Every morning I look at various websites, including http://www.electoral-vote.com/, the Gallup Poll and even the right-slanted Real Clear Politics, and day after day there is more bad news for John McCain. It's looking like Obama is going to not only carry all the states that Kerry got in 2004, but a number of formerly "red" states have slipped into blue. McCain is losing traction in his own home state of Arizona, and in Mississippi as well. Republican bigwigs like Colin Powell have jumped ship. Word is that the Republican insiders see the shipwreck coming this Tuesday. And Sarah Palin has "gone rogue," not following directions from the campaign; she's got a fantasy that she's their big hope for recovery in 2012.
Tuesday is going to be a monumental asskicking.
Hence, the "Beat Johnny Yen" contest. It's been my belief that if Obama carries Ohio, it'll be all over. I'm sticking to that, and I'm saying that CNN will call the election for Obama by 8:45 Central time on November 4. To particiipate, tell me the network you've chosen and the time, in Central US time. And if you call it closer than I do, there's a prize-- the Barack Obama "bobblehead" that I purchased at Uncle Fun's, the greatest store on the planet.
To participate, send me your guess by either posting here or emailing me at juanyen at yahoo dot com. You can't pick a time/nework combination anyone else has picked. That means you can pick a time someone else has, as long as it's on a different network, and you can pick a network someone has chosen as long as its a different time. It has to be a major media-- CNN, the MSNBC, CBS, etc. You're on your honor about it-- I can't watch all the channels and read all the newspaper websites.
Here are the current entries:
Johnny Yen CNN, 8:45 PM, Nov. 4
Bubs MSNBC, 8:25, Nov. 4
MnMom MSNBC, 1:49 am Wednesday, Nov. 5
Jane CNN, 3:05 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 5
Patrick CNN, 10:36
Have your entry in by midnight, November 3!