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Top Story — President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States **Updated**

US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on November 1, 2012. AFP

OHIO PUTS him over the top.

Fox News Channel calls Ohio for Obama.

Fox News Channel analysts are blowing Karl Rove out of the water on camera with Megyn Kelly, who got up from the anchor desk to go backstage to talk to the suits. It’s a classic Fox moment that puts a cap on the network’s abominable coverage, which amounted to fairy dust analysis, a clover and keeping fingers crossed.

Evidently, it’s the Karl Rove network.

Now Bret Baier is looking around after calling Rove back to the set.

Amateur hour.

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26 Responses to Top Story — President Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States **Updated**

  1. Sandmann November 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Game. Set. Match.

  2. fangio November 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    WOW! That was fast; kind of boring, actually.

  3. ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Appreciate the update, Taylor!

  4. Taylor Marsh November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    ROMNEY IS DISPUTING OHIO…

    Chris Wallace reporting on Fox…

    • ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

      I just saw that. Time to pop some popcorn…

  5. angels81 November 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    Romney camp is not accepting the Ohio call. There will be no speeches from Romney or anyone else until all the votes are counted. They claim the press has made the wrong call.

  6. Sandmann November 6, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    It’s all over but the crying.

  7. Sandmann November 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    Where’s Mark on all this?

    • Taylor Marsh November 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

      Mark?

      • Sandmann November 7, 2012 at 12:05 am #

        Hubby Mark (unless I’ve a bad memory). What is his final assessment on all things Obama/Romney?

  8. ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    Sounds as if there is no joy in Faux-land. Mighty Rovey has struck out….

  9. ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    It is interesting that Nate Silver hasn’t called it yet….

  10. Cujo359 November 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Florida was called for Gore in the early going back in 2000. Have to go look at the numbers, I guess…

    • ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

      Oh, yeh….I remember that….ugh..

    • Taylor Marsh November 6, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

      Yeah, but FNC also had Bush’s nephew in the back, too.

    • Cujo359 November 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

      As of about midnight Eastern time, ABC’s Ohio page has Obama down by about 20k votes out of roughly 5 million counted, but is still projecting him as the winner.

      • Cujo359 November 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

        Sorry, here is that link. That was with 78% of the vote supposedly counted.

        • ladywalker68 November 7, 2012 at 12:03 am #

          Thanks!

  11. ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    The title of this article made me laugh. It captures the Fox debacle well:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/fox-news-contesting-own-election-call_n_2085817.html

  12. fangio November 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    I’m sure the howling has just begun.

  13. ladywalker68 November 6, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Nate Silver just updated his blog:
    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/live-blog-the-2012-presidential-election/#more-37333

  14. PhilaFootSoldier November 7, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    The title of the article needs a change.
    He is still the 44th President. The number only changes when the person changes.

    We stayed blue here in Philly as I knew we would. I did some calling at Obama HQ on Saturday and confirmed my sense that Pennsylvania was not really in play.

    • Taylor Marsh November 7, 2012 at 12:41 am #

      The original title was 44.

  15. fangio November 7, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    If he’s stuck with the same freaks in the house what difference does it make anyway. Wasn’t four years of divided government enough.

    • DaGoat November 7, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      Yep seems like we spent a whole lot of time, money and energy just to keep the dysfunctional status quo.

      • Uh-oh November 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

        Right you are. For $2 billion, we get the same-old/same-old. Can’t get excited about that.

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