From the National Jewish Democratic Council:
With your help, the Jewish community voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama.
We are proud that Obama captured 78% of the Jewish vote, according to exit polls. Despite all the hype that Jewish voters would flock to John McCain, these polls show that McCain only received 21% of the Jewish vote.
This was a decisive election; we sent a clear message regarding the differences between the Obama platform and the policies of President Bush and McCain.
With Obama's victory, we selected a candidate who shares the values of the vast majority of American Jews, including the separation of church and state, a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and reproductive freedom.
Election after election for the last 36 years, Republicans have persisted in asserting that their nominee would gain a significant portion of the Jewish vote. Supporters of McCain engaged in an unprecedented anti-Obama campaign in the Jewish community. After spending millions of dollars on an ad campaign filled with misinformation and smears, Jewish Republicans once again could not sway Jewish voters. read more »
Photos from yesterday (taken by my wife Joy) of Jacob helping us stand in line and vote in the most exciting election of my lifetime.
The line in Park Slope, Brooklyn:
Jacob and me in line:
After an hour in line, we get to the polling place:
Jacob helping Joy pull the little lever for Obama:
And pulling the big lever:
And, from Daily Kos, the final result: read more »
McCain is conceding. And is giving the best speech of his campaign.
Obama is winning with over 300 electoral votes, as predicted by Chuck Schumer, and is on his way to a landslide.
I have heard for all my life the question, "Is America ready for a black president?"
TONIGHT, the answer is: "YES, by a fucking landslide."
Thank you McCain for a wonderful concession speech. Thank you Obama for one of the best campaigns in history. Thank you America for making history.
Salon.com is calling NY-13 for McMahon.
There is no longer a single Republican Congressional Rep in NYC. Vito Fossella's drunken, bigamist explosion loses one for the right wing. McMahon wasn't my choice for the seat, but better than what the Republicans have offered.
My son jumped up in bed when I woke him this morning and immediately wanted me to carry him out of bed. Normally he likes lounging half asleep in bed for 15 or 20 minutes before getting up. But today was election day and he was excited.
"We don't want to see ANYMORE of George Bush and John McCain," he keeps saying.
About a month ago he asked for an Obama button. Well, I figured he just wanted to be like mom and dad. But it went beyond that. He was PROUD of that button and showed it off at his childcare. He'd quiz people on who they supported,
He has been dreaming about election day with an excitement that rivals his anticipation of his birthday. read more »