John McCain gave an impressive and optimistic victory speech, contrasting Democrats who want to refight the decision to go to war on Iraq with his own record of revising a losing war strategy. He jabbed them for advocating that we “abrogate” trade agreements. Despite a broken teleprompter, he was sunnier than usual and on message.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are locked in close fights, which may turn even nastier. Fox News reports that there is quite a bit of gamesmanship in Ohio. The Obama team found a judge in Cuyahoga County to extend voting hours in selected precincts without much evidence of voting difficulties. According the the Clinton team, these precincts were pro-Obama locales with a large African American electorate. Meanwhile, she has pulled even in Texas riding the wave of late deciding voters, 66% of whom went for her.