Wednesday, November 03, 2004
BUSH WINS ! ! !
But, enough about us . . . Fox News and NBC called Ohio for President Bush about an hour before we all went to bed here. CBS and ABC still have not . . . the funniest moment last night was when Dan Rather appeared on the television, getting his nose closer and closer to a map, using a pointer to explain how Sen. Kerry might be able to win -- someone shouted out, "Not everyone tuning in is trying to find out how Kerry can win!"
And, No, it is not like Florida in 2000 -- Florida in 2000 was close (537 votes of nearly 6mm votes cast -- that would be less than 400 in Ohio). Fox News had Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell on in the wee hours of the morning and he explained that the big push for new voters in Ohio (nearly 1mm) for this election was because of an initiative regarding marriage and the fact that it should be between a man and a woman . . . Mr. Blackwell thought that this was the cause of the large number of provisional ballots which were about 30% ahead of where they were in the last election. He thought those ballots would break close to the way the rest of the State had voted.
So, we'll fish around here for our sunken Swift boat picture and Sen. Kerry can figure out how he is going to disgrace himself one last time, but Bush-Cheney declared themselves the winners with 286 Electoral College Votes and so, InstaPunk declares President Bush the winner.