Nov 5, 2008

Just a Regular Joe

I knew we would be drinking either way.  However, he who took the presidency would determine the extent of our debauchery and the overall mood in which we would precede.  Now, I’m sure you’ve already read about this on every other accredited internet news source, however, this is neither accredited, nor do I care to write anything of any particular insight or political analysis.  What you WILL get are some highlights from last night’s coverage of the race to the white house:

(In no particular order)

1)    Most could agree this may have been the most important election of our lifetimes – as shown by the thousands who flooded the streets after Obama’s win was announced (and on a school night none the less!)
2)    The percentage of Americans who called in sick/ were late/ or (a smaller number of this total) who planned ahead and took the day off today = 38.73%.  A rough, but completely educated guess based on my fellow New Yorker’s actions in the street (see: 1).
3)    Obama won more electoral votes than any other presidential candidate in history with the current count at 349 to 163.  Results are still inconclusive for Indiana and North Carolina.  Breakdown: The people spoke ya heard?  No butterfly ballot issues in Florida here.
4)    And finally, no president has ever won an election without winning Ohio.

My New York via Ohio transplanted friends and I voted absentee in Ohio.  Hey America, you’re welcome.

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