Rachel Maddow at her best: What the Obama win means to us

Rachel had an excellent introduction to her show yesterday and she was spirited, obviously enjoying herself and simply at her best. Her celebratory mood and her words remind us why we have reason to celebrate the outcome of this election.



We are not going to have a supreme court that will overturn Roe versus Wade.
We are not going to repeal health care reform.
Nobody is going to kill medicare and make old people fight it out in the open market to get health insurance.
We are not going to give 20% tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and children’s insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut.
We will not need to consult our boss if [...]

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Why the President Is Still a Heavy Favorite on the Prediction Markets

Today I received a rather frantic email from a Democrat: I am SCARED! What is going on with all those polls. Really? Obama’s debate performance was crap but how could it change so drastically!?

It's true, I hadn't written much recently, but I wanted to see how the polls were shaking out and it wasn't clear that any of the fundamentals had changed.  Still, I suppose I should at least blog on what others are writing, namely that Obama is still heavily favored by those who have money on the line:

[S]tart adding up electoral votes until you hit 270. You’re going to find a pivot state: a state that if Obama holds he wins and that if Romney can reach he wins, and that state has been Ohio for virtually the entire election cycle. It [...]

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RCP Watch: The Electoral College Map is Reshuffled Again!

In the absence of any new polls in the affected states, Real Clear Politics has decided to randomly shift states between the "Likely", "Leaning" and "Toss-up" categories.  Usually these category changes are noted with "<<" or ">>" carots, but not this time.  Here are the changes.


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Super Tuesday Results

  AK GA ID MA ND OH OK TN VT VA PERCENT REPORTING 96 96 100 98 100 99 99 99 80 100 Romney, Mitt 33 26 62 72 24 38 28 28 40 60 Santorum, Rick 29 20 18 12 40 37 34 37 23   Paul, Ron 24 6 18 10 28 9 10 9 25 40 Gingrich, Newt 14 47 2 5 8 15 27 24 8  

Updated: 9:23 a.m. EST, Mar 7, 2012

Looks like Mitt Romney won the nail-biter in Ohio. He must be breathing a sigh of relief. Ohio was the most contested battleground of Super Tuesday. As reported on CNN, Santorum got most of his votes from rural Ohio areas – no [...]

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