Jump to content

US Election
anyone else watching the vote count?


  • Please log in to reply
220 replies to this topic

#1 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

I am obsessively watching CNN on TV (apart from the excellent coverage i have a little shame crush on Anderson Cooper) and am on Twitter on my ipad.....

hey, baby's asleep and DS 1 is at school.....what else is there to do?

Im hoping Obama gets back in......

(oh, and FTR - yes I am an Australian living in Australia so, no, the US election results have no DIRECT impact on me, but I do think that the result will have world wide ramifications ...hence my interest....)

#2 la di dah

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Obama's going to get it.

At least half the people I know aren't speaking to me. The other half have garbaged up my Facebook as they have for weeks.

#3 Jupiter123

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

I am keeping an eye on it but not really paying a huge amount of attention.

DH on the other hand will have the big screen on at work watching it like a hawk, hanging on every word/comment that is made.

He is an Australian, living in Australia but completely obsessed with the US Election (he recorded every debate and sat down and watched them from beginning to end).

I am hoping that Obama gets his second term, as I like him but also because Romney and some of the stuff his party has said scares me.

Edited by jupiter123, 07 November 2012 - 10:36 AM.


#4 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

I like your optimism la di dah!

We have friends living in Ohio...Cincinnati ....(she's American he's an Aussie...)... She posted a picture of her two girls in a Romney campaign bus...wtf? Have always suspected her of being a closet republican.....

Anyway CNN's early predictions for Ohio look good for Obama....

#5 Percoriel

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

I hope la di dah is right though the indications I'm seeing from CNN is that Romney is going to win.

#6 follies

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

I think the American election does affect Australia, look at the Iraq war. Romney is terrible when it comes to foreign policy and is kind of scary.

Also Anderson Cooper is very sexy, I think it is the fact that he is completely unattainable if you know what I mean.

#7 A Tiny Hedgehog

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Nate Silver's a statistician with the best record for election and ballot predictions based on polls, and he's got Obama at a 91% chance to win.

The current electoral count is in Romney's favour because the counted states are Kentucky, Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina, all deep red, compared to Vermont for Obama. The big states and swing states haven't been counted yet.

It'd be like calling the election for the Liberals because we counted Western Sydney and Northern Western Australia. Give it time.

#8 dadwasathome

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

Avidly. Allthough at work, I have the "live' feed from EB's owners open.....

To many, it must still appear incomprensible that the outcome is so close, given that Romney is even far more slippery than Tony Abbott, but the system polarises voters and Obama is punished for not resp0onding well enough to the recession the previous GOP president created, even though the GOP blocked many of Obama's prposes responses measures.....

Anyway, the US is progressively disappearing up its own backside in terms of its global position, and increasingly doesn't care about its residents.

#9 A Tiny Hedgehog

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ is Silver's blog if anyone's interested.

#10 weepingangel

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Going by our US relatives and friends opinion, Obama is not a shoe in.

I thought he was well liked, maybe he is, just not by the people i talk too  ph34r.gif

#11 Percoriel

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (A Tiny Hedgehog @ 07/11/2012, 01:44 PM)
15058244[/url]']
Nate Silver's a statistician with the best record for election and ballot predictions based on polls, and he's got Obama at a 91% chance to win.

The current electoral count is in Romney's favour because the counted states are Kentucky, Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina, all deep red, compared to Vermont for Obama. The big states and swing states haven't been counted yet.

It'd be like calling the election for the Liberals because we counted Western Sydney and Northern Western Australia. Give it time.


That is what I was hoping! Am a bit pessimistic today.

#12 dogsneaker

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Watching/listening to PBS Newshour since the wee hours this morning. Not sure why? I'm not American.
Interested to see how Virginia and Florida go.

Romney's win in Kentucky was expected. Likewise Vermont for Obama...

Staying tuned.



#13 A Tiny Hedgehog

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (pukeko~ponga~tree @ 07/11/2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Going by our US relatives and friends opinion, Obama is not a shoe in.

I thought he was well liked, maybe he is, just not by the people i talk too  ph34r.gif

The right-wing media in America exists in some sort of cotton-candy faerieland where numbers and statistics don't matter. Romney's got an uphill battle.

#14 nano-tyrannus

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

I think Romney style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCRwi71_ns

is far more entertaining than Obama style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwh8kWuire8

#15 Gudrun

Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

Yeah I'm watching too. And hoping for an Obama win.

#16 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

They are very passionate about their politics in America. It is ingrained in them from childhood. I was in holiday in America years ago during the election campaign and even the McDonald Happy Meal toys were politically based. They had little stuffed toys that represented each party and there was information on the back of the toy packet about the party. I got a donkey but I can't remember what party it stood for.

#17 A Tiny Hedgehog

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

If it was a donkey, it was the Democratic Party.

Donkey - Democrat
Elephant - Republican

I think some of the third parties have animal emblems as well. IIRC the Libertarians have a penguin?

#18 Chelli

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

Also watching and hoping that Obama stays on as President.

#19 Fanny McPhail

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

I know its early days but this State by State results page from the BBC's website is making me nervous.

Patience isn't a strength I possess.

Edited by Fanny McPhail, 07 November 2012 - 11:12 AM.


#20 CherrySunday

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Is it weird that I feel quite sick at the thought of Romney as President?
I'm watching the ABC News24 Coverage - but it makes me anxious!

#21 silk

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Just another link to live numbers: NPR

#22 Bunsen the feral

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

I'm following Huffington Post online. If DS decides to have a sleep I'll catch a bit of tv coverage but at the moment Cars is all I'm allowed to watch and I'm fairly sure who's going to win in that race...

#23 71Cath

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (A Tiny Hedgehog @ 07/11/2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it was a donkey, it was the Democratic Party.

Donkey - Democrat
Elephant - Republican

I think some of the third parties have animal emblems as well. IIRC the Libertarians have a penguin?


Does anyone know the history behind the animal symbols?  And why ALP/Libs don't do it too????


#24 Fanny McPhail

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 07/11/2012, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know the history behind the animal symbols?  And why ALP/Libs don't do it too????



I'm sure there is a joke here about horses arses.

#25 Percoriel

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

Ask google and he shall receive http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0881985.html






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The popular baby name from the Rio Olympics

"With a pair of athletes who are not only successful, but seen as great role models – combined with a softer sound – it is like hitting the jackpot."

Toy stuck in baby's throat for two weeks

When Jude Atiga's baby son Laith was struggling to breathe the worried mum called an ambulance.

Mum awarded $20 million over birth power struggle with nurses

As a mother of three, Caroline Malatesta thought she knew what she was letting herself in for when it came to the birth of her fourth baby.

Win a Baby Jogger City Premier for Father's Day

To celebrate Father's Day, one lucky EB fan will win one of their own! Enter Now!

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

Why fatherhood scares many dads-to-be

Travis Bull vividly remembers discovering his partner was pregnant for the first time.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

Warning for pregnant women as flu-related deaths triple

A more than three-fold increase in flu-related deaths has sparked a plea for those with the flu to stay away from vulnerable people.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Too many parents still putting babies in unsafe bedding: study

A study found that a whopping 91 per cent of four-week-old babies had been placed in cots with unsafe bedding.

Mum's shock as toddler fat-shamed by internet trolls

When a mother uploaded a cute photograph of her 14-month old child online, she did not expect a swarm of internet trolls to write that her toddler was fat.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

The most awww-worthy celeb baby pics of the week

It's been a pretty cute week on Instagram in terms of celebs relishing their babies.

When 'Just Do It' just doesn't cut it

When even Michelle Bridges admits to struggling with her exercise regime, it's time to accept that having small children can be a legitimate reason for exercise not happening.

What life is really like when you have five kids

Life is cute with one, manageable with three, but at times completely impossible with five.

When no one can pronounce your baby's name

In Wales it's a common name, but over here, it's cause for some confusion.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Single to double pram that folds with seat attached

A pram is a large purchase, and you only want to buy once.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

Blake Lively: 'Post-pregnancy slim down pressure is so unfair'

Blake Lively has urged women not to feel pressured to lose weight after pregnancy.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

ENTER NOW

Win one of two Father's Day Gift Packs

Sign up to receive our new Essential Kids announcements emails for a chance to win.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.