GLENN: Well, before we get to the election report, I just want to welcome back to the family of man -- I mean, assuming that I'm the man -- WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio. Man, Cleveland, it is great to be back with ya. We want to thank just one of the best radio stations in America, WTAM and Ray Davis for being with us every step of the way and we are so glad to be back with you in Cleveland. Can't wait to hear from you and can't wait to see you coming in a few weeks, what is it, three weeks before we -- we've never done this before. Before we come to town and give you our new stage show, and I can't believe that the stage -- today is our first day back on the air in Cleveland, Ohio, on WTAM and the stage show, the Christmas Sweater, is almost sold out in Cleveland already, but it's incredible and we are so grateful that you're with us again. Thank you so much for listening. We'll get back into the swing of things here but first let me reintroduce you to Stu, our executive producer who is looking at the election.
STU: Yeah, with news like returning to WTAM, who cares whether we turn into a socialist state in about six weeks.
GLENN: At least Cleveland can tell us what it's like.
STU: Well, the national polls are all over the place, Glenn, right now, ranging between Obama plus 2 and Obama plus 13. But McCain's best polling day in swing states happened over the weekend in quite a while actually. This is before the revelation that Barack Obama is running upon a platform to eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs in an industry that supplies half our power. So --
GLENN: Unbelievable. How do they sit on this?
STU: Glenn, doesn't this make his tire gauge idea sound brilliant in comparison?
GLENN: Oh, yeah, absolutely does.
STU: I mean, this is -- I can't even take it. Anyway, this, of course, follows the no coal plants in America thing from Joe Biden that we played and also, don't forget Harry Reid, leader of the Senate, with "Coal makes us sick and it's ruining our world and ruining our country." So this is a pretty consistent message from the Democratic party at this point. But the polls are coming in this way. In Colorado down by 5, Florida McCain is down 2, Indiana up 2, Missouri up 1, Nevada down 5, North Carolina up 3, Ohio down 2 -- Cleveland -- Pennsylvania is actually close now to 6. Everyone was making fun of them for campaigning there all the time and now they have closed 6, basically cut the lead in half and Virginia they are down 4 right now. So it's getting closer and closer.
GLENN: You know, this coal thing should make a huge difference in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. It may be too late just because of all the advance voting. I read a story in how the lines were six hours long and guess who that discourages. Older voters. Younger voters are willing to stand in line. Older voters are hearing, "The line is how long? I can't stand there for six hours." I mean, it's amazing. You want to talk about disenfranchising votes, there it is, gang. How about that one.
Hope, hope, hope, hope, I'm ready for hope.
STU: It's getting more and more hopeful, Glenn.
GLENN: I'm feeling it.
STU: We look at the Senate and our march to the Republicans having, I don't know, 41 seats we hope. There's four must-win states for the Republicans. Three of four of them now are showing 5-point leads on the Republican side, which is important, and the other one is pretty darn close in Georgia with Saxby Chambliss, the senator with the greatest name in history. So honestly --
GLENN: Let me ask you this, Stu.
GLENN: How long do you think we're on the air tomorrow? Because tomorrow night we do an Insider special broadcast just for radio because I no longer have a job, you know, on television and I'm holding onto this one by a thread, but so we're going on the Internet tomorrow at 6:00 Eastern time for the Insiders. How long do you think we're on? Do you think we're off by 7:05?
STU: Well, I think the Senate will go late into the night but listen to. This these are the states that close by 7:00. Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. You could definitely make the case.
GLENN: You could call it.
STU: You could make the case right there. Obviously he is going to lose Vermont but if he doesn't sweep every one of those other states, it could be over at 7:00. They are not going to call them all right then but I mean, that's how fast it could be over presidential election-wise but I think the Senate's going to be quite a bit closer and should go late into the night.
GLENN: All right, let's call some states.
STU: Well, WTAM has missed out on a lot of this. So I have to explain. We call two states every day with 100% accuracy. Never have any of these states ever been proven wrong.
GLENN: We don't know until tomorrow!
STU: I don't know. It's a minuscule detail. Today we call New Jersey for Obama and Arizona for John McCain, the fact that it's very, very close there and John McCain leads now in our electoral vote count, 149 to 135.