Comprehensive Election Reactions Round Up – A Reference – 273 Facebook Status Messages in 27 Hours

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273 Status Political Status Messages in 27 Hours
I was fascinated by the number of status messages left by Facebook users from 4:00 PM Tuesday, the 4th , until 7:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th. They were almost exclusively about the election, and all but two friends were happy about it. It’s amazing how easy they were to divide up by the emotions that seemingly everyone was sharing…

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST – Some people still voting, donating their status messages, etc etc.

JB just returned from voting! on Tuesday
RH is overwhelmed by western PA. on Tuesday
JA can’t wait for results time! on Tuesday
JG literally might throw up from election induced anxiety disorder. on Tuesday
CKL is so happy she didn’t have to wait in line to vote today. on Tuesday
PO did his civic duty. on Tuesday
JW just voted and got the chills…let’s make history. on Tuesday
EL is getting out the vote for Barack Obama. Last chance to join the rally: on Tuesday
MD is getting out the vote for Barack Obama. Last chance to join the rally: on Tuesday
SMZ is getting out the vote for Barack Obama. Last chance to join the rally: on Tuesday
MS has donated their status to remind everyone to vote for Barack Obama today. Donate your status: on Tuesday
JT is antsy! on Tuesday
AT VOTED!!!! it’ll be a long night of waiting to see the out come though :(. on Tuesday |

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST – Nervousness, jumpiness, eagerness, drinkiness.

GB is crazy nervous. on Tuesday
TJB has voted and is now getting ready to party! Anyone in the Valley within shouting distance is welcome to stop by:). on Tuesday
RD is the 1,593,543rd person to donate their status to get out the vote for Barack Obama today. Donate yours: on Tuesday
CP I love this on Tuesday
PDS is down with the Force. on Tuesday
CM is going to the Obama rally tonight. Hot damn! on Tuesday
EEC is pissed that only 10% of people care about Iraq anymore when there are still people dying over there…. on Tuesday
JG just rocked the vote. on Tuesday
JO just voted and got a flu shot all in the same building. Yay America! Yay Obama! on Tuesday
JB is elated after casting my vote. on Tuesday
AK is mixing a stiff drink and bracing herself. on Tuesday AFM is election party tonight! Lots of beer on hand to celebrate or commiserate depending on circumstances. on Tuesday KC is waiting for the election to end. on Tuesday
LJBP So proud of America for voting – looking forward to curling up in comfy clothes with Scott & pizza to watch the election results roll in! :). on Tuesday
KM remembers when terrorists planned 9/11 under Democrat Bill Clinton’s watch. 23 hours ago

6:30 PM – 7:05 PM EST – Hunkering down, and the first noticing of CNN’s holograms.

DM is going to get himself a mess of sushi, crack open a bottle of red and watch the election returns on his very own couch all by himself. 23 hours ago
PC reminds everyone to fasten their seatbelts… (and if you don’t know the rest of this, remember to vote NO on 8!!!) 23 hours ago
KSG misses Tim Russert a little bit. 23 hours ago
FH is ready for returns, although her fingernails are getting shorter… 23 hours ago
SBS voted and is buzzing with excitement! 23 hours ago
LG is the 1,668,494th person to donate their status to get out the vote for Barack Obama today. Donate yours: 23 hours ago
RC can’t believe how ridiculous the CNN holograms are. 23 hours ago
JG thinks CNN’s holograms are hilarious. 23 hours ago
JFA is horrified at the reports of voter intimidation. But then again…it is Fox News. 23 hours ago
IME is moved by this story – that’s dedication. 23 hours ago

7:05 PM – 8:30 PM EST – Polls stat closing, votes start coming in.

MM can’t get information fast enough….refresh…refresh. 22 hours ago
CC is extremely anxious, but has already (optimistically) purchased celebration prosecco. Cheers! 22 hours ago
NS is holding his breath. 22 hours ago
MC voted for Barack!!!!!!!!! 22 hours ago
JB is just waiting… 22 hours ago
MC wants to give away all the red states. 22 hours ago
MM is FREAKING. 22 hours ago
JF has her fingers crossed for Obama. 22 hours ago
RD is GOBAMA!!!!!!! 22 hours ago
MC hearts David Gergen and Chris Matthews. Maybe DG a little more. 22 hours ago KB can’t believe people are beginning to decorate their houses for christmas. Completely non-political status but….my head is racing. 22 hours ago
MM NH – check! 22 hours ago
JA is at Rockefeller Center and it is waaay cool! 22 hours ago
MC thinks that Jean Shaheen is fun to say. 22 hours ago
VK Ole ole ole ole, Batak, Barak!!! Ole ole ole ole!!! 22 hours ago
MS Hagan > Dole. It’s starting, and it’s gonna get better before it gets better people!! 21 hours ago
MC is a little bit proud of NH and has decided that they may remain a New England state. 21 hours ago
MF is projecting the CNN hologram has lost in a landslide. 21 hours ago
MM waiting on FL. 21 hours ago
SF is also stoked how many people were out voting and showing they want to be heard! 21 hours ago
RD is YES WE CAN AND YES WE WILL! 21 hours ago
NM is elated to see the US vote for their first black president. Right man for the job!!!!! 21 hours ago ME adrenaline. 21 hours ago
BB is feeling beyond addled. 21 hours ago
WEW is watching the votes roll in. GOBAMA. 21 hours ago

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST – OHIO!!! is called, people start to feel it.

TJB is OHIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 21 hours ago
AFM wants to remind you not to get the projections confused with the actual votes. CNN needs TV drama too. 21 hours ago HV is 70 to go!!!!!!! 21 hours ago
HS is soo proud of her husband for making Ohio BLUE! 21 hours ago
DM is God I love seeing Fox News Talking Heads squirm and spin!!! 21 hours ago
MM wow. OH! 21 hours ago
LMC Yay Ohio!!!! 21 hours ago
RTM is having so much fun reading updated statuses pertaining to Obama’s anticipated victory. 21 hours ago
RD is. 21 hours ago
MFS is HEY! HO! WAY TO GO O-H-I-O!!!! 21 hours ago
MH declares that today, we are all Ohioans. 21 hours ago
CP psyched about Pennsylvania and Ohio! 21 hours ago
KB loves refreshing everyone’s status updates and getting the play by play… 20 hours ago
NS is Jim Himes! 20 hours ago
AK ‘s heart is in Grant Park, with her brother! 20 hours ago

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM EST – Anticipation building. Closer and closer and closer. States kept coming in.

JG is witnessing one of the most historic moments in our nation’s history. Wow. 20 hours ago
MM is feeling a little relief… and pride. 20 hours ago
MS is surprised how many people on the living room floor are posting status updates. 20 hours ago
NS is SINCERELY thankful for Chris Shays’ service. 20 hours ago
LN wants less talking and more results…you hear me…RESULTS. 20 hours ago
JS is very very proud of America. 20 hours ago
LS is amazed. 20 hours ago
RT is 975 dollars richer thanks to Obama… BC o-ba-ma! o-ba-ma! 20 hours ago
JG says “Fuck Yeah Ohio!!!”. 20 hours ago
MM is back waiting for FL (or VA)…and getting sleepy. 20 hours ago
AS welcomes the new era that has just been born. 20 hours ago
AT is happy she moved to a swing state, did I help swing it? 20 hours ago
FH is feeling pretty happy. PBR helps. 20 hours ago
MY is Ha! via HOLOGRAM? awesome. 20 hours ago
RT is surprised you can smoke pot now. just not at the dog track… 20 hours ago
MC is wondering wtf is going on with IN, NC and VA? 19 hours ago
JA has been on NBC a lot tonight. 19 hours ago
JW has champagne on ice and is beginning to get overwhelmed with joy. 19 hours ago
RD is we just got virginia. 19 hours ago

11:00 PM – 1:00 AM EST – HE WON!!!!!! Disbelief, celebration, realization slowly starts to sink in.

LMC oh my god. 19 hours ago
NS is HE WON! 19 hours ago
CP 23 to go! Motherbitches! 19 hours ago
MM is excited….and tired. 19 hours ago
JO we did it!!!! 19 hours ago
AK is inexpressibly happy. let the images speak for themselves, Wolf! 19 hours ago
RTM no words can describe this! 19 hours ago
HV is shedding tears of joy…History is made and change is on the way! 19 hours ago
TJB is oh my god. 19 hours ago
CP John Stewart calls it, good enough for me!! 19 hours ago
RH loves this. 19 hours ago
JB says the Barack has just won the Presidency! 19 hours ago
CB is happy. 19 hours ago NS 19 hours ago
SS nice, it’s over McCain, our next president is Obama!! 19 hours ago
MD is celebrating. 19 hours ago
LG is WWWEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! 19 hours ago
RD is elated. words can’t describe it. 19 hours ago
TM is ecstatic. 19 hours ago
CC is drinking some fizzy wine and SO excited!!!!! 19 hours ago IME HOORAY! Though I’ll miss Tina’s Palin. 19 hours ago
PW is so proud to be an American right now!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! 19 hours ago
ME tears of joy. 19 hours ago
GB is Yes dammit! We won! 19 hours ago
JW is listening to Brooklyn erupt in cheers!!!!!! Elation! 19 hours ago
PW is so proud to be an American right now!!! Tears of joy! Thank you. 19 hours ago
RS is listening to pandemonium on the streets… GObama! 19 hours ago
AFM is fuck yeah!!! And I get to sleep at a decent hour! 19 hours ago
AC is great day. great, great day. 19 hours ago
JJ is unbelievably happy and proud to have her country back! 19 hours ago
GG has just witnessed the country go soft. 19 hours ago
HW Oh yes we did! 19 hours ago
CR is soooo happy!!!!! 19 hours ago
CP hell yes. 19 hours ago
PO can I get a hell yeah!!! 19 hours ago
CP has exhaled. The best night. Ever. 19 hours ago
JB just lit about 50 bottle rockets off his roof, the city is pretty much going nuts… 19 hours ago
JA Yes we can? Yes we did!!! 19 hours ago
LMC a happy moment of a lifetime. 19 hours ago
VK We are witnessing history in the making. President Obama. 19 hours ago
VK I couldn’t be happier. Change is here. 19 hours ago
FH is so excited! I was teary… 19 hours ago
MM is watching history tonight. 19 hours ago
PC is blown away by America. 19 hours ago
KH is OBAMA!!!!! 19 hours ago
DW just changed the world. 19 hours ago
CW is right in the heart of history. 19 hours ago
ED don’t tell me, i tivo’d it. 19 hours ago
CG is proud to be an American again. This day will be taught to and discussed by future generations as a watershed moment in American history. 19 hours ago
ED says McCain 2012 ! 19 hours ago
DP is excited to have a president he can be proud of. finally. 19 hours ago
KS is hoping no one hurts this man. 19 hours ago RC is beyond thrilled that Obama is prez, but slightly disappointed that Wolf Blitzer did not howl when he projected Obama’s victory. 19 hours ago
WA — it happened. 19 hours ago
LG has one word for you: landslide. 18 hours ago
JA is proud to have voted in a swing state that went Obama! 18 hours ago
TJB is breathless and overwhelmed. 18 hours ago
KO is amazed. And inspired. 18 hours ago
NS “Rosa sat so Martin could walk so Barack could run so our children can fly”. 18 hours ago
BS we are not enemies, but friends — change has come…thank god! 18 hours ago
VK Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!18 hours ago
SB is living history in the internet. 18 hours ago
EO is….PRAISE JESUS!!! 18 hours ago
AC is give’im give’im give’im give’im give’im give’im give’im give’im give’im the keys to the city. 18 hours ago
ED yes we can has! 18 hours ago
ME is inspired and encouraged. One love, America. 18 hours ago
AL is proud to be in Chicago. 18 hours ago
JD feels his shell of disaffected, ironic distance crack, crack, crack. 18 hours ago
GB is ecstatic and exhausted. 18 hours ago
LG is totally overwhelmed by the absolute yay-ness of the moment. 18 hours ago
NW is hoping the world is watching. That’s how Democracy works, bitches. 18 hours ago
SO is Extremely Excited!!! 18 hours ago

1:00 AM – 7:00 AM EST – Moving on, here comes the snark, pride, elation, exhaustion, PROP 8.

JA is wondering how soon he can sign up for health care! 17 hours ago
MS is loving the fact that I voted for a winner…..and that Chicago is the center of the earth right now. 17 hours ago
PC just found out that LA county results come in last – keep the faith everyone! 17 hours ago
EL is saying – time to spread the wealth!! 17 hours ago
AK has to sleep and give up on watching for California Prop 8 results. No matter where it comes down, your dignity subject to a vote, and we will overcome! 17 hours ago
MC wants a miniature Jill Biden doll – she is adorable. 17 hours ago
GF is surprised that Californians voted Yes on 8. Bright Side: I guess gays won’t have to endure divorce. 17 hours ago
CM is so proud of this country. Yes we did! 17 hours ago
MC is thinking Rudy and Sarah are starting to figure out what a community organizer does ;). 17 hours ago
EL loved all the horns (and drums) on the way home! about time we can show the same joy for politics as we do for the red sox/patriots. 17 hours ago
HW says HELLS YEAH! 17 hours ago
SR is smiling. 17 hours ago
ESJ is celebrating Obama victory. 17 hours ago
JH just got home from Grant Park! Very, very cool. 17 hours ago
EB is a seriously proud American. Elated beyond description. Ready to contribute to all the good things that are now going to come. 16 hours ago
CB is overwhelmed! 16 hours ago
CM is exhausted but too excited to fall asleep. Tomorrow’s gonna be rough. 16 hours ago
JG is ready to go to sleep and wake up on Jan. 20, 2009 in the United Baracks of Amerirack. 16 hours ago
CH is knocked on her butt, but in an amazing way. 16 hours ago
WEW is Oboozing. Great day in America. 15 hours ago
PP is celebrating. 15 hours ago
JF Obooyah!! 14 hours ago

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST – Did that just happen? Excitement, pride, America, happiness, relief, afterglow, more snark, WTF? CA, Bittersweet victory.

MS is OMG amazing election. Thanks to all that got out and voted, R or D!! 12 hours ago
SM is YAY! 12 hours ago
AB is so happy we got it right this time. 12 hours ago
KB did fall asleep too early last night but woke up feeling as though it was christmas morning. We did it people. 11 hours ago
SW is so ready for a new era. 11 hours ago
CG is breathing a sigh of relief. 11 hours ago
KC is happy there is no recount, the election’s over, and it’s safe to go back to the grind. 10 hours ago
NM is so glad to hear the words President Elect Barack Obama. :-). 10 hours ago
TJB knows that the pendulum swings both ways in this country, and it is time for like minded people to use this time wisely. 10 hours ago
MR “America has spoken…and has spoken clearly….”. 10 hours ago
JB is tired, but thrilled. 10 hours ago
MD was so happy this morning that she woke up early BY CHOICE. 10 hours ago
AK is looking forward to having an intelligent Pres again! GObama!! Best day ever. 10 hours ago
MS is sifting through data on state races. Massachusetts legislature is approaching Volkskammer numbers for Democrats. 10 hours ago
AD hasn’t been this excited in years! 9 hours ago
EL congratulates you! and asks you to get to work with him to make this country a better place. 9 hours ago
SBS thinks the people have spoken…loudly. 9 hours ago
HS is annoyed with Morning Joe-don’t piss on the parade already! 9 hours ago
LN is proud of her country…probably for the first time ever. 9 hours ago
EB is word. 9 hours ago
PJ is proud that Mass stepped up and voted YES on Question #3. 9 hours ago
KM can at least cling to guns and religion until 2012. 9 hours ago
CP second moment when it really sunk in was listening to Delores Handy this morning: 9 hours ago
CM such an amazing night… now back to the grind. 9 hours ago
LJBP Tired, proud and optimistic after an inspiring and historic night! 9 hours ago
CM is glad he dosen’t have to move out of the country. 9 hours ago
AFM is amused that her neighbors called Obama a communist. What is this, 1950? 9 hours ago
MS is going into work–late–to toss most of the pictures of McCain and place the pictures of Obama. 9 hours ago
RS For the first time in my lifetime, I feel truly proud to be an American. Truly. 9 hours ago
LB is happy. 8 hours ago
MM is encouraged. 8 hours ago
KH is overjoyed. 8 hours ago
SGW stayed up late for the rally and is still happy, but tired. 8 hours ago
DM is thinking that this weekend is going to be a giant party! 8 hours ago
JB woke up to a great new world! 8 hours ago
KH is finding it very hard to focus on homework but that is totally OK with her! 8 hours ago
TL never saw people shouting from the rooftops until THIS. 8 hours ago
AK is road trip to dc jan 20th?? 8 hours ago
AK is content. 8 hours ago MD is so happy he doesn’t know how to… 8 hours ago
GB , for one, welcomes his new Democratic overlord. 7 hours ago
JFA is pleased. 7 hours ago
RTM is floating around Jersey suburbia… smiling and spreading the love! YES WE CAN AMERICA!!!! 7 hours ago
BR is hoping Obama can succeed at what he was elected to do as soon as possible…bring the economy back to life! 7 hours ago
RD is OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA. 7 hours ago
JW is still in joyous shock… 7 hours ago
PO may just have to name his first son Barack. 7 hours ago
SP is exhaling and breathing in a new day. 6 hours ago
DB believes a peaceful revolution has spoken. Oh….and go Chicago! 6 hours ago
EO is wondering what’s with the h8te Californians? Very dissapointing. 6 hours ago
SF is feelin’ pretty good. 6 hours ago
KL is already printing Palin-Bedelia 2012 posters!!! 6 hours ago
PC is wondering is Elisabeth will be as humble a loser as McCain was. Doubtful. 6 hours ago
JS thought last night was amazing and is excited for the future. 6 hours ago
AC hung over. 6 hours ago
EM is very proud of her PRESIDENT Barack Obama. 6 hours ago
BK has a restored faith in humanity. 6 hours ago
AC knows hope, if nothing else. 6 hours ago
JG is seeing a lot of smiling faces at work today. 5 hours ago
MS revised “first African American to become a major party presidential candidate” to “…elected President of the United States.” P. 167. 5 hours ago
AFM now has another reason to hate California. 5 hours ago
TJB is tired, but just can’t stop smiling. 5 hours ago
AC is come on california… 5 hours ago
AK is happy and a lil more hetrophobic today. 4 hours ago
MC I think Ralph Nader is done. His handlers need to put a muzzle on him. 3 hours ago
MD is rejoicing. 3 hours ago
NM is majorly disappointed with the Question 8 results in CA. WTF people? 3 hours ago
AK is still totally pumped about Obama. 2 hours ago
FH wants to know the results of the OR. U.S. Senate race. 2 hours ago
RH is so saddened by prop. 8. 2 hours ago
SW appreciates his mom, but honestly: “Mother, he is not Irish. Obama. Not O’Bama.” 2 hours ago
IM is feeling pretty fucking good right now. about an hour ago
BB is elated!! about an hour ago
PC is feeling a little better after some good cries, a solid Sex & the City and a chicken gyro. about an hour ago
CG is yay! 55 minutes ago
EEC is an Obama mamma. 28 minutes ago
KM : my state lets you kill babies, do drugs, and votes for Obama…If we didn’t have quality men’s league hockey and cheap beer I’d be out. 3 minutes ago

Back to Original

Celebrate! – A run down of the celebrations.
WINS! – A list of 38 sites and their winning posts.
Winners and Losers – 18 lists of election winners and losers.
Turnout, Voting, and Polling – Articles and stories about voting, polling, and turn out.
Reactions – Reactions from the world, pundits, and celebrities.
How Obama Won – Some thoughts on how Obama won.
Why McCain Lost – Some thoughts on why McCain lost and what next for the GOP.
Expectations and Advice – There are a lot of people with expectations and a lot of people with advice.
Race – Obviously electing the first black president is going to bring up comments on race.
Money and Business – What will the impact on your money and you business be?
The Media – Without the media, wherever would we be!?
Humor – Without the humor, wherever would we be!?
Miscellaneous – Without the miscellaneous, wherever would we be!?
Personal Stories from Friends – Just what it says.
273 Status Political Status Messages in 27 Hours – Just what it says.
Via – Here’s a list of all the sites I used in putting this together – the sources.

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