This Could Be a Really Wonderful Night


Pace my darling friend Claire, who urges me to resist the temptation to gloat (see her post bel0w), I can’t resist posting this screenshot of the New York Times blog at this hour:

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Since virtually every poll showed Warner leading Ed Gillespie by double digits — double digits, mind you — the closeness of the actual count suggests that over the last couple of days things may have broken for the Republicans in a very big way.

Mere hours, now, until we know for certain. (Claire, please observe that closing note of dispassion.)

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  1. jmelvin Member

    I turned on the tube to check in on the election results earlier and was amazed to see that my vote for Gillespie may have produced a useful effect. Although there has been talk locally about the Virginia senate race tightening between these two, no one has thought the race would be 49 / 49 at this late hour on election day.

    A Gillespie win would be the cherry on top of the Dave Brat win up in Richmond.

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  2. Leigh Inactive

    It won’t happen — it just can’t actually happen.

    But here’s how I’m thinking about it: if the disappointment is a race that we were behind by nine in the RCP average this morning, it’s a great night.

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  3. A Beleaguered Conservative Member
    A Beleaguered Conservative

    The tough crowd is a little less tough tonight.

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  4. Howellis Inactive

    Why did Joni Ernst win? I think it might be because thousands of Democrats mistakenly voted for Bruce Bailey.

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  5. Stad Coolidge

    Peter Robinson: my darling friend Claire

    Sorry, but I didn’t see the “Claire” post below.

    Are you talking about Claire Berlinski?  You stud-muffin . . .

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