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(Gawker)   Based on zero votes counted, Gawker is calling the NYC mayoral race for Bill de Blasio   (gawker.com ) divider line
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2013-11-05 11:51:01 AM  
comrade de blasio? the one who... gasp... went to the USSR in 1983?????
 
2013-11-05 12:11:10 PM  
Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.
 
2013-11-05 12:17:46 PM  
That's a little sketchy - they're not supposed to "call" them until the polls close, as it can be seen as influencing the voter turnout - but in all likelihood, they're right (the polls have shown pretty broad leads in both cases).
 
2013-11-05 12:36:20 PM  
Sounds unskewed.
 
2013-11-05 12:36:28 PM  

Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.


that's not a stretch.  Buono has as much chance of winning tonight as the the Super Bowl in February being between the Giants and Jets.
 
2013-11-05 12:38:33 PM  
Daily Show covered this perfectly last night.
 
2013-11-05 12:41:40 PM  
He never would have won if he hadn't resorted to race-baiting by having that picture of his family on his campaign literature.

Just sayin'.
 
2013-11-05 12:41:54 PM  
Oh great, when does the bread lines and rationing start?
 
2013-11-05 12:43:51 PM  
If only my state had such guaranteed margins for Democratic candidates. farking retirees.

/Floridian
 
2013-11-05 12:46:17 PM  
With a polling lead in excess of 40%, calling this one in advance isn't rocket science.
 
2013-11-05 12:47:44 PM  
Exit polling is a tried and true science.

/not valid in Florida or Ohio.
 
2013-11-05 12:50:15 PM  

obenchainr: That's a little sketchy - they're not supposed to "call" them until the polls close, as it can be seen as influencing the voter turnout - but in all likelihood, they're right (the polls have shown pretty broad leads in both cases).


1) This is Gawker.  They're roughly on a par with the Daily Show in terms of their own views of their journalistic integrity

2) With a 40+% lead in many polls with large sample sizes, there's a far higher probability that the earth will be invaded and conquered by alien dinosaurs this afternoon than for there to be an upset.
 
2013-11-05 12:50:29 PM  

Jim_Callahan: With a polling lead in excess of 40%, calling this one in advance isn't rocket science.


The Republican candidate is the underdog. New York residents like underdogs.

/Somewher, Sarah McLaughlan is singing.
 
2013-11-05 12:54:59 PM  
How Weiner feels...

www.1800politics.com
 
2013-11-05 12:56:23 PM  

ManateeGag: Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.

that's not a stretch.  Buono has as much chance of winning tonight as the the Super Bowl in February being between the Giants and Jets.


This gets you a win in NJ...

laprogressive.laprogressive.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-11-05 12:57:22 PM  
Are you shiatting me?

*reads*

Based on zero percent of votes counted

*pffffffchchchchch...*
 
2013-11-05 12:57:47 PM  

FlashHarry: comrade de blasio? the one who... gasp... went to the USSR in 1983?????


Hey, time travelers generally agree that pre-perestroika USSR is an interesting side trip.

At least before the Global Orgy of 2153.

/Click the red button.
 
2013-11-05 12:58:01 PM  

whither_apophis: Exit polling is a tried and true science.

/not valid in Florida or Ohio.


Oh, I am posting too many pictures, but I have to post another great one..

content8.flixster.com
 
2013-11-05 12:58:33 PM  

Dimensio: Jim_Callahan: With a polling lead in excess of 40%, calling this one in advance isn't rocket science.

The Republican candidate is the underdog. New York residents like underdogs.

/Somewher, Sarah McLaughlan is singing.


The Republicans will try to label themselves as underdogs even if they're not, and hopefully they're behind in many polls for many years.
 
2013-11-05 12:58:36 PM  

d23: How Weiner feels...

[www.1800politics.com image 485x321]


He seems awfully stiff...
 
2013-11-05 01:04:13 PM  

Triple Oak: Dimensio: Jim_Callahan: With a polling lead in excess of 40%, calling this one in advance isn't rocket science.

The Republican candidate is the underdog. New York residents like underdogs.

/Somewher, Sarah McLaughlan is singing.

The Republicans will try to label themselves as underdogs even if they're not, and hopefully they're behind in many polls for many years.


Republicans are never behind in unskewed polls, and their losses are always due to electoral fraud.
 
2013-11-05 01:05:16 PM  
i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-05 01:08:44 PM  

whither_apophis: /not valid in Florida or Ohio.


Science is never valid in Florida. Never.
 
2013-11-05 01:13:15 PM  
Dimensio:

Republicans are never behind in unskewed polls, and their losses are always due to electoral fraud.

Well, this is factual in Illinois.  Also in Black Sheep.
 
2013-11-05 01:15:29 PM  
This guy is either going to be voted out in one term, or be so amazing tht NYC builds a fourth airport in the area, just so that they can name it after him.
 
2013-11-05 01:16:33 PM  

obenchainr: That's a little sketchy - they're not supposed to "call" them until the polls close, as it can be seen as influencing the voter turnout - but in all likelihood, they're right (the polls have shown pretty broad leads in both cases).


Not sketchy at all. Bill de Blasio has been up in recent polls by 40-45%. Plus Joe Lhota has just about as much charisma as a dead goldfish.
 
2013-11-05 01:17:07 PM  

d23: ManateeGag: Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.

that's not a stretch.  Buono has as much chance of winning tonight as the the Super Bowl in February being between the Giants and Jets.

This gets you a win in NJ...

[laprogressive.laprogressive.netdna-cdn.com image 350x305]


not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.

I wouldn't vote for Romney for NOT being Obama, and I'm not voting for Buono for NOT being Christie.
 
2013-11-05 01:21:57 PM  

Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.


So I take it Christie's losing right now?
 
2013-11-05 01:24:06 PM  

ginandbacon: He never would have won if he hadn't resorted to race-baiting by having that picture of his family on his campaign literature.

Just sayin'.


There really needs to be a government agency screening the hair styles of the teenage sons of political candidates, but you know those thugs Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would never allow it, not to mention Obummer.  How long will this travesty and injustice continue?
 
2013-11-05 01:29:55 PM  

d23: whither_apophis: Exit polling is a tried and true science.

/not valid in Florida or Ohio.

Oh, I am posting too many pictures, but I have to post another great one..

[content8.flixster.com image 358x270]


How about a hand recount?
 
2013-11-05 01:34:09 PM  

FLMountainMan: ginandbacon: He never would have won if he hadn't resorted to race-baiting by having that picture of his family on his campaign literature.

Just sayin'.

There really needs to be a government agency screening the hair styles of the teenage sons of political candidates, but you know those thugs Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would never allow it, not to mention Obummer.  How long will this travesty and injustice continue?


It really is an outrage.
 
2013-11-05 01:47:19 PM  

FLMountainMan: Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.

So I take it Christie's losing right now?


Losing to Hilary Clinton...
 
2013-11-05 01:47:34 PM  

Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.


Now they can spend the day doing Good thing/Bad thing about it.
 
2013-11-05 01:50:02 PM  

ManateeGag: not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.


This. I'm not a big fan of Christie. But Buono's campaign was one of the worst I can think of in recent memory. Christie's ads were centered on "Compromise is not a bad word. Here's what I accomplished. I like listening to liberals, we can do this together. We need to reject hyper-partisanship."

Buono's ads were..well, you described it just fine.
 
2013-11-05 01:56:52 PM  
Excellent.  This is going to be awesome to watch.

i338.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-05 02:01:17 PM  

grumpfuff: ManateeGag: not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.

This. I'm not a big fan of Christie. But Buono's campaign was one of the worst I can think of in recent memory. Christie's ads were centered on "Compromise is not a bad word. Here's what I accomplished. I like listening to liberals, we can do this together. We need to reject hyper-partisanship."

Buono's ads were..well, you described it just fine.


Martha Coakley would like a word.
 
2013-11-05 02:09:18 PM  
img.fark.net

that's right, kids, billy blaze is the next mayor of NYC!
 
2013-11-05 02:10:53 PM  

enry: grumpfuff: ManateeGag: not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.

This. I'm not a big fan of Christie. But Buono's campaign was one of the worst I can think of in recent memory. Christie's ads were centered on "Compromise is not a bad word. Here's what I accomplished. I like listening to liberals, we can do this together. We need to reject hyper-partisanship."

Buono's ads were..well, you described it just fine.

Martha Coakley would like a word.


Alright, fine, "worst I can think of in NJ in recent memory."

I tend not to pay much attention to campaigns of politicians not running in my state.

/no idea what Coakley's campaign was like
 
2013-11-05 02:43:01 PM  

grumpfuff: enry: grumpfuff: ManateeGag: not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.

This. I'm not a big fan of Christie. But Buono's campaign was one of the worst I can think of in recent memory. Christie's ads were centered on "Compromise is not a bad word. Here's what I accomplished. I like listening to liberals, we can do this together. We need to reject hyper-partisanship."

Buono's ads were..well, you described it just fine.

Martha Coakley would like a word.

Alright, fine, "worst I can think of in NJ in recent memory."

I tend not to pay much attention to campaigns of politicians not running in my state.

/no idea what Coakley's campaign was like


She was running for Ted Kennedy's seat and was a terrible campaigner. Went on vacation, refused to go out in the cold to meet with voters, and screwed up the names of some Red Sox players.
 
2013-11-05 02:46:59 PM  

FooDog: obenchainr: That's a little sketchy - they're not supposed to "call" them until the polls close, as it can be seen as influencing the voter turnout - but in all likelihood, they're right (the polls have shown pretty broad leads in both cases).

Not sketchy at all. Bill de Blasio has been up in recent polls by 40-45%. Plus Joe Lhota has just about as much charisma as a dead goldfish.


Not sketchy based on accuracy but on ethics.  "Calling" it early can (and supposedly has) led people to assume that the polls are actually closed and to therefore not vote.  It can also either discourage people from voting at all if they assume someone has already run.  Obviously, that can then change the outcome of the election.

That's why secretaries of state aren't allowed to start posting returns until after the polls are closed.  There's no law about a news station calling an election based on polling data, but it's generally frowned on.
 
2013-11-05 03:03:30 PM  

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 267x213]

that's right, kids, billy blaze is the next mayor of NYC!


...Is that a Rolodex mounted to the ceiling of the car?
 
2013-11-05 03:17:41 PM  

enry: grumpfuff: enry: grumpfuff: ManateeGag: not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.

This. I'm not a big fan of Christie. But Buono's campaign was one of the worst I can think of in recent memory. Christie's ads were centered on "Compromise is not a bad word. Here's what I accomplished. I like listening to liberals, we can do this together. We need to reject hyper-partisanship."

Buono's ads were..well, you described it just fine.

Martha Coakley would like a word.

Alright, fine, "worst I can think of in NJ in recent memory."

I tend not to pay much attention to campaigns of politicians not running in my state.

/no idea what Coakley's campaign was like

She was running for Ted Kennedy's seat and was a terrible campaigner. Went on vacation, refused to go out in the cold to meet with voters, and screwed up the names of some Red Sox players.


Scott Brown did not win that election; Martha Coakley handed it to him gift-wrapped with a nice card.

...Attorney General Martha Coakley defending her campaign tactics to the Globe by saying, "As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?"
...when Obama aide David Axelrod told the president that Coakley had said those words, Obama reached out and grabbed his shirt.
"No! No! You're making that up! That can't be right! Tell me she didn't say that!" the president said, tossing in a few obscenities...


http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/23/c oa kley_quote_stunned_obama/
 
2013-11-05 03:41:55 PM  

Slowdog: enry: grumpfuff: enry: grumpfuff: ManateeGag: not as much as every single one of Buono's ads (at least the one's I've seen) have been "I'm not Chris Christie", "Me and my running mates are women, so you should vote for us", "Chris Christie wants to be President in 3 years, so vote for me now", "This is what HE did wrong".  Nothing about what SHE plants to do with the state or how SHE plans to fix the problems.

This. I'm not a big fan of Christie. But Buono's campaign was one of the worst I can think of in recent memory. Christie's ads were centered on "Compromise is not a bad word. Here's what I accomplished. I like listening to liberals, we can do this together. We need to reject hyper-partisanship."

Buono's ads were..well, you described it just fine.

Martha Coakley would like a word.

Alright, fine, "worst I can think of in NJ in recent memory."

I tend not to pay much attention to campaigns of politicians not running in my state.

/no idea what Coakley's campaign was like

She was running for Ted Kennedy's seat and was a terrible campaigner. Went on vacation, refused to go out in the cold to meet with voters, and screwed up the names of some Red Sox players.

Scott Brown did not win that election; Martha Coakley handed it to him gift-wrapped with a nice card.

...Attorney General Martha Coakley defending her campaign tactics to the Globe by saying, "As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?"
...when Obama aide David Axelrod told the president that Coakley had said those words, Obama reached out and grabbed his shirt.
"No! No! You're making that up! That can't be right! Tell me she didn't say that!" the president said, tossing in a few obscenities...

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/23/c oa kley_quote_stunned_obama/


Holy fark. That is some...just wow.

Ok, these two farkers have kindly showed me that it is possible to run a campaign worse than Buono. I don't know whether to thank you or curse you.

/whynotboth?.jpg
 
2013-11-05 03:50:21 PM  

Earguy: that's right, kids, billy blaze is the next mayor of NYC!


HUH?

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-11-05 04:46:36 PM  

Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.


This is as good of an excuse as any to post this.

He probably wasn't actually grabbing it so much as placing his hand in front of it.   Needless to say, his hand was awkwardly placed.
 
2013-11-05 05:45:47 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Earguy: Yeah, CNN called NJ for Christie when I tuned in at 6:30 this morning.

This is as good of an excuse as any to post this.

He probably wasn't actually grabbing it so much as placing his hand in front of it.   Needless to say, his hand was awkwardly placed.


there's all kind of hover-hand going on there.  He may have been going for the "thumbs up" and they snapped the picture to early.
 
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