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jAZ
11-02-2008, 01:17 AM
...it's going to be a painfully short night for McCain on Tuesday.

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It's amazing to me that Obama's ground game isn't get much play. Maybe it will fall flat, but with the massive early voting numbers for the Dems, it looks like it's working well.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-02-2008, 01:35 AM
...it's going to be a painfully short night for McCain on Tuesday.

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It's amazing to me that Obama's ground game isn't get much play. Maybe it will fall flat, but with the massive early voting numbers for the Dems, it looks like it's working well.

Why would the networks publicize it? You'd have to put a shotgun to John King's head to get him to really put Obama above 270 on CNN's Electoral TV Map.

Anything that perpetrates the false idea that this election is close is good for the nets so they can get more advertisers and viewers

Logical
11-02-2008, 01:40 AM
Why would the networks publicize it? You'd have to put a shotgun to John King's head to get him to really put Obama above 270 on CNN's Electoral TV Map.

Anything that perpetrates the false idea that this election is close is good for the nets so they can get more advertisers and viewersYes, they are afraid people will quit watching if it looks like a big victory instead of a close race.

Ultra Peanut
11-02-2008, 08:13 AM
There is no way they call it before 10 PM CST.

whoman69
11-02-2008, 05:55 PM
There is no way they call it before 10 PM CST.

True, I'm not sure if its legality or policy, but the networks can't call a state before the polls have closed. There will not be enough polls closed by that time to give Obama a sufficient margin. I also don't think they can call the national election until they have calculated enough EC to win. After 2000 there were very few who were going out on a limb and calling any states that were even close within a few minutes.

RJ
11-02-2008, 07:21 PM
In 2000 when I went to be bed Al Gore was president. When I woke up he wasn't.

I take nothing for granted.