Monday, October 06, 2008

We will now take a break from our regular programming


The polls over at fivethirtyeight.com, which I've been following more feverishly the past few weeks than my "American" daughter's Facebook status, show Obama winning the electoral vote 340 to 198.

340 TO 198!
(Update: now 344 to 194!)
(Update: now 345 to 193!)
(Post-Debate Two Update: now 347 to 191!)
(Update: now 348-190!)
(Update: now 349-189!)

It's the first time McCain has slipped under the 200 mark since I started consulting the site right after the Republican convention. At that point, McCain was leading by a couple of dozen electoral votes. But the times seem to be a'changing...

Dare we believe? Not just in a victory, but in a landslide?

16 comments:

spacedlaw said...

It would be so nice. Although we have to keep our minds level: The guy will not be able to perform miracles.

tut-tut said...

I'm crossing everything I possibly can and praying that we as a country embrace true change and hope.

Leesa said...

Hey, I'm just praying for a victory!!! I hope the American people wise-up!!!!!! At any rate, I'm voting but I sure am glad I live in France!!!
P.S. I stole the cute Obama smiley and stuck it on my blog!!!

Emm said...

All fingers and toes crossed, and have been for weeks.

La Framéricaine said...

The times will be a changin' if my vote and that of Le Framéricain count for squat!

Keep the faith, Betty!

Randal Graves said...

Being a first-class cynic, I'll refrain from comment, but merely say bonjour. ;-)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I'm praying!
The other side can get mean and nasty when things get desperate.
Still, it looks so hopeful!

Arnie said...

I have to agree with spaced law that Obama will not be able to work miracles, but boy-howdy is it great that he is leading, and has a very real chance of winning.

I told my wife that if McCain wins we're movin' to Denmark.

Emilee said...

It wasn't me that started at lycee Foch yesterday--I'm in primary schools! We still on for Friday?

Bandini said...

With the bail-out and the ever growing debt the US now have , either candidate will have to seriously curtain their ambitious plans.

A bit like when Clinton first took a look at the finance books left by Bush , he had to seriously change his plans.

to quote PJ O'Rourke : The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

The main issue , I think , for americans is that the next president will have to nominate up to 3 supreme court judges ...
THAT could change a lot of things for a very very long time .

Arnie said...

Love the PJ O'Rourke quote. I hadn't heard it before. Neither had I given a lot of thought to the Supreme Court nominations. Very interesting post.

wcs said...

Gosh, I hope so.

Loulou said...

Oh please, oh please, oh please....

(fingers crossed) (hoping beyond hope)

Betty C. said...

Wouldn't it be fabulous to bask in a huge victory, and not have to worry about scrip or chad or whatever that stuff was called, or about explaining the electoral system to all our French friends, or TRYING but FAILING to explain how the US elected another idiot...

Just a clear victory! That's all I'm asking for!

Arnie said...

Here is a scary article I found on CNN - Rage Rising on McCain Campaign Trail.
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/mccain.crowd

We are living in a pretty frightening time in this country. I just hope there is a lot of security for Senator Obama and his family.

Abra said...

Thanks for the link to 538, that's a cool site and I'd never seen it before. Two more American biting their fingernails in France will be consulting it regularly.