November 3rd, 2008
01:28 PM ET

How will you handle election-withdrawal?


With only one more day until the election, how will you handle election-withdrawal Wednesday? (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

So what are your plans for Wednesday? A twelve-step program? Maybe a little one-on-one counseling? You know you're probably going to need some help. We all will. There won't be anymore election to fixate on.

What a ride it's been– Historic and interesting. Historic because of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and just when it started to get a little boring, Sarah Palin rode out of Alaska and energized the whole thing all over again. Interesting because we have ourselves quite a mess here: The economy, wars, etc. You know it all by now. Those problems awakened the American electorate like never before.

But Wednesday, the party's over. Except it's really not. For whoever leads us, it's just beginning, and my guess is we will all be called upon at some point to be part of the solution.

But what are we going to do in the meantime? I know for a fact Wolf is going to need help with this.

Here’s my question to you: How are you going to deal with election-withdrawal?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Nancy writes:
I'm going to start exercising and go back on my diet! No more nervous
eating while glued to the television. Unless McCain wins. Then nothing

Carolyn writes:
I will be so glad it is over. I will continue to pray and meditate. I
haven't felt this much anxiety since Katrina came through Laurel,
Mississippi and woke up to such destruction.

Kevin from Dallas, Texas writes:
The only thing sad about this election ending is that on Wednesday, you
guys will be back to reporting on the trials and tribulations of Lindsay
Lohan and Paris Hilton.

John from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania writes:
I think I'll take up the lost art of reading to try to mitigate all the
sound byte damage that's been done to my brain.

Jack writes:
We won't, but the press will. They've got the obsession not the
electorate. All 24/7 news shows and programs should shut down for a
couple of weeks to go through detox. You would do us all a favor.

Donny writes:
I'll be basking in the glow of: "Bush isn't the president for very much

Bob from Morristown, N.J. writes:
If Obama wins, I'll tune in to see if I can do anything to help him
rescue our nation. If McCain wins, I'm opening a travel agency
specializing in one-way tickets.

Filed under: 2008 Election
soundoff (503 Responses)
  1. Ralph, Corpus Christi

    Jack, ask me that one after tomorrow.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  2. Rachielle from VA

    This has been an amazing race. We've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Emotional highs and lows. Volunteering tirelessly, making phone calls, staying glued to CNN. I'm glad it's almost over.

    But if Obama loses, I will be on the first plane to Canada.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  3. Ray, Pittsburgh


    After almost two years of listening to all the candidate's, reading all the editorials, watching all the news, I'm giving my ears and eyes a break. After tomorrow's votes are in, I think I'll just pray that the next four years are a far sight better than the last eight.


    November 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  4. Scott - Wichita, Kansas

    I'll go back to playing Halo, Jack. It's the easiest way to get rid of the stress of having the wrong political candidate win (regardless of who wins, that statement holds true)

    November 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  5. Holly Albuquerque, NM

    I have no idea. Is there a patch?

    November 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  6. Judy Goebel Mesa AZ

    By getting ready for the next one!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  7. will

    Well Jack,

    When Obama wins I guess I can finally go back to work after I find a job.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  8. Jim in British Columbia

    If Obama wins, there will be no withdrawal – only celebration!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  9. Curtis from California

    How will I deal with not being anxious all the time? How will I deal with knowing there's a plan in Iraq, and my friend will be coming home? I think I'll deal. Just remember there's still quite a few weeks for old George to get our country into deep trouble with crossborder wars. In a desperate attempt to save his legacy. Also are the deals of defense and deregulation which for some absurd reason this leader can make. How dumb is it, that the guy leaving office in Jan 09 is making defense contracts that pay into 2011? Finally I hope to god that Prop 8 fails and we don't restrict rights for anyone.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  10. Peri W.

    I'm going off in search of a life. Maybe I'll read a novel, paint a picture or take a walk with the cat. It begins tomorrow, right after the race is called for Obama. I can't wait.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  11. Steve - Tampa, FL


    We will have to resort to watching the republicans scream about Acorn, Solialism and how to Anti-Americans are now running the Country. Now wait, wasn't that the election? Maybe we can watch a Governors Empeachment, a Senators removal and Sarah Palin in Washington after all as she quotes "I've done nothing wrong".

    November 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  12. Malka D. Oceanside CA

    I am getting ready to get into action. you think Obama is not going to need our help. I am working on idea's for volunteer outreach program and I also want to start a new type of restraunt which teaches you to cook at home the meals you pay big bucks to eat out. I have inspiration again

    November 3, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  13. Tom Huntington,NY

    The withdrawal will be made a lot easier with a victory by Barack Obama. There will be a sense of a new dawn in this country. Our eight year nightmare is coming to a close. It will be the end of an error and the beginning of an era of getting the country back on track domestically and internationally.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  14. Mike, Cleveland, Ohio

    I'll be extremely happy when this is all over, we need to re-focus our energy on repairing the economy and our standing in the world.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm |
  15. Cori from Colorado

    I will be celebrating Obama's victory with my friends and family over a glass of champaigne. Then, it's anticipation to see how quickly Obama can get started on making much needed change for Americans.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  16. Terry, Chandler AZ

    The same way I deal with the streeses and problems I experice each day: I drive home, run 6 miles, then watch CNN.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  17. Mike Smith, New Orleans

    I will take great joy in watching intelligence return to the Executive branch of our government, and slowly but surely, watching our country renew itself into the great nation we were before we sold our souls for a check in the mail.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  18. Linda from Duluth,MN

    I will deal with it but breathing a HUGE sigh of relief if Obama wins. Then I will celebrate! It will be a great thing for our country and the rest of the world.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  19. Frank from Peterborough

    Hopefully once Obama is elected we will all be able to watch significant signs of progress in bringing the troops home and slow but steady rises in your domestic economy. One thing I am sure of is the rest of the world will be reaching out to help America in what ever way they can.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  20. Linda from Duluth,MN

    I will deal with it by breathing a HUGE sigh of relief if Obama wins. Then I will celebrate! It will be a great thing for our country and the rest of the world.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  21. byhen from Metairie, LA

    Withdrawal, Jack are you serious? I cant wait for this thing to be over so we can get back to some sense of normalcy. I've got so much gray hair now you'd think I was running.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  22. Joey in Ellenton, Fla

    I am a (legal) immigrant, waiting on my papers. If Obama wins, i'll address myself to becoming an American. If not, i will pack my bags. McCain/Palin make me feel unwelcome.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  23. Michael - Minnesota


    I'm sorry, if McCain wins this election, I will lose all faith in humanity

    November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  24. DEE, Houston TX

    I will finally go out and find a JOB!!!!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    For the last 8 years I have spend a large amount of time following the news. It has been a roller coaster ride for sure! I'm glad I kept myself informed, it made it easier to make decisions on future plans, voting, finances, career choices. I think I'll catch up on my favorite tv shows. Though I'll always keep my finger on the pulse of the country!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  26. Ingrid, new york

    that's the very question we have been asking! this OCED (Obsessive Compulsive Election Disorder). if obama wins i will excitely keep tuned to see who he chooses, who he surrounds himself with, write lots of emails sharing all my wisdom with him! if mccain wins, i will start emailing all my friends in canada and australia...

    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  27. Sue -Idaho

    Let's see No more "My Friends, You betcha, I'm a POW, I can see Russia, Joe the Plumber, were winning, the surge, yup, come Wednesday it will be a new day in this country, not having to listen to any of the above statements and come January seeing the moving truck hall the Bush's and Cheney's and their administration out of the WH, I may just celebrate Christmas all over again Jack!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  28. Al in Tacoma

    I'll be going to Disney World!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  29. Carl Deshazer

    I will be very happy when this election is over and George Bush and some of his corrupt buddies are gone. In my opion, i feel Obama will win by a landslide, having said that, Mr. Obama is in for a heck of a long road ahead of him. I feel it will take at least 1 term, maybe 2 terms to reverse the damage that George Bush and this Congress have done to our country.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  30. Caroline, Hamer SC

    Well my husband will be very happy he won't have to listen to it 24 7.My worry is what is CNN going to do?

    November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  31. Landor Maiar from Sweden

    A bit sadden actually. The US election has reignited my own political interest and i figure it´s been the same for Americans. We cant yous´t forget all until the next election and start over. Democracy is an continuous thing, for when we relax democracy is threaten by greed and coruption.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  32. Joe in DE

    Start lobbying to kill the rcession. First move, imports to meets US Health & safety Standards and imports to pay for inspection costs.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  33. Matt from Redwood City, CA

    There will be no withdrawal. As an person who is going to be writing in Ron Paul on my ballot in California, the work isn't done. Neither Sen. Obama or Sen. McCain haven't talked much about inflation or monetary policy which are truly the issues needing to be discussed.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  34. connie

    Jack, If Obama wins I will be praying every day for him and his family,if McCain wins I will be praying every day for me and my family.
    Connie from Indiana

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  35. Lisa Sheldon

    Wake me from this bad dream...if the Republicans manage to steal another election, I will throw a dart at the Canadian map and pack my family up and move. This country will erupt if McCain wins...if you thought the Chicago riots in the 60's were bad...hold on to your seats...it's going to be a bumpy ride. Thanks for waking me up...Obama won, the world is our friend again and the country we all know and love will prosper again.

    Lisa S...in Janesville, WI

    November 3, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  36. jaffer

    Well if obama wins it will change me a lot and build the confidence of believing anything is possible if you work hard for it.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  37. Randy in New York

    I hope and pray I will be celebrating the election of President Barack Obama.

    The reign of terror will be over and the people get to take their country back.

    No more polls, no more tv ads and no more fear and smear.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  38. Frank, FL

    If Obama wins, I will be looking positiv into the future evn though I know it will be a long and hard road to get us out of that hole.

    If McCain wins I will start making plans moving to England. I will be applying for an international drivers license, book a flight and I am gone.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  39. Raphael in New York

    Jack, I look forward to television and newspapers not obsessed with the campaign. Of course, I will not welcome increased speculation on the economy as well as on how well our new leader will do. I hope this is a hint for you and all your fellow newscasters.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  40. susan from Idaho

    If Obama is not the winner I will work hard to make sure that everything he stands for exists in my life. If he is,I will do the same.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  41. tom, madison, wi

    Jack, I am really hoping CNN will run as good of coverage of George Bush moving his things out of the Peoples House! What a great day that will be!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  42. Kelly from Ithaca, NY

    My websurfing has been the most illustrative of my election obsession. I seem to have only five websites that I visit – repeatedly and in rotation. And they're all politics, all the time. What websites did I frequent before the campaign began? I can't remember. Maybe I'll spend my new free time getting to know normal things again like Ebay, the Weather Channel, and the Onion.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  43. Jette in Chattanooga, TN

    Not very well...I know this will all be over tomorrow and I promised myself I will not visit CNNs, FOX, or MSNBCs websites during work hours. Instead when I get the urge, I will pray for the leadership and security of this country. HALLELUJAH!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  44. John Battiloro

    The same way you deal with post Oylmpic, US Open or football seaason blues. Once it is over I will go out and buy a newspaper and try to figure out what will happen next time. It's a vicious cycle that we live.


    White Plains NY

    November 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  45. Vicki in Ohio

    My husband and I have already voted, but my husband and I wanted to do something on election day to help out. My husband and I rented a U-haul truck and 500 chairs. We will be providing chairs for the people who are standing in long lines. We will also provide beverages. This is the least we can do to help out our fellow Americans in our community. OBAMA's leadership skills has already taught us one important skill and this paticular leadership skill is called:



    November 3, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  46. Bushwhacked in Eugene, OR

    I'm having a hard time already, and it's not over yet. Not much action on the Ticker today. It'll be a shock, that's for sure!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  47. Ben, GA

    Talked to my brother last night in Iraq, most of them hope that Obama will win so they can finally go home (his fourth tour). We will bring our troops home and progress.

    If McCain wins I will not able to find a job again and I will be hoping for my brother since he will be going back there another four times.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  48. Victoria Anderson Seattle, Washington

    First I will scream, shout, and then cry for Obama. This will be a big moment for the United States. After that, I will be at the clubs. It will be soooo many party's. Yes, I will be living it up big time.....

    November 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  49. Vi

    jack: I will shout HURRAH – WE DID IT -for President Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  50. Rachael in Princeton, NJ

    It's going to be an adjustment. I'm a political junkie, and this election has consumed my attention for months. I'm happy that it's almost over so I can return focus to other facets of life. My daughter will be so happy to have something on our family tv besides CNN. Sorry!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:55 pm |
  51. W B in Las Vegas

    IF Obama-Biden WIN AND the Democrates can get to 60 in the Senate, I'm gonna PARTY like it's 1932 because I think we will see a 21st Century New Deal for American workers and the middle class.

    "back again, BACK AGAIN. We've got Franklin D Roosevelt back again......"

    November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  52. Larry in Florida

    First of all I'll thank God. Then I'll watch CNN and see how they're handling it. Some analysts will probably need to seek professional help. Looking forward to getting back to normal, what ever that means. Has to be better then all this arguing back and forth. Oh my. Never mind. Forgot that now we'll have to anylize who the next President will choose for his staff and why. Guess not much will change after all.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  53. Terry in Hanover County


    November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  54. Sandy

    I will be relieved. This is the first election I have ever followed. I was electrified by the positive messages of Obama, and sickened by the attacks of the opponents, usually pressing the mute button. This world needs a change and I hope I can relax and watch it happen when Obama gets elected.

    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

    November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  55. Bruce H

    Without all of the political ads on television, I just might start enjoying tv again.

    The real fall out of this election won't be understood for years to come, when analysits (read monday morning quarterbacks) finish putting their spin on things and future campaigns try to adapt to all the things that impacted these campaigns.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  56. Howard M. Bolingbrook IL

    Jack, It will be difficult. I have lived and breathed this total election cycle now for over a year. In many ways I'm pleased it's coming to any end, frankly, my nerves can't take much more. I voted last Monday. Go...Obama-Biden!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  57. bobby in florida

    A good cigar, a scotch and water, and watch someone else do the CNN news , because you people deserve a BIG break and some R and R. Thanks for being there through out the entire campaign!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  58. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    In American politics there is always a freak show to entertain the masses, it never ends.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  59. Brian, Montreal, Quebec

    As an American currently working in Canada, if McCain wins I will join most of the people here and around the world in praying for America.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  60. Anne/Seattle

    There won't be any. I'm hoping to rarely, rarely hear the annoying voices and opinions of either Ms. Palin or McCain. I worked for Obama and a local candidate and I feel good about my contribution. There will be four years to keep an eye on the next administration with the HOPE that it will produce positive changes, not the least of which being the mood of the nation.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  61. Carol c.

    I will continue to look for ways to help people who have lost their jobs by giving to food banks, buying clothes and back packs for children who cannot afford them. I will try to be a "community organizer" which I never saw as a dirty word! They have a special place in history for caring and helping.

    I will read books, cover up to keep the heat down, and be thankful we have a democratic president in office who will help the people I am concerned about–who knows, I might be one of them one day if they privatize social security.


    November 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm |
  62. Sara

    First, I will have to have my laptop surgically removed from my lap. Then I will deal with the emotional issues. I'm considering the patch...

    Sara in Whitethorn, CA

    November 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  63. Mark - Asheville, NC

    The last two times, when Bush prevailed (I didn't say 'won') I just stopped keeping up with the news altogether for about a year. Should Obama somehow pull this off I will do the same thing again, as it would be equally unfortunate, but on the other ideological extreme: neither he nor Bush are qualifed for this most difficult of jobs.

    If McCain wins I won't be overjoyed, but at least he is ready and he won't be GWB, and my 'withdrawal' will be minimized.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  64. Annie, Atlanta

    That's hard to tell right now, since I so want this one over. But being a news and political junkie, though I should give it a break, I'll probably check all my favorite news sources throughout the day as usual.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  65. Paul, Brooklyn NY

    The post-election period will be like a "get out of jail" card. The last 8 years have been a nightmare watching this country slip deeper into the hole the Bush-Chaney cartel have dug for us. America has lost the respect of the world, but even worse, it has lost the respect of the American citizens. I'll spend the next two months watching the Obama-Biden team flesh out it's administration. Yes, I dare to act like an 8 year old on Christmas Eve a day before it's official because I cannot imagine that we will be fooled this time. Hope is a candle in the dark, and I suspect tomorrow will bring a series of floodlights across the face of America.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  66. Marie Ontario

    When Obama is elected my expectations and hope will be watching your brave young men and women coming home to be with their family and friends.

    This goes for Afghanistan as well since there may be some hope they can negotiate a amicable agreement for power sharing in that country and both our Canadian troops and your American troops can return from this hell hole as well.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  67. Frank H. from NYC

    If Obama wins a sense of relief and pride in my country.
    If McCain wins a sense of forboding and I will be very ashamed of my country.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  68. Art in San Diego

    It has been a LONG 20 months of campaigning in both parties. I'm happy it's over with. Still, as a political junkie, I'll be eagerly watching to see who the victor (hopefully Senator Obama) selects for his Cabinet and key White House positions. It will be even more interesting to see if the two parties actually get the message that Americans want them to work together.

    November 3, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  69. Wanda, Citrus Heights, CA

    If Obama wins, I will be sooooo happy....celebrating the return of an Intelligent, thoughtful person in the White House. I will be hopeful for my family's future.

    If Mc Cain wins, I'm sure I will be overwhelmed with sadness and feel totally helpless.....much like I've felt these past 8 years.....8 years of not being listened to and discounted as a second class citizen. Back to my middle class status slipping into lower class, I can't keep up with the cost and have had to drop my Health Insurance......



    November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  70. Vivian Fauntleroy, Largo MD

    After a couple of days of being a lost soul wandering in the wilderness, I pray I'll come to my senses and remember that CNN and MSNBC are not the only channels I can access on my TV.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  71. Mark in OKC

    I am fully prepared to sit in front of the television watching the POST ELECTION coverage, which I'm sure will be never-ending, so nothing will change here.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  72. will

    By stop watching so much of CNN! That's not true.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  73. J.C. from Portugal

    I will substitute election withdrawl with "President Elect-OBAMA" info., such as.............."the President Elect has chosen Al Gore to head his new "Eco Development Agency".......or "the President Elect -OBAMA will ask .... dot dot dot.....I think you get the picture.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  74. Precious Coker

    After the election, the job to rebuild America starts, I am going to be a part of the Reconstruction of the American dream!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  75. Wanda, Citrus Heights, CA

    If Obama wins, I will be so happy....celebrating the return of an Intelligent, thoughtful person in the White House. I will be hopeful for my family's future.

    If Mc Cain wins, I'm sure I will be overwhelmed with sadness and feel totally helpless.....much like I've felt these past 8 years.....8 years of not being listened to and discounted as a second class citizen. Back to my middle class status slipping into lower class, I can't keep up with the cost and have had to drop my Health Insurance......



    November 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  76. Amy in Acushnet, MA

    I will spend post election waiting and watching how the new administration makes change – and how much time it takes for them to make these changes. I'll also be watching the world's reaction as each country extends their hand to welcome the new president. (or doesn't) It will still be interesting .. with I'm sure.. some drama!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  77. Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN

    If Obama wins, I will be singing "Happy Days Are Here Again" and will still be a CNN news junkie, listening in every day and relishing how wonderful it will be to have a Democratic President again. It will be interesting to see who he picks to serve in his Cabinet and what his plans are for revitalizing our country after 8 years of Republican rule (seems more like 18 years). It will be delightful to hear all the details of the Inauguration and news about the Obama family and children!

    I pray the pundits are right in their predictions. It would destroy any confidence I have left in the wisdom of the American people if McCain/Palin win.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  78. Bruce St Paul MN

    I'm going to need a new obsession. Maybe I could get carried away with researching voter suppression tactics and harass my Senators and Representatives about election reform to make the process the same for everyone. It's hard to believe that the press took a pass on the dirty tricks of the last two elections. Otherwise, I could fall back on watching sports.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  79. Walt from N.C.

    Jack . I will take a short break , not from your show ,and find out where to sign up to volunteer for Obama's re-election campaign !!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  80. Venia PA

    Fortunately for me I won't have to deal with election withdrawel because I will get to see Obama for the next 8 years and that is way more exciting than this election!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  81. Mike, Vancouver

    As an observer, it will be a breath of fresh air to see the sickness of the Republican party yield to the Democrat party. I have waited my adult life to see someone come along and treat people with dignity and fairness.

    This election not only will affect the US, it will have an affect on the globe.

    If the Republicans win, what is a division in our society will become the Grand Canyon of the United States. It could destroy the US as we all know it.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  82. consolee

    If Obama wins, it would be the greatest moment for me and i've learned alot from him and his family that helps my daily living.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  83. Dennis North Carolina

    take a day off and then wait to see if we made the right pick . this will let us know which way our country's future and the world will go.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  84. Chuck in Sheboygan, WI.

    I might be too busy getting ready to move to a different country if my candidate loses to have election withdrawl.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  85. Brady

    Thank God! No more campaign commercials and telephone calls!

    Brady from Columbus, Ohio

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  86. C in Belen, New Mexico

    I will definately NOT miss the constent stream of political mailings, the telephone ringing constently and the negative media ads . I have to expect that the unemployment lines will see an influx of out-of-work political commentators from all the various networks. How many of them are there anyway ???? Between them and the out-of-work wallstreeters, unemployment will hit 10% plus....

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  87. Tina (Texas)

    Kick back and listen to the peace and quiet of not hearing the negative barbs being slung in all directions. I am sick of hearing the two for the greedy old party of making stuff up to try to win. Enough, Please.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  88. Amos from Austria

    Better than Wolf and all of you guys, that's for sure.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  89. Sabrina

    Jack, Obama has inspired me so much, I am going back to grad school to get my PH.D. He has changed my outlook on life. On Nove 5th, I hope the news is Obama is declared the winer becuase if McCain is the winner, we are going to be in trouble. He has deomstrated that he is not consistant and is very unstable.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  90. Larry, Providence, RI

    It depends on who wins. Following the 2004 election, I would not turn on ANY of the political shows for 3 months. I knew who won, and I didn't care to hear all the yacking that would go on as to how and why. All I knew was that it was depressing, not so much because my candidate lost, but because of who won. This time I'm hoping for a celebration-if Obama wins.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  91. Sandy

    I will handle it a lot better if Mr. Obama wins.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  92. Craig in Illinois

    Jack I think you shouldn't ask a question like this. I'm already smoking 2 packs a day.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  93. Jerry from Monroe Co., WV

    First, I'll start with a champaigne toast to Obama with a great sigh of relief. Then I'll reflect on the campaign, Good thing that Sarah Palin ploy didn't pan out, Wonder what she's doing now. No I don't.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  94. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    If McCain wins, we will both go get jobs to pay for the tax cuts for the wealthy Then we may join a church and learn to pray for his good health. Otherwise we'll continue to try and enjoy retirement.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  95. Diane, Barneveld, NY

    Election withdrawal? I'm not going to have any withdrawal, but I'm going to celebrate that it is FINALLY all over and done with except for all the crying.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  96. Nancy K.- Jackson, GA

    Maybe that elusive job I've been looking for will appear.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  97. Bert, Iowa City, IA

    The worst nightmare I can possibly imagine is waking up Wednesday morning to learn that the election has been stolen one more time. I'm leaving home on election day morning. I'm going where I have no cable TV and most of the radio stations that come in loud and clear are religious. I'll be able to get about one and a half channels on my 35 year old trinitron from it's rabbit ears. That will be enough. I'm not a God fearing person, but heaven help us if McCain wins. We'll be facing both a world war and a deep depression.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  98. Brett in Oriskany,Va

    On one hand, I'll be glad its over. All the negative campaigning,misleading ads and hate that grew out of this campaign has left me disgusted. On the other hand, this retired soul will have to find new forms of entertainment to stimulate the brain

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  99. Kyle- DuPont, WA

    Withdrawl? What withdrawl? I am a political junkie and I know that we will rehash, relook, recast, relitigate, reanalyze and rebroadcast every bit of this election until the next primaries start. Jack, come on! The next national election is only 722 days away,..let's get started.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  100. Vinnie Vino


    The same way as I have in the past, watch you and the Blitzer day after day...

    C.I., New York

    November 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  101. Lewis


    I look forward to this election being over so that I can get back to my life. This election has really consumed the last 10 months of my life and raised my blood pressure with all the ups and downs.


    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  102. Paul Round Rock, Texas

    I will tune into Wolf and you Jack because I know you will be following whoever gets in to see if in fact they walk the talk.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  103. Tom, The Heart of Democracy, Avon, Me.

    I'll handle it just fine. It will mean light at the end of the tunnel. We'll be able to say goodbye to anti-American policies, to rewarding companies for shipping our jobs overseas, to transferring middle-class money to Big Oil. We'll once again say, "Hello" to rule of law and traditional American values.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  104. Demi Brandon, Atlanta

    I won't celebrate until Bush, Cheney and their baggage have been packed, thrown onto the moving truck, rushed to the airport, loaded onto a cargo plan and shipped out of the country to some remote island - with the two of them and their "hoodlums" Wall Street pack
    following close behind.

    We should not be quick to celebrate. Bush and Cheney are MIA. They could very well "jack up" those electronic MONSTERS, as they've succeeded in the past - TWICE. This action would cause riots and possibly a civil war. Then Bush will move in with their secret plan: "MARTIAL LAW." He's already secretly signed the Executive Order that would grant him the "dictatorship" power. Have anyone seen him and Cheney lately? Hmmm.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  105. Amber - Austin, TX

    I'll be looking forward to the coverage of the troops coming home to their families for good. Moving all of the equipment out of Iraq, and the coverage of finally finding Osama Bin Ladin and putting him to justice.

    I look forward to all the peace agreements and foreign policy advancements we will make.

    I look forward to watching the American people coming together for the greater good.

    I look forward with HOPE of all the wonderful things to come with President Barack Obama at the helm.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  106. Jason, Koloa, HI

    Withdrawal? You sound like the election is the end Jack. It's not, this is just the beginning. Come November 5th, WE THE PEOPLE , who have built a monumental grass-roots network on behalf of Barack Obama and the democratic party have a massive clean up job to undertake. It will take years to reverse the crimes of the Bush regime and we've only just begun.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  107. Rose in Az

    The better question is how are you going to deal with it. For too long now you have had nothing but negative questions about McCain and or Palin. I can't help but wonder what YOU will talk about. I won't miss your negative attitude.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  108. Helena

    If this election is not won by honesty, I'll stop listening to political news and pray that the future of the United States will be safe for my children and grandchildren because I know McCain will not only keep our troops in Iraq but will be starting a war with Russia and Iran. If it is won with honesty, I will be celebrating the prosper of our country for the intelligence, judgement, hope and dignity here and around the world that Barack Obama and Joe Biden will bring.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  109. Michelle

    I don't know how long it will take for this election to go away. No matter which side wins, there will be some form of "hanging chads" that rears its ugly head. No politician ever takes the "voice of the people" at face value.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  110. carson

    i will be dealing with my prayer . WE ouside US are waiting to see president obama. God bless jack and obama..

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  111. Alexandra in the urban Northeast


    I will be waiting in front of the TV to watch CNN coverage of our troops coming home and our American jobs coming home.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  112. Jane (Minnesota)

    No withdrawal for me–I'll be so happy all those nasty ads are over! I wonder how the punits & the surrogates will deal with it. They'll have to find something else to fill the air time!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  113. Cortni of Atlanta, Ga

    Let's see, I'll drive a U-haul truck all the way to Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Avenue of course, and offer my assists to Mr. Bush to help him get his crap out of the white house. January 20 can come soon enough.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  114. Lare Reapala

    I had intended not to vote, but have changed my mind. I will cast my vote alongside that of my daughter for Obama. The future of this nation is in the hands of our young people. They are of every stripe, color and dot and thankfully not tied to the past.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  115. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    I hope I'll be celebrating Obama's election. After that,I'll be in The Situation Room with youself and Wolf giving input on other topics. Always enjoy the show!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  116. Richard, Syracuse, NY

    I will just switch to something with a higher level of inteligence. Such as a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  117. Barbara A.

    I won't handle it well. I'm completely addicted. I'll probably have to find some new friends too now that I've driven most of them away with 2 years of Obama mania. But hey, there are always the first 100 days to look forward to!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  118. Jackie in Dallas

    No matter the outcome, I have decided to start participating more actively in local politics, because ultimately, state and national politics are influenced and changed by local politics. And my chief objective is the standardization and depoliticizing of the election process itself. When people working for companies making some of the electronic balloting machines admit that they can change my vote, I want to make sure that that doesn't happen ever again!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  119. mel from Ohio

    I will attempt to get back to doing whatever I was doing before this all began but for the life of me, I can't tell you what that was.....it's been a looong election season.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  120. carson, england


    The world is waiting you . the world needs you .

    from england

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  121. Robert in Galveston

    I will enjoy watching television without all the lies and half truths, I can hardly wait.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  122. marti thompson

    I will re-enlist in the Military because I know I will be needed..I'm just 71 now so I won't need Basic training again...

    November 3, 2008 at 2:14 pm |
  123. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    I volentered to serv on bushes thank tank at smu but I cuddnt rase the twenty milion dolers i needed so i gess ill jest start sugestin thangs to obamer so he can hep this cuntry git better soon

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  124. Chichi from Bucks County, PA

    In stride!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  125. Ken MI

    Catch my breathe and then hunker down for 3 months while I hide and shelter my finances from Obama, Pelosi, Franks and Reid, before the 2010 Congressional Campaigning begins. I don't know why the networks even look for new shows when they've got the DC Dog and Pony show.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  126. Sherry B. of Phila, PA

    Hi Jack,
    I quit smoking cold turkey, this will not be a problem for me ! In fact it will be good for my blood pressure ! No more yelling at the TV like a crazy person when I have to listen to Joe the Plumber, Palin and her
    rederick !


    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  127. Greg in Cabot AR

    If Obama wins, I will enjoying surfing on e-bay, if McCain wins, I will probably have to spend my time on Monster.com looking for a job.

    I don't think I can stand 4 more years of following politics like the past 8.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  128. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Being a political junkie, I fully expect to go through heavy withdrawl symptoms such as the shakes, night sweats, loss of appetite, and the dreaded blank gaze at an empty TV screen.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  129. David, Tampa, Fl

    I'll job hunt in the morning, go to my gym in the evening to try to destress so I can start anew on Wed. Regardless of who wins, I'll be so glad when this is over. I do hope that the winner will not wait to start working on the economy so those of us looking for work can find something better than min. wage oppertunities.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  130. Heather GR MI

    I told my husband if Mccain wins I want to move to a smarter country if Obama wins I will be inspired that this country can become great again and be what it once was in the eyes of the world before the US went "rogue" and invaded Iraq on lies. As for election withdraw it will be replaced with watching the new admin. with a magnifying glass fix this country.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  131. Courtney, South Windsor, CT

    I'll finally be able to stop refilling my anxiety medication and sleep – it won't be withdrawal as much as it will be hibernation. I'm exhausted by this marathon, I can't fathom how the candidates must be feeling.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  132. Rosalynd Florida

    If my hunch is correct and Obama wins then I will channel the energy I put into the election back into my work and community. It has been hard to focus and do anything else since the Democratic primary. I need to move on, seriously.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  133. g.k.

    By continuing to stay engaged. This is not the time for us to avert our faces and become indifferent. Indifference in the past 8 years cost us – our reputation in the world; our economy; our division and our inability to speak up when we watched CEOs walk away with millions of our collective wealth!
    We are required to stay awake and alert and engaged.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  134. tina in Phoenix

    Wednesday morning I will tune into Fox and Friends and laugh until I can't laugh anymore..then I'll tune to CNN for real news!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  135. Nora Corpus Christi Texas

    As long as you are still on here with your daily questions Jack we don't need to go through withdrawal. You will have much to ask us about President Obama, or if the worst happens, we will have much to laugh about again for another 4-8 years!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  136. william fitzwater

    Well .. there are always other things to do.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  137. Robbin

    I voted a week ago, so my withdrawal has already started. I stopped watching the most of the news shows on cable and that has helped. Also I have all but stopped posting (this is the exception) to websites on the subject as well.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  138. David of Alexandria VA

    I am so tired of this election and its dominance of the news, I am going to asiduously avoid any (and I mean ANY) news about the next adminstration, the "historical moment,", any news story with the word "change" in it, anyone who uses the words " failed policy" or "my friends."

    This is the first election I can remember when I feel so saturated with analysis and sound bites that I actually don't even want to hear the new President speak for at least 3 months.

    Hopefully, I can catch up on the news of the rest of the world (there still is one, isn't there?)

    November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  139. Donna Colorado Springs,Co

    I have no problem with the election almost being over! It's been too much and way too long. I'll enjoy some peace and quiet on tv for a while........at least until the next crisis comes along!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  140. Pat,Lexington, Ky.

    I'm going to keep watching you, Jack, and see how you all handle it. There will probably still be a lot to talk about and hopefully we won't hear McCain's name much anymore!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  141. Ray

    I will be looking to see if all the promises will be met? I believe the battle is just begun, no President can accomplish anything without the people behind ( him or her ). We especially need both the Congress and the House to support the presidents agenda. So this is far from over. When Obama wins he will bring the country together, but he needs all of us , Dems and Repub's to lay down our anger and get busy making this country work for the people reguardless of polictical affilliations.

    A Republican for Obama

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  142. Dina in Ashland, VA

    I'll transition by stressing on how to afford tickets to the Obama/Biden inauguration.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  143. Doug From Toronto

    I'll celebrate with a sigh of relief and a cold one! I still haven't figured out why my friends in the U.S. need 20 some odd months and 24/7 news coverage to elect a president when we in Canada can go to the polls after a five week campaign. It seems like overkill to me.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |
  144. Vicky Rodden

    Oh,,,god....I don't want to think about election withdraw!!! Yes,
    I am an addict....I need my Obama...and I need to laugh over Palin...
    and ....yes...oh...darn...yes !!!!! I am not American... I am Canadian!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  145. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: I'm already working on how to critize the winner....especially when it is time to deliver the promises...but then again, I expect you Jack to come up with some new questions....one nevers withdraws....it is the process that changes.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  146. John, Fort Collins, CO

    The celebration of Barack Obama's win is likely to result in a hangover that will significantly overshadow any problems with election-withdrawal. Besides, there will be lots to discuss and critique between Tuesday and Inaguration Day. There will be no rest for the Cafferty bloggers until all of the world's problems are solved.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  147. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    First thing I will do if Obama wins will be to switch to the Fox News Channel so I can watch Sean Hannity pop his cork. That should be entertaining!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  148. Tom C Pasadena, CA

    If Obama is elected. I'll be sending my resume to his attention because I feel newly- inspired to work with his administration. If he's not elected, I'll immediately volunteer for his campaign in 2012.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  149. Dennis North Carolina

    as long as it takes to see that my vote is counted as I have done in every election since I reached the legal age. This is the only way I can honor my founding father who signed all three documents to give us our freedom. He use both his pen and his money so we could say that this country will be ruled by the people for the people by voting for their elected officials.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  150. Joe St Louis, MO


    I am going to start watching something besides CNN on my television. I am sure the other channels still exist. I can't take anymore of Wolfe's ties.



    St Louis,MO

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  151. Ed - Eagan , Minnesota

    Jack, If Obama wins, the post election withdrawal for me will be non-existent. However if McCain would somehow manage to win I will be in shock and total disbelief.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  152. Karl in CA

    It depend on who wins. If Obama-Biden wins, it will be an easy transition and I'll go back to watching COPS more and CNN less. If it's McCain-Palin, I'll be in therapy trying to find the meaning of life.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  153. Dennis from Albuquerque

    Jack are you nuts? It's not election withdrawal, it's freedom from the pundits, candidates, and endless speculation. I should have at least six months freedom, before they start the whole damned process again.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  154. Ray, Florida

    It's gonna be rough Jack!

    I'm really glad it's football season, I may be able to ween myself off of politics, by increasing my dose of ESPN, and NFL Network alittle each day, to ease my withdraw!

    Go Eagles!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:22 pm |
  155. Mike Grayson Redding CA

    Come Wednesday, I want to keep an eye on the winner's actions to choose his cabinet; this will give me a better idea what to expect after January 20th. For sure we will hear post mortems ad nauseum, but the election was not my career, and won't be. I hope it's Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  156. Moe from Chestnut Ridge, NY

    Get down on my knees and say some prayers–in thanks that the campaigning has finally ended; pray for the individual who wins that they have an inner straight to with stand all the challenges facing them, they be guided by intelligence, common sense, and human understanding and they realize they are working for me and every other tax payer in the land,

    I will also pray for the loser-to accept the defeat with graciousness and good will.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  157. Randy, Salt Lake City

    The MSM will probably switch the 'Murikan sheeple back to Paris, Brittany, Idol, Survivor, CSI, OJ, -and they'll might even get started on "Campaign 2012!"

    But with a McCain victory (via Diebold), I won't have to worry about SELECTION-withdrawal, I'll be worrying about WWIII, The Greater Depression and banishment to a Halliburton detention center.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  158. JJW

    I'll probably start going to the library again. I was an avid reader before and I've hardlly turned a page in the last couple of months.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  159. LYNDA in CT

    When Obama/ Biden win, I'll cancel my prescription for Wellbutrin!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  160. Mike from Michigan

    I will set back, after Obama wins and watch the stock market go up and up. Just like it did when Clinton was elected. If Mc Cain wins, I will watch with utter disgust as two fools fumble around, with Cindy watching every move, just like she did during the campaign.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  161. Pat in Georgia

    If the election goes as I hope (Obama), I plan to dance, sing and celebrate for a solid week. I'll find something else worthwhile to occupy my time after that.

    If McCain wins, I'll ask my doctor to put me in a coma for 4 years. I don't think I'd cope very well thinking about the horror of McCain, Palin, Joe the plumber, Joe the Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, and the cast of thousands of loyal GOP snakes who would be running this country. Yeah, a coma would be much better...

    November 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  162. Wyoming Jack, Jackson, WY

    There is an election going on? I hadn't noticed.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  163. George

    With a "Good Riddance Party". No matter how you look at it, or who you vote for there are no winners as long as polititians win. Just more of the same either with the old label, or the new. My neighbor had a good idea when he said that we should invite all polititians to Washington, then while they are arguing, build a very tall fence, and keep them there. I'll drink to that !!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  164. Susan from Georgia

    I will quietly celebrate the victory of Sen. Obama with a hot bath, a glass of wine and just relax to let go of all the stress this election has given to people every where in this country!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  165. Marilyn from Louisiana

    I am unable to tell you right now. I am scared for the final outcome of the elections. McCain is playing nasty ball the last two days, while Obama is standing steady. Well, maybe my nerves will be better.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  166. Matt Toohey


    Withdrawal usually comes from something that provides you with an altered state or some sort of induced euphoria. Needless to say I have not been euphoric so I will have no withdrawal and I will enjoy the peace and quiet of no more distortions at least until the next election cycle.

    Rockford, IL

    November 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  167. Carlos Harrisburg PA

    Hello Jack.
    I go back to play WOW online.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:28 pm |
  168. rebecca lankeit

    If OBAMA wins, the anxiety will be over for me! If McCain wins, the anxiety will just begin. I will be leaving this country, for a democratic one!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  169. Ann in NH

    I will get some much needed sleep!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  170. Jona

    With a sigh of relief if Obama wins. The anticipation is simply overwhelming me. It's like waiting for the teacher to give you your grade, or an inmate waiting for his sentence to be over, or like watching water boil. It all now comes down to the defining moment. Will justice be served? Will voters be disenfanchised again? Will voters make the same mistakes and keep the last 8 years going? Who will win? My chips are on Obama. So many questions and only until Tuesday to answer them.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  171. Robert in Tucson

    If Obama wins, I'll take a vacation. If McCain wins I'll take to the streets to protest another stolen election.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  172. Charlie (Bethpage, NY)

    I am kind of a news nerd...I love politics and watching all of this election coverage. It's going to be like the end of the baseball season...I am going to have to find something else to occupy my mind. If Obama wins, I'll enjoy watching the changes he makes...if McCain wins...I'll be too busy packing in preparation for my move to another country to have any withdrawals.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  173. vern-anaheim,ca

    i will be in a better frame of mind once the election is over and especially if obama wins.i have grown tired of hearing and reading about the election and believe our election campaings are too long and should be shorter,say like the british are

    November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  174. Will K from San Jose

    The Bush years can't end soon enough. I'll just be happy that it's finally over.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  175. Kevin, Chester Springs PA

    My wife will be thrilled I won't be watching my daily political shows and quoting her recent poll numbers. I guess I'll have to finish painting my house and doing my other chores. What a drag!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  176. Greg Massena NY

    Jack ,
    Im hoping that Obama wins ,Hoping the race isn't too close to call
    tomorrow night . I have a hard time believing the American public would want more 4 more years of the Republicans,I truly feel the democrats
    will be the victors, but look what happened to ALGore. WE NEED CHANGE!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  177. Barbara in Las Vegas, NV

    It's going to be a change in my daily schedule, for sure, Jack. Having been a political junkie and blogging about it since the Primary Season, I am going to have scads of time on my hands, what for not being able to read CNN's Political Ticker items on the state of the presidential race and so forth. Guess I will have to actually have to work more! Will miss you guys in The Situation Room.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  178. Jackson

    Two plans, Jack, for Election night:

    If Obama wins, I open a bottle of champagne.

    If McCain wins, I open a bottle of bourbon.

    Rome, GA

    November 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  179. Timothy Gibson

    I do not believe there will be election withdrawal for anyone after tomorrow. We will have all the election fraud from both sides to keep us entertained and on the edge of our chairs. But at least more attention will be put back into the current crisis we face with the economy, for that, recovery will be a long time coming.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  180. heartlight 3, Maui, HI

    If Obama wins, I think he will institute some form of participatory government to keep us all engaged.

    If MCain wins, I think there would be a mass exodus to Canada, except that in investigating that as a possibility, I have discovered that Canada does not want us all to come there, so that may not be an option.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  181. Janis, Lafayette, IN

    There won't be any withdrawl. This country and the world has enough going on to fill the news and open the door for political arguements and philosophical debates. As for me, I'll still be trying to convince our leaders in Washington, D.C. to please end the military presence in Iraq and bring my daughter home.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  182. John in Arizona

    I admit it – I'm a political junkie. After Obama wins tomorrow, I'll be following his selection of advisors and Cabinet members. They are going to be incredibly instrumental in effecting the change we all are craving.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  183. Martin Flynn

    Hopefully we will see Obama win this election, but I will be sad to miss the Palin bloopers.

    Martin Flynn

    Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    November 3, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  184. Maggie Muggins From Selwyn

    Probably the best way to fill in the time is to watch more hockey games although it's not as rough and tumble as your elections it will help fill the void in my desire to watch full contact sports.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  185. Carol in Western Massachusetts

    Can't go back to the soaps, nothing could ever compare; nor reading novels nor going to movies. No writer could ever dream up what we've just seen over the past 2 years.

    I don't know Jack, help!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  186. Dan in Arizona

    I'm sure it will be much more devastating to the media than the public. Most of us will be glad it's over.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  187. Mike, Albuquerque, NM

    I will take a long shower, curled up in the fetal possition.
    And, wonder if the dirtyness will ever be washed off.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  188. Gene from Bloomington, MN

    When Obama wins, I will open up a bottle of champagne, celebrate and party all night long. If McCain wins, I would have to drink 2 gallons of whisky and sleep it off knowing that the headache of the hangover the next day is nothing compared to the headache of the next 4 years.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  189. JanaBeth the Teacher - Oklahoma City

    If Barack wins, it will be so refreshing to have a President that believes in the American people that I'll get right to work building community coalitions that place our Nation's children first, empowered and energized by a presidential vision that sees Americans as partners rather than treats us like pawns. If McCain wins - I'm moving to Canada!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  190. Yun Choi, Ph.D.

    I will be busy planning new business expansion if Obama wins. Next year this time, I will be busy preparing tax returns to find out how much more tax I will have to pay. After all, if I can make much more due to a better economy, I will be happy to pay more tax. I rather make more money and pay more tax than make less money and pay less tax.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  191. Bert K. Los Angeles

    Well, maybe the election will live on until the judges vote in the Swing-State Supreme Court cases. Maybe we should buy extra hot dogs, popcorn and soda for the weeks ahead.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  192. Willow, Iowa

    I will be delighted to have withdrawal from politics online if Obama wins tomorrow. However, we all need to be sentinels for democracy in the future. If any Religious extremist begin campaigning for 2012, it will be our job to remind people that extremism cannot take over our country. Whether its a Muslim extremist in Iran or a Christian extremist in the US, we need to remember our belief system in this country and separation of Church and State.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  193. Bill Steinhagen

    After the election, I think I will be able to stop drinking and get back to reality!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  194. Roland

    It all depends on who wins the election. If Obama wins, then I will have a great time watching my Republican friends and family member turn livid. Whereas they vehemently denied the existence of any remote possibility of vote tampering in 2000 or 2004, they will claim that Obama's victory is a sham and part of a vast liberal left-wing conspiracy. On the other hand, if McCain wins, then I'll be going to grief counseling and asking for heavy dosages of anti-depressants.

    St. George, UT

    November 3, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  195. Patricia F Pine Plains NY

    There still will be plenty of politics after an Obama win. First will come his vacation (probably to Hawaii to be with Grandma). Bush will come out of hiding and make a fool of himself and try to start another war. McCain will go back to the Senate. When Obama returns from his rest, he will probably get busy picking his cabinet and trying to get Bush not to commit to anything long-term, interferring with his Presidency. And the beat will go on and on. Within a year, the race for 2012 will begin. It won't end, not by a long shot.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  196. Richard McKinney, Texas

    By watching cartoons. That is the only thing funnier then an election Jack.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  197. Elizabeth

    I think I, and the collective world will take a giant breath of relief that we made it through, that we decided well, and that the American people have elected the best person in Obama to bring this Nation and World together. It will be hard to handle McCain winning. I would have been alright with that if he had not picked Palin, but I just can not get over that choice, and that possibility to be a reasonable conclusion to 2 years of this race and 4 years of our future.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  198. June_from_Jax

    Once this election is over I will look forward to being able to take a deep sigh of relief. I'll be able to pry myself away from the T.V., work in the garden, read a book, or take a day just to listen to music. I'll never completely withdrawl form my attachment to politics, to staying informed, or taking an active part in my community's politics; this election has taught me that I can make a diffence, I do have a voice, and I must always care enough to vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  199. Mary - California

    If Obama wins, maybe the counting of votes won't drag into the night.
    It will be a relief to get this election over.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm |
  200. JERRY, Illinois

    I think I'll just tune into Fox News and laugh, and laugh. and laugh!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  201. Daniel in Toronto, ON

    After all said and done.....OBAMA wins. I will visit the U.S with more confident and peace of mind.

    OBAMA '08

    November 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm |
  202. Gail Toney, Boaz, AL

    Like many others, if Obama wins, I'll feel uplifted, with hope renewed. If it's a republican victory, I won't be watching news programming and I'll just feel angry and sad for our country. I feel anxiety every time, I hear McCain speak and I change channels when Sarah Palin appears. As far as television programming, I'll go back to HBO, MAX, TNT, USA, etc. Bush has never been "my" president and neither will McCain/Palin. As for now, I'll pray and vote.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  203. Joe in MO

    Get back to those tasks I should have been doing a long time ago.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  204. Dan from Kitchener

    Now Americans have been made aware Alaska is part of the U.S. I expect the press will be reporting on all of Palin's ethics violations and corruption charges for a couple of years so this fill in the void for at least a couple of years.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  205. Mike Ryan

    I will look forward to rebuild USA if Obama wins. I should get ready for another war with Iran and economic disaster (whatever left of it) if McCain wins.
    Snellville, GA

    November 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  206. Kathy Glendale Heights, IL

    I will handle it by putting my phone back on the hook. No more robo-calls!!! Wahooooooo!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  207. Zbig

    That' easy. After " DUMB, DUMMER AND PLUMBER" republican freak presidential campaign I will miss all fun they provided.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  208. Antonio Diaz Buenos Aires

    jack...like many of the ex-pats who left the US and came to Argentina after W won.... if Obama wins...most of us will come back to the US..there will be no better solution to an election withdrawal than seeing MCCain-Palin lose.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  209. Debbie, Illinois

    My husband says during all of this I belong in a home. I do have that bumper sticker that reads" 1-20-09 END OF AN ERROR that I will put on my car.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  210. Kevin L. / Omaha, NE

    What this whole process has done for me was energize the student in me...I went and discovered info on the Obama/McCain that wasn't being reported. That discovery has fueled the disire to return to school and finish my degree. If Obama gets in then there'll be help for me, if McCain, well, back to the mines! Go Vote!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  211. Steve in Milford,MA

    That's easy, Jack. I have recorded the best of the Cafferty File (most notably the show when you called Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric "pathetic". I will watch them over and over. 2008: the election that just won't go away!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  212. James

    How will I handle election withdrawl? I won't have to worry it seeing I will be basking in the glory of a Demcoratic win!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  213. jolaine

    Celebrate Obama's victory – hopefully he'll do a dance and we can all pick up on his slick moves.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  214. Ryan

    I can't fight the feeling that we will still be talking about the election in the coming weeks. With all the fraud, unsecure voting machines, strategically placed police checks, possible race issues, this won't be over tomorrow!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  215. g ontario canada

    if mccain wins pray if obama wins sleep at night

    November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  216. Ralph

    I will support President Obama and most likely give him some advice. I will also give advice to the new congress people elected. We cannot just let our government run without the inputs of the voters. We must be involved. Bush would listen to anyone, did what he wanted. Obama will be a listener, and his job is going to be very difficult. Ralph In Arizona.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  217. Don McCollum, WI

    Just drinking my coffee and prayinng Barack has his track shoes on.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  218. Byron

    read the news from the rest of the world. I have missed knowing what is going on elsewhere.
    I will also read news to follow up on whoever wins, and see if they are staying consistent with what they promised. I also want to see what is done about issues that were not addressed in the campaign.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  219. Curt W

    Jack this will not be over for at least another 10 days. It will be so close that there will be recounts and challenges. Who knows maybe even longer.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  220. Eileen Vivoda

    It's funny you should ask as my family has been chiding me to join a rehab program on Wednesday because I am bound to have great withdrawal symtoms. In all seriousness, I believe that I shall return to reading books which I have ignored for quite some time now
    from Eileen in Chicago

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  221. Linda in Florida

    I won't be sorry to say goodbye to the stress of waiting and wondering. That said, I hope I will be breathing a big sign of relief because Barack Obama has won!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  222. leroy from houston

    I'm going to handle the election withdrawals the same as any other life changing event in my life.....buy a 12 pack of my favorite brew, get in my swing on the back porch and clebrate OBAMA'S victory!!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  223. Cas Vance

    I will be waiting for the Republican Machine to start there attacks on President Obama, just like they did Bill!! I have never seen a party that could tell a LIE over and over until it became the truth. I guess that' s how they get their name the GOP.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  224. Angel

    Depeding on who wins..If Barack Wins..I am going to party like a rock star then...come back to my senses and focus on school and my bright future..if McCain wins....oh Lord help America

    November 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  225. Nancy from Indiana

    My doctor will be pleased as my blood pressure will come down, I'll stop eating so much, exercise more, quit being so snappy to my family and friends and maybe feel more normal again!

    November 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  226. Marty

    Is there a rehab program specializing in political junkie withdrawls?

    November 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  227. tj TAMPA

    I may have to try something less addictive like drugs..

    November 3, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  228. Janet, Canada

    Jack, I'm hoping you'll get me through it.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  229. Wael, Columbia, MD

    I will be celebrating the most joyful day of my life when I see the landslide victory by Obama and brothers. I will fell on my knees laughing when I see the American public through the Republicans where they deserve, history's garbage. I will be proud witnessing history unfolds and all minorities be inspired (and I am white).

    November 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  230. mary

    Jack, I will really, really, really need a detox clinic..........

    November 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  231. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    The court challenges to the election results begin Wednesday. Its just the next step in a broken, rigged, and corrupt election system.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  232. DONL

    it's up to you Jack. what will you have on the Cafferty files? what ever it is I'll be watching.

    November 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  233. PHIL

    If Obama wins I will sleep good at night. If McCane wins, I will sit up nights wondering when and how he will mess up my social security and medicare in order to feed the fat cats.

    Phil, GA

    November 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  234. ejmounsey Granville Ohio

    Depends on who the winner is. If it is Obama, I will break out the champagne. If it is McCain, hunker down for four more years of misery and hope the nation survives. EJM Granville, Ohio

    November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  235. Jerry from Jacksonville

    Jack, I've got my strategy all planned out, I've gone around my neighborhood and gotten the addresses of all my neighbors that have McCain Palin signs in their yards, hopeful Obama wins and then I will send a sympathy card to all of the mean, hateful, arrogant and down right sorry republicans that voted for McCain in my area.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  236. True American for Obama

    Drinking the tears of the republican losers. A sure cure for depression, anxiety, obesity, club foot, craziness, baldness, ect. Nov. 5th will be a lovely day for 50% of America and 100% of the free world!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  237. Sharon for Houston

    First thing I'm going to do is get a good night sleep. I haven't really slept in 2 years. The second thing I'm going to do is pay my bills. I haven't done those either.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  238. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    Beginning Wednesday, all of the pundits with short term contracts and memories, will bore the hell out of us with what happened and why they think it did. Thank God for DVD players.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  239. Karyn

    If Obama wins, I'll relax.

    If McCain/Palin win.....I'll just be depressed. Very depressed.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  240. Angel

    Oh and Obama's win will boost consumer confidence so I will be spending a little money

    November 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  241. Carol

    If Obama wins, I will continue to be a junkie, following all his cabinet picks, ect. If McCain wins, I'll pull the covers over my head and hibernate for the next four years.


    November 3, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  242. Elaina


    After 8 years of hell and wondering how America could have gone so wrong, I'll finally get a good night sleep and awake to a new beginning for America - a return to a government for the people and by the people where I can feel proud to be an American. Good bye Palin and McCain!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  243. Tim Samoni, NJ


    After a big sigh of relief I will live on with the pride of knowing that I worked diligently for the campaign to elect America's first African American president.

    I am happy that, in some small way, I assisted in the creation of a new view of our nation in which my children will not know of a time where a person is excluded from an office or a position because of his race or her gender.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  244. Ken M . Millington MI

    Hello Jack. This sure has been a long drawen out process. I remeber coming home from Afghanistan in 2006 disenchanted with the direction our country was heading and worried about the unity of our country with all the problems mounting from the poor decision this administration had made. Then the primaries sparked a hope inside me that this new guy Barack Obama was speaking about. i thought no way this guy can beat the Clinton Political machine. But he did. Now one day left,hope that a new day in american politics will take hold. Jack this primary season is where i also found the cafferty files thanks for all the hard work you have done letting people sound off to your questions. I know that at times it took its toll on you. Now the outcome is out of our hands a decision will be made that will set the coarse for our country. May God Bless us All.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  245. Shannon wa st

    I am not sure what I am going to do. If Obama wins I wil be more at ease and relaxed but if some how Mccain wins I have a feeling I am going to feel the same way I have felt the last 8 years. Not liking who is running our counrty and wishing Obama would have won. Pissed and I will be one of those picketters, you bet ya!!!
    But thats not going to happen. Obama is going to win and win big really big.....

    November 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  246. Peggy, Evansville IN

    after 22 months of constant election news, I plan to ween myself off cable news by one hour each day. I also have to finally clean my house.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  247. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    I'm driving over to the outer banks, and, weather permitting, will sit on the shore and cry.

    I hope it's tears of joy that we finally have an intelligent, honest, hard-working president.

    If not, it will be tears of shame, disappointment, and despair that the Karl Roves and Rush Limbaughs of the world have stolen another one.

    Wish us all luck, Jack. AND GO VOTE

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  248. Aaron B.; Champaign, IL

    In 2004, a British newspaper published on its front page: "How can 62,040,606 people be so stupid?"

    Now, in 2008, I'll again be looking toward the foreign press, to get a a clearer picture of just where the country is heading.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  249. Ed Reed

    It depends on who wins Jack. If Obama wins, I will breathe a sigh of relief and go on with my life. If it's McCain/Palin, then I will go stark, staring, foaming at the mouth insane.

    Ed Reed
    Port Arans, TX
    The Real America

    November 3, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  250. Lucas in Pawling, NY

    Jack, we'll all be fine. OJ's sentencing is coming up and we'll get to obsess over the "must have toys this christmas".
    Besides, there's a good chance the lawyers will keep the election going for a while.
    Seriously though, I will miss the fact that this election has opened many minds and fueled many heated exchanges.

    It's good when we all care.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  251. John

    If Obama gets in it'll be great.........If ole Mac wins we'll be sick for four years.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  252. allan, chicago

    as much as i am sick and tired of listening to the same old speeches from either side, i believe the end of the election is only the beginning of the next four years of this country. while it only brings a temporary sigh of relief, it will leave americans with whole new concerns about the direction of this country, despite who wins.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:10 pm |
  253. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Knowing there are going to be some angry people after this election either way it goes, I plan to withdraw from anger and pray for the healing of our Nation.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  254. Ozzi, Sedona, AZ

    I'm going to watch old movies on AMC or TMC.....unless Mc Cain wins...then I'll get a prescription for something to make me not care, and start packing to move to Canada.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  255. bernard

    Jack: I am going into a 12 step program for political junkies

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  256. Clare Relf, Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have no idea how I'll cope, hopefully I will revel in the celebrations until the end of the week (with an Obama win, of course) then next week I can get back to having a social life again instead of being tuned in, eagerly anticipating the latest antics from the republican campaign....One thing is for sure this is a campaign of historic and controversial proportions, with everything a good drama needs and I have followed every moment from a small corner of Ireland with you and Wolf. So happy to see America finally becoming as 'open minded' as Europe when it comes to choosing its leaders, after all the polls have talked the talk – will they walk the walk??? I sure hope so
    Clare, Belfast.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  257. D.A.Zivkovich

    I expect to come down gradually - there will be plenty of political autopsies and head-slapping for a few weeks - then there's grousing over the cabinet nominees - whoever they may be - just hang in there - we'll get thru

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  258. Reno


    I'll celbrte by asking John McCain on Wednesday if "He's got em where he wants 'em? I wonder what his answer might be?

    Reno, Ames, Iowa

    November 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  259. Docb

    Depends on who wins...If my candidate wins I will continue to be part of the mix...till January 20th!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  260. wally Ruehmann las vegas nv

    after the election iam hoping things get even more exciting, iam stocking up on popcorn and coffee , hoping for a front row seat at the bush, Chaney,rumsfeld war crimes trial's. they say if you wait long enough the right things prevail over the wrong, it's called Carma, jack.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm |
  261. Richard - Knoxville TN

    I am certain there will be other political crisises that will be either forthcoming or generated by the media - so, especially if Obama wins this election, there will be years and years worth of political fodder for us junkies - Or maybe we'll start discussing Paris Hilton?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  262. Audrey

    We are starting to wean ourselves early. My husband and I are going to watch the Redskins and Steelers game tonight. Oh dear I just found out at half time the candidates will be on. I tried Jack!

    Audrey in South Carolina

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  263. Melanie in IA

    I cast my ballot last week, I'm hanging up on all the robo calls, muting all campaign commercials, pitching all campaign literature that arrives in the mail...You see, its already over for me, I know Obama will won, all thats left is his acceptance speech. The true celebration begins when the "villiage idiot" returns to his hometown in Texas.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  264. Jane M

    Oh it's going to be very difficult for me! I do my day of work, then I go into my kitchen and cook dinner while watching the Situation Room, then finish up by watching HOURS of CNN...HOW WILL I COPE without all the information? Oh and I forgot to mention the HOURS spent reading the blogs and polls online. I might need some therapy – especially if Obama loses.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  265. Ken Hudson Florida

    I expect to finally get some sleep instead of staying up all night watching and rewatching the news for any hint that Obama is moving up in the polls.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  266. JoycesVoice-Marshall, TX

    Say a prayer of thank you, take a good hot bath and settle down to my regular television program before the election,. I'll probably wait to hear the analysis of what happened on Wednesday and then it's back to normal.

    I honestly believe I'll have my piece of the pie.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  267. Raymond Sjodin

    My biggest fear for Wednesday and beyond is that I'll have to see Sarah Palin still in the limelight either way the election goes. She will
    either be Vice President elect or the new leader of the Republican Party. Both roles will give her plenty of TV time.

    My hope is that Senator Obama and his running mate will be the winners on Wednesday and that Sarah will go back to Alaska, buy a
    "How to be a Spy" kit, take out the field glasses and keep checking out Russia.



    November 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  268. Steven C. from Texas

    I have school on Nov. 5th, but I have a feeling it will turn out to be a great day once it is set in stone that Obama will be the 44th president. I also plan on buying a big Obama sign for my yard and a bumper sticker for my car and lots of T-Shirts. I hope to have those up or on for 8 years. They should come in handy here in Texas considering the fact that 1 in 4 Texans insult Obama and his family by calling him a Muslim still (and insulting Muslims for acting like they're 3rd rate citizens). There will be no withdrawls here, only joy and peace in the fact that the Republicans will not have 4 more years to run this great nation into the ground.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  269. Diane Glasser

    Tuesday I will be online at 11 PM on CNN.com election center with a glass of wine and talking to my friend from Florida. She is for McCain and I am for Obama and we will watch the results come in. Who ever wins we will drink to them and then go back to our normal lives.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  270. Bob, Lauderdale Lakes,FL

    This has been the best reality show I have seen so far,the drama ,suspense and even some comedy and tomorrow is the vote-off
    what will we do after all is over , I hear that the province of Quebec
    could have elections in December.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  271. John, Long Beach CA

    I was laid off from a $80,000 a year job three months ago, I'll be out looking for a job.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  272. Elle from Pullman, WA

    I'll call home and record some fake "robo-calls" on my answering machine.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  273. Steve Peach - Indiana

    What withdrawl Jack? From what I can see, Jack Bauer is gearing up for another season of "24" starting later this month, so that should keep me in tune with the goings on in Washington!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  274. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    Jack, I'm a service member so you know the deal. We're still gonna be fighting the war...


    November 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  275. teri from Mi.

    Well Jack I'm hoping to finally get a good nights sleep. The thought of Sarah Palin in the White House has kept me up at night. If McCain wins I'll invest in a truck load of Sominex.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  276. Bob D, Morristown, NJ

    If Obama wins. I'll tune in to see if I can do anything to help him rescue our nation.

    If McCain wins, I'm opening a travel agency specializing in one-way tickets.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  277. Marsha from Texas

    I will finally be able to sleep. Please go vote. It has to be a landslide so they are unable to steal this election with their vote flipping.
    Vote Obama – Biden

    November 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  278. Teasha, Florida

    I'm so addicted, I don't even want to think about it!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  279. Dr. B

    The end of the election is really the beginning to solving our problems of economy, energy, national security, health care, education, and climate crisis. That should keep all Americans busy for the next 4-8 years. As a college professor, my job is to inform my students about these topics.
    Love your segment everyday. You tell it like it is.

    Dr. B,
    Bloomington Indiana

    November 3, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  280. Bit in Alabama

    Good question.........one I can't answer. I wish I knew myself.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  281. Kim, Dodge City, Kansas

    If Obama wins there will be plenty to watch as he rebuilds our democracy. If McCain wins, the wife says we will turn off the TV because things will get too depressing to watch anymore.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  282. carol, from pittsburgh

    If Obama wins, I'll enjoy the intelligent changes in direction for the country: fiscal responsibility, new energy plans, new infrastructure, health care rights for everyone, etc. I look forward to some grown-up leadership. It's been a long time coming.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  283. Jes (State College, PA)

    Hey Jack, Maybe we can actually focus on SOLUTIONS to fix all the problems that this country faces.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  284. Michael, Cleveland

    Wednesday November 5, 2008, isn't that the official start of the 2012 Presidential campaign?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  285. Mark from RI


    November 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  286. Tim G Red Lion, PA

    Jack, the real work starts Wednesday.

    How are we all, as Americans, going to be a part of the solution?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm |
  287. Karen - Missouri

    Give my laptop a much needed rest. Actually, they'll probably still be counting the ballots.

    Guess I'll start rearranging the living room to make a spot for the Christmas tree while I watch "Meet Me In St Louis" with Judy Garland with the sound full blast. Well, that's if Obama wins. If McCain wins I'll put on "Scrooge"

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  288. Faith from Milford, Massachusetts

    Good question – if McCain wins, figuring out how to move to Toronto, since we can't stay here. If Obama wins, enjoying the success! I have a question for you and Wolf Blitzer, what will you guys do after the election? Not sure what the Situation Room will cover! Either way, looking forward to continuing to watch, as we are hooked on the Sit Room!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  289. Ruth

    Somehow, I don't believe that we'll have to go through withdrawal for a long time. Regardless of the outcome, we won't hear the end of this for a while. If McCain/Palin wins, it's historic. If Obama/Biden wins, it's historic. Although, I believe the latter outcome will have us reeling a lot longer than the first. The election coverage is getting old and tired, but I might be able handle another few weeks of craziness if we get an Obama/Biden win on Tuesday! Okay, I admit it ... I'm a news junkie.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  290. Robert

    I will focus my withdrawl enegry on how I can help Obama (our new president) attain his message of change to make the USA a better place for all.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  291. Ginger H -- West Melbourne, FL

    There will be no withdrawal symptoms here. Just enjoying the peace and quiet, the boring and mundane news, and a nice book in what little free time I have after working my fingers to the bone.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm |
  292. mike, ohio

    It’ll be like coming down from a two year sugar high!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  293. Murrf

    it will be easy to get over this election. John McCain by his own actions has shown that as a candidate he has destrioyed his legacy, the legacy iof his father and the legacy of his grandfather.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  294. Francis in NW Florida(Lower Alabama!)

    After all the news programs over-anylize the results and I've had my fill of that, I'm going to devote my time to writing a good enough comment to get read on the Cafferty file!


    November 3, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  295. A Senior Southern Lady - N. Carolina

    Jack – If Obama wins we will have stability and peace and I will be one proud American. I will be more than happy to pay for Sarah Palin's one way ticket back to Alaska.

    A Senior Southern Lady

    November 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  296. Evelyn from Mi.

    It depends on who wins. If it's John McCain, I plan on hibernating for the next 4 years. If it's Sen. Obama, I'll eagerly look forward to his speeches and press conferences the way I did JFK when I was a schoolgirl.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  297. Tripp, Dallas, TX

    Jack, either way, there will be no withdrawal. If Obama wins, it will be like a rock has been lifted off of the chests of the American people. We will all finally be able to breathe again. If McCain gets elected with Palin, we will start trying to get them out of office on Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  298. Audrey Fryer

    Don't worry Jack – all of you will be picking Barack Obama's cabinet – so, you will have lots of politics as well as determining an area large enough to hold Barack Obama's inauguration (as I am sure the whole World will be looking for invites – I know I am).

    Vancouver Island

    November 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  299. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Jack, I'm looking forward to all the dirt that the MSM refused to cover finally coming out about Obama. Mark my words, a year from today half the people who voted for him will regret it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  300. Michelle- PAburbia

    Oh I don't know, reading again?

    November 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  301. Jan Illinois

    Jack Im very excited for this race to be over. I might actually get something done! I wanted the president to be Hillary soooo bad and when that fell thru, The race was never the same for me. Gotta go clean something!! Ha!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  302. Eloise

    I for one will have post-election blues. I've been following the US election as a non-American and little else has made me so interested in politics overseas.

    Eloise in Leeds, UK

    November 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  303. Linda in Bisbee, AZ

    If mccain and the north country bimbo should somehow be declared the winners, it will be because of massive election fraud, and I will set to work fighting the results. If Obama wins, as he should, I will keep praying for his safety.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  304. shirley


    I probably take a long hot bath. I haven't had one since the primaries. I can't seem to leave my living room. Shirley
    Breaux Bridge,LA

    November 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  305. Mickie in Stallion Springs, CA

    In my 65 years I've never cared so much about who wins this election and can't even imagine living under the questionable leadership of a McCain/Palin adminstration. It is that depressing a possibility.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  306. Sharon

    If Obama wins I will be proud and will celebrate!

    If McCain wins, I will be looking for real estate in Canada!!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  307. Michelle, Berwick, PA

    You said tomorrow, the party's over. You just jinxed it, Jack! Remember 2000?

    I won't believe it's over until President Obama is sworn in on January 20th. Then I can relax and stop making plans to smuggle my son out of the country so he won't be drafted in McCain's pointless wars.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  308. Tim in Texas

    Jack, It's a funny feeling when you realize that you are in living in history - being a part of creating history. I'm 47 years old and have never felt that before. I'm guessing that the withdrawal will be tough, but like you, I think - at least if Obama is elected - that we will be asked to be a part of the solution. And gauging by how well he has done so far in inspiring the American people, I think we can be optimistic about the future. It won't be the roller-coaster ride of this election, but I think we may just see something subtly amazing. I'll be watching for it and ready to be a part of it.
    Tim in Texas

    November 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  309. lisa tx

    Jack – I will start by reading a good book ,yours in fact.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  310. David,San Bernardino,CA.

    Whoever wins is just the beginning. We will still have the process of the transition of getting rid of bush and bringing in the new president and their administration. the fun is just starting,

    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  311. Karen, Atlanta GA

    Jack- ask me that question after Obama is elected as President. If Obama wins, my headaches will go away, if he loses, I'll need more pain medication because McCain and Palin will be in the White House. God help us all if that happens.


    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  312. Franky

    You know how I'm going to deal with my day Jack? Just like any other day. I do what I gotta do, you do what you gotta do...

    November 3, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  313. Lauren Phoenix Az.

    I'll finally be able to sleep well knowing that President Obama is leading our country!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  314. pat Green

    If McCain wins GOD help us. We better start bunkering down cause we'll be on our own AGAIN if McCain wins. I'll just be glad when it's over!
    Praying for Obama.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  315. Hope M. Madisonville, KY

    I'll be gearing up to make sure Obama is re-elected in

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  316. Louise, MA

    I am counting on CNN to let us down easy with a series, "Best of the Campaign Bloopers" at least until American Idol comes back on.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  317. ajks

    I think you are nominated to entertain us!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:48 pm |
  318. Babbs Cazadero, CA

    We are going to experience a collective and painful hangover when faced with the realities that now are upon the incumbent and American people. Ironically, the election has been a huge distraction from the issues at hand. When life resumes to normal on Nov. 5, I think it will be shockingly painful for all of us.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  319. James in TN

    WITHDRAWS?....Palin has already started campaigning for 2012. Idon't think we'll have to worry bout election news.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  320. Winton from Alaska

    By celebrating the Obama/Biden victory.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  321. Craig from Denison, Texas


    I am relying of you and Wolf to get me through my rehabilitation!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  322. Anita of georgia

    Jack, it's going to be hard. I just I'll start planning for the Holidays. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. and Christmas will be here before we all know it. I'll do some dollar store shopping for Christmas this year, besides that's about all I can afford. After all it's the thought that counts.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  323. deirdre

    I'll finally write those childrens' book I started and can't find the time to finish. 🙂

    November 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  324. T. ( Chicago )

    My withdrawal will depend entirely on who wins. If McCain pulls off the miracle comeback of all time... well then I won't have time for withdrawal because I will be packing my bags and moving back to Canada.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  325. Sherri from Canada

    Jack –
    Although I'm a Canadian, I get home from work each day and check out CNN and have been following this since January. My husband keeps asking me when my American citzenship is coming in. Yesterday he asked me if I was get tired of it all. You know, it's very exciting watching history unfold and I have to say it has heightened my interest in American politics so I will probably have withdrawals, but we have our provincial elections in May so I may just switch gears....

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  326. Tom - Las Vegas, Nevada

    If things go the way I hope they do I'll be rather busy. I work as an advocate for working people and haven't been able to find much help from the federal government over the last few years. I'm hoping for a pleasant change starting Wednesday morning.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  327. Joan (Canada)

    Collect my marbles and look forward to seeing Obama and family in the WH. and every tiny bit of news that I can get from you and the PC.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  328. Olympia, WA

    If Obama wins I will rejoice and then start focusing on his Cabinet choices.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  329. Mark, Washington D.C.

    I will sure as hell get a lot more work done.

    p.s. you are the man

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  330. Lynn, Columbia, Mo..

    I'm going to clean MY house. That should take about the right amount of time until the next election cycle begins.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  331. wayne from st. catharines,ontario

    I don't know ,we just pray that Barack Obama wins by a landslide and Palin goes home.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  332. I. B., Rocky Mount, North Carolina

    It has been tough going through the highs and the lows of this election season. However, I don't think I'll have any lingering side effects at the end of the season. But the mere thought of having to go a week or two without the Cafferty File, as happened several weeks ago, brings on severe depression.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  333. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Dear Jack,

    Obama winning this election there will not be a need for an election withdrawal...people will be filled with hope and faith in a better life which indeed will require all of us to be part of the solutions. But if McCain wins it is not a withdrawal that people will be experiencing...I cannot even find the words to describe what it will be except this campaign has not given much to many of us the belief of his character as working towards unifiying the country!

    November 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  334. Mark, Warwick RI

    The real issues that we worry about do not disappear when we elect a new leader, the media will not be without material, and we will have no reason to be in 'withdrawal' from the drama until we've fixed the issues at hand.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  335. Emi

    Hopefully chasing it down with an "Obama is our new president" high!

    We've been waiting for him a long, long time, even before we knew it.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  336. Eileen at Lagnua Beach CA

    Clean my house, weed the garden, tackle the work I have postponed, walk the dog and get back to normal. Unless somehow McCain pulls off a win. They I will stay in bed with covers over my head for the foreseeable future.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  337. Deb in Colo

    Good question – guess I'll have to get back to work....

    November 3, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  338. Kim - Blair, Nebraska

    Surely, you can find us something Jack. You always do.

    November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  339. Andrew

    Relax, feet up, deep breath, and a warm shower..

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  340. Mike McKibben, lady lake, Fl

    It depends on who wins. If Obama gets elected, I'll look forward to my $1,100 tax break. If McCain gets elected, I'll have to figure out where I am going to come up with the additional money to pay for my additional tax liability when he taxes my wife's and my job health care benefits. This will amount to a tax increase on an additional $28K of income.........................

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  341. Tom in Desoto Texas

    Election withdrawal HA! Wednesday we start campaigning for the mid-term elections.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  342. Tom, Ft Lauderdale

    I thought I did very well the last two elections!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  343. Haime, Washington DC

    We will be fixating on reality, how the heck are we gonna bounce back? Having a new president won't make our problems disappear over night.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  344. anita

    I will be enjoying not hearing Sarah Palin's voice. It will be a day I am looking forward to.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  345. Jess, Ohio

    I won't have any withdrawals Jack b/c hopefully Obama should be titled. I plan on going camping this weekend. Aside from school and work, my other job is watching CNN and blogging.
    This weekend, I plan on having none of that. I plan to be w/out electronics. No CNN, no newspapers, and no laptops. Just myself, some hiking and a blazin fire to heat up my smores...

    November 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  346. mitchell ,arkansaw

    im going to do everything i can to support president obama's policies.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  347. Jamedra


    I can’t speak for anyone else but this election has personally changed my outlook on politics and government affairs. I plan to become personally involved in community organizing and local government affairs to fill the void.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  348. Wally from Gladwyne, PA

    There will be no time for withdrawal.
    The next President is going to have his hands full undoing the damage of the last 8 years.
    And he's going to need all of us behind him.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:03 pm |
  349. Darren

    Join EA (Electoral's Anonymous) like the rest of the loyal Cafferty watchers.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  350. ruth mass

    I will have time to concentrate on my studies because they have taken a back seat these last months. It is hard to study when all the action is on the campaign.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  351. Pugas-AZ

    Wait for the third coming because the second isn't going to do it.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  352. Jeff in Denver

    Jack, if Senator Obama wins, I'll be dancing in the streets. If Senator McCain wins, I'll be looking for a 200 ft high bridge and a 210 ft bungee cord.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  353. Jane Oberg

    It will be nice to see a politician voice a point of view without the fear of being called UnAmerican, Stupid, Godless or any of the other things the Republicans can think of to discredit any point of view other than their own – all opinions are valid – we can start working together even when we disagree – Hurrah!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  354. Sherrol in Canada

    I've been wondering the same thing. I know I'll be bawling tomorrow night, one way or another!!

    I'll try to find a 12 step program...........LOL

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  355. Kevin in Portland, Oregon

    After being thoroughly depressed for the past 8 years, I'll be able to breathe a sigh of relief. I'm going to Disneyland.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  356. Ross from Redlands, CA

    Just another day post election. Nothing will change. we will have another bail out. another war, more scandals, etc. The 2 party system is just 2 sides of the same coin. Funny how fervent and partisan the country becomes during election season. Who was it that coined the phrase "Divide and conquer."

    November 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  357. Rob CA

    I'll be volunteering in my community to help President Elect Obama get this nation back on track. No one can do it alone, we all have work ahead of us.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  358. PC from Atlanta

    Only Tina Fey can help me with my withdrawal until Sarah Palin graces us with her presence again in about two years.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  359. jyll from TEXAS

    get more sleep, get more work done, and enjoy T.V. without all those political ads....and celebrate not having to listen to Palin's voice and Ya betcha ........mmm silence is golden!!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  360. Roger (Dallas, TX)

    This has been the longest running soap opera I have ever seen. I have been totally engrossed for the past 2 years and tomorrow is the culmination where the hero saves the nation from the evils of the past 8 years and ushers in a new beginning for the country. I will be following with keen interest his selections of cabinet members, preparations for the inauguration and his first state of the union address.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  361. Brian from Fort Mill, SC

    I'll probably shoot my TV.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  362. Pat , Bradenton Fla

    If I can actually hear the words President Obama from the MSM I will be ecstatic.. If I don't hear those words then someone will need to call 911 and have them do a wellness check on me since I will need to be taken for medical assistance before McCain does away with my Medicare and Social Security..

    November 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  363. Daniel Ambrose

    Jack –

    I will have no effect from election withdrawl. The time will be to lend a helping hand to our new president (Obama, that is). It's time to unite this country and not continue dividing it. It's amazing how much hatred in people in America today.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  364. John

    I"ve been recovering for the last two weeks. Early voting started in Texas on Oct. 20th, and I got it over with. How is the media going to handle election withdrawal?
    Pampa, TX

    November 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  365. Sarah Louise

    If it ends up a close result then Wednesday might not be the end – I hope it's a landslide so we don't spend the rest of the week recounting votes... I really need a rest.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  366. Don Jensen

    I will celebrate not having to endure any more negative ads or politicians who will not forthrightly answer a direct question.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  367. Susan Pittsburgh, PA

    I'm going to sing to Sarah Palin...Na, Na, Na, Na...Na, Na, Na, Na,....Hey, Hey, Hey GOOOOODBYE!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  368. Carlos Marrero

    I believe I'll have election relief. Thank goodness it'll be over soon. Whomever you're supporting, get out and vote, if you haven't already.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  369. Jan from Millsboro DE

    I can't wait to remove that ugly padding on my walls which we installed to prevent injury from us knocking our heads every time John McCain said the words "My Friends".

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  370. carol in Oregon

    The first week I'm going to rewrite my budget program for the new deals promised. Then when I find out I've been lied to I will curl up on the couch and watch old movies till Spring and if its as late as last year was till Summer. The one thing I know for sure good or bad the cable news will be banned from my home.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  371. Keira

    I guess I'll have more time to look for a job after being laid-off! I can't wait until this election is over and the Republican grip loosens so that America can once again breathe!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  372. Karen - TN

    I'm hoping to lift a cold one and cheer Barack Obama.

    If McCain wins, I'll lift several to drown my sorrows.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  373. Toi W. from Georgia

    I will have to check into political rehab and go completely cold turkey on CNN.


    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  374. Dee in Florida

    I won't have to "handle" it! My guy is going to WIN!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  375. Dave

    Start getting ready to support President Obama for 2012 of course!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  376. Jeff in Indiana

    Hey Jack,

    I have plenty of homework that I have put off to help elect Senator Obama, so I'll have plenty to do to catch up before the end of the semester. I'm only hoping that I am doing it with a smile on my face in an Obama Administration.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  377. Ron

    I'm currently 11 years old, so its perfectly acceptable for me to go back to watching Disney, though I feel a little sorry for Wolf.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  378. Denise

    From Los Angeles, California

    Depends on who wins. It McCain wins, I'll be ecstatic! If it goes the other way, do not look forward to the next day. Will be glad that the election is over so life can get almost get back to normal!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  379. Karen-Arkansas

    Sure will Jack. I have voted every election since I turned 18. This is the first election I can remember I was truely excited about. Can't wait to get off work at 5:00 tomorrow night and watch the results. Probably will need some double shot lattes to get me through Wednesday and the rest of the week!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  380. Tammy

    I'm not sure, Jack. But I'll bet somebody, somewhere will write a book about the election that I won't buy1

    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  381. Alison

    Withdrawal? Don't you mean celebration? I'm going to be so excited when all these campaign signs are in the trash cans, political ads are off the air, and I hope to never hear Sarah Palin's name again!!
    I might even find Joe Six Pack and drink one of his beers!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  382. Derryck S. Griffith

    Election Withdrawl!

    I will continue to do my Online Blogging as usual.

    That is what keeps me sane and involved politically.


    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  383. Deb

    I probably will have to enter some kind of news junkie anonymous. My boss will be happy to get me off the computer and my Dr. will be happier with my blood pressure results.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  384. James Judd

    After I've watched Obama's acceptance speech and McCain's concession several times, I'm going to indulge in some serious gloating. Once the Obama fever subsides, I'm going to find out who might be running against Sarah Palin in 2010 and send them some money. I'll also spend some time making snide comments about the red states. Then I'll think about how to make Christmas fun when the biggest gift on earth has already come early.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  385. Brad in Tampa

    Jack, to help overcome political withdrawals I plan on Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Sleeping more. And knowing that Mccain (trigger happy McGee) is not in office, I will sleep a lot sounder.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  386. Mike in California

    Jack, you kiddin' me?
    All the mistakes, prank calls and smear ads.
    I feel like I have been watching a two year episode
    of an educated version of Jerry Springer. Make it stop

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  387. Mark Harris

    Election Withdrawal? It'll be an addiction to the news about the transition. No matter who wins, the transition will be the new news. If Obama wins, as I suspect, the transition will be especially interesting. I can hardly wait!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  388. Deborah Morgan

    Having been politically charged for almost two years, I'm going to sleep in on Wednesday. After I awake to a new country, I will begin writing my new book – a unique look into the election fever which has infected politics in this historic time. I've been compiling my research and have already started the rough draft. After tomorrow night, I will be able to construct the ending and determine the tone of the book.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  389. David R

    Either way, we'll have an Italian dinner with a great red wine. If our candidate wins, it'll be a great celebration...if he loses, it will be a good way to lift our spirits!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  390. Clark Rogers

    I'm going on a strict exercise and diet plan to lose 21 months worth of the 21 pounds I've put on from election stress eating! My focus will shift of the health of the election to my own health! My waistline will thank me by inauguration day.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  391. Kevin

    Maybe I'll start going to class again...

    New Orleans, LA

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  392. Chris (Ontario, California)

    My friends will be celebrating election night with champagne. I'll likely have a few beers and wake up the next day to get a copy of a newspaper that will remain in my family for generations: "America elects its first black president"

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  393. Edith, Winchester, TN

    Can't wait for this to be over. Maybe I will have a normal life again and be able to relax, read, walk. I will make a committment to myself to live a healthier life because if Mccain wins I may not be able to afford health insurance after all.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  394. Ken

    I hope that I can wish Obama a successful presidency! I think though I will put up my laptop up for a couple of weeks and stop watching CNN for at least a couple of days and try to find a different interest!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  395. Paul in Nevada

    Well, I suppose that Brittney, Lindsay, Paris and Miley might provide some entertainment between speculating on President-elect-to-be Obama's cabinet announcements.

    Otherwise, I'll still be looking for a job.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  396. Keith

    What makes you think the election will end tomorrow? I refer you to the 2000 debacle. This one could go on for weeks! I anticipate a Supreme Court decision pronouncing McCain the winner by early December. Stock up on Diet Cola and Jiffy Pop, Jack; it's going to be a bumpy election.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  397. Tom Possley

    I plan to get up early and sling mud at my neighbors. If they complain, I'll tell them I'm a maverick.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  398. Tori

    I'll be able to eat since I'm fasting and praying for Obama. I guess I'll start watching the sitcoms again!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  399. lizbucar

    I'm going to TIVO and watch all the retrospectives of the past two years I can find - gradually reducing the number of hours each day.

    If McCain wins, I'll eat all the comfort food I've gathered the last months.

    If Obama wins, I'll throw it in the garbage 'cause I won't need it.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  400. Kristen B.

    If McCain somehow wins, I'll take to drink and probably become an illegal immigrant in one of our neighboring countries.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  401. Jozette, Barrie Ontario

    Once I finish breathing into a brown paper bag, I'll eat some comfort food – like chocolate or a brownie sundae then try to find something interesting to do that will take up the time I used to spend watching the news. I don't think I will suffer the withdrawal like CNN staff will...an excellent job to say the least and I thank you for staying on top of it all and feeding my addiction.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  402. Nicolas Volante

    Well Jack, I will be soaking my tired feet! Because After Sen Obama wins I'll be doing the Happy Dance all night long@!!! Go Obama!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  403. Janice - GA

    This feels like when I got married. 1 year of planning, then the big day (will it go the way I have seen it in my head) then the honeymoon (smiles 24/7) then the real work. For all of us who have supported Mr. Obama let’s remember that the “real work” is yet to come. Like the energy conservation, the improving our communities, volunteering and spending quality time with our children. Then we have to heal some wounds with neighbors and co-workers, repair the racial divide etc. All of that should keep us busy until 2012.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  404. Eddy

    I intend to go to Alaska to see Russia and hunt moose

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  405. Missy M

    No! Once the election ends the drama about voter suppression vs. voter fraud begins. The lawsuits, riots and endless media analysis will be even more entertaining the campaign rhetoric.

    Missy M. Phoenix, Ariz.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  406. Cathy

    Jack,After the election will be a blast.We'll get to listen to an angry old man blame an incompetant running mate for the landslide loss.I will love every minute of it!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  407. Morgan Chapman, Virginia

    Well Jack, I guess I'll get back to jogging, doing my homework, and going out every once in a while. I must admit that my news intake has been relentless, and I'll be glad for a break.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  408. Stephanie from Montreal, Canada

    That's why today I bought my Obama "Hope" poster. Whether he wins or not, the man was an inspiration.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  409. Juan Dallas, TX

    As fun as this has all been I'll be overwhelmingly relieved knowing that McCain is not our president and that Obama will bring a dawn of a new age, where citizens actually have a say in their government and the old ways of Bush put to an end.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  410. Tasman

    Jack, You're obviously worn out from the length of this campaign and can't see clearly. Beginning on the 5th the new drama will unfold with the lawsuits for voter fraud. See you on the 5th!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  411. Joe in DE

    Just glad that it will be over.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  412. Freddy

    Jack, I just don't know. In the same way that we ask ourselves how people functioned without cel phones, I will be wondering what anyone spoke about before this election season.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  413. Sarah - Lewisville, TX

    I will finally be able to look forward to reading the news again.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  414. Matthew Conrady


    I will deal with election withdrawl by doing the following:

    Spending as much money as my budget will allow on a fantistic dinner here in the city if Obama wins.

    Spend as much money a my budget will allow to buy enough ibuprofen as I can to deal with the head-ache of another 4 years of in-adequate leadership.

    Either way I am supporting the economy- and feel good about it.



    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  415. Linda

    I will be very glad to not hear "My friends".

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  416. Eric in California

    I am taking Wednesday off from work to either celebrate Obama's victory or look for a home in New Zealand or Sweden. And on Thursday, I will finally get back to my To Do list and reading books rather than blogs,

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  417. Alfredo in Texas

    A good way to deal with it is finding ways to serve our country volunteering and contributing to worthy causes. If half the energy devoted to the campaign is applied this way the sky is the limit.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  418. connie

    Thank God for the upcoming holidays! I'll be busy baking, decorating and making (with CNN turned on) so withdrawal will become exhaustion, hopefully, with a happy heart!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  419. Carol Lynde

    Jack, I am going to celebrate because Barack Obama will be going to the White House!! Yeah!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  420. Don Thompson

    That depends on the outcome. If McCain wins I will be looking for a place to live that won't be targeted by the countries he and Palin bomb.

    If Obama wins, I will be at work as usual, but much happier.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  421. Xan in Virginia

    I'm going to get my life back! I'll sleep again, watch something other than news, and tear myself away from news websites...to LIVE again!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  422. Bruce Trojan

    We won't have to go through any withdrawal. Sarah Palin will probably announce her candidacy for 2012 on Thursday and the media will be jumping all over it.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  423. Election Widthdrawal?

    I think its more financial widthdrawal then election. If the Dems win, it costs us more. If McCain wins it costs us less. You figure it out!

    Just say your Dem and we will call it Even!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  424. Brian Clearwater, Florida

    I'm going to get started on the nation's shortest political novel...naming the top 3 things that Bush/Cheney did well. I should be done before Nov. 5th ends.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  425. Adrian

    Sleep! Until Jan. 20 When whomever takes office and It starts over again!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  426. Cathy - Portland, Or.

    If John McCain wins, I will be packing up my house and moving to Northern Europe!

    If Obama wins I will celebrate with the rest of the WORLD!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  427. Rollie

    What withdrawal? Starting Wednesday, Palin will be campaigning for 2012!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  428. Felix from San Diego, CA

    I'll fill that gap with preparations for my 'bye-bye Bush' party in January.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  429. Fred Alletto

    Im going to sit in a dark room and count all the seats the Democrats have won in the senate. Then I'm calling all of my Repubican friends and gloat...

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  430. Betsy

    Never thought about it, it's going to get depressing that's for sure, a whole year of excitement gone. I guess I'll find time to finish your book.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  431. Brenda

    Jack, on Wednesday, life as I have known it for two years, glued to the election tube, will be over. I will have to become addicted to some other form of sport! It may be a tad easier for me because I'M CANADIAN! If I were an American I'd probably need to go into therapy!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  432. Scott

    I'm going to start paying attention to my children again.

    Scott from Pittsburg

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  433. Sarah Van Hoose

    how will i take election withdrawal? i'll probably live in the nostalgia of it all and play with my palin cabbage patch doll, eat my cap'n mccain and obama o's cereal, and listen to joe the plumber's new country album.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  434. michael from michigan

    i think i will be just fine, but i wonder what all the news stations will do to make up for the dead silence...with no obama, mccain palin or bush for that matter to talk about and pundit over, i feel many of them might be laid off to...maybe britney spears will do something again to keep them all occupied..

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  435. Eddie from Davis, CA

    Oh, I think I'll be fine. What I'm worried about is all of my favorite shows. There has been such a strong focus on this election in just about everything I watch that I've forgotten what those shows are like when there ISN'T an election coming up!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  436. Mauricio

    Jack, I am not so sure we will have a clear winner tomorrow night. I am guessing it's going to turn into a nightmare of lawsuits, allegations of fraud, voter suppression and electronic vote manipulation, so I will be getting my fix watching the riots on CNN.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  437. Beth DeVrieze

    I am planning a Wine/Cheese Party for Black Friday in my business. I will be host to my vendors–other merchants on Main Street in my town. Should take the three weeks to pull off, so to ease my withdrawal-Wine and Cheese Party on Black Friday! Happy Holidays!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  438. Saifi

    In the same way it was handled in 2000 Presidentials elections.Both candidates should go to the court, in the end we will get a republican President again for the next four years just as President Bush got.


    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  439. Sam in Binghamton

    I'll spend the day going to classes and catching up on national, international and local issues that have been eclipsed by election coverage.

    This is my first election, being as I turned 18 in April, and I am ridiculously excited to vote Tuesday. But honestly, I look forward to Wednesday, when the New York Times will have something other than mundane tidbits of campaign coverage. Let's get back to reality.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  440. Bill Watson, Darien, IL

    I'll find out what's happening in the world besides us. I'll listen to music. I'll find out if I still have a wife, and kids. I'll try to remember if I have a job. I'll see if there's anything on TV besides the start of the baseball season. (Whoops, on that last one!)

    Darien, Illinois

    November 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  441. Josh, Knoxville, TN

    As important as it is, I will be so relieved to get it out of the way. I wish we could just fast forward to the part where Barack Obama is inaugurated.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  442. Bill, Kentucky

    To keep me busy I'll join Sarah Palin on ,Dancing W/ the stars.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  443. Anj in CA

    I am so scared that the Republicans are going to steal another election that I've already begun avoiding news (sorry about that!) and trying to distract myself more. If McCain "wins," it won't matter how I handle the letdown–our country will be in even worse shape than it is now.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  444. phoenixsun

    I'll sit back in my chair, put my feet up, open up a cold brew.... and be thankful that the robocalls are over...

    November 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  445. Wanda-Terrell, Tx

    You are the best! Once the election is over I can finally return to my graduate studies; lately I have been glued to CNN, and unable to focus on my assignments. My regards to the CNN team and continue to keep us balanced in the days to come.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  446. Cara from California

    Phew!!! it's been the most exciting race imaginable!! But I'm exhausted from it, including how polarized it's made the dems and the gop. I can't help but wonder who everyone I meet is voting for. I'll be glad to focus on what we all have in common instead and all the good work we have ahead of us to turn the sad state of our country around. I will be thrilled to watch the unfolding of wonderful things ahead if Obama is elected. It will be New Day for America.... I'll still be devoted/addicted to CNN:-)

    November 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  447. Lori

    You're funny! I probably will have withdrawls; I've been a CNN couch potato for the last few weeks!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  448. Rob from Canada

    I'm still going to tune into CNN every day to witness President Obama coming good on his promises.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  449. rob

    jack, i will have no problem with withdrawals, but i must concede i will have to find something else to do while in class at NYU law other than refreshing poll websites incessantly.


    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  450. Ken Stewart

    If Obama wins, sell my investments before Obama can tax them, put some of it in an offshore account, take the rest and travel internationally for the next 4 years, and return in 2012 when the country comes to its senses and elects someone who's actually qualified to run this country. If McCain wins, stop by the nearest church and thank God enough people came to their senses.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  451. Bill Cary, NC

    What election? This is the first time I've heard anything about it!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  452. michael puzzolanti

    I guess I'll have to wait for the next major newsmaker which will occur when Barack names Tina Fey to a cabinet post-Go Obama

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  453. DeAnna

    I will be excited to FINALLY stop having anxiety attacks!!! What a great day it will be when we wake up 5 November and know that we will have Obama as our next president of the United States and the republicans can take down their McLame/Fakin signs!!! GO OBAMA 08!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  454. Lerry

    when Obama wins i know i will tell my kids any thing is possible if you work hard......

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  455. i.am.canadian

    Withdrawl? There's plenty excitement left!

    When Obama wins, the world will be praying with him hoping that he is the miracle the US needs.

    If McCain wins, the world will be hoping he can survive his term in office otherwise, Palin's going to make it hard to be proud to be American.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  456. jack rorke

    In the words of pete townsend of WHO fame... "meet the new boss..same as the old boss" I will be watching you and holding the winners' feet to the fire ...and catching up on my reading...

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  457. Come on Rachielle

    Rachielle from VA, you know very well you won't move to Canada if Obama loses. Why do people say this every election? You probably said that 4 years ago and guess what? You're still here.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  458. Jim

    Jack This will just be the beginning of the fight to retake America in 2012. It will be a battle waged continuously to get the nation back to its Constitutional foundation. There will be no relief for the 2008 victor as the people fight back throughout his term in office.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  459. nasra mohammed

    jack I hop obama he will be win if he dosent win we leaving country to moving canada so we believing it not can happend
    we can wait nov 5 we can go back to our old life

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  460. Meg, NJ


    I think I'm going to be in trouble. My computer is locked on to CNN.com all day – and I refresh about twice an hour. I also watch at least two of the live rallies through the website. I'm going to go through serious withdrawal!! I'm going to miss the speeches and the inspiration that Obama gives me each day. I can't wait to call him my President – and I'm hopeful for the future of our country, and the world under his leadership. I'm going to cry and scream and dance tomorrow!!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  461. N.S , Huntsville Al

    Wow jack, that's the million dollar question, I will probably EXHALE and the find something else to consume me all over again. What a ride its been.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  462. Bradley Collier

    I think for myself Jack
    I'll be tuning into Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and the Colbert Robert much more often. I can't help but feel that a little political satire may salve the weals we've whipped into ourselves these last two years.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  463. Eric

    What withdraw? The 2012 campaign starts on Wednesday!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  464. Ben

    If Obama, sigh of relief and celebrate, If McCain, plan a move to Canada.

    Ben in Maryland

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  465. Randy - Ohio

    When I get the cold sweats and start seeing things I'll just pop in a cd of Saturday Night Live & reminisce!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  466. Kevin in Gallup NM

    by going to rodeos and enjoying the tumult and the bovine excrement.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  467. Ashley

    Well Jack,

    I'll still do the same things I've been doing every day: Go to work, come home, do it over again the next day. But how long the days feel and how energized I am for the foreseeable future is completely dependent on who wins.

    If McCain wins, it will be a very long couple of days. If Obama wins, I think getting up in the morning will get a bit easier.

    Kansas City, MO

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  468. stan hovatter

    Jack, I've been following national elections and all the build-up that goes along with them since 1968. Thanks to CNN, I've had the opportunity to watch this election unfold day-by-day for the last 15 months.

    Election Day is America's great, shining moment. A day for which we all can be proud. But the letdown that follows on Wednesday – regardless of the election's results – is unbearable, kind of like the day after Christmas, except with Christmas, we don't have to wait four years.

    However, you good folks at CNN can help make the post-election withdrawal less painful. Just keep covering the political landscape as you always do – after taking a few well-deserved days off.

    Stan Hovatter
    Richardson, TX

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  469. Mike in Orlando

    There is potential there for that to happen. This has been so exciting, to watch and I can't wait for history to be made Tuesday night. Sure it will cause some tears for all the right reasons. The Champaign will be chilled.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  470. Bob, NYC

    Though I strongly support Senator Obama, regardless who wins, it will be the END OF AN ERROR!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  471. Gerry from Toronto

    I certainly will miss Barack Obama's inspirational speeches each day.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  472. adam d- minneapolis

    In one sense I'm glad it will be over. On the other hand this election season has really captured the interest of a lot of Americans and I am afraid once it's over their interest will fade into hegemony.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  473. jeff

    I'll be glad to have the uncertainty over but will live in great fear of the damage that will certainly be done to this country by an Obama administration.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  474. Bob Aliano

    This has been the most protracted, disgusting, insulting and invasive campaign I can remember and I certainly won't miss it. Neither one of these jokers deserves to be our president! One shouting and ranting like a couple of WWII despots I'll be polite enough not to name and the other sniping at every opportunity. Time to get some additional legal protection against solicitors and robo-calls, next campaign starts in two days.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  475. Umberto G - New York

    I will start watching TV and reading newspapers again.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  476. Chris from Loyal, WI

    When Obama wins, I will start to look forward to this country starting to heal, and then slowly beginning to prosper. I will look forward to seeing my sons and daughters begin to afford to buy groceries and gas again. I will rejoice, that soon, no more young american soldiers will lose their lives on a battle field, in a far-away place, where we did not belong in the first place.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  477. Leland - Middleton, WI

    I will get over election withdrawal by going to Switzerland, where there is direct democracy. That way, the election never ends!

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  478. John from Chicago

    I have spent the last 6 months glued to CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. So I can't wait for this to be done so that I can go back to watching regular programming. But still this has been an AMAZING race; the best ever.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  479. Moshe

    I already voted in the American elections awhile ago by absente ballot. "Fortunately" here in Israel we've got nationwide municipal elections next tuesday and national elections in mid february so I have lots of election debating ahead of me yet.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  480. Ben from Portland, ME

    All I need is a reminder every 4 years as to why I hate politics. It will be nice the moment this nightmare is over to prepare for the next. I wonder if there are any others here who like my self hate both candidates equally and will write in any random name on the ballot.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  481. Bubba

    I'm gonna keep busy by taking bets on how long before McCain dies, whether he wins or not. Nobody wants to bet on him past Christmas for some reason . . .

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    November 3, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  483. Lloyd Payne

    It will be the greatest withdrawal of all time watching everyday as President Obama turns around all the evil and corrupt failures of the Geo W Bush republican nightmare

    Lloyd Payne
    Dallas, Texas

    November 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  484. Aaron Illinois

    To reduce my election withdrawl I plan to indulge in more civil demonstrations of conflict such as Ultimate Fighting or COPS. Maybe I'll take up moose hunting.

    November 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  485. Rob - Houston, Texas

    No I can not wait for this to be over and done with. Please please please do not let this one go past tomorrow night.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  486. Corey from Detroit

    I will be the first volunteer to help Bush move out of the white house and into one of John McCain's houses come January. Hopefully Senator McCain and Governor Palin can get back to their business in their respective states with their respective constituencies.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  487. Jenny Terry

    For the sake of sanity, I'll be thrilled when it's over and O'bama is sitting in the white house.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  488. HellenV

    Yes.. yes... BUT I am sure the outcome of the election will give us plenty to talk about.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  489. Murshid

    Very scary question. In my case I have lotsa things to do that I have been postponing as I was either glued to my TV or surfing on the net almost always. But if Obama loses I will have no energy.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  490. Carrie

    I just might have to spend time with my 16 year old twins. Are you sure you don't want to run for a few more months????

    November 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  491. Joe Bute, Pittsburgh

    For some of us, this election is the culmination of work done since the 1960's. Tomorrow cannot come soon enough and then it is off to the challenges of rebuilding America.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  492. YH

    I'll just be waiting to see how long it takes for everyone to realize they just voted in an inexperienced candidate based on hype and trend, who has no substance or record to back up his message of "change".

    November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  493. No, please...MOVE to Canada or Europe! NY,NY

    Frank from Florida isn't moving to England.

    I'll probably not be watching this CNN or MSNBC nonsense.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  494. JW

    When Obama/Biden wins there will be no withdrawal. I will feel hopeful that this country wil be back on track. Go Obama/Biden!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  495. Cole

    I can't wait until this whole mess is done with...at least for another 3 years.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  496. Bill

    Jack, if Obama wins I'll be ok. If it's McBush and Duffous, I'm going to be sick and afraid for the future of this country.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  497. kira

    I can finally start paying attention to my schoolwork, as I'm supposed to be graduating college in May. Maybe my new laptop will be used for what it's supposed to be instead of always searching over the news 😛 Wednesday will be a day of celebration though anyway because there's really no way McCain can win at this point. Hooray!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  498. larry

    Come on Jack – The reason we all voted early was to get this thing over with .... I can't wait to get on with the next phase – crucify the next administration – and bad mouth the last.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  499. Jamie

    From Bloomington, IL

    If Barack wins, I will be celebrating. If he doesn't, I'm looking for a job in Canada.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  500. John Griffin, Carlsbad CA

    I will be patiently waitng for my TAX CUT & FREE HEALTH CARE JUST LIKE OBAMA HAS!!!

    November 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  501. Nelson

    At last I can show something decent of these last 8 years of American History to my 10 years old grandson: An intelligent and honest man named Barack Obama establishing the difference about what it means the Party of the intolerance, bigotry and racism, and the Party of the open-minded, tolerant and loving of progress people. I guess is not necessary to say names. –

    November 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  502. ACGV

    I'm sure that a couple of chocolate chip cookies and a DIY home video of Palin parodies and uplifting Obama speeches will help me get through the emptiness I will feel without the fulfillment of political analysts.
    If Obama wins, I'm dressing in a bright red dress for school tomorrow, which may seem a bit nonsensical and ironic considering the fact that red is a Republican color.
    I'll bring in a treat for my AP government class, maybe blue frosted cupcakes, and poke fun at those who disparaged Obama and said he wasn't going to win.
    If McCain wins ... I'll let my parents sort that one out.
    And I will go complete goth on my classmates the next day at school.
    Jk. But I definitely won't be handing out cupcakes.

    November 3, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  503. vern-anaheim,ca

    i will call my republican friends ans sing"happy days are here again"and they will be for millions of people for we soon will be rid of george w. bush

    November 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm |