05 November 2008

Eliz. Dole loses in N.C.

It looks like Elizabeth Dole has lost in her effort to be re-elected to a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina. Whew! She's the one who ran an ad accusing her opponent of being an atheist. If the people of North Carolina are abandoning Dole, they are probably also abandoning McCain and the Republicans in general. It's looking good for Barack Obama.

If you wonder what this news from the U.S. has to do with life in Saint-Aignan.... well, there are at least two Americans living here. And this morning, when Sylvie, la boulangère, delivered the bread, asked me whether I would be following the election results tonight. I said yes, of course. And she told me that she would vote for Obama if she were American.


  1. Ah, you must have just posted this! I just heard the news on NBC a moment before I read your post.

    Brian Williams on NBC just announced that they're calling Pennsylvania for Obama... CNN and the other stations haven't given PA to him yet, though. They're saying 85, 89, 90+ % voter turnout in Philadelphia and its suburbs!

    p.s. Missouri has chosen a Democrat for our new governor :))

  2. I heard the news 30 seconds ago also. Bye bye Liddy...

    I'm starting to enjoy this election.

    I love the verification word, "inglop." Is it a comment on the election?

  3. Your state is making you proud, Ken. So far so good. It's still hard for some Southerners to vote for a black guy, but they will like him when they get to know him I bet.

    This is a night to savor and remember for the rest of our lives.

  4. Evelyn, yes, and did you see that Ohio just went into Obama's column? That's amazing, and it makes NC and VA kind of moot. But I'd still like to see Obama carry them, of course.

  5. Yep, I was a bit surprised about Ohio. Ohio makes me think we have the election in the bag now;-)

    Obama ran the best campaign i've ever seen, he earned this victory.

  6. It's 4:00 a.m. and I really ought to go to bed. But I want to wait until the North Carolina vote is decided.

  7. Okay, I just gave up on the idea of going to bed tonight -- this morning -- and made a big pot of coffee. I'm waiting it out.

  8. I would have voted like your boulangère, des deux mains!


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