Two-term PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA !
SENATOR Elizabeth Warren!
“It was exactly fifty years ago tonight that Ted Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. Senate… “
Is Nate Silver A Witch? (Probably!)
Professor Krugman takes a victory lap:
… For a long time, right-wingers — and some pundits — have peddled the notion that the “real America”, all that really counted, was the land of non-urban white people, to which both parties must abase themselves. Meanwhile, the actual electorate was getting racially and ethnically diverse, and increasingly tolerant too. The 2008 Obama coalition wasn’t a fluke; it was the country we are becoming.
And sure enough that more diverse and, if you ask me, better nation just won big….
At the moment, the NYTimes has temporarily suspended its paywall. If you want some schadenfreude with your morning coffee, here’s Timothy Egan on the “Revenge of the Polling Nerds“:
In the last days of the election, Peggy Noonan had a “feel” that things were moving Mitt Romney’s way. George Will was more cerebral: his brain told him it would be Romney in a rout. And Michael Barone, who used to have a good divining rod to go along with an encyclopedic knowledge for all numbers political, also predicted a Romney landslide.
What they had in common, aside from putting up a brick Tuesday that completely missed the electoral net, was a last-hurrah push for the old-fashioned prediction by gut…
People who are surprised by the election – and Sarah Palin looked like she was close to tears as the obvious became obvious even to those who live in the Fox bubble – were probably listening to people who are paid to fantasize….
And Salon thoughtfully scoured Twitter to collect “The 20 Biggest Sore Losers of Election Night“, from all the predictable suspects. “We also don’t know 4 sure that the public is as pathetically wrongheaded as it appears. It really could be they rely on a corrupt media” — that’s media person David “Everything I Have, I Owe to My Brother’s Audience” Limbaugh. Actually, it’s only 19 losers — one particularly egregious blowhard stole the top two slots…