Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Madison, Jun 4, 2008.
The Daily Show had an audience of 3.6million viewers - it's highest ever. And The Colbert Report following it also broke its best ever airing straight after. I need to download both of those shows!
yes we need the DAily Show!
also can't wait to see the next round of polling after last night's TV...
Oh you can watch The Daily Show on More 4 at 8.30pm and you can get The Colbert Report on FX at 11pm-ish I think. I just missed them as I was out.
McCain to appear on SNL tomorrow...
URGH! what are they DOING
OMG HOW CUTE.
Appparently voter registration has smashed records, 188 million have registered to vote.
I lost my "Obama For President" badge today... it was pinned to my bag and it's came off at some point when I was out. I almost want to retrace my steps (because I didn't go far) but it's absolutely pissing it down.
I can't help but feel it's a bad omen... i'll just have to replace it with the "Women For Obama" one that's kicking around somewhere.
Edit: I actually found it! I was on my way to the pub after my Doctor's appointment (which was the way I was walking today when I lost it) and it was lying on the pavement. Obama will win the election!
John McCain would so prefer Tina Fey as his Vice President.
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"We could only afford QVC."
"Elections sure are expensive." *strokes clothing*
I'm actually getting REALLY excited about this now. Certainly the most excited since the UK election of '96.
What time on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning UK time will the results start coming in? I can't get a day off now, so will stay up as late as I can.
The first results should come in after 8pm (1am uk), but that's primarily the eastern coast...the central/western states won't be called until after 11pm (4am uk)
BUGGER. I think 2am is about my limit. I wonder if that will be enough to get an idea of what way it's going?
I mean it's already pretty much set in stone that Obama will win most of the East coast states, but of course there's still Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida that are in the east and will be announced relatively early (if there aren't any problems/close calls, keep in mind)
Sarah Palin receives a call from President Sarkozy
411 did this map to show what a McCain win would look like, and what he would need to win
Apart from making me feel a little ILL, it appears to be completely out of reach. With the likes of Colorado and New Mexico swinging blue, he needs to take ALL of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana
Not looking good.
The only way he's becoming President is if for some reason the polls have been wildly inaccurate, AND there is a lot of last minute mind-changing tomorrow.
I think McCain is on the right track with his "redistributor-in-cheif" attack. God knows why Obama used the phrase "share the wealth".
It's far too late though.
Because he's a communist.
I read it on Fox News.
I have pretty good faith in the polls y'know. I think there will be a 1.5% swing to McCain merely from the undecided vote. He will gain that from the last minute attacks and positioning. ALSO I don't think there may be much of a Bradley effect either. Americans are used to Obama. People are vastly over-estimating the amount of swing it may have.
The big risk is the pollsters getting voting intention wrong though. They are all expecting a large rise in the percentage of young people and poor ethnic groups saying they intend to vote and then actually going to the polls - but how do they no how what percentage to use?
I still can't help but feel a tad bitter about the whole thing.
Part of me would STILL rather McCain won, just so Clinton could (possibly) run in 2012, which I know is a stupid reason but other than his stance on war, I actually quite like McCain anyway. I also feel that because I felt so anti-Obama during the primaries, I just can't quite get behind him, the way I would like to do.
McCain Policies I like
1.) Free trade
As much as I consider myself a conservative AT TIMES (on things such as hard on crime), I can't think of a single thing I would support McCain on...
I quite like some of the Tory thinking, even though I fucking hate the Tories on the whole. But the Republicans just don't sit well with me AT ALL.
SDF, love, you need to get over yourself!
To be honest, had the Republican ticket been a lot stronger, I bet a lot of Democrats and most of the undecideds would have abandoned Obama because of his win in the primaries over Hillary.
It just became SO easy to like Obama very quickly, when stood next to McCain and Palin...
McCain Policies I like
2.) "Cutting out the pork"
McCain policies I like:
1) He hates Sarah Palin
Some predictor votes for you from my friends
Obama - 4 (Florida, New Jersey, Kentucky, Washington)
McCain - 1 (Virginia)
Some fuckery already happening in Florida:
I am going to be glued to that community tomorrow.....
Do you know I actually got a little choked up and shed a tear reading coverage in the paper today
Must be the menopause. Bless.
Ooh, this is quite a nifty little map:
Although, I'd prefer it if the map indicated Maine and Nebraska's electoral districts too.
When will the final result be, UK time?
God knows. In 2000, I believe it was mid December (UK time).
Here's a timeline:
I guess we'll know by 3AM