Since we’ve learned from America’s Next Top Model that modeling is not just about standing around looking pretty but is in fact really challenging, we decided to ask Tyra Banks what she found most difficult about portraying Michelle Obama in a recent Bazaar spread. “The hardest part was reading to the children,” she said at the magazine’s party in her honor last night. “Because they were running around and they were not interested in the story that I was reading to them, so I had to start making up a story. I made a story up about, I don’t know, a girl with the biggest hair in the world and she couldn’t fit through doors because her hair was too big, and that calmed them down a bit.” Hmmm, that actually sounds kind of funny and not bad. Is it possible Tyra may totally be in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Children’s Book Author?
Seems likely Democrats will eventually get up to about 60 million total votes for the House once unprocessed ballots from California are tallied. Maybe a bit more (~61M?) based on what’s left in other states. Those are similar numbers to what recent GOP presidential candidates have received.
Trump got 63M votes, Romney 61M, McCain 60M. Democratic votes for the House this year should be very close to that range. There’s not any precedent for an opposition party coming this close to matching the president’s vote total from 2 years earlier. The closest to an exception was when Democratic House candidates in 1970 got 92% of Nixon’s vote total from 1968.
Of course, this reflects three things we already knew:
1) Trump was elected despite losing the popular vote;
2) Democrats’s won by a big margin this year and
3) Turnout was VERY high.
But Trump is a very unpopular president, and I don’t think that’s totally sunk in yet in how he’s covered.
About 60 million people turned out to vote for Democrats for the House this year. That is a **crazy** number. (Republicans got 45m votes in the 2010 wave.) And this was sort of missed. Why so many stories about Trump voters in truck stops and not so many about “the resistance”?