I am thrilled that George W. Bush was re-elected our President. Talia and Kayli asked me who won when they got up this morning. My response was the Bush won but Kerry wouldn’t concede. They then wanted to know what concede meant. So I explained to them that it meant the he admits he has lost. I was pleased to see that he did come to his senses and concede this morning. Listening to some Democrats talk and you would think it was the end of life as we know it because Bush won. I hear threats of “I’m moving out of this country” coming from come of them. If that’s what they want to do, then by all means go ahead and move!
I spent a good deal of time last night tracking the results online vs what the broadcast media was saying saying on the TV. I kept sawing them call states for Kerry with 0% of the precincts reporting in and not calling them for Bush till 80-90% were in. It got really ridiculous with Florida. Bush was up 300,000 with 97% of the precincts reporting in and none of the networks would call it! They wouldn’t turn it red until after the Kerry camp admitted they had lost it! Since when do the networks need the permission of the loosing candidate before calling the state? It got really ridiculous when they refused to call Ohio, Iowa and New Mexio when it was more than obvious that Bush had won them. The network bias was really showing last night. It was clear that they were sad to see “their guy” loose. It is also clear that you can get much better information on what is going on online. Being able to pull up each states results with a move of the mouse without having to wait for the broadcaster to get around to that state again, clearly showed how much easier it is to follow the race online.