The Morning After

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Time magazine's Swampland contributor Ana Marie Cox helps us dissect last night’s results and the morning after.

Also: we talk to journalists who participated in our States of the Union series to talk about down-ticket races and why some states did or didn’t turn out the way they were supposed to. Adam C. Smith is political editor for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida; Jo Mannies is regional political correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Missouri. Lynn Bartels is political and legislative reporter for Colorado's Rocky Mountain News. Dan Walters is political columnist for the Sacramento Bee.


Lynn Bartels, Ana Marie Cox, Jo Mannies, Adam C. Smith and Dan Walters
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Comments [7]

Mark from Wahington Heights

Can Palin legally keep the clothes?

Nov. 05 2008 01:00 PM
JJ from nyc

CA: Should have stated "Civil Unions" - it would have passed.

Nov. 05 2008 12:52 PM
Michael from Long Island

It's hardly imaginable that what happened last night could ever happen in any other part of the world. Will Europe ever allow a person of color to assend to the role of Prime Minister? A Person of Color as POPE!?!
From the Marshall Plan, Candy Bombers, Economic bailout of Mexico, Peace in Northern Island & intervention in Kosovo; yet another reason to be proud to be an American!!

Nov. 05 2008 12:39 PM
Dylan from Astoria

Why do journalists and analysts feel the need to state how a major candidate needs to govern based upon the fact that they actually won? Especially for Democrats to govern from the center.

If people voted for change, voted for Obama because of the failing economy or if they didn't cow to fear-mongering about Obama being a socialist/ terrorist/foreigner, how does that translate into people wanting another centrist Democrat.

Sure he needs to work with dissenting voices within his party and Republicans. Why does that have to be centrist?

Nov. 05 2008 12:20 PM
The Truth from Atlanta/New York

He is white, 50%.

Nov. 05 2008 12:19 PM
PJBeee from Ridgewood NJ

If Obama was white, we'd probably see another 10-15% of the vote tally in the Democratic column.

Nonetheless, I couldn't be more pleased at the results of the Presidential election of 2008.

And Yes, I'm aware that the real-hard-work is just beginning.

Nov. 05 2008 12:14 PM
PJBeee from Ridgewood NJ

Maybe we'll now see the abolition of the Electoral College. Democratic President, Democratic Congress, perhaps enough of a margin to make this happen, at long last? One can hope.

Nov. 05 2008 12:11 PM

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