Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!


There are long lines in states and precincts that are likely to vote Democrat.  The swing states are still too close to call and people are still standing in line.  Hang in there Swing State Heroes!!!  Racine Wisconsin–rust belt area of the state–has run out of Ballots.  The turn out in people threatened by a Romney/Ryan ascendancy have really TURNED OUT!!!

Good Evening !! 

The polls in more swing states are closing while all of the swing states in the rest of the country are still hanging like a chad in the Florida 2000 presidential election.

Meanwhile, we have some things we know.  First, we have some new Senators.  Here’s three things you should know about Senator-to-be Murphy from Connecticut.

1. He is a strong LGBT advocate
2. He is a Supreme Court watchdog
3. He supports filibuster reform

and Bill O’Reilly is upset.

On Fox News tonight, Bill O’Reilly lamented that the country’s changing demographics are helping the Obama campaign, who is popular among Americans who “want stuff” — like African-Americans, Hispanics, and women:

 O’REILLY: President Obama, he knows it and he ran on it….Twenty years ago, President Obama would have been roundly defeated by establishment candidate like Mitt Romney. The white establishment is now the minority. And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You are going to see Hispanics vote for President Obama, overwhelming for President Obama. And women will probably break President Obama’s way. People feel that they are entitled to things and which candidate, between the two, is going to give them things?

Here’s some information on the new independent Senator from Maine Angus King.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads against King this cycle, but it is Rove’s Crossroads GPS that has had the most high-profile presence on the airwaves in Maine, pushing an anti-King spot that comes packaged with a kind of slickness that invariably leaves Mainers shaking their heads in a quiet kind of disgust:

So more, polls are closing and we still don’t have firm answers but the trends are good.  More young people, more blacks, and more Hispanics voting than expected.

Here’s CNN’s list of Top issues for Voters.

The early exit poll results show the economy is the number one issue on voters’ minds. Sixty percent called it the most important issue. Health care is a distant second at 17%. It’s followed by the deficit at 17% and foreign policy at 4%.

Twenty-four percent of the voters in this exit poll say their family’s financial situation is better today than it was four years ago. Thirty-four percent say it’s worse today while 41% say their financial situation is the same.

As for what today’s voters are looking for in a candidate, 29% want someone who has a vision for the future and a nearly identical number, 28%, want someone who shares their values. Twenty percent say the top quality they were looking for is whether a candidate cares about people like them, while 19% want a strong leader.

The exit polls provide a window into voters’ thoughts in some of the mostly-closely watched states of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire.

Early exit poll results from Florida indicate 67% of today’s voters are white, 16% are Hispanic, 13% are black and 1% are Asian. Forty-nine percent of today’s Florida voters say President Obama would better handle Medicare while 47% say Romney. Twenty percent of Florida’s voters –one in five– waited until late in the campaign to decide which presidential candidate to support, while 78% say they made up their minds before October 20th.

In Virginia, early exit polls show 21% of today’s voters identify themselves as white evangelicals or born-again Christians, while 79% say they are not. Virginia voters are split down the middle in their opinion of both presidential candidates. Fifty percent say they have a favorable opinion of President Obama while 49% view him unfavorably. Forty-eight percent say they have a favorable opinion of Mitt Romney while 50% view him unfavorably.

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124 Comments on “Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!”

  1. Fannie says:

    Obama won in New Jersey……………there you go Ralph………..

  2. Eric Pleim says:

    So Obama supporters “want stuff”. Thank God we have the sophisticated political analysis of Bill O’Reilly!

  3. Fannie says:

    wtf………….not enough voting machines, not enough ballots, what next?

  4. Beata says:

    BB, the race between Pence and Gregg is close with many votes from Democratic areas of the state not yet counted!!!

  5. Beata says:

    Warren has a slim lead over Brown in MA.

  6. Fannie says:

    Alright it going Obama, NH, Ohio, and Fla…………..not done, but on it way………….Obama won PA. YEAH.

  7. dakinikat says:

    Tammy Baldwin on her way to become the first OPENLY gay member of the Senate!

    C’mon LIndsey and Mitch we know you want out of that closet!!

  8. pdgrey says:

    Who knows about the districts reporting in Warren Brown, MA and what they mean? BB where are you? :)

  9. RalphB says:

    Obama takes PA. No surprise but closes a door for the Rombot.

  10. dakinikat says:

    Florida is really looking good for Obama …

  11. pdgrey says:

    Corrine Brown wins in Florida! I really like her.

  12. dakinikat says:

    Greg Mitchell ‏@GregMitch
    CBS just moved NH into “lean” Obama column, along with Wisc and Ohio. Landslide?

  13. Pat Johnson says:

    Okay guys, tell me how I should be feeling.

    I have so far refused to turn on the tv. and have been reading instead.

    I just can’t take the suspense.

  14. dakinikat says:

    AP calls Ohio for Sherrod Brown!

  15. dakinikat says:

    RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Fox calls Wisconsin for Obama.

  16. Fannie says:

    Bye bye Ryan……………….

  17. pdgrey says:

    As bad as the house is going to be this is great! :) :) :)

  18. Beata says:

    Wisconsin goes to Obama. Has that been posted yet?

  19. pdgrey says:

    Joseph Kennedy III Wins in MA!

  20. ecocatwoman says:

    Alan Grayson is going back to the House!

  21. Pat Johnson says:

    This is why I don’t do roller coasters or watch scary movies.

    I can’t take the suspense.

    Should I feel “upbeat” or what?

  22. Fannie says:

    Somebody put up a picture of David Axelrod…………he gets to keep his mustache……

  23. Fannie says:

    Karl Rove just about admitted defeat…………….had to see what fox was saying……….Laughing my fat ass off.

  24. pdgrey says:

    I had to answer the phone, my sister, Did I miss if Allen West lost?

  25. bostonboomer says:

    Has anyone heard anything about Iowa?

    So far MSNBC hasn’t called the MA Sen. for Warren.

  26. RalphB says:

    Josh Marshall

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that if Elizabeth Warren, if she wins, will be the first former TPM Blogger elected to the Senate.

    Warren’s Warren Reports (with her students at Harvard Law) was one of the launch blogs at TPMCafe.

  27. ANonOMouse says:

    Joe Donnelly Winner…..This one’s for you Beata

  28. pdgrey says:

    Mourdock lost!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Fannie says:

    Bye bye Richard Mourdock, get your ass out of town.

  30. ecocatwoman says:

    Looking like a pretty damn good night so far.

  31. Pat Johnson says:

    I’m still debating whether to turn on the tv.

    I’m beginning to look and sound like Linda Blair in the Exorcist.

  32. RalphB says:

    New Hanpshire for Obama by what looks like it could be a lot.

  33. Pat Johnson says:

    I am about to pour myself a glass of wine in celebration for Eliz Warren’s victory!

  34. Fannie says:

    Scotch is on at my place, Romney’s just about had it.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Romney is dead meat. Obama won NH. I always knew NH wouldn’t go for Romney. I said so months ago. Chuck Todd is talking as if Obama has won already. It’s over for Mitt!! I’d love to see the look on Ann’s face right now!

    • HT says:

      You know that “you people” didn’t recognize the wonderment that Mitt Romney presented, therefore “you people” deserve what you get.. Perhaps Ann will get another dressage horse, after all Trefalca didn’t do well at the Olympics.

  35. pdgrey says:

    Early returns on amendments in Florida
    Proposed state constitutional amendments offering expansive property tax relief, repealing Florida’s ban on public funding for churches and other religious organizations and setting new limits on abortion rights were falling short of the required 60 percent approval in early returns Tuesday.
    To early to give more.

  36. dakinikat says:

    NEW THREAD WITH MORE POLL CLOSINGS ON THE HORIZON!!!