Wednesday, November 05, 2008

And The Winner Is...

As you all know, I had the "Beat Johnny Yen" contest. I thought that Ohio was going to go for Obama, and that it would become impossible for McCain to win. I thought they'd call it at 8:45.

Turns out that I was correct; they called Ohio for Obama about 8:45-- but they didn't call the election. They waited until the West Coast polls closed, at 10:00 pm exactly. That means the winner is...

Skyler's Dad, who had CBS at 10:00 pm. He called it exactly, and was the first one to enter the contest! Maybe the networks need to hire him as a consultant the next election.

Congratulations! Don't let all the celebrity that comes with winning this contest go to your head!

Honorable mentions go to Jane, who came within a minute, with a time of 10:01 and Bubs, who had 10:03.

Oh, and...

YES WE DID!

16 comments:

GETkristiLOVE said...

Congrats to Skydad - can you bring your new friend Obama Bobblehead to our next lunch?!

Natalie said...

I still am in shock. How awesome was that?

Bubs said...

What a happy night. I managed, barely, to control my nerves before 7pm. I started to feel somewhat better around 8 or 8:30, and by the time it was officially announced I was getting my drink on and celebrating already.

SkylersDad said...

I am so happy I won, that means another photo op with GKL and the bobble head for blog material!!!

purplelar said...

Is Stephen Baldwin still in the country? I want him to take himself and his bad movies to somewhere we never have to see him again.

Mnmom said...

Congratulations Skyler's Dad!!!!
Guess I overestimated the amount of voter tricks - I was sure this one would be full of controversy like 2000.

FranIAm said...

Congrats Skyler's Dad!!

dmarks said...

"Congratulations! Don't let all the celebrity that comes with winning this contest go to your head!"

I think Michelle will help keep him in line.

MacGuffin said...

Hope has finally been renewed in this country.

God bless America!

vikkitikkitavi said...

I had the right idea of calling it as soon as the west coast polls closed, but I got the poll time wrong. Dang it!

randomgal said...

GOBAMA!

Alasdair said...

I didn't enter because, you know, being a media person, I could just decide the instant we'd call it and then swoop up the prize. Or I was chicken. Who knows?

Anyway, we called it around 8:15 your time, but maybe being a smaller news outlet that doesn't count?

Hell of a night.

Dale said...

Excellent work Skyler's Dad. You too America!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What Dale said! I am so proud of my American friends right now. When can I seek asylum there?

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

Congrats to Skylers Day!!
Yay Obama!!

Erik Donald France said...

Yeahdawgs!

My initial response was akin to Bubs' -- a bit jangled but worked my way into it, relazing as we kept racking up the votes.

Still waiting for North Carolina . . .

Wow!

Super!

Magnifique.

God bless America ;->