(7:53) Christopher Shays has conceded in Connecticut. Another big Democratic pickup in the House.
(7:48) Obama has pulled slightly ahead in Florida, with a lead of almost 30,000 votes.
(7:41) Virginia creeps closer. With 71% in, McCain’s lead is down to less than 3,000 votes.
(7:36) Obama flips New Mexico back to the Democratic column, according to ABC.
(7:35) Fred Barnes is drinking the hard stuff on Fox. Somehow, this landslide election demonstrates that the United States is a center-right country. Strange, after, according to Fox, we just elected a Marxist.
(7:34) Obama is within 7,000 votes in Virginia, with 70% in. We’re going to win it.
(7:28) CBS and FOX FREAKING News follow, and call Ohio for the next President of the United States, Barack Obama! On Fox News, a McCain advisor is trying to tell Carl Cameron with a straight face that Sarah Palin was an asset for the ticket. I can’t wait for the post-mortem on this campaign. It’s not going to be pretty.
(7:25) Pete Williams from NBC is already asking if Sarah Palin will be running for President in 2012.
(7:23) MSNBC is calling Ohio for Obama!
(7:21) I’m back to obsessive Virginia watching. With 64% in, McCain’s lead is under 1%.
(7:19) So close, but CNN is calling KY-Sen for Mitch McConnell. Lunsford ran a close race, but it looks like he will come up just a little short.
(7:13) Governor Patterson of New York just suggested that, like Henry V, Barrack Obama would grow into the role of a leader once elected, despite the immense challenges. Look for Fox News to soon declare that the Democrats want to put a monarchy in place.
(7:08) Tom Udall picks up New Mexico.
(7:07) North Carolina is looking promising. We really need to flip a state.
(7:05) Getting much closer in Virginia. With 56% in, Obama has cut the McCain lead to just over 2%, 50.7-48.1.
(7:03) I’m glad to see that 16,000 people came out in Florida (with only 50%) in to vote for Ralph Nader.
(7:01) Good signs in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Not even close apparently, as the networks are calling them early for Obama. Earlier than Arizona, for example.
(7:00) This is a big hour. Some strong potential flip states for Obama this hour.