Like any big sporting event - the election coverage starts with commentary on commentary. BBC2's Newsnight had Paxman in Washington with Mark Penn (trying to imply he always knew it would be Obama), John Zogby and a McCainiac who is still a true believer.

Google has a great 'real-time' election results map

For now I'm sipping a Corona and waiting.


November 5, 2008 at 12:48:00 AM GMT John Self said...

I refuse to get optimistic, just in case my brain-waves of presumption make some swing voters in Colorado plump for McCain. The TV pundits are all saying the 'too close to call' projections for various usually safe Republican states are good news for Obama, but I can't help feeling anxious that supposed Obama-leaning states like Virginia and Ohio are also too close to call. Also I really am going to have to go to bed soon. Somebody give a definitive result soon!!

November 5, 2008 at 1:21:00 AM GMT Stu said...

it seems they are saying 'too-close to call' but it looks like obama has it in the bag!

November 5, 2008 at 10:02:00 AM GMT John Self said...

I went to bed around 1:30, nervous but hopeful. Woke at 5am and checked online - Obama in the clear. Returned to bed and slept like a baby for two hours.