Map and count is current as of 11/3/08. Presentation by Corey, Charity, Geoff & Eddie.
- Obama / Biden –278
- McCain / Palin – 132
- Toss Up -128
This is it baby – Election is on TUESDAY!
Each week between September 15 and November 4 (the election) Senior Current Issues will provide you an update on the progress of the 2008 Presidential Election. Each week at this site you will find a photo (USA Electoral Map in room #112) of the updated polling comparisons between Barack Obama and John McCain. Each week a different group of seniors will offer you a three to five minute podcast of where this election currently stands and the trends they see on the horizon. Student groups will provide a news article that they think will help you to better understand the dynamics of this election. All students are encouraged to listen to the podcast and read the article.
SCI students will offer a “what do you think” question that goes with the news article. All Senior Current Issues students must do the ensuing 20 point blog. All other students may choose to answer the question as an extra credit blog assignment (5 pts max.)
All electoral votes come from estimates located on Real Clear Politics.com Remember polls are only estimates of how people may vote. Until Nov 4 nobody really knows the outcome of this election.
Podcast – click podcast. Go to Real Clear Politics while you listen. Podcast coincides with photo of map in room 112, located at the top of this post. Special Note the podcast does not work in Firefox browser.
News Article – New York Times – “Campaigns Focus on States their Parties lost in 2004”
Question – Despite the parties losses in these states in 2004 (according to the article) do you think that the candidate’s strategies will change the outcome of these states in 2008?
Postings for the question must be made before the final outcome of the Election is determined, whatever the time of the morning that may be.
Podcast: (98% / A) Interesting podcast. Certainly unique to all the others – I thought your NPR style worked rather well. And I thought you captured both candidate’s positions well. Good job with the numbers guy, the moderator, and issues people. Real well done. Probably the most informative one we had.
Article / Question: (92% / A-) The article was timely.
Presentation: (NA ) – Election day. No presentation.
Overall Grade: (95% / A) – You guys had a lot of time constraints and still pulled it off prior to the election. Good work. That took some doing. You also juggled schedules and worked well together under the gun. Nice. I’m impressed.
Check the category “08 ELECTION – The News” for more news about the candidates and the Election.