Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Confessions of a Junkie

You know that you have an unhealthy addiction to national elections when:

*You've donated money in a Senate race in Virginia and you live in Massachusetts.

*You mentally correct CNN analyst John King when he incorrectly talks about the demographics of a suburb in New Jersey.

*You get three emails from WSJ, AP and Washington Post declaring that Hillary Clinton just won Missouri.

*You verbally dispute these emails having done the math yourself and project a 5-6000 margin for Obama despite the fact he is losing by 10pts and 50,000 votes.

*You make that prediction knowing what precincts are out and how the vote will break in those precincts remembering 2 years ago looking at the same thing in Claire McCaskill's Senate race (that may be the most pathetic statement).

*Two hours later Obama has a 6,000 vote margin and WSJ, AP, and WP reverse their projections.

*At 1:30 the only results not confirmed is New Mexico and you keep hitting refresh waiting for the results to change.

*At 2:15 you call it a night but can't sleep for a good hour thinking about delegate breakouts in California. NOTE: this is two hours earlier than I went to bed on the night of the midterms.

*The reason you were up til 4:30 two years ago was to see if Jon Tester won his race in Senatorial race in Montana. (He did)

So these are just some of the reasons why my wife is an election night widow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you know we're related because......I went to bed at 3:45 AM to see how California was going to shake out.