How It Went Down
Glancing back at pre-election posts, I realized there's no account on this blog of how the election returns actually rolled out. This video compilation by Jed L. provides some idea of the network coverage. Although polls closed in part of Indiana pretty early, the state was a long time in being called. Pennsylvania was the earliest indicator of how it would go, and Ohio was the next really meaningful call--it meant McCain couldn't win. It was California and our west coast states that gave Obama the victory, as soon as our polls closed. Virginia and Florida were called at about the same time, or soon after.
The Tipping Point of Cruelty - This piece of video is amazing, one of the best sequences I've ever seen on Rachel Maddow. It starts as a mundane story about the upcoming Fourth of July ...
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