Question: How do you feel comfortable declaring victory when the margin is so thin? Justice Prosser’s supporters seem to think that they may be able to pull out a victory in a recount process.In the Wisconsin Supreme Court election JoAnne "Kloppy" Kloppenburg declared victory based on a 204 vote lead from a preliminary ballot count. When pressed on her victory claim in a press conference she clung to the notion that the Wisconsin voters had spoken and that was that. She had won, and that's all there was to it.
Kloppenburg: You know, we ran a campaign that was focused on being positive and respectful and winning and we did win and we're confident that the margin will hold... because we've enjoyed a broad and deep State-wide support and we’re gratified that the numbers showed that.
Of course, what Kloppy was doing was trying to establish the perception of victory before all the chips were in. Once the perception is set in stone the reality follows. That's all these articles are doing -- trying to create the perception of Obama's victory as the talks and legislating are still going forward.
This is just the Kloppy Gambit gone national. Push back against it.