At the end of the night, Juan Williams was just being a real dick, especially his obsession over the bad exit polling data.
One nice thing about these very late sessions is that it does reveal the character, knowledge and actual skill of these talking heads.
It was interesting to watch all the talking head's filters falter as they became tired.
Excellent wrap-up, Charles. I am hoping the Democrats are the ones who do a little waking up and a little growing up. In addition to South Dakotans ridding the Senate of Daschle, I am also hopeful the House Democrats will see fit to demote Pelosi to a spot more suited to her.
You're too pesimistic about the Senate. We've got 4 Red State Democrat Senators up for re-election in 2006, and several more first timers in mildly Blue states. Think they want to get Daschled in 2006? :-)
I predict the Dems will get a LOT more selective about fillibusters.
As for Megan, she's been hanging out in Blue areas too long if she think's Daschle is a "moderate". Moderates don't do fundraising for Emily's List.
The networks' rounding is correct, your percentages are wrong. Because your percentages add to 99.9999, it is obvious that you failed to include the votes for other candidates in the vote total before dividing.
This morning I got:
Bush - 59,108,395 - 51.074315%
Kerry - 55,554,114 - 48.003136%
Others - 671,796 - 0.580485%
Nader - 395,871 - 0.342064%
TOTAL - 115,730,176 - 100.000000%
The Bush and Kerry percentages appropriately round to 51% and 48%, respectively.
Now that the Redskins indicator has fallen by the wayside somebody is bound to discover another sport's streak purporting to predict the outcome of the presidential election.
Has Alan Keyes conceded yet, or is he demanding a recount?