Getting Through the Next Few Hours

This will be a night of numbers. Many of them. Some are numbers based on exit polls and early turnout votes. Sites will run with these even though they mean very little because they’re looking for the other kind of numbers. Traffic numbers and pageviews. The real numbers will take time and if the election is close, then they may take even more time.

The early numbers will favor Obama for two reasons. One, because the media favors Obama. Two, because in key places the absentee and early votes go Democrat. That doesn’t mean the election is over. It means that we’ve only begun to fight.

Romney is nothing is not a dogged competitor. He has gone into this committed to winning and by announcing that he hasn’t written a concession speech, has in essence burnt his bridges. That means that he will not make the same mistake that Nixon did with JFK and will almost certainly insist that every vote be counted. And that means we might be here a while.

Turnout appears to be good and that’s the big news. The ground game has been in place and voter enthusiasm is still on the side of the revolutionaries. The revolutionaries have voter fraud and freebie voters on their side. Only time will tell which group has the numbers on their side.

This battle will begin with Virginia and we aren’t sure yet where it will end. And however it ends, remember that the real war has only begun. This isn’t a conflict between men, but between movements and it will not end until freedom or tyranny triumph for good.

Just as every state is a set of numbers in the election war, this election is a set of numbers in the wider war for this country and that too is a set of numbers in the war for the survival of civilization. The left got this far by playing the long game. To beat them, we’ll have to play the long game too.

  • Jim Heller

    Thanks, Dan. I just called out to my wife, "Daniel Greenfield, ever helpful, has an article about how to get through the next couple of hours". We both laughed. Hey, welcome relief. Sheesh!

    By the way, Dan, allow me to thank you publically for all you do. You're tops, man. If life ever brings you to Vancouver or Victoria for any reason, please look me up.

    All the best,

    Jim

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Thanks Jim, will look you up. An I probably should have distilled that to "Ignore the Drudge Report" and everyone who reposts its headlines.

    • Mary Sue

      Victoria, eh? Cool.

  • Mary Sue

    I've seen elections where I was positive the challenger conceded too soon.

    In Canada I was under the impression that the early (absentee votes and polling) don't get counted until after the main voting night polls ballots are counted, and then only if they need them. I'm not exactly sure how that works. But I was *facepalm* when the race was pretty close and the one guy conceded waaaaaay too soon. It's like DOOD. Don't you want to beat the other person?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      There's also backer collapse. Once there is the perception of defeat, the circular firing squads begin, blame gets passed around and there's pressure to fold the tents and make way for the new wave to redirect the party for the next round.

      • Mary Sue

        yup.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Mary Sue,

          Thanks for hanging out during this campaign and helping the USA.

          • Mary Sue

            I do what I can. :)

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "There's also backer collapse. Once there is the perception of defeat, the circular firing squads begin, blame gets passed around and there's pressure to fold the tents and make way for the new wave to redirect the party for the next round."

        I hope I'm not wrong, but I think the Republican Party has prepared a lot better for these realities this time. Obama is a bald-faced cheater, and every tactic has been considered and I hope effective counter-tactics employed. That's why even if early numbers looked bad (which they don't), I didn't plan to worry unless Obama somehow managed a huge blowout…I actually couldn't imagine any scenario where Romney supporters gave up before the concession speech.

        On the other hand, a strong Romney-winning blowout might be good for the country in showing these radicals that they are not fooling people as they once were. The same message needs to be sent to the other totalitarians as well.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I'm counting on that.

  • Rosey

    No matter who the "winner" is, the fight to save American Exceptionalism is ON! I pledge allegiance to the USofAmerica and I will be watching what our govenment does. I pray that Romney wins and I pray that when he does, he, along with our newly energized country, will be what our country's legacy of freedom has promised.

    If the darkness prevails, I will fight it and never give up hope or give into fear.

    God Bless America.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "No matter who the "winner" is, the fight to save American Exceptionalism is ON!"

      The fight is on because Obama and radical leftists deny or oppose American Exceptionalism and equate it with racism and bigotry.

      "If the darkness prevails, I will fight it and never give up hope or give into fear. "

      It has prevailed so far, but the fight will continue till it is defeated.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Yes it will

  • BS77

    It's over…..face it…America is now a Euro style semi socialist welfare state supported by a slavish leftist media. The Republican party is being marginalized and rendered increasingly irrelevant …….At least Romney won't be blamed for the coming financial train wreck. Well, at least it was a close election.