166 Responses to “So, how are you all doing?”


  1. 1 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    OBAMA is going to win this thing!

  2. 8 Ceb
    November 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Let it be so!

  3. 10 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    so far indiana though isn’t looking very blue.

  4. 19 ber6964
    November 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I’m so excited…………Must Pace my wine drinking!!!

  5. November 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Alright, I was not gonna watch the returns. I’m a sensitive soul and hate anticipation, but I decided to put on my big girl panties and “woman-up” and just get over it.

    let’s do this.

  6. November 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Having absolute faith in the might of right. PBO is the right man for the job and the role of president and leader of the free world.

  7. 25 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Bill Maher is on HP turned off that idiot.

  8. 26 prettyfoot58
    November 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    IT’S TIME FOR THIS!

    FORWARD>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • 27 vcprezofan2
      November 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      TY, PF58! Exactly what the doctor ordered! By the time I’d shimmied along, my stomach felt better. You might need to prescribe this periodically throughout the night. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  9. 29 ctgirl7
    November 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Optimistic but the butterflies just arrived :-).

  10. November 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    With all their suppression and, perhaps (I’m a scientist and without actual evidence, at this point it’s anecdote), cheating ….

    … they evidently know they already now they are sucking wind in OH …

  11. 35 dudette9t9
    November 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I’m hungry! Going off in search of food, then semi-party on the couch … a little work, a little election watchin’, a little wine, a little grub.
    See ya later for the victory dance!

  12. 37 NurseShar
    November 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Ok let’s do this, first polls close in 5 mins!!

  13. November 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

  14. 39 sherijr
    November 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    so I never watch teevee punditry ever.. which makes me oblivious to all the bs- so I’m just fine Chips :) Have been relaxed & hopeful alll day,.. took a little snooze- am feeling a few butterflies now as we get closer. don’t trust the repubs & the shenanigans I’ve read going on w/ PA, etc.. but I feel the news about voter turnout across the country is a sure sign that folks are firedup.. and imo that is good for our side.

  15. November 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I’m doing fine! Super excited! We’re having chili tonight and have lined up the fat tire and tequila for when the returns start coming in.

  16. 44 goldendreamer
    November 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Okay I’m getting a little paranoid. I sent my vote-by-mail ballot a week ago, yet the country online tracker still says mine hasn’t been received. And I live in CA…

  17. November 6, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    The President won 18-29 year olds 60-37.

  18. 49 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    BIG REMINDER- When the VA results come in, don’t freak out at the early numbers, they come from the R areas. The later numbers will be the Obama strongholds in the North part of the state.

  19. November 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    We’re having Obama cake for dessert tonight. :)

  20. 53 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Refreshing like hell. Following on BBC website and here, keeping an eye on Twitter too.

  21. 55 mophene
    November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    No more phone banking YAH!!!!!!! No more hangups from snippy Rombot supporters! On a more serious note I am on pins and needles, I won’t be watching the results on TV. Talked to my sister down in Ohio she just finished four hours of canvassing, and now she’s all cozied up with the national news, I don’t see how she can stand it!

  22. 56 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Pres. Obama wins Vermont. Virginia is too close to call.

  23. 58 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Va.—too close to call.

  24. 59 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  25. November 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I fully expect the networks to call all the swing states “too close to call” so that they can keep “anticipation”

  26. 62 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    AP also calls for Bernie Sanders in VT.

  27. 63 auntsis522
    November 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I am doing just fine, Ms. Chips. Thanks for asking. I don’t know what I am going to since I can’t stand to hear the voices of some at MSNBC. I am hoping that by 10PM, the race will be called and I can tolerate the commentary for a while.

  28. 64 vitaminlover
    November 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Doing great, Chips. Not watching any news media only this blog and a little twitter. And Tia and Tamera for light-hearted laughs.

  29. 65 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Vermont has gone Obama!

  30. November 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    How the fuck does the media have any say about states who’s polls closed 4 minutes earlier?

  31. 71 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    NBC reports Romney wins Indiana and Kentucky according to Twitter. No surprises there.

  32. 73 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Trying to remain calm

  33. November 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Republicans-
    Romney 94-6
    Democrats
    Obama
    92-7

  34. 76 vcprezofan2
    November 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I’m :cool: Well, on the outside I am. My stomach’s jumping a wee bit BUT THAT’S BECAUSE THEY WON’T GET STARTED!!! I hate suspense. I CAN’T HANDLE IT!! Which is why I stay away from suspenseful scenarios! If it wasn’t for PBO, I’d go to bed or go and read, then see the final results tomorrow. Please tell PBO he owes me big time!! Phew! Stomach’s a little less wobbly….for now. Thing is I know he’s going to win; they know it too, so why string it out? :roll:

  35. November 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Poor little David Gergen having a sad …

  36. 78 yardarm756
    November 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

  37. November 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Well at least SC wasn’t called as soon as the polls closed lol. I guess that made me feel better than in the past.

  38. November 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I’m so nervous. Maybe I shouldn’t watch MSNBC pundits.

  39. 84 auntsis522
    November 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    oh, I forgot to share…my nephew voted for the first time today. YEAH!! I am so proud.

  40. November 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    For any ‘non-Americans’ stuck with CNN international ….. MSNBC:

    http://www.zahistation.com/watch-msnbc-news-live

  41. November 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Now, this is truly ‘History in the Making’ and we are all together – irrespective of where we are physically located. Fill your mind and soul with that reality and cherish every minute.

    #FORWARD

  42. 89 mophene
    November 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    The polls don’t close in Michigan until 8pm, it’s going to be a long night.

  43. 90 andogriff
    November 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Germany in the house! Doing OK here, Ms Chips… thanks for asking! Thanks for the MSNBC link, will certainly go there rather than be forced to have Wolf Blitzer in my bedroom tonight, ugh!

  44. November 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    What ho, peeps?

    Just got done with my after-work nap. Waking up a 5 a.m. is not my usual thing.

    Not watching pundits. Have you guys, twitter, a few websites, and Classic Arts Showcase on TV.

  45. November 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Quick, I need an update. I am leaving my office and will be an hour on the freeway. Do we know anything?

  46. 99 GGail
    November 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Goooooood West Coast evening Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I voted this morning before going to work and now I’m home and I see the “talking heads” gearing up on the teevee, so I’m changing to the Cartoon Channel and CHILL THE F_ _ _ _ OUT!

    YES.WE.CAN!

  47. 100 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  48. November 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    This is something we all must repair …

  49. 102 Melissa
    November 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Omg, this wait is killing me!!
    Anyone else half tipsy already?? Watching coverage with some friends and I think am going to hide the wine at the rate they’re going!

  50. 103 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Please ignore these MSNBC pundits (Tweety, Rachel, etc).

  51. 108 ladyvader
    November 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    On pins and needles what else…but are President is the sh..So I know he will prevail, therefore I am watching season 4 of I Love Lucy…

  52. 109 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    This is excruciating—–the whole deal—-torturous. Need some encouraging news.

  53. 110 Dee
    November 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    headache, just ate, nervous, had to pause the talking heads for a few. Waiting for hubby to come home, so can talk with someone (besides you guys) I am hanging on for the rollercoaster ride!

  54. 113 Judith Fardig
    November 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    We still have an OFA staging location full of people in our home calling the last likely voters to get to the dropbox and put in their ballot for President OBAMA and Democrats by 8 pm Pacific. Have been doing this for 4 days straight!! Running on fumes by now. I think half a glass of wine or champagne will put me to sleep in a few hours.

  55. 114 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

  56. November 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Evangelicals are down 2% from 2008 and …

  57. 117 prettyfoot58
    November 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  58. 120 Bill
    November 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Why would a campaign’s internal polls be better than any other polls?

    • November 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Because, if they run their organization in a disciplined, data driven manner, they amass large amounts of data, over numerous parameters. And, they have all that data from previous election cycles. For instance, they have input from every contact their staff and volunteers make throughout the entire canvassing process rather than just collect responses to queries to small samplings of respondents (polls), for starters. Think election.princeton.edu with mega$$ informatics budgets :)

  59. November 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  60. 124 Ahero62
    November 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I just voted and I’m super excited, granted I’m in reliable blue state of CA but it still feels good. It me 10 minutes to vote for PBO/Biden and Dianne Feinstein. There was also a measure by our Governor to raise funds for our schools so I voted yes on that one too. There was also some crazy measure about mandating condom use in the porn industry! Omg the things they put a ballot here!

    • 125 GGail
      November 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Ahero62, I live in Los Angeles and I marked my Sample Ballot last night so I breezed through the Measures when I voted this morning. How ’bout that condom measure – huh? I can’t wait to see the results!!! LOL!

  61. 127 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    North Carolina, Ohio too close to call. Romney wins West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

  62. November 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    FINALLY home from work. Slurpin’ an IPA to calm my nerves!

  63. 129 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Keep in mind that the MSM will declare NC, VA and OH as “too close to call” for the sake of ratings. Even if it’s clear who the projected winner is.

  64. 130 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    West Virginia called for Romney according to BBC. Polls in the blue states on the East Coast close in half an hour..

  65. 131 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Joe Manchin keeps his senate seat in West Virginia. Democrats now have 31 seats in the senate.

  66. 132 dotster3
    November 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    My sister just called from Ft. Myers, Fl. again——she said their voting lines have turned into a riot there—–just showed on local news—-people have been waiting for over 5 hours to vote, they’re chanting “One Scanner!”——-which no one can believe—-they have law enforcement out there now because people are furious——many said to have given up in disgust, yelling as they leave.
    There is just no excuse to treat people in this way, to treat our presidential election in this way.

    • 133 mophene
      November 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      That is awful, I thought my sister had it bad this morning with a three hour wait, two poll workers scanning everybody’s Drivers license and putting the data into a computer. Once the people got inside the building and saw what was going on, some of them went off.

  67. 134 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  68. November 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Just call me Nervous Nelly tonight guys. Oh. My. God.

  69. 138 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Romney wins South Carolina.

  70. November 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    anxiously waiting!!!!!! Arrgghhhh

    I need calm yoga breath!!!

  71. November 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    If you have CURRENT – watch it.

  72. 146 Bill R.
    November 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

  73. 147 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    In Florida right now, Pres. Obama is up in Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Osceola.

  74. November 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  75. 149 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    interesting PBO in Virgina is winning the districts that he won in 2008 but by bigger margins.

  76. 151 jey
    November 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for asking Chips … I have some curried mutton simmering on the stove, load of laundry in the washer, going to open my wine soon … and reading everyone’s comments here :). Thank you so very much for this space, it is much appreciated.

  77. November 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Watching HGTV..calms the nerves a little,it’s a distraction.

  78. 154 Esmerelda
    November 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Breathe folks. Good things come to those who wait..

  79. 155 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    PBO won south Carolina?

  80. 156 Ann_T
    November 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I need to see PBOs number move from 3. I’m tired of seeing Mitten’s number go up. 15 minutes until the polls close in a lot o northern states.

  81. 160 theo67
    November 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    ok – going off to watch some non-election tv for an hour to calm my nerves. Will check back in with you all when things start getting more definitive. I’m a nervous wreck and it’s just too early for that.

  82. 161 Smoothscotch
    November 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    When is Ohio closing, anybody?

    I am pouring a drink.

  83. 162 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    PBO is winning Florida.

  84. 163 jeff
    November 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    sorry will stop and wait. I am killing myself! Lol

  85. 164 Ann_T
    November 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    New projected totals coming…

  86. 165 Ann_T
    November 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    PBO 64 Mittes 82


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