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CNN Kool-Aid Hysteria of the Day: Even reliably red Montana in play as Election Day looms
CNN ^ | 11-2-2008

Posted on 11/02/2008 10:47:29 AM PST by My Favorite Headache

Sen. Barack Obama leads Sen. John McCain in CNN's latest Electoral College estimates.

1 of 2 George W. Bush won Montana by 20 points in his re-election victory four years ago. But it seems times have changed in the state.

CNN's new Electoral College map, updated Sunday morning, moves Montana from "leaning John McCain" to "tossup."

The move is partially based on the new CNN poll of polls in Montana, compiled Friday, which suggests that McCain has a 1-point lead over his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, 46 percent to 45 percent. Nine percent of voters are undecided.

"The fact that Montana is up for grabs has to be extremely unsettling for the McCain campaign," said CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib.

"Montana's usually a reliably Republican state in presidential campaigns. It's been won by the Democrats only twice in the past half century. If you're a Republican and you're fighting for Montana in the last few days of the campaign, you're not in good shape."

Three electoral votes are at stake in Montana, a state Obama visited in late August. McCain, the Republican nominee, has not campaigned in Montana during the general election.

With Montana moving to "tossup," CNN estimates that if the election were held today, Obama would win states with 291 electoral votes -- more than enough to capture the White House.

McCain would take states with 157 electoral votes, while states with a combined total of 90 electoral votes would still be up for grabs. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.

CNN is also moving Iowa, and its 7 electoral votes, from "leaning Obama" to "safe Obama." The latest poll of polls in Iowa, compiled Sunday morning, suggests Obama now has a lead of 14 percentage points in the state, 53 to 39 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: mccain; mt2008; obama

1 posted on 11/02/2008 10:47:29 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

If Montana ends up in play then we are in for a long and horrible night. Thankfully I don’t think it is in play. The whole election sure is though. A lot on here think it is locked up for McCain but it really is one that either side can win.


2 posted on 11/02/2008 10:49:15 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: My Favorite Headache

Next report from CNN/PMSNBC/InsertMSMNamehere will be:

“Texas is leaning 0bama....”


3 posted on 11/02/2008 10:50:01 AM PST by KnutKase (VRWC member since 1988)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Nah, it’s all true. I know because there are some posters with 2000 signup dates who have shown up to tell us that it’s all over. We shouldn’t even bother to vote. We’re doomed. /s


4 posted on 11/02/2008 10:50:08 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: DemonDeac

I think Montana is just 3 electoral votes though, so hopefully it won’t even matter as far as election night tracking.


5 posted on 11/02/2008 10:52:06 AM PST by 1972BornFree
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To: KnutKase

They were trying to say Arizona is in play yesterday, now it’s Montana?
okey dokey


6 posted on 11/02/2008 10:52:54 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: DemonDeac

MT may be in play, I doubt it, the MSM is simply spewing whatever they have been told by a poll, they never analyze them, only “According to..blah blah blah”

McCain has a good shot, that is as far as I’ll go.


7 posted on 11/02/2008 10:54:37 AM PST by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: KnutKase

Commie News Network would report Alabama in play if they could get their fool-aid drinking audience to believe it.


8 posted on 11/02/2008 10:55:29 AM PST by rdl6989 (What isn't above Obama's pay grade?)
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Newflash....ALL McCain states are in play!!!

Obama poised to win EVERYTHING!!!!

(sarc)


9 posted on 11/02/2008 10:55:29 AM PST by curling
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To: snarkytart

Fox said yesterday that Georgia and Arizona are in play-toss up now...and CNN says PA is put away for Hussein, Montana is toss up, N.C. is toss up, and they had the audacity to question whether Idaho will go red.


10 posted on 11/02/2008 10:55:46 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: snarkytart

According to RCP, North Dakota is +2 Obama

*roll eyes*


11 posted on 11/02/2008 10:55:46 AM PST by babydubya1981 (Homeschooling Moms for McCain/Palin 08)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Obama takes Alabama


12 posted on 11/02/2008 10:57:43 AM PST by silentreignofheroes (Should have seen it in color.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’m beginning to get suspicious. Has the country changed so much in four years? I don’t know if they are trying to generate momentum that doesn’t actually exist, or demoralize Republicans, or what, but.... I just have a hard time believing in this landslide the media is doing its best to arrange.


13 posted on 11/02/2008 10:57:45 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (History repeats itself because human nature is static.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

You hit it on the head.


14 posted on 11/02/2008 10:59:38 AM PST by babydubya1981 (Homeschooling Moms for McCain/Palin 08)
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To: My Favorite Headache

It may very well be that cnn knows about all the fraud and therefore KNOWS who will win where.


15 posted on 11/02/2008 11:02:57 AM PST by Terry Mross (If Obama wins this may be my last post.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Any country that didn’t elect Kerry will not elect 0bama.


16 posted on 11/02/2008 11:04:20 AM PST by Rocko (0bama is The Great Pumpkin)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Someone want to ask CNN why is it Obama was in Iowa and PA last week?


17 posted on 11/02/2008 11:04:39 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: curling
Obama poised to win EVERYTHING!!!!

That is the (wet) dream they are living out at CNN and other liberal bastions right now, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. They want an Obama 50-state sweep, to validate their faith in extreme liberalism, and they truly believe if that happens then life from January 20th on will be nothing but sunshine, jellybeans and unicorns (cue that obnoxious Coke song).

Personally, it is only over the past week that I've grown cautiously optimistic. Momentum is moving toward McCain, and, as loathe as I am to admit it, Dick Morris is right: This election is now a referendum on Obama. And any person in possession of common sense and discernment will have a problem voting for him.

It would be intoxicating, though, to watch CNN and PMSDNC should McCain pull out a win, given that they have already accepted Obama as the winner, wouldn't it? Schadenfreude overload!
18 posted on 11/02/2008 11:05:32 AM PST by LostInBayport (John McCain is the Luckiest Man Alive...mere mortals such as we can only wonder why...)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Twist, distort, humiliate, and finally dispirit.

Don't fall for the Chicago style, long con.

19 posted on 11/02/2008 11:06:12 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: A_perfect_lady

“...they are trying to generate momentum that doesn’t actually exist, or demoralize Republicans, or what...”

All of that. And, its being done right here on FR by infiltrating Obama surrogates that will disappear November 5th. They don’t always post the bad news stories, but, they’re always here to give their subtle woe is us take on things.


20 posted on 11/02/2008 11:06:12 AM PST by John W (How can she be so smart and savvy, such a Hey Good Lookin' dish)
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To: My Favorite Headache

CNN is drunk and high on their kool aid. They are despicable.


21 posted on 11/02/2008 11:07:18 AM PST by romanesq
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To: My Favorite Headache

CNN is drunk and high on their kool aid. They are despicable.


22 posted on 11/02/2008 11:07:18 AM PST by romanesq
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To: My Favorite Headache
LOL Idaho will probably secede if obama wins.
23 posted on 11/02/2008 11:08:29 AM PST by WVNight (We havn't played Cowboys and Muslims yet....)
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To: Rocko
Any country that didn’t elect Kerry will not elect 0bama.

Unless Kerry wasn't liberal enough... :0)

24 posted on 11/02/2008 11:10:35 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Rocko
Any country that didn’t elect Kerry will not elect 0bama.

That line of reasoning is faulty and ignores fundamental changes that have altered the political landscape in 4 years - a hugely unpopular Bush (fav. rating half of what it was in 2004), unprecedented stock market collapse in 3 weeks, massive pro-Obama MSM bias, massive money advantage for Obama, enthusiastic Dem electorate, and signs of a recession. It would be a miracle if this did not have an effect.

25 posted on 11/02/2008 11:13:17 AM PST by nwrep
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To: My Favorite Headache
The jackasses in the Obamedia are now calling Arizona a "toss up." ROTFLMAO!

Just say no to drugs.

26 posted on 11/02/2008 11:13:49 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
For the last few days, CNN has been engaged in a blatant attempt to depress McCain votes by trying to convince viewers that the election is over and the vote on Tuesday is just a formality.

I managed to stomach an hour of their "election center" last night. I was treated to stories about the upcoming "soul searching" in the republican party when McCain loses on Tuesday. What Obama's cabinet is going to look like. What Obama's victory is going to mean. Where the McCain campaign went wrong. Will Obama win in a landslide or merely a blowout?

And no, I'm not exaggerating, these were actually the topics of discussion during the period I watched...

27 posted on 11/02/2008 11:16:26 AM PST by apillar
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To: My Favorite Headache

Montana is in play as much as is Rhode Island. Watching CNN when McCain wins should be quite enjoyable.


28 posted on 11/02/2008 11:18:39 AM PST by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I’ll believe CNN’s polling information when ObamaRama admits he’s a Socialist.


29 posted on 11/02/2008 11:21:29 AM PST by philman_36
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To: nwrep
0bama is too much of an unknown, and is a weaker candidate than Kerry. And if a massive infusion of money can prop up a weak candidate, then Mitt Romney would have been the GOP candidate.

Of course, you could be right. Maybe. Possibly. ;') Vote anyway.

30 posted on 11/02/2008 11:21:43 AM PST by Rocko (0bama is The Great Pumpkin)
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To: My Favorite Headache
The Kool Aid Donks and their MSM amen chorus have convinced themselves the Democrats will win the greatest victory history has ever seen. I can't wait til Tuesday to see they're full of it!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

31 posted on 11/02/2008 11:22:11 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Rocko
Any country that didn’t elect Kerry will not elect 0bama.

Bingo. In order for bambi to win a LOT of people who voted for Bush will have to vote for bambi. LOL! That isn't going to happen and there is much evidence the opposite will happen....i.e. a LOT of people who voted for Kerry will be voting for McCain. Bambi is toast.

32 posted on 11/02/2008 11:29:24 AM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

“Nah, it’s all true. I know because there are some posters with 2000 signup dates who have shown up to tell us that it’s all over. We shouldn’t even bother to vote. We’re doomed. /s”

Truth dat!

LLS


33 posted on 11/02/2008 11:32:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims!)
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To: goldstategop

goldstategop: “I can’t wait til Tuesday to see they’re full of it!”

Amen to that!

Some of the MSM reporters were nearly in tears over the Kerry and Gore losses. Can you imagine their reaction if Obama goes down? It will truly be a wondrous sight to behold.

A McCain win, for me, will be satisfying, for I will know Americans still have some measure of common sense and a belief in the ideals that made this country great.

Let me tell you, goldstategop, it boggles my mind every time I think the Democrats actually nominated such a far left radical as Obama. We will, hopefully, save the Democrats from themselves this Tuesday.


34 posted on 11/02/2008 11:35:38 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Voting proudly for GOVERNOR Palin for VP!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
First, came the phony candidate.

Next, came the phony polls about the phony candidate.

Then, came the phony "news" stories about the phony polls about the phony candidate.

Now, we have the phony predictions...

35 posted on 11/02/2008 11:35:48 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Hokum. If Montana was in play either McCain or Palin would have put the state on their schedule and if Obama thought it was winnable he have put in an appearance. That says its all about CNN's "prediction."

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

36 posted on 11/02/2008 11:39:01 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I didn’t think it was possible for Obama to win all 57 states, but now that CNN has everything in play, anything is posisble.


37 posted on 11/02/2008 11:47:06 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Real Clear Politics map makes me laugh hysterically, too. Such BS.


38 posted on 11/02/2008 11:55:30 AM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: My Favorite Headache

John King said the McCain campaign can’t envision a scenario where McCain wins without PA

That’s all I needed to hear


39 posted on 11/02/2008 12:06:43 PM PST by wiseprince
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To: KnutKase
Bwhahahahahahahahahahahah! why don't they just crown him?

They use liberal plants as UNREGISTERED VOTERS for their interactive debates

CNN is toast.

40 posted on 11/02/2008 12:20:01 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: DemonDeac
Either it will be over before Montana's results come in, because Obama has carried a couple of states further east that McCain had to have, or else McCain will be doing better than the media predicted, in which case he'll win Montana comfortably.

If it is close, we may be left hanging on election night as key states depend on provisional ballots...i.e., phony votes that even the local officials had to set aside as questionable.

41 posted on 11/02/2008 1:09:11 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: rdl6989
Don't watch CNN. Don't even visit their website. After the election, me and a couple of friends are starting the "Boycott CNN" project. We're going to be encouraging people to write into CNN and tell them that they won't watch them anymore.

RightWingIt.com

42 posted on 11/02/2008 1:10:09 PM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Operation Depress Republican Turnout continues as planned.

One slight problem, CNN: we don't believe your bullshit any more, nor do the American people.

43 posted on 11/02/2008 1:13:44 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
CNN: Obama 80%, McCain 10%!!!

Poll consisted on 850 CNN employers who are likely to vote. CNN management is looking for those 10% McCain voters who will be immediately terminated due to 'budget issues'.

Additionally, 10% of those polled were listed as undecided as CNN found they didn't speak English and understand the questions. However CNN Pollsters believed they lean Obama.


44 posted on 11/02/2008 2:36:33 PM PST by Condor51 (The only difference between Bill Ayers and Timothy McVeigh is the body count!)
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To: Condor51

Got news for Y’all. New York is in play.


45 posted on 11/02/2008 3:38:18 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: curling
Here in Australia the headline today says more or less "Obama on the verge of landslide win"

This is total B.S.

This race is tighter than Roseanne Barr in bicycle pants.
And the momentum is in McCain's favor. Obama is on the defensive and has been since Joe the Plumber popped the question.
46 posted on 11/02/2008 4:43:33 PM PST by beagleone (Stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

We need a few anti-satellite missiles to shoot down CNN and MSNBC.


47 posted on 11/02/2008 4:46:55 PM PST by Tuxedo ((((--- In Stereo Where Available ---))))
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