Election Party in Tbilisi

Just got back from the election party at the Courtyard Marriott here in Tbilisi.   I got there around 7, when Obama had around 208 electoral votes, and stayed until he’d given his speech about half an hour ago.  Quite exciting and interesting, despite the cretinous commentary of CNN’s “best political team on television”.  A mock vote of those present resulted in something like a 73% win for Obama, and 19% for McCain, and actually the Georgians were the most vocal in their enthusiasm when another state was called for Obama.  Media crews from most of the main Georgian tv stations were there, filming away, and I think the US ambassador was also present.


obama2Anyway, lots of American food and drink available (donuts and bloody marys), and an interesting mix of people.  Now I’m going back to bed.


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  1. […] despite there being a little more support for Obama’s rival, John McCain, in Georgia, Our Man in Tbilisi reports from an election party and says that many Georgians were behind the Democratic candidate. Just got […]

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