The Votes Have Been Counted!

From the New York Daily News:

Who needs pollsters when you’ve got St. Fidelis School?

Since the College Point elementary school students began holding mock elections in 1992, they have correctly predicted the winners of the last four presidential elections.

And this time, the kids have cast their ballots for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.

Original DVD cover.

Over the last month, the Catholic school on 14th Ave., has held mock Democratic and Republican conventions and a presidential debate. The school even held a voter registration drive for its first- through eighth-graders in preparation for their Election Day.

Obama captured the popular vote with 110 votes to GOP candidate John McCain’s 72. Obama also swept the school’s electoral college – 48 to 9.


[…] St. Fidelis has a reputation for picking winners.

Silvestri attributes it to the neighborhood. She said College Point, which is predominantly blue-collar, more closely resembles middle America than some parts of New York City.

“You could probably pick us up and put us in Ohio,” she said.

However, even [social studies teacher Diana] Silvestri was spooked by the school’s 2000 election results.

“Al Gore won the popular vote, but George W. Bush won the electoral vote by one vote,” Silvestri said.


Filed under 2008 election, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Chimpy, Democrats, George W. Bush, humor, John McCain, movies, New York City, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

24 responses to “The Votes Have Been Counted!

  1. I’ll bet you chopping at the bit! Nonnie, what now as the election comes to a close πŸ˜‰

  2. oh, sandy,
    i am so nervous! i don’t want to watch the returns on tv, but i can’t stop! one minute, i’m happy, and the next, i have a stomachache. i made myself a salad for dinner, and i couldn’t tell you what it tastes like, even though i’ve already eaten half of it. what a shame, because i bet it was a really good salad!
    i am very glad that you stopped by tonight, sandy! you always make me smile! πŸ˜€

  3. nightowl724


    We CAN!


    PS I love you, too, nonnie!

  4. we can and we did!! πŸ˜€
    p.s. back atcha, nightowl!

  5. I love the smell of burnt Republicans in the wee hours.
    WE DID IT!!!

  6. Congratulations. May G-d help us all. I look forward to my “I told you so ” moment…..

    Yeah Karen Zipdrive…. you sure did do it,,,

  7. karen!
    can you believe it? i am still in shock!

  8. thanks, trm! πŸ˜€
    stop being a grouch and wait and see what happens before you start building your bomb shelter. you might be pleasantly surprised!

  9. nightowl724

    Extra {{{{{hugs}}}}} for Buffoon tonight! πŸ˜€

  10. nightowl,
    i edited your comment to trm/buffoon and added the smiley face. i knew that you meant to put one there and forgot! πŸ˜‰

  11. nightowl724

    Why, thank you! You were right, because I meant that in the nicest way, of course.

    I am so excited that it’s hard to fall asleep. I’ve been bouncing back and forth between the TV and the Tubes. Is it real? If I change the station, will it STILL be real? How many EVs? Senate seats? House seats? Huh, huh – how many? Where does the popular vote stand? 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… OK, how about now?

  12. nightowl,
    i am going to wear out my mouse from clicking to check on the remaining senate seats, and i think i wore out my stomach lining about 2 or 3 hours ago.

  13. I haven’t seen an electoral victory like this since 1996, when the guests at the Clinton victory party were dancing the Macarena in celebration. About time for something other than a squeaker decided by a single state!

  14. nightowl724

    OK. I finally slept. I awakened. I pinched myself a few times.

    It’s STILL true!

  15. jeb

    Nightowl, hopefully we’re all awake now and our long national nightmare is almost over.

    Imagine, we’ll have a President who can speak in complete and comprehensible sentences. What will that be like?

  16. writechicpress

    Wow, that was like a New Year’s Eve party last night!!!! Except sober. What a dignified speech from McCain! Where’s that guy been? Glad he didn’t run against the Democrats.

    And the crowd in Chicago, again, wow. Obama seemed humbled, but that didn’t stop him from exalting eloquence. A triple-digited IQ President. I’m excited!

  17. neon vincent,
    early in the evening, i saw people examining ballots in palm beach county, and i thought, oh, please not again! once pennsylvania and ohio were a lock, i was able to exhale.
    i was actually a little suprised (happily so) that floriduhhhh went for obama.

  18. now that reality has set in, it will be fun trying to figure out who obama will pick for press secretary and for his cabinet, as well as who will be selected to replace obama and biden in the senate.

  19. hey wcp! πŸ™‚
    whatever capt underpants had to say in his speech, i think it was overshadowed by how ungracious his audience was. it’s okay to express disappointment, but they didn’t have to boo the winner, especially when they knew they had a national audience. i didn’t think capt u sounded very sincere, but he said the words he had to say. i had to laugh at the end of the speech when he walked right past cindy lou. finally, his memory kicked in and he remembered that he had to perfunctorily kiss the old meal ticket.

  20. sandy,
    i’m not sure who won, but i will check the papers and get back to ya! (omg! did i sound like princess sarah? 😐 )

  21. jlms qkw - jenn

    capt u had a great speechwriter for last night. the repub crowd sucked.

    son stayed up to watch obama. i knew as soon as the california polls closed, we would get an answer. heh.

  22. jenn,
    i know my opinion is not the popular one, but i didn’t like the speech capt u gave. to me, it sounded like he was saying that obama won, because he is black. maybe i should listen to it again after some time passes. right now, i see capt u and everyone surrounding him though a dark prism, so i am probably being less than fair.