…I might really need to apply for ELITE status:
Here is a snippet of what Nate Silver, author of FiveThirtyEight.com has to say about the election tomorrow:
7pm EST Virginia, for my money, is the most important state in this election. If John McCain loses it, his path to victory is exceptionally narrow—he would need to pull out an upset in Pennsylvania, while holding on to Florida and Ohio, and avoiding a sweep out West. Barack Obama has considerably more ways to win without Virginia, but a failure to close out the state would suggest at best a more circuitous route to victory. As Obama remains about five points ahead in most polls of Virginia, what we’re really looking for is a quick call on anything before 8 PM that would indicate that the map has indeed changed from 2004, and not in McCain’s favor.
Read the whole thing. It gives an hour by hour analysis of what to look for as the results come in.
Sarah, meet Tina. Tina, meet Sarah. Enjoy!
(By the way, SNL has a good online video strategy. It was very easy to link to this video — and that makes me happy.)
McCain is calling for regulation changes to end mandatory sales of retirement funds at age 70 1/2. Why should people be forced to sell when the market is “hurting”? Ugh! Since when does McCain know how and when the market will recover? In fact, he’s stumbled on to part of the problem: retirees *need* to take out money from the market continuous to live on! That is at the heart of the current (and ongoing) financial crisis.
And ladies and gents, it is only going to get worse as more and more baby boomers approach retirement age. Demographics are destiny!