Pennsylvania for Obama, Georgia and West Virginia for McCain. NC and VA still out. At this point it's looking like a win,but no landslide.
Loathsome Senator McConnell squeaking out a win in KY. (My goodness, there are some unpleasant Republican Senators up for re-election this cycle.)
CNN on TV ("we're getting very close to a major projection"), dailykos, FiveThirtyEight, Andrew Sullivan and the rest of the Atlantic group.
The heat went mysteriously off. Noticed it when I came home this evening. Fiddling with the downstair's burner produced encouraging humming noises but no actual heat. Annoying! Finally found what seemed to be a restart button a few minutes ago.
Obama ahead in Florida and Ohio, but nothing is called yet. Ohh, so close in NC.
More in a bit.
3:45 -- Ohio for Obama, which means it's pretty close to over. CNN shows the McCain central campaign rally: they have Hank Williams,Jr. live on stage but the TV turned off.
...there's really no way for McCain to win without Ohio or Pennsylvania. It's over.
4:00 -- Iowa for Obama. That gets him to 202. The three locked-up west coast states have 73. Win.
Just before 5:00 -- Virginia for Obama. Polls closing on the west coast. McCain expected to concede within the hour.
Few minutes later -- CNN calls it for Obama. Pan after pan of shrieking Obama supporters. I was maybe doing some shrieking myself!
Later -- Watched McCain's speech, which was weary and (I thought) pro forma, but which everyone is calling gracious. Then Obama's speech, which seemed more like a stump than an acceptance. But, well, so what? It's a new world.
Okay, shower and coffee. We leave in an hour for the airport. Good night and good morning!