The fabled youth vote did it again! Namely, stayed home:
AnaMaria Arumi, who directs the exit poll desk for NBC, MSNBC* and Telemundo, has done the calculations based on the exit poll data and here is what she found: On a state-by-state level, when she re-ran the numbers as if there were no voters under 30, the only states that would switch to Republican presidential candidate John McCain are Indiana and North Carolina.
Without younger voters, Obama would still have won the 270 electoral votes he needs to become the next president.
So the billboards in video games and stuff didn't do much good. But hey, it's not like he couldn't afford them. (Right, Doodad Pro?)
Perhaps the funnest Obama voting bloc to point and laugh at: aging single women. You couldn't miss them at Grant Park the other night, hyperventilating and gazing adoringly at The One's substantiveness. Here's a prime example:
I think it's great that the future of our country hinges on a bunch of barren old yentas who need somebody to think about while they're putting in the batteries. No wonder they can't stand Palin. No wonder they'll always assume the worst about her. No wonder they'll grasp at the merest scrap of evidence against her. She's everything they'll never be.
Oh wait, I mean... You're the best, 52! And you don't look a month over 51.
P.S. Although there might be one unmarried woman of a certain age who isn't so thrilled with Obama today:
You'd think, with all that money he raised, he could have paid somebody to develop a teleprompter the size of a contact lens.
*I know, I know. But they were right, weren't they?Posted by Jim Treacher at November 7, 2008 12:43 PM