Wednesday’s Mini-Report***

WEDNESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Another rough day on Wall Street.

* Interesting statistic: “Barack Obama won every John Kerry state by double digits. That is 252 electoral votes.”

* For those keeping track of such things, Indiana was called for Obama.

* Colin Powell was visibly choked up this morning while talking about Obama’s victory on CNN.

* The Senate race in Georgia is headed for a runoff.

* Al Franken has not conceded, while Norm Coleman’s opposition to a recount is pretty ridiculous.

* President Bush was rather gracious today at the White House in congratulating Obama on his victory.

* For all the talk about Jewish voters resisting Obama, the President-Elect actually won “the demographic by a margin even higher than John Kerry’s, and like Al Gore’s and Bill Clinton’s.”

* Also interesting: “National exit polling shows 53 percent of of the voters considered the U.S. Supreme Court an ‘important factor’ in their vote Tuesday. Fifty-two percent of these voters supported Barack Obama, while 46 percent supported John McCain.”

* I’m not a historian, but when was the last time the results of a presidential election prompted spontaneous celebrations in cities across the country?

* Ralph Nader is a disgrace.

* The newspaper industry enjoyed a very good day today.

* And finally, the Onion gets the award for headline of the day: “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

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