Perhaps it’s the titanic hubris to which we are daily exposed, but I find myself not one of those people who are comfortable going around all like, ‘Candidate X is going to win,’ and speculating as to events ‘after he wins,’ and all of that. I watch the polls carefully, and what they show is not displeasing, but let me just say that I’m not going to relax until an inaugurated president of a particular hue and disposition lets himself into the Oval Office, takes off his shoes, and lights a freaking Marlboro.
I’ll relax when he’s leaning way back in his sturdy leather chair with his sock feet up on the desk and “Betcha By Golly, Wow” playing softly on the Bose Wave system, thumbing aimlessly through the February, 2009 issue of Cooking Light.
In the meantime, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has a good pre-game piece at Newsweek.
First, Washoe County is in Nevada (Reno, Sparks), not Montana. He is right that Obama campaigning has been great up there — I was canvassing in Reno a couple weekends ago with my kids, mom, sister, cousins and assorted family pals — and Washoe now has more registered Democrats than Republicans for the first time in decades, according to the Obama people.
Second, a vote AGAINST California Proposition 8 protects the legal status of same-sex marriage, not the other way around, as Nate has it. Please vote NO on Prop 8.
Gavin adds: On the other hand, via Instapundit comes a less liberal-biased analysis by Roger Kimball.
[UPDATE: Alas, the story about Michelle Obama's taste in champagne and caviar turns out not to be true: see here. I regret the mistake. I also take this occasion to correct a couple of typos readers have graciously called my attention to.]
I know, I know: Michelle Obama has placed a large order for Bolly, Iranian caviar, and lobster to be delivered to the servants’ entrance on January 20, but she’ll have plenty of time to redirect the order. Will she need to? Not if…
We lost interest after that, but he goes on for a few more paragraphs before reaching what seems like the end of the page.