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Well, while I am sorry a good candidate fell victim to bad policies, message delivered.
meanwhile back in B0botland
General discussion forum
Boston Globe has live reports from all precincts.
The turnout is clearly unprecedented.
Some of the comments
VOTED FOR: Scott Brown (GOP)
HOW CROWDED: Quite busy in spite of it snowing. However the line moved quickly due to the short ballot.
OTHER COMMENTS: I’m an independent and am tired of political hacks driving htis country into the ground financially, so this time I voted for Brown.
VOTED FOR: Martha Coakley (Dem)
HOW CROWDED: The polling place was not crowded, but the parking lot was a complete disaster. It might have been nice if one of the five police officers inside the gym could have gone outside to direct traffic.
OTHER COMMENTS: I was at the polls right at 7:00am. There were already several dozen Scott Brown supporters outside the high school. That number increased dramatically in the half hour it took me to get out of the parking lot.
Scott Brown (GOP)
HOW CROWDED: Not very. A steady stream of voters came in, but an efficient polling place kept things from being crowded.
OTHER COMMENTS: I walked through the snow to vote for Scott Brown because I am opposed to Obama’s health care plan.
Given the shortness of this race, I think questions remain about how well Scott will lead in the Senate. But he is the stronger candidate.
It’s worth checking out.
Facebook frienships end because of supporting the wrong candidate (some B0bots simply stop going there being outnumbered)
while others explain why bad weather favors the GOP
Others are optimistic based on their friends voting
or in a way crazier vein, taking comfort in Hillary’s New Hampshire “upset” (the irony overload there is not lost on some). Me? I thought they all agreed she stole NH?
Some become afraid of Twitter (Scott Brown is the top trending topic)
Some become pessimistic because Zogby predicted Martha will win. The schadenfreude here is intoxicating! Zogby is now called “the kiss of death” by B0bots. Must add to Schadenfreude list
Just voted (Yarmouth Port, on the Cape). Parking lot packed. Very high turnout,
I was told. Although this is usually in our favor, I’m not sure
in this case because this town has a lot of Repugs and Independents.
Fingers crossed! Pray, pray, pray.
TONS of Brown supporters in front of the polling place, waving their signs.
and another “meaning of turnout” discussion
6. well, except independents outnumber dems and they’re supposedly breaking
2 to 1 for brown. high turnout in Boston is good. In quite a few towns like those around Peabody- Boxford, Topsfield, etc. not so good.
This was the great choice of headline of the NY Post headline
but the topic is page one on most papers today. Here’s Metro spilling it
It almost doesn’t matter what the result will be – the message is now loud and clear: Kill the Bill
NYT’s headline seems to assume a Brown win as a foregone conclusion
and AM NY has a new twist in the war of the sexes
among the lucky breaks” women caught: