — 11/7/2012 @ 2:14 am

  6. As to Puerto Rico, I still have no idea what the problem is. Clearly the solution is to cleave North and South Florida into two separate states, admit PR, and have 52.

    Comment by Brad — 11/7/2012 @ 2:16 am

  7. Wisconsin finally called for Tammy Baldwin.

    Comment by Brad — 11/7/2012 @ 2:17 am

  8. And Richard Tisei loses in MA-6 – by almost exactly 5,000 votes.

    Comment by Brad — 11/7/2012 @ 2:18 am

  9. National map with all candidates: Click on “all candidates” in the toolbar. Hover over individual states for vote totals there.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:22 am

  10. Johnson hits 1 million at 12:22 CST. He’s going to triple Barr’s number, which is nothing to sneeze at and should let the LP know that there is something to be gained from selecting a sane man. With almost all the votes left to be counted in the west, 1% is still in play.

    Jill Stein with a solidly respectable 300k for the Greens.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:25 am

  11. Roseanne Barr sitting sixth in the popular vote with a chance to pass Rocky Anderson…

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:30 am

  12. So do Malia and Sasha get another puppy?

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:37 am

  13. Snap. Obama gets over on Rojas on that puppy joke.

    Comment by Brad — 11/7/2012 @ 2:44 am

  14. He shut that whole thing down.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:47 am

  15. Weirdly, this is probably his best speech of the campaign.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 2:51 am

  16. Time to turn in.

    And time for the President to stop blaming his predecessor for things being wrong. Congratulations on another four years as the most powerful man on earth, Mr. President; now start owning the responsibilities appertaining to the job.

    Comment by Rojas — 11/7/2012 @ 3:06 am

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