US Election Watch - we'll be here for a while!

(677 Posts)
taliac Tue 04-Nov-08 16:58:32

After the success of the all day / night London Election party we had earlier in the year, who fancies one for the US election?

Lots of nothing news so far from the US - some polling stations have long queues, but others don't! John McCain says tomorrow he "will be the President of the United States!" Sarah Palin is "very optimistic!" Hilary Clinton is predicting a big Obama win! Obama has been playing basketball!

Its going to be a good one..

S1ur Tue 04-Nov-08 23:13:29

Signing in here now folks!

CoteDAzur Tue 04-Nov-08 23:21:34

McCain got 60% of votes in Kentucky.

Nooooooooooooooooo!

FeelingLucky Tue 04-Nov-08 23:21:44

BBC coverage has started

policywonk Tue 04-Nov-08 23:22:14

I am a dangerous mix of over-tired and over-excited.

ledodgy Tue 04-Nov-08 23:23:50

I'm here too but only have 2 glasses of wine left. I don't think i'll last, may have to retire soon and listen to radio with headphones on, fall asleep, dream weird dreams and still be none the wiser as to the outcome when I wake up!

guyFAwkesreQuiem Tue 04-Nov-08 23:25:29

wasn't Kentucky one of the "safe" McCain ones anyhow?

AmIWhatAndWhy Tue 04-Nov-08 23:27:51

I'm here, I even have a beer in the fridge but got a gnarly toddler on my lap still.

AbricotsSecs Tue 04-Nov-08 23:29:41

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policywonk Tue 04-Nov-08 23:29:45

There've been some classic fuck-ups on the BBC coverage already... Paxo demanding a cup of coffee while some soft-voiced fella was on-camera, and Dimblebum gesticulating angrily on an enormous screen behind Jeremy Vine.

CoteDAzur Tue 04-Nov-08 23:30:07

1% of votes counted in Indiana - 55% for Obama.

AbricotsSecs Tue 04-Nov-08 23:32:01

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prettybird Tue 04-Nov-08 23:32:03

Dh has already printed out the maps of the American states and got out the red and blue pens to colour in the results!

I find it really disconcerting though that the colours are the "wrong" hmm way around!

sallystrawberry Tue 04-Nov-08 23:33:23

oh buggerations - stay up or go to bed - what to do

I really want to stay up but had a late night last night

maybe I could have a power nap

maybe I could just tell dh to ring me when the final result is known (dh in work tonight)

maybe I should just play basketball

guyFAwkesreQuiem Tue 04-Nov-08 23:33:23

PB it is odd isn't it grin

FeelingLucky Tue 04-Nov-08 23:34:25

Yes, Dimlbleby stumbling over words and a bit unsure who guests are and then angrily gesticulating.
Matt Frei's a new addition to election team. Wonder if they're testing him out as a potential person to take over Dimbleby 4 years on?

guyFAwkesreQuiem Tue 04-Nov-08 23:35:05

now which news channel is the best to watch it on?

BBC, CNN, Bloomberg(?), or CNBC (nearly put CBBC grin)

ilovemydogandPresidentObama Tue 04-Nov-08 23:35:23

pretty bird - that sounds like so much fun!

lol at Sally playing basketball...

FeelingLucky Tue 04-Nov-08 23:36:46

If you have CNN I'd go for that. They'll call before BBC.
I have FoxNews website on bookmark as they will call first ... I think (not sure about accuracy though)

guyFAwkesreQuiem Tue 04-Nov-08 23:39:01

right have CNN on the TV now smile

don't have fox (we did last election) - so CNN it is grin

policywonk Tue 04-Nov-08 23:40:37

Shall we have a drinking game?

One drink every time someone says 'Bradley effect'

guyFAwkesreQuiem Tue 04-Nov-08 23:41:15

ooo I like that thing on CNN that shows how much of the vote is in from that state and what the %'s are grin

GrimmaTheNome Tue 04-Nov-08 23:42:10

I'm not staying up. I already know the most important thing ...

IT WONT BE BUSH

FeelingLucky Tue 04-Nov-08 23:42:34

ooooh wish I had CNN
Will you let us know when they call as I'm sure they will call before BBC

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guyFAwkesreQuiem Tue 04-Nov-08 23:44:23

2% in Inidia Obama 51% atm

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