With only the first percent of voting results in, most attention is on exit polling, and the Drudge Report has some conservatives in a panic with a headline claiming an Obama lead in New Hampshire, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania. Cooler heads on the Right, though, are reminded of a similar trend in 2004 which almost guaranteed a President John Kerry.
In case you don’t remember or weren’t paying attention, Twitter is at your service.
Does everyone remember John Kerry's "Seven Hour Presidency" based on his domination of the exit polls? It was only 8 years ago. cripes.
— The Dishonorable DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) November 6, 2012
In 2004, John Kerry was President from around 4:30 when the exit polls named him the winner to about 11:30 when votes declared Bush winner.
— Everyone's Famous (@AceofSpadesHQ) November 6, 2012
For everyone panicking at the Drudge headline — he called the exits for Kerry in 04
— Dan Andros (@DanAndros) November 6, 2012
As we predicted, in about an hour you will begin to get network pro Obama east time zone exit polls on que, like "President Kerry" in '04.
— Marty Connors (@MartyConnors) November 6, 2012
Drudge reports exit poll boom for Obama. But, remember, these are early and early exits had Kerry winning by a landslide. #libertyblvd
— Richard Moore (@edistomoore) November 6, 2012
Don't be fooled by liberal media polls & pundits. They told us that both Gore & Kerry both had won. Disgraceful.
— Politicalscene.us (@Politicalsceneu) November 6, 2012
Don't believe the exit polls! Ask President Kerry how accurate those are.
— Randi (@_MissRandi) November 6, 2012
I haven't looked, but I wouldn't be surprised if John Kerry is trending for the first time ever.
— Dodd (@Amuk3) November 6, 2012
Now #Drudge is reporting an "EXIT POLL BOOM FOR O." Say hello to President John Kerry!
— Michael E. Newton (@MichaelENewton1) November 6, 2012
President John Kerry thinks exit polls are pretty much the greatest things ever invented. Especially Ohio exit polls.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 6, 2012
That boom was a bust. Drudge’s original headline touting a “boom” for Obama was been changed to “Exit Polls Tight.” Also, Ohio, which had been listed in Obama’s in the original post, has been moved to “toss-up” already.
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