NEW MEXICO…. For most of the night, we were waiting for some kind of unexpected result, with one candidate or another flipping a state. Nothing happened.

And then, Ohio was announced for Obama. Moments ago, MSNBC called New Mexico for Obama, too.

If McCain has an avenue to 270, it’s hiding well.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.