Internet is awashed with news of Femi Fani-Kayode' version of the election result. . Those who follow international politics will remember what transpired live on Fox News during President Obama's re-election. It has never happened before in history. It is common practice among news media in the western world to call election using exit polls. It has never failed because their credibility and that of the organizations are at stake , so an engine room full of statisticians make the call after cross fertilization of ideas based on demographics and historic data. The liberal watch MSNBC while conservative watch FOX. CNN is the devil between the two aforementioned foxes. On a night like that, most people turn to CNN. For reason that i really can not explain, i switched to FOX. Wao, Starring me in the face was a big drama.
For those who do not know Karl Rove. He is Mr Fix it. A type of Anenih of Edo state. He was the crank shaft of the car that drove President Bush to the office. Millionaires court him with money to fund candidates and causes.
On this night in review, FOX made Ohio call. A key state that will determine who becomes the president. FOX was using 'French language' ( self delusional call) to project Obama the winner of the election. Other stations did not call Ohio, they called the whole elction.
In a nutshell, Fox News called Ohio for President Barack Obama, but Karl Rove disagreed with that decision this night live , saying the state is far from settled and the call was “premature.” A Live TV disagreement. Never happened to a news organization' call. Karl threw caution to dogs
Fox News’s Chris Wallace said the Romney campaign does "not believe Ohio is in the Obama camp,” noting that he got an email from a top Romney aide who said the campaign disagrees with the network’s call. He then asked Rove if he believed Ohio has been settled.
“No, I don’t,” Rove said.
“I think this is premature,” he added. “We’ve got a quarter of the vote. Now remember, here is the thing about Ohio. A third of the vote or more is cast early and is won overwhelmingly by the Democrats. It’s counted first and then you count the election day and the question is, by the time you finish counting the election day does it overcome that early advantage that Democrats have built up in early voting, particularly in Cuyahoga County.”
Rove said the network needs to be “careful about calling things when we have like 991 votes separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote yet to count. Even if they have made it on the basis of select precincts, I’d be very cautious about intruding in this process.”
Wallace then replied, “Well, folks. So, maybe not so fast.”
Fox News’s Megyn Kelly also weighed in, saying, “that’s awkward.”So Kelly, on live TV, walked down the hallway to the room where the Fox political number-crunchers were dissecting the race and brought up Rove's concerns with their forecast. Yes, they replied, they were 99.95 percent sure Obama carried Ohio, and the biggest chunk of outstanding votes was in heavily Democratic Cleveland. "There just aren't enough Republican votes left for Mitt Romney to get there," said decision maker Chris Stirewalt. "They are not listening to Karl," Kelly said. "They don't care what Karl said." Wow, "Fox News is in total meltdown mode,"
The call was right on money
PDP is in a dual state of denial and meltdown mode. Femi, Karl Rove of PDP, must wake up from his slumber , this election is over. The score according to my diary is a 2-2 draw. You impeached one APC governor and one APC governor floored a 20 man PDP legislative chamber. You won in Ekiti and lost in Osun. It is not a bad result at all. Tell your man in Aso Rock to change tactics. Militarization of election is an obsolete method. It expired two months ago.
On a side note, Obanikoro can not be trusted with Billion to deliver any election. He will steal his own money talkless of another person's money. Go and ask Obasanjo. Obanikoro lost Lagos election because he stole his own money meant for his own election. If you want Southwest and need to spend Billions to win , you need another conduit. The current conduit will disappoint you all. It is too corrosive. The lead pipe is leaking badly. You need someone with an ego like you to distribute the money. A person without political following . Facebook politicians like you . El-Rufai for APC and Femi Fani-Kayode for PDP. Most of your 'likes" can not vote in primary and general election.
Femi, wake up and get the next bus back to Lagos. Governor of Ife will not be sworn in after all.