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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:23 PM

One week ago today...

...we were sweating bullets, had butterflies in our stomach, and were hoping that Obama's ground game in the "swing states" was as good as they claimed it was.

Today, the sweating has stopped, the butterflies are gone, and we know that not only was the ground game perfect, but that Nate Silver's analysis was impeccable.

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BlueDemKev Nov 2012 OP
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #1
OhioworkingDem Nov 2012 #2
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #3
JudyM Nov 2012 #13
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #4
cherish44 Nov 2012 #5
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #6
Bake Nov 2012 #7
PlanetBev Nov 2012 #8
GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #9
savebigbird Nov 2012 #10
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #11
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #12
Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2012 #14
boguspotus Nov 2012 #15
Hutzpa Nov 2012 #16

Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:24 PM

1. You betcha!!!

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:31 PM

2. Actually, one week ago from today I was not hoping the ground game was as good as the campaign claim

I was out pounding the pavement, and canvassing. In other words pitching in to help. When you knock on over 500 doors in a swing state,you truly become part of the campaign.

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Response to OhioworkingDem (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:35 PM

3. Yep. I remember traveling to Ohio and doing just that in 2004...

...even though it hurt so much when we lost, I knew I had given my personal best (and my efforts were vindicated in a matter of months when Bush's presidency went into freefall in 2005!).

Couldn't travel to canvass this year, but I gave more $$$ to the Obama campaign than I'd ever donated to any political campaign in my entire life.

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Response to OhioworkingDem (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:25 PM

13. Great job, glad to have you here - welcome to DU, OhioworkingDem!

I did the same here in VA, and it's pins and needles but very gratifying in the end. I went to OH in '04 to canvas for Kerry, that was a nightmare -- looked like we were winning when we left Cleveland, but the numbers strangely turned while we were en route back to DC. Much prefer this happy result!

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

4. What a difference a week makes...

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. Hire Nate to do the budget this year

He'll nail that sucker down to the penny

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:50 PM

6. And Team Obama ran a nearly flawless campaign

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They'd started a year and a half ago, apparently, and left NOTHING to chance.

Kudos to Messina and Axelrod and all the others who made it happen!!!

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:05 PM

7. Oh, I think there are some here that are probably still holding their breath ...

Should we tell them that we WON?



Bake

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:21 PM

8. Yeah, I'm sleeping through the night

Feels good to get my sanity back again.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:07 PM

9. And now it's on to 2014. Have to keep the ground game going.

Time to get the House back. And a super majority in the Senate.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:18 PM

10. OH, IT'S HAPPENING!!! n/t

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:39 PM

11. I was not that nervous Monday night

But Tuesday during the day I was a basketcase. I had an important interview in the morning that I somehow managed to focus on, but the rest of the day all I could do was check political websites even though I know there is no real news before 5 PM.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:42 PM

12. I'm pinching myself

to see if this is all real and it is! What a relief!

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:37 PM

14. As was PPP and IPSOS

...and Sam Wang...and the Obama team!

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:57 PM

15. I was so relieved on how things turned out!

I really let Fox news and the right wing pundits get to me. I'd look at Nate Silver's blog, then look at the polls and how well Obama was doing in them - which was most of them - but the right side seemed so confident, so it made me really nervous.
I decided to take Wed. off because no matter what I knew I'd be up late. So, I got some beer - Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale! - and started to watch the results come in and man, it was great! The night just got better and better. By the time they called it for Obama - my wife and I were dancing around and hollering like fools - a great time!

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Response to BlueDemKev (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:54 PM

16. Ahhh yes, butterfly I heard you say

I had loose stomach, could not stop myself from using the restroom. I can laugh now, but it was not funny one week ago.

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