Such is the life of blogging that there is little or know chance that a handful will live blog the election tomorrow night left alone hunt out a bunch of blogs and the predictions wannabe pundits with a variety of prefixes offer for passers by. I blame Facebook and Twitter. For a while there My Space was promising us that actual social media was an utter flop and that blogs would survive. But no. My prediction of nine and a half years ago that blogs were the era's CB radio has been fulfilled. So here we are. You the reader. Me the predictor. Sure is quiet.
Anyway, I love a good election. Took Wednesday off to enjoy the spectacle last into Tuesday night. I am relying on NCPR, ElectoralVote and Real Clear Politics and plan to watch WPBS on the TV. I am Blitzer-less for the first time since Gulf War I due to cutting out the cable channels. These are the races I think are worth watching here in Easlakia:
♦ President - I think the President gets a second term. The Sandy effect wins the day in both a close race for a vote and less close electoral college vote. I could be surprised but what has Mitt done lately really? Plus gas is down. And people are getting hired. Not enough but just enough. Romney gets Florida but Obama gets Ohio and Virginia.
♦ US Senate - 52 Dems and 48 GOP.
♦ US House - The Dems got over 200 seats but the GOP holds and in ditching many of their moderates assures that Gov. Christie starts a campaign to wipe out the Tea Party before 2016 when he wins the Presidency.
♦ NY - 21: I think the GOP get this seat. The ads have been outrageous and amazingly well funded.
♦ NY Senate: The boundary tweeking has done its job. GOP holds in a squeek. Don't see the GOP losing the 48th across the river.
♦ NY Assembly - redistricting has done some crazy things to norther NY. Is this the new map? Who knows. Pause for a moment and have a thought for St. Lawrence County. The inhumanity of it all.
How's that? Good for a start. Probably more late. Better check my aggregator to see what the other cool kids are saying, too.