I know this is bad form, because we're supposed to hype the drama, but it's 6:06pm, and as far as I can see, it's in the bag for Barack. I'm going to save my victory cigar for later, because Id like to see Merkley beat Smith, but I call it now. And it's going to be early, too, I'd say, when Barack calls it. TV commentators are already saying: "If Obama wins by as much as it looks like he's going to, what does this mean for America?"

I can't believe it. Can you? Punch me. Go ahead. Punch me in the face.