Our long national nightmare, aka the presidential campaign, is over. Barack Obama has been reelected and not only were the polls not skewed, they actually understated his electoral advantage. I can’t wait to hear what
Dennis Dean Chambers has to say. Even after strongly narrowing his prediction down to Romney barely winning with 275 votes, he still wasn’t even close.
He predicted that Romney would win Ohio, Colorado, and Florida. So all that talk from Chambers about how the polling companies were skewing the results, that they were beset by liberal bias and that “leftists” were desperately clinging to Nate Silver to hold on to fading hope — all bullshit, as any rational person knew it was. So what will Chambers say now? Will he admit he was full of shit? Will he claim the election was rigged? Will he claim there was massive voter fraud? I’m dying to hear.
I’m also dying to hear what Dick Morris has to say. And Vox Day. And Michael Barone. And George Will. All of them predicted a landslide for Romney, which was so completely contradicted by the evidence that they would have to be nearly delusional to believe it. As I said, there was always a possibility that Romney would eke out a win, but if you thought he was going to win a landslide with 315+ electoral votes, you were engaging in the most absurd wishful thinking.
It was a very good night for Democrats, not just for Obama, and a bad day for the loony religious right candidates. Todd Akin found out that when you say legitimately stupid and crazy things, women have a way of flushing you out of the Senate (and he’s now out of the House too, so it’s a double victory). Richard Mourdock found out that since everything is God’s will, God apparently didn’t want him in the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won in Massachusetts. Chris Murphy won in Connecticut. All in all, the Democrats have to be giddy.
Oh, and it looks like Allen West lost in Florida. And so did Roscoe Bartlett in Maryland, another one of the total nutballs in the House.
In Michigan, Debbie Stabenow was reelected. I’m not a big Stabenow fan, but the guy she was up against, Pete Hoekstra, would need a promotion to get to be an idiot. And all the referendums went down, which means the emergency manager law is repealed.
Unfortunately, it looks like Roy Moore was elected to his old position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
I’ll recheck some of the results in the morning to see if any of those likely results had changed overnight.