• LBB,

    You're confusing the local sidebar, which is the first story listed online, with the print front page. Online, we have a huge supply of AP articles being constantly updated about the presidential race. In print, we take a snapshot of the news at our deadline and freeze that moment in time. I hope you can pick up a copy this morning.

    November 5, 2008 at 7:29 a.m.

  • Thanks to all who participated. Check out the front page Wednesday and let us know what you think.

    November 5, 2008 at 1:14 a.m.


    November 4, 2008 at 11:09 p.m.

  • I have a dream...We the people have spoken...

    November 4, 2008 at 10:57 p.m.

  • A variation of ragman's--
    Yes We Can, Yes He Did!

    November 4, 2008 at 10:51 p.m.

  • Yes We Can, Yes We Did!

    November 4, 2008 at 10:44 p.m.

  • The times they are a changing...

    November 4, 2008 at 10:37 p.m.

  • When he passed the civil rights act---Lyndon Johnson was right--"we WILL overcome."

    November 4, 2008 at 10:26 p.m.

  • Bj,

    I had no idea you were so formal.

    We're still taking final nominations. Now it's a race to finish up all of the pages.

    November 4, 2008 at 10:24 p.m.

    (when he wins)

    November 4, 2008 at 10:16 p.m.

  •                                     BAM  its  OBAMA  for the WIN

    (when he wins)

    November 4, 2008 at 10:10 p.m.

  • Barack Solid????
    Come on now....I know we like are puns and all
    "President Obama"
    Simple and to the point. I realize it's not super sexy, but it get's the job done.

    November 4, 2008 at 9:51 p.m.

  • Based on the results so far, the leading contender is "Barack solid."

    Reaction? Other suggestions?

    November 4, 2008 at 9:32 p.m.

  • Hey dog,

    I love word play as much as the next guy -- OK, probably more than the next guy. But what does Barack 'n' roll really mean? We could run "Barack-a-bye, baby" or "Barack Around the Clock," but they don't really sum up the election, do they?

    Thanks for pounding out a suggestion, dog.

    November 4, 2008 at 8:13 p.m.

  • Barack 'n roll! if Obama wins

    November 4, 2008 at 8:04 p.m.

  • VBB,

    Our initial headline suggestions aren't based on our preferences. Rather, they're based on what all of the prognosticators have been saying. We're still taking nominations. Keep 'em coming.

    November 4, 2008 at 6 p.m.

  • I remember the pundits being wrong a few times so McStunner isn't appropriate.  Barackslide.....what if it's close, that description wouldn't be accurate. But seeing how you people are thinking, I'm pretty sure who y'all are rooting for.
    How bout if Obama wins...Reparations!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 at 5:51 p.m.

  • i am thinking food!


    November 4, 2008 at 4:57 p.m.

  • With a name like Satan, isn't it really your intention to stir up trouble when there's nothing there? Anyway, keep those ideas coming, everyone. We don't have a winner yet.

    November 4, 2008 at 2:53 p.m.

  •         Happy Days Are Here Again!

    November 4, 2008 at 2:43 p.m.

  • Since the VicAd's primary concern these days is stirring things up when there's nothing really there, how about:


    November 4, 2008 at 2:43 p.m.


    November 4, 2008 at 1:40 p.m.


    November 4, 2008 at 1:37 p.m.

  • "A Day to Remember" "History is Made"  or "History in the Making" or "A Date in History" no matter how it turns out (unless of course it is a repeat of before and we have no clear winner) it will be history in the making.  We will either have a first woman vice president alongside the oldest newly elected US president  or we will have our first African American US president.

    November 4, 2008 at 1:23 p.m.

  • lol...Object!!!  It's perfect: "Maverick" could symbolize Barack or McCain in this case...

    November 4, 2008 at 1:15 p.m.

  • Ringlitz,

    Wouldn't it be interesting if we could deliver a different headline to readers based on who they wanted to win? I suspect McCain supporters would object to your suggestions.

    November 4, 2008 at 1:12 p.m.

  • "BaROCK the Vote"


    "Move over Maverick"

    November 4, 2008 at 1:10 p.m.

  • Mike,

    Thanks for the suggestion. Shouldn't we identify the winner in the main headline? Also, an exclamation point might give readers the impression we're endorsing the result.

    A catchy yet neutral headline isn't as easy as it looks. Please keep those ideas coming.

    November 4, 2008 at 12:52 p.m.

  • Alton,

    Yes, we'll need to think about how to handle an undecided result. In 2000, I wrote headline, "State of confusion," to reflect the upheaval in Florida.


    Yes, this is a historic election. We'd like to come up with a headline that captures the moment. A word question: Is it historic or historical? The play was historical. It was a historic event. I think that's the correct usage. I'll have to look it up.


    Do you really think we're about to become a Muslim country?

    November 4, 2008 at 12:40 p.m.

  • "Country Still Divided".  If the Democrat Party wins a super majority in both houses and the President's seat, how about "One Party America", after all a Presidential Obama would choose at least two Supreme Court Judges, and the United States would indeed have a single party control of the government. Then we will need to hold our tongue and not be critical of other countries that have a one party government.    I do not believe either candidate will be able to unite the citizens of this country.  Have you thought about a headline in case the election can not be called today?  "Winner Unknown"

    November 4, 2008 at 11:03 a.m.

  • This would fit no matter what.


    November 4, 2008 at 10:49 a.m.

  • I have a gutsy feeling it could be something like..."Entering a Muslim Era..."

    November 4, 2008 at 10:40 a.m.