Monday, November 1

November Madness - We all remember how network news blew the 2000 election coverage by going early with a Florida win for Al Gore, then flip-flopping before finally saying it was too close to call. Things are only going to be worse this year, as even the state officials who count ballots might not know the outcome for days or -- God help us -- months? The LATimes offers an obvious prediction: Even with revamped exit polling, "there may be no projected or actual winner by the time most viewers go to bed" and "all the networks said they will stay on the air until a winner has been declared or until it is clear there are vote-count issues that will take days to sort out." Jamie and I are planning to ride out the cliffhanger at HRC's annual election party.