Monday, October 27, 2008

8 days to go...

...and the insanity will be over? Not bloody likely, assuming Obama wins (fingers crossed). Here's the ever amusing Jon Swift's roundup of what crackpot theories and utter insanity the Wingnut-o-sphere has been up to this election cycle. The highlights go from allegations of gay underage affairs to a lack of US citizenship (that Obama was continuing to cover up this weekend in Hawaii instead of visiting his ailing grandmother). If you want to get some idea of what we are in store for in the event of an Obama presidency, then definitely check out the Jon Swift post so you most effectively can "gird your loins" as Joe Biden would say. Oh, Limbaugh and Savage all picked up on the this stuff too, so don't think you can ignore it by just staying away from the darker corners of the intertubes... and it's only going to get worse.

That said, what's the state of the race? Let's not count our chickens etc. But, fact is... it's looking pretty good for Obama, and while good poll numbers aren't a reason for complacency, it's certainly better than the circular firing squads the opposite engenders.

Our friends at Princeton Election Consortium have it at :

Fairly stable at Obama: 354, McCain: 184 and a margin of Obama +7.84%

538 offers similar numbers (351 to 187), though I believe their model is a projection with some assumptions of poll tightening as opposed to Professor Wang's snapshot.

Anyway, I'm just looking forward to voting... finally.