Not quite. But he has taken Minnesota. And maybe Michigan. That’s something, anyway. In here, on CNN, Bush’s lead is a modest 249-242 — way better for Kerry than the 269 Bush has on Fox, out at the bar.
Past midnight, weary Democrats continued to shuttle back and forth between the CNN screens in the ballroom and the Fox screens at the bar, but in either case, there was little to hear, except reminders that it takes 11 days before provisional ballots will be counted, and little to see, except various maps of the state of Ohio.
Once again, Democrats would have to rest on hope — as blind and irrational as it might look to the rest of the world.