Where Angles Fear to Tread

November 5, 2008

Good Night

Filed under: US Politics — Right Angle @ 5:42 am

Well, that was a monumentous day, and potentially one of the most important day in American and world politics. Now all we have to do is wait 76 days until inauguration – although I won’t be staying awake for all those 76 days!

Yours,   Right Angle

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Victory

Filed under: Politics, US Politics — Right Angle @ 5:28 am

Barack Hussain Obama has made his victory speech to his supporters in the parks of Chicago. Another good speech, although most victory speeches are relatively easy.

Now it will be interesting to see who he appoints as his senior staff and how soon he will work George W to provide a good and sensible transisition before the inauguration of Mr Obama at the end of January. Why does it take 6 hours to get the results and 2 1/2 months to move the President-elect into a new house?

Right Angle

Concession

Filed under: US Politics — Right Angle @ 4:22 am

Barack Obama’s erstwhile opponent, John McCain, is currently giving his concession speech. And it’s by far the best speech he has given in many a week. It’s almost as if he has had the weight of the world lifted off his shoulders and he is back to the ‘old’ McCain who I thought could win the election before the collapse of Lehman and the drop in the world stock markets.

Right Angle

That’s It

Filed under: Politics, US Politics — Right Angle @ 4:02 am

273 electoral votes for Obama, with California & Washington State

Many congratulations to him and his campaign, now all he has to do is get the world economy back on track immediately. No pressure.

We’re going to stay for Virginia and Florida as they are exceedingly close.

Right Angle

Summary so far

Filed under: Liveblogging, Politics, US Politics — Right Angle @ 3:53 am

So it’s currently: 207 v 141 in the presendential election, it looks like the Democrats will get an easy majority in the House and will get 59 seats in the Senate meaning that they are just short of the ‘magic’ number of 60 senate seats. So that’s the House, the Senate, and the Presidency all belonging to the democrats. They’d best get the job done in the next 2 years, as they can’t blame the republicans if things go wrong.

Right Angle

Straws to clutch at…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Obtuse Angle @ 2:50 am

Just for completeness sake, for McCain to win now, presuming no error inany of the calls, he needs to win all the vaguley winable states (Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Misouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia), plus Washington and either of Oregon or Iowa (I’m ignoring the possibility of him winning California or Hawaii here).

Time to switch attention

Filed under: Politics, US Politics — Right Angle @ 2:42 am

The Senate and House are still up for grabs and still not finalised – although it looks likely that Democrats will have both. We are really looking to see if the democrats can get to 60 seats in the Senate. 17 seats to be decided still and it could get interesting.

In other news Obama has New Mexico which mean McCain needs Washington State and Oregon. Also, Texas has been called for McCain so at least he hasn’t completely imploded.

Right Angle.

Obama – 44th President of the United States of America?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Right Angle @ 2:29 am

ABC / BBC have just called Ohio for Obama. This gives him 195 with California and some other democratic states still to call – Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Iowa. 270 is a gimme now; he is only looking at the margin now.

The only thing to do now is wait for the concession speach or a massive reversal from the major news organisations. But, a word of warning to McCain supporters, I don’t see this happening as the networks appear to be being a little more cautious than the last two times.

Florida looks a little worrying for McCain which may turn it into a landslide. Having said that the popular vote is still 50 / 49 for Obama

Right Angle

Looking bleak for McCain

Filed under: Uncategorized — Obtuse Angle @ 2:26 am

175:76 to Obama, and McCain is rapidly running out of outs. He needs Florida and Ohio to both go his way (Fox is calling Ohio for Obama, and if correct, that practically seals things), plus some democratic-leaning states if he is to win.

What is notable is the public vote proportion as reported by the BBC. Obama leads, but only 50%:49%. Despite the probable defeat, McCain looks to have staved off the crushing defeat that had to be a possibility after Bush.

— UPDATED —

Ohio has just been called for Obama. Short of losing expected firm state votes, that’s the election.

Despite everything…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Right Angle @ 2:13 am

… The popular vote is 49% v 50% which is much closer than some people were estimating. Still California though.

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