Tuesday, November 4, 2008

AT Predicts: Short Night, Big Obama Win

We're not in the prediction business, but we see that Oklahoma City blogger and political pundit Mike McCarville is asking this question: "Will It Be a Short Night… or a Long One?"

So we'll go out on a limb here and answer Mike's question: Short night, big win for Barack Obama. 

McCarville makes the national race sound close, but we don't think so. The Electoral College map favors Obama from east to west to some places in between. 

No, Obama won't carry Oklahoma, but he will carry plenty of big states, more than enough to carry the day by a handy margin. 

The bottom line: Obama wins going away. We predict no one will need to stay up late for some heavily Democratic or Republican precinct to report—it's a done deal. 

34 comments:

Tulsan said...

It's going to be a rough night for Fox News viewers and KFAQ/KRMG listeners. I'm going to enjoy myself. The champagne is chilled.

Tulsan said...

I dialed my IQ down to about 20 and am commenting in the KRMG chatroom. I fit right in!

Tulsan said...

Dole lost her race. Go Kay Hagan! I contributed $$ to her.

Tulsan said...

Funny how the right-wing media like Fox and KRMG love to build up the hopes of the faithful. Reality will intrude.

Tulsan said...

Quote from the chat room: "What the heck is going on in Tx? 51% - 48% Obama"

Tulsan said...

(This is the Tulsan's mini-blog.)

Tulsan said...

Another excerpt:

[observer] 7:28 pm: Texas sucks
[observer] 7:28 pm: it was only a matter of time before they
became blue
[observer] 7:28 pm: we're next!
[observer] 7:29 pm: the libs are taking over
[SV] 7:29 pm: I saw a brew in the store a few weeks ago -
Texas Sux
[dash4cash4077] 7:30 pm: Texas full of Yankees anymore
[dash4cash4077] 7:30 pm: sure glad Tech beat the horns
[broasterfixer] 7:31 pm: go sooners

Tulsan said...

More:

[SV] 7:35 pm: Obama will be the most far left president we
have ever had… I sure hope that we have just been alarmists
but, then there is Ayers, Wright, Farrakhan, Phleger… these
people hate America and he calls them friend.
[dash4cash4077] 7:36 pm: we must succeed
[SV] 7:36 pm: The Obama youth, truth squads, the fairness
doctrine, hate laws (Stalinist control laws)...
[SV] 7:37 pm: The black panthers, black liberation theology...
[dash4cash4077] 7:37 pm: the new jungvolk?

BWAHAAAHHAAAA

Tulsan said...

Boo hoo for Bates: Keith leading Bell.

Tulsan said...

More from KRMG chatroom:

[giga2001] 7:52 pm: I personally want to say thank you to Michael for making it easy for
me to remember what I was going to do - 3 steps - yes to republicans, no to judges, yes
to state questions

Tulsan said...

[giga2001] 8:05 pm: I figure when the socialists try to take away all the guns - there's a
40% chance the southern rednecks will seceed again

Yee ha!

Tulsan said...

[jesusfreak] 8:08 pm: John still has a chance. Praise the Lord

Tulsan said...

[Nancy] 8:09 pm: Hi Everybody. I just heard on TV that Tulsa County was supposed to
get 2 ballots to vote, one was yellow with the streets questions on it. I'm in Broken Arrow
in Tulsa County, but I only got one ballot. I didn't get the yellow one. Was that a mistake?
[jesusfreak] 8:09 pm: Either way I Not Allowed t stock today. Praise the Lord
[SV] 8:09 pm: Elaborate JF
[jesusfreak] 8:10 pm: The media's calling this way too early. Many votes still to be
counted and it's time to buy stock.

Tulsan: I'll go along with that.

Tulsan said...

KRMG: It's all commerce, baby.

Tulsan said...

Newshawk] 8:18 pm: There's also any challenges that may be lodged.
[jesusfreak] 8:18 pm: No worries. We've got GOD on our side.     
[KRMG_RickCouri] 8:18 pm: fox predicts obama to win ohio

Tulsan said...

[observer] 8:19 pm: Obama can't win Ohio
[observer] 8:19 pm: That's crap
[observer] 8:19 pm: These networks are calling it too soon.

Tulsan said...

observer] 8:20 pm: And--I keep hearing little sparks of liberalism from Fox. What is this
world coming to?
[SV] 8:20 pm: It's going way to the left friend...
[SV] 8:21 pm: Liberalism unchecked...

Awwwwwww....

Tulsan said...

[SV] 8:25 pm: America has been prepped for the past 30 years through pop-culture, gov't
run public schools, etc. to elect someone as far-left as Obama.

Tulsan said...

[SV] 8:30 pm: My wife is talking to her little nephew, he want's Obama to win, she asked
him why, he said Change - that's all he could say, that's all any of them can say... half of
them don't have a clue about his voting record.
[SV] 8:31 pm: They don't know or acknowledge his past and present associations. If you
tell them they say, “conspiracy nut”, or toss out that old race or class-warfare card.
[SV] 8:32 pm: “You can’t make Socialists out of individualists — children who know how
to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where
everyone is interdependent.” - John Dewey
[KRMG_RickCouri] 8:32 pm: Michael, does it look like the streets issue is now in a
position to pass?
[Michael Bates] 8:32 pm: Hi, Tyson. Overall we're seeing Keith 52, Bell 48, with 76% of
precincts reporting.
[Michael Bates] 8:34 pm: Bell is lagging Coburn's 2004 totals by about 5% by the
precincts that have reported.

Tulsan said...

[jesusfreak] 8:36 pm: Now they're calling New Mexico
[SV] 8:37 pm: yup...

Tulsan said...

[SV] 8:37 pm: Economic crisis… so timely eh?
[Michael Bates] 8:38 pm: And what New Mexicans have done will only make it worse....

Tulsan said...

[Michael Bates] 8:39 pm: Wow. Precinct 63 (west of Peoria, 31st to 36th) went for Obama.
[Michael Bates] 8:40 pm: Buffett supported Obama because higher, more complicated
taxes help his insurance businesses.

Tulsan said...

[Michael Bates] 8:41 pm: People use universal life policies to get around estate tax.
[giga2001] 8:41 pm: Lord save us from socialism

Yogi said...

I think its pretty close to over.

Tulsan said...

Yogi, you are not just the average bear.

Tulsan said...

Must admit I got started early on my cocktail.

Burdick: Won the OK Senate.

Tulsan said...

[The KRMG Lounge]: Newshawk has left at 8:43 pm
[The KRMG Lounge]: Shadow6 has entered at 8:44 pm
[The KRMG Lounge]: joley has entered at 8:46 pm
[jesusfreak] 8:48 pm: I'll be prayin' for the free market.
[The KRMG Lounge]: joley has left at 8:49 pm
[The KRMG Lounge]: Nancy has left at 8:50 pm

Tulsan said...

[jesusfreak] 8:55 pm: I think I'm going to go have a drink now. Keep up the good work am
folks.
[jesusfreak] 8:55 pm: God bless      
[The Man] 8:55 pm: Don't fall off the wagon!

Tulsan said...

[Michael Bates] 9:11 pm: Rogers County results: County Commission Helm 60, Barnes 40
[Michael Bates] 9:12 pm: Sheriff: Walton 54, Butler 45
[Michael Bates] 9:12 pm: County Clerk: Armstrong 55, Muratet 45
[The Man] 9:13 pm: Fox no plan b
[The Man] 9:15 pm: i'm slitting my wrists

(Tulsan: I The Man)

Tulsan said...

KRMG's Couri on the radio: "A lot of the folks a bit depressed over the Presidential race."

Tulsan said...

Michael Bates] 9:27 pm: Overheard in the newsroom: "What does an Obama win mean
for Brad Henry?" What think ye
[giga2001] 9:28 pm: same thing it means for the rest of us - socialism
[The KRMG Lounge]: sauld has left at 9:28 pm

Tulsan said...

The KRMG Lounge]: jesusfreak has left at 9:25 pm
[The KRMG Lounge]: Shadow6 has left at 9:25 pm
[The KRMG Lounge]: jesusfreak has entered at 9:25 pm
[Michael Bates] 9:27 pm: Overheard in the newsroom: "What does an Obama win mean
for Brad Henry?" What think ye
[giga2001] 9:28 pm: same thing it means for the rest of us - socialism
[The KRMG Lounge]: sauld has left at 9:28 pm
[The KRMG Lounge]: dpotter has left at 9:33 pm
[Michael Bates] 9:44 pm: Sullivan is about to give his victory speech.

Tulsan: To all, a good night.

Tulsan said...

[The Man] 10:00 pm: Barck is pres i don g it...........................
[giga2001] 10:00 pm: NBC just called it for Obama
[Michael Bates] 10:00 pm: As did ABC
[jesusfreak] 10:01 pm: Comedy Central just called it too

Tulsan said...

ABC on McCain: Glum, subdued reality.