* The dangers of gloating.
* Ron Pauls of the word, UNITE!
* Do your homework before you set off to Australia.
* The world's October Facebook feed, from College Humor.
* Beautiful visual story of the night(s) the lights went out in NYC.
* Kids make everything voters went through this year fun again.
* Jimmy Kimmel takes the slow boat to Florida's election outcome.
* David Letterman and Brian Williams get medieval on Karl Rove.
* Speaking of which, Louis C.K. is doing two benefits for Staten Island.
* Pauly Shore raps about President Obama on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast. So…yeah.
Tags: Barack Obama, Brian Williams, College Humor, Daily Links, David Letterman, Facebook, Florida, Get Your War On, Huffington Post, Hurricane Sandy, Jimmy Kimmel, Louis C.K., Mitt Romney, New York City, The Onion
And, thus, the 2012 presidential election comes to an unceremonious end…
Romney's Florida campaign has acknowledged their candidate lost in Florida as well. Romney already conceded the national race after he lost the other battleground states.
"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," Brett Doster, Florida advisor for Romney, said in a statement. "We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. Obviously, we didn't, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won’t happen again."
For what it's worth, I'm sure Karl Rove is huddled over a desk somewhere, pen in hand, writing furiously, trying to figure out a mathematical way in which 206 is more than 332. (Failing that, a way to make us all be living in 2004.)
Tags: Florida, Mitt Romney
The Democrats' failure to light themselves on fire and squander their advantage in the polls has to count as one major surprise, but believe it or not there were even more compelling stories this year…
1. Dead candidates win elections in Florida and Alabama. It's not quite as consequential as John Ashcroft's defeat at the hands of Mel Carnahan's corpse, but Florida Democrat Earl K. Wood and Alabama Republican Charles Beasley both handily won their respective elections despite facing living opponents. "It is a touchy situation. When you are running against a dead man, you are limited as to what you can say," Walter Sansing, Beasley's opponent, lamented.
If nothing else, it's fodder for those Republicans who want to run Zombie Reagan in 2016. Like Sansing said, who is going to go negative against a dead man?
Tags: Alabama, Animals, Florida, Kentucky, Virginia
With so many changes in the electoral landscape — equality for gays and lesbians becoming a winner at the ballot box, changing demographics giving the GOP electoral headaches — it's nice to know that some things are eternal. Florida being a complete clusterfuck, for example.
Though Barack Obama was leading by 49,884 votes, the race in Florida has yet to be called, with election officials in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade still tallying ballots. I know those sound like Democratic-leaning areas, but my money's on Pat Buchanan. He always comes through with hearty Jewish support.