Wednesday, November 08, 2006


"This race is tight like a too-small bathing suit on a too-long ride home from the beach."

"This race is as tight as the rusted lug nuts on a '55 Ford."

"It's the American way: if you don't vote, you don't get to whine."

-Dan Rather

UPDATE-11/08/06 1pm Eastern
Montana's Senate Race has gone to the Dems according to

The Associated Press is reporting that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is stepping down.

Well, it's over...almost. Montana and Virginia's Senate Races are too close to call but the democrats have a thin lead in both. Expect recounts and court challenges. If the Dem's hold on to both leads then they have the Senate.

They already have the House, sweeping through it like Germans through France.

Maryland's races have been called, but things could get squirrelly with the absentee ballots that need to be counted. Right now Ehrlich is out and O'Malley is in. This was not what I expected as Ehrlich did exactly what I thought he needed to do, not screw up too bad over four years, to win. And for the most part he did. However, the college tuition increase, the PSC flap, the slots fiasco and the close ties to Bush were used effectively by O'Malley to win.
(Personally I was going to vote for Ehrlich until I got a spam email from his campaign. It's bad enough I had to see it on TV and hear it on the radio. That was the last straw. I resolved to vote for O'Malley at that point.)

Cardin has enough of a lead over Steele right now that Mike can probably deliver the concession speech and start working on his resume.

Bartlett won MD6 as expected.

And of course Fenty won DC. Shocker.

So, that's the political landscape as of 11am November 8th. Two big unknowns that need to be filled in but right now have a nice blue tint to them. Should be interesting.

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