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Reconstitution Complete

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It’s done — all 1216 original MartiniPundit posts (including the seven that were never publicly published) are back. All have the right date, and most have the right time. For a small but significant number, I didn’t have completely accurate time stamps, and I had to try to interpret those. I apologize for any imprecision there, and will certainly correct any where better information comes to light. Unfortunately, the comments and trackbacks are next to impossible to transfer and so I’ve reluctantly had to proceed without them. Thanks to all who’ve visited past and present.

This is the last Site Meter visitor count as of early September 2008 which I’ll also add to the right:


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November 20, 2008 at 6:53 pm

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This Map Is a Lot Less Red than Last Time

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One of the more interesting bits of election analysis is to look at the results not at the state level, but the county level. It actually puts the lie to the notion that a ‘national’ poll means something. Behold:


A few things stand out to me:

McCain carried just one county in New England.

Obama made serious inroads into the Bush counties from 2004, but interestingly, almost all in a largely contiguous fashion. Obama took Kerry’s counties and added adjacent ones.

Florida and Ohio can be carried by targeting a relative handful of counties.

The 2004 map is here.

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November 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm

In Case Anyone Forgets

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Obama isn’t president yet.


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November 18, 2008 at 12:19 am

AT on McCain’s Loss

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A very good read over at the American Thinker on McCain’s loss. Key quote:

… McCain’s (and our) downfall: You can’t bring moderation to an ideology fight. An honorable, sincere moderate who is behind really hasn’t a chance against a cynical ideologue who is ahead. Obama simply dissembled at the debates, while McCain’s tongue-tied references to Ayers, ACORN, Khalidi, “most liberal senator,” etc., sounded unfairly abrupt, even desperate. Maybe they were? To the bitter end, McCain refrained from “bringing Jeremiah Wright into the campaign,” even though Hillary had…Why not? 

It wouldn’t have looked moderate enough. 

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November 5, 2008 at 11:53 am

History and Grace

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As I listen and read, there are many congratulating Senator Obama on his victory. Most are talking up the historic nature of this election, some — like McCain — are being gracious. The pundits at Fox are sounding like Obamacons. 

Since I believe America has just been bamboozled, I’ll skip the preliminaries. Yes, this is historic. The first black man has been elected president. I personally thought it would be someone else, as I’ve posted before.

Meanwhile, despite John McCain’s gracious concession, I intend to give Mr. Obama exactly the level of support his supporters have given President Bush. Which is to say, none.

Some would say that we must all come together as Americans. I say, that should have been the case eight years ago. I have no intention of stopping my fight for this country just because one election has gone another way. Make no mistake, I believe Barack Obama is the enemy of America. He is the agent of change to be sure, but not the change we need. He is the agent of change to turn America into a socialist state. He is the agent the same way Lenin was in 1917, Mao in 1949, Castro in 1959, Ho Chi Minh in 1975, and Pol Pot in 1976.

I’ve never been on their side, and I’m not on Obama’s side.

I could be wrong – Lord knows I have been before. However, I don’t think so. The leopard does not change his spots. And I intend to call’em as I see’em.

In other words folks, I’m back.

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November 5, 2008 at 12:09 am


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It’s approaching landslide.

At least the democrats will have no place to hide in coming years. Whatever happens, they’re going to be responsible.

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November 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm

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McCain Concedes

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McCain is conceding as I type this.

The actual votes are not fully tabulated, and there remains a possibility that they may change – it has happened before.

However, we must assume that Barack Obama has been elected 44th president of the United States. It seems a majority of voters have bought into the snake oil of a con man and charlatan. We’re in for a rocky ride.

God help us. And God help the United States.

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November 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

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