How Tonight Will Go Down

Hollywood Reporter’s Ray Richmond loves watching midterm election results. “[T]he people who get paid grotesque amounts of money to read a TelePrompTer are required for once to work more than their usual 30 minutes — sometimes even an entire night.”

Here’s how he sees things unfolding tonight:

    Brit Hume: “We don’t have to follow the same edict as the broadcast networks here at Fox News, which means I can note that if you’re a Republican, please keep the faith and if you’re a Democrat, there’s no real need to go out and vote because it’s in the bag and all of that so just relax.” (Click)

    Gibson: “It’s now 8 p.m. in the East, and ABC News early return numbers allow us to officially call the races in the House and Senate. What we’re calling them, however, is likely to change throughout the evening. Right now, we’ll call them ‘exciting’ and ‘close,’ though that could evolve into ‘drab’ and ‘less close’ later on.” (Click)

    Couric: “To paraphrase my CBS News predecessor Dan Rather, the big races for control of Congress are looking closer than conjoined twins at a Texas rodeo. Oh ha ha ha! I can’t believe I said that! I think I need another latte from Starbucks, a new sponsor here at … ” (Click)

More here.