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Thank You (And Two Notes on the Future of The Fix)

Here's a little secret most politicos won't tell you: election days are notoriously boring. Many permanent members of the political class play golf or go out to long lunches. The most common activities? Kibbitzing about what is going to happen tonight or reflecting on the campaign that was.

The Fix tends to be more introspective than anything else and so today seems like the right time to simply say thank you to every single Fixista out there who followed this blog over the last three years. It has been a wonderful ride and we can't imagine having done it without you.

With the election drawing to a close, The Fix is shifting gears -- turning our focus to the transition period between tomorrow and Jan. 20, 2009 when the new president is formally sworn in to office, and then to the intersection of politics and policy as either Obama or McCain begins to push his agenda through Congress.

For those of you who come to The Fix for the latest and greatest in campaign news, never fear! We will still be keeping a close eye on all the developments in key races around the county -- Virginia's 2009 governor's race, potential appointments to Senate openings in Illinois and Delaware or Arizona and special elections to fill the seats vacated by members of Congress plucked for posts in a new administration to name just a few!

And, one more piece of personal Fix news: Mrs. Fix -- the coach of the Landmark Conference regular season champion Catholic University field hockey team -- is pregnant! She is due in mid-February with little Fix Jr.!

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 4, 2008; 9:25 AM ET
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Congratulations to the Fix Family!!

Posted by: JonSM99 | November 8, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Awww, congratulations! I'm so excited for you! (And I was terrified at first that the subject line meant you were shutting down the blog or something awful like that. ;) )

Posted by: KatherineWelsh | November 5, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse


Thanks to you and the for providing this great resource and for your top-notch analysis.

Posted by: JPRS | November 4, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Chris, keep up the good work. congrats on Fix, Jr.!

Posted by: rdelay | November 4, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations on the baby news. What's most amazing is, with this political season what it was, and your focus on it, when in tarnation did you ever have time [or the energy] to... Well, never mind.

Posted by: MDURDLES | November 4, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Many congrats on expecting a little Fix! I was ROTFL reading your chat though when you stated several times that you have never been up at 5:55 a.m.! Oh, MY. Just wait till February. CHANGE IS COMING, and I don't just mean the election. :-)

Posted by: psufan | November 4, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to you and your wife from Melbourne, Australia!

I started following your blog prior to the 2006 midterms and your insight has been fantastic in helping this Aussie Fixista understand the ins and outs of your (strange) political system!

Congrats again.


Posted by: rpj1 | November 4, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Congrats Chris, and thanks for all the insightful mutters, utters, whispers and Twitters about this historic election!

Posted by: daytripper | November 4, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

From what I have read since when I joined this blog, I think you are one of the most Machiavellian and macabre journalist writing boring articles, trying to push your own Agenda. Sometimes when you smile on your video, you look like a caracter of a bad B-Movie, smiling with your teeth like vampire. With a new president being elected, I hope a new generation of journalists will emerge, more open to the world, and less stupid than you, Chris.
I hope all the best for you and your family.

Posted by: absurdistan2007 | November 4, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope the kid is lucky enough to get his mother's looks.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | November 4, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Chris: Frrst, Congrats on impending parenthood. Every parent remembers how special that birth-day is, so enjoy it!

Second: thnx for all the good reporting, with scoops and rumors, over this electin cycle.

Third, is the fair Mrs Fix more appropriately called " the Fixette". or the "Fixene" or the "Fixena"-- perhaps a Latin scholar can weigh in to tell us the appropriate word to use. Perhaps the scholar also can give us an appropriate diminutive word to best identify the upcoming Junior Fix.

Posted by: wevans3 | November 4, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse


First, Congratulations! Will you be running a contest to name the baby? Teddy or Dwight or Hillary or Sarah (or Todd?) might work for you and Mrs. Fix...

On the election...

Why don't you visit a few polling places today and talk to some real folks on the ground instead of taking that fancy early dinner at the Palm? Here's what you would have overheard if you visited mine this morning:

Why did Bucks County choose a model of electronic voting machine that does not leave a voter verified paper trail, making an accurate recount impossible and providing no check against software or firmware errors, or malicious tampering?

Today is election day. I put the question to a poll worker at Pennwood Middle School in heavily Republican Lower Makefield Township. She identified herself as Mrs. Mira, and said she was the township clerk.

Her response was that the machines record all votes electronically and store them on a hard drive and that each machine could be checked to verify the vote count each unit had recorded.

I responded by saying that there was no check on the electronic computerized tabulation, and that only a voter-verified paper trail could match the each voter’s intent with the recorded votes.

She said “it’s done this way” in other places where electronic machines are used. I noted that optical scanning systems do produce a paper trail, and didn’t she think that production of a paper trail would increase voter confidence in the system?

Her answer was, “No I don’t.” I asked her if she thought that a system producing a paper trail would be preferable to machines in current use. Her answer again was “No, I don’t.”

She seemed to be very annoyed at the question and terminated the conversation. There were no voters waiting in line when the conversation was ended.

My takeaway: Maybe they chose that model of machine for a reason?

Patrick Murphy, our Democratic Congressman, tried to push remedial legislation last session, but it went nowhere. Tonight we may learn whether the Democratic majority will regret their inaction on electoral process issues.

Chris, could you please follow up on this? I’d like to know whether this election, one in which a third of all votes are being cast electronically, will finally motivate Congress to mandate voting systems in which we can have confidence. The "Help America Vote Act" may have caused more problems than it solved by not protecting the integrity of the electoral process.

BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported “vigilante injustice” squads are “gang stalking” American citizens in cities and towns nationwide, making a mockery of the rule of law:

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 4, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse


Thanks very much for your column, it's been must reading for me every day. And congrats on the baby on the way. I hope you enjoy being a dad as much as I have.

Posted by: ebbetts743 | November 4, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Congrats on a little fix jr

Posted by: bradleyhirsh | November 4, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse


btw - let your wife choose the name. There's probably a name that means "accurate in predictions" but resist the temptation!

Posted by: TomJx | November 4, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Thanks,Chris,for all you have done.I especially want to thank you for abandoning the hip-hop angle to your posts;I suspect 'little Fixie' will appreciate it as well in her or his retrospection later in life.
The transition will be anti-climactic,but I will try to offer something of relative value.
Best wishes to you and the Mrs.

Posted by: klowry57 | November 4, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Thank You so much, Chris -- yours has been my favorite blog.

Congrats on your familial addition.

Posted by: AdrickHenry | November 4, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Enjoyed the blog and enjoyed the debates on here, especially with people who disagree with me. They are the ones that make this place interesting.

Tomorrow we go back to being Americans.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 4, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations and thanks for a lot of great information, thought-provoking comments, and just a whole bunch of fun!

Posted by: SteveIowa | November 4, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family. I hope he or she is healthy and strong.

Teach your child the value of hard work. It pays off in the end.

Posted by: gbooksdc | November 4, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Heartiest congratulations to you and Mrs. Fix on the addition to your family! Looks like the excitement in your life won't dwindle after Election Day. I've thoroughly enjoyed your coverage of the campaign and will continue to be a faithful Fixista.

Posted by: ademarsay | November 4, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Mega Congratulations to the Fixes! Chris your blog has been a must read for me for more than a year and I look forward to many more years with the Fix and his handy Fix Cam. Hope Fix jr. is all you hope for and may Mrs. Fix be a healthy and happy Mom! Congratulations!

Posted by: neal_the | November 4, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

Congrats on the impending rug-rat. And heartfelt thanks for The Fix, you've been a port in a storm, Chris, the must-read column and one-stop source.

Don't think I need to tell you, there's love in this audience. We should ALL meet and celebrate, all 3000+ Fix-Twiterrers.

PS pay no attention to the GOP trolls.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | November 4, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to you and your family, Chris.

We will require your acute insights into the transition out here in the flyover, probably on a thrice daily basis!

Posted by: mark_in_austin | November 4, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse


The Fix is a daily staple for me (since 2004). Thank you for being my political source over this long election cycle and for the coming cycles (VA's Gov. election is going to be fun to follow).
Congrats on the forthcoming small person - my wife and I are currently trying, so I wish you and your family every happiness.


Posted by: agitpropigation | November 4, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Congrats on the little comrade. Best wishes to a future life of indoctrination and dependence.

Posted by: leapin | November 4, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to both Fixes! You will be an awesome Dad!
Have enjoyed the blog a lot. Thanks.
Want to see pics when the big moment arrives in February.

Posted by: gobigred5 | November 4, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Congrats, Chris! Mrs. SoonerThought gave birth to our beautiful daughter Sept. 25! You will love it. As for election day, we all know what to do:

Posted by: soonerthought | November 4, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, Chris and Mrs Fix...all the best! And thanks for all of your entertaining and informative work this electoral season.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | November 4, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse


Mccain 8

Obama 93

Mccain stock can now officially be used for toilet paper.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 4, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

"At 7 am on Election Day, there was already a line of almost 1000 students to vote at Penn State University, PA."

Youth vote delivers!!

You're bringing your child into a renewed USA! GObama!

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 4, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Today's theme seems to be about tomorrow - but first I want to say the thing I like about the FIX is it appears to be a good cross section of the country who participate - I like learning what people are thinking outside of my little corner in the world


2010 will not just be a mid-term election wherein tradition dictates the Party in power loses seats. 2010 is the census election. This means which ever party takes control of the various State Legislatures will control redistricting. Every Democratic member of the new House of Representatives knows this.

Given this simple fact I would be shocked if a Democratic House goes a left wing voting rage. Obama and the Democrats will governor from the middle - or risk losing control of the House when the Republicans take control of redistricting.

There is more to political analysis than the ability to form a sentence or the throwing of distractions.

I hope Obama understands the only way to put Texas into play in 2010 and 2012 is to force the creation of a new Texas Democratic Party. As a Democrat you cannot win Texas without the Lower Rio Grande Valley. And you know what, we are not voting in record numbers because we can no longer vote for the most corrupt politicians in the US. LRGV Democrats treat corruption like a birthright.

Obama, you must appoint a US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas who is not from Texas. He/she must promise they will fill the federal prisons with the Democrats from South Texas. It is time to end the corruption and give us the Latino community of the LRGV a reason to vote Democrat. Putting Texas into play in 2010 and 2012 is the best way to secure your own future for a second term.

Here are the numbers for early voting in the LRGV. Cameron and Hidalgo Counties are Latino and the two poorest counties in Texas. As the numbers show, compared to the rest of Texas, they did not turn out for early voting.

In Cameron County 23.59 % of the registered voters cast ballots. Hidalgo County saw a turnout of 28.63%. Denton and Collin County are heavy Republican Counties. Their numbers are 48.61% and 51.75% respectively. Dallas and Travis Counties which are Democratic Counties saw turnouts of 42.05% and 49.06% respectively.

Bobby Wightman-Cervantes

Posted by: bobbywc | November 4, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Fix! I am also expecting in February. Best wishes to you and your family and Happy Election Day!

Posted by: suecadence | November 4, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

You have one of the best political blogs around, always insightful and fun to read. Keep up the good work and hope to have you around for many years. Congratulations on the New Fix in the family. Voted in Oregon two weeks ago and can't wait to start to see results.

Posted by: mlowe1 | November 4, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for all the effort in putting together one of my MUST READ blogs.

Happiness to the demographically expanding Cillizza clan!

Posted by: Roofelstoon | November 4, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Hey Chris,

Thanks for all of your great reporting and analysis over this long election. I couldn't have done without it.

And congrats on the news of a little fix!

Posted by: Irish_Bruin | November 4, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Hey Chris,

Thanks for all of your great reporting and analysis over this long election. I couldn't have done without it.

And congrats on the news of a little fix!

Posted by: Irish_Bruin | November 4, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Chris and Mrs. Fix;

Congratulazioni ed auguri!

All the best!


Posted by: toritto | November 4, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse





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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 4, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Fix. And go Catholic! Beat Scranton! W00t!

Posted by: novamatt | November 4, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Chris!!! Off to vote:)

Posted by: jwallace1 | November 4, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Fix!

Thanks for all your work on this blog -- I always look forward to my daily "Fix". And the community you've fostered here in the comments section has really broadened my horizons.

Next up, transition teams and replacements for BHO/JB or McC/SHP!

Posted by: mnteng | November 4, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Fix on the pregnancy! I am a regular reader of the Washington Post and the New York Times, and I have to say that the Fix has long been my favorite source of political news. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: LFW101 | November 4, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Happy Voting Day everyone, and a hearty congratulations to Mr. Cilizza for a job very well done on a professional and, apparently, a personal, level!

Posted by: proudtobeGOP | November 4, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Also Thanks to all the other posters who take the time to post real and insightful comments on this website. And I look forward to the Fix 'post election' when the extreme elements on both sides go back to the holes they stay in during the off election years, and we can have good discussions about who will be the nominees in 2012??

Posted by: AndyR3 | November 4, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to the new Hoya

You can count on the Obama paid staffers disappearing - along with their hourly harassment of other posters.

The Fix discussions will be greatly elevated and intelligent discussions will return.




Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 4, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Chris & Mrs. Fix! My wife and I are expect two new Fix readers in early February ourselves!

Posted by: mkopans | November 4, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations CC on the baby, and a big THANK YOU to you as well. Your the one who put in all the work this past 18 months or so. We just freeload on your hardwork.

Take your wife on a nice break when this is all done she deserves it I am sure, I suggest a night and dinner at the Inn at Little Washington.

Posted by: AndyR3 | November 4, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations and Thank You for an outstanding blog. It's been a pleasure keeping up with this amazing race with you and your readers.

That said, it does now feel like that letdown you get after the AFC/NFC Championships ... all is said and done and now just waiting for the Big Result.

Posted by: sw7104 | November 4, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations and best wishes! And thank you.

Posted by: wmw4 | November 4, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Congrats on the bundle of joy. Best of luck and God bless.

Thanks for all the great insights.

Posted by: jslotterback | November 4, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to you and the Mrs!! Awesome news :)

Also, glad to hear you'll still be around, politics never sleeps...

Posted by: benniecsmith | November 4, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Hey cannoli: Give it a rest. Its over.


Posted by: toritto | November 4, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Congratualtions to you and Mrs. Fix!

Posted by: nstudymine1 | November 4, 2008 11:20 AM | Report abuse

What a poker face. You've been keeping this from us for what, five months now? Congratulations.

Also, I want to thank you for the great coverage. My employer, on the other hand, has less warm feelings for your work and the decreased productivity to which it lead.

Posted by: JohninMpls | November 4, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Chris!

One last waker upper, having nothing to do with baggy pants, in hope that the baby might be born into a world with less rather than more obtrusive government-


Another Obama buddy: Beyond audacity
Monday, November 3, 2008

Barack Obama's audacity is a grave concern for anyone troubled by the Wall Street meltdown.

Sen. Obama continues to support Penny Pritzker -- the disgraced billionaire hotel heiress who helped sink a major bank that used subprime mortgage machinations -- as she helps fund his crusade.

Ms. Pritzker is the finance chairwoman overseeing Obama's fundraising and a "bundler" who has pledged to personally raise between $200,000 and $500,000 for him. She has contributed nearly $500,000 to Democrat candidates and political action committees since 2000, reports The Washington Times.

Pritzker, among Forbes magazine's 2008 richest Americans with a net worth of $2 billion, had run Superior Bank until she became a board member of the parent company. The Treasury Department closed Superior and its 18 branches in 2001.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation found the bank's failure "was directly attributable to the bank's board of directors and executives ignoring sound risk management principles." And that it "paid dividends and other financial benefits without regard to the deteriorating financial and operating condition of Superior."

In July, Obama said he and Pritzker "share certain core values about how to run organizations, and hopefully that will inform how we manage the government."

Barack Obama must be taken at his word.

Posted by: thecannula | November 4, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse


Congratulations! How wonderful! A Little Baby Fix! Thanks for your hard work. It's been a long wild ride and I looked to The Fix many times throughout this election for great commentary and intel, as well as to obsess over the latest election coverage. I have one favor. Some time ago, you said that you don't vote to maintain your objectivity ...or something like that. There was an outpouring from your readers, including me, asking you to rethink that decision. I hope that you have changed your mind and you are voting in this election, regardless of who you support (and that is hard for me to say!)


Posted by: CleverGirl_DC | November 4, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Thanks to the Fix and thanks to Senator Obama for bringing us hope in a time of despair. .................

Posted by: glclark4750 | November 4, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations, Chris; that's great news!

My wife and I have a 16-month-old at home, and my only piece of advice to you is...start getting in shape! Carrying around a li'l one in the wee hours of the morning can be quite physically demanding.

It's pretty cool that your baby will be born in the first months of the Obama Administration.

And keep up the good work...I go through withdrawal symptoms when I don't get my daily "Fix."

Posted by: Bondosan | November 4, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Chris - You're a major talent and a joy to wake up to in the morning. Thanks to you, I'm informed, involved and entertained on a daily basis. Olbermann should use you more! Many congratulations on your impending Fix-let!

Posted by: Malamutant | November 4, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

As we complete another revolution of the political life of this great experiment in democracy, thanks and congratulations for reminding us of the other profound circle of life that makes it all mysterious and meaningful. Health and blessings to you, your wife and the miracle of new life which awaits.

Posted by: optimyst | November 4, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

One of the best things about this long election is finding new columnists and bloggers. Don't worry, I won't be a stranger after tomorrow. You are bookmarked and I'll be around to check on you! Congratulations on the little Fix!

Posted by: Sherry4031 | November 4, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for keeping me updated this election season! I'm looking forward to reading your pieces for a long time! Congrats to you and your wife!

Posted by: HannahBanana | November 4, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Meh. The Fix may still be in, but I'm gone. There are too many idiots posting the same thing over and over in here. Till you figure out how to ban them by IP address, and actually take the time to do so, I'll be shifting over to the moderated blogs. Good luck to everyone who posts thoughtfully in here. To the Current Occupant of the White House: Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

Posted by: Heron | November 4, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Chris, and congrats to you and your wife on the new baby. Also, thanks for the tee shirt!

Posted by: johng1 | November 4, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to you and Mrs. Fix!!!!

Posted by: jspeed85 | November 4, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse


Congrats to you and Mrs Fix. Your blog has been a daily must.



Posted by: PatrickNYC1 | November 4, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Chris and Mrs. Fix;

Congratulazioni ed auguri!

All the best!

Posted by: toritto | November 4, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Chris, I'm pulling for February 12 for the arrival of the "new" Fix. It's my birthday as well as some fellow named Abraham Lincoln.

As one who went through Watergate and seeing the "Post" lights on every night, I can state that Mrs. Graham would be very proud of you! All the best and thanks for the insight!

Posted by: NotBubba | November 4, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to the Fix family. You may find that you have a new Fix, but that the old Fix still provides a welcome break.

Posted by: bsimon1 | November 4, 2008 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Chris and Mrs. Fix!

I'm looking forward to your ongoing clear reporting with just the right sense of humor.

Posted by: fredpeterson | November 4, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Chris Cillizza thank you for making us posters feel welcomed on the The Fix. I just voted and wanted to pay my respects to you and all the Obama/Biden Supporters and posters on your blog :-)

Democrats and our Obamacan friends courting all Republican and Independent Voters!

Obama’s message rings of a “Beautiful day coming to America” which is similar to Reagan’s “Its morning in america again”

Beautiful day coming to America

U2 - beautiful day

Army general Colin Powell and over 70 retired generals and admirals have endorsed Obama/Biden '08

Hope and Change backed by strength.

Our World

The Mom Vote

Change we need

Vote Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: cooday | November 4, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

You have been a fantastic unbiased reporter in all coverage.

Thank you!

Posted by: Matt26 | November 4, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Wow! Little Fix, Jr.! As a new dad, myself, I know how great it feels.

New fatherhood, historic voting records here in America ... things are getting better!

Posted by: dognabbit | November 4, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Congrats Chris and thanks for always doing great work! I too am expecting a little one soon. Good thing it wasn't due before election day. I can just see you blogging from the hospital.

Posted by: born1980 | November 4, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Mazel Tov on having a mini-Fix to run after! :)

I've been a voracious reader of the Post since I was 10 years old and now, at 26, i've become a full-blown junkie and i have you to thank. I've lost many hours of work productivity thanks to The Fix and i look forward to losing more hours! Congrats again on producing such a fine blog and to the new addition to your family. :)

Posted by: around | November 4, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Thank you too for your coverage of the races and the inside information you've been able to provide many readers the past few years. Today actually does seem pretty boring right now. Of course all of this will change in a few hours when the results start coming in and a mandate for progressive change comes by way of the Democratic Party. This is by far the best day in the world every four years. This is the greatest country in the world with the best democracy on the planet. How grateful and fortunate I am to call myself an American. Today and always.

Posted by: jdunph1 | November 4, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to the whole Fix family! If you need to take some time off, we will forgive you, but Fix, Jr. better be ready as an investigative researcher by the time the VA gubernatorial election rolls around!

And thanks again for your work. This is the one indispensable political blog for me.

Posted by: Section506 | November 4, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Great News! Congratulations on your Baby!

I enjoy very much to read your Blog, I think it is the best in it´s class, you get to the point but you are not boring and you never try to be the smart ass. I have followed the elections closely and I believe the best coverage was The Fix. Always accurate, up to the date and somheow objective (in politics that´s almost impossible). I find it wonderful to see someone so happy with what they do, you enjoy it and you transmit it. Actually Chris, you make politics fun.
Still, I would ask you not to rely so much on Drudge...
I have my self a Blog in spanish, in which I post info about the election and explain how it works, I am mexican and I hope that Obama wins because he is the person that you need right now to get back your Constitution, your democracy, your rule of law, your checks and balances, and your face in the world. He will not be a Messiah, he will not change things just by touching them. But he has the intelligence to make your country a better place and a better friend of the world.
I wish you a good election day.

Posted by: geraldinag | November 4, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Congrats and thanks for all the great coverage.

Posted by: nbsachs | November 4, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Congrats, Chris!! Thanks for all the great coverage these past three years.

Posted by: thequeenofawkward | November 4, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Mazel Tov indeed!

And now would be a good time for you to take that refresher course in English grammar. Never to late to set a good example for your offspring!

Who's likely for Delaware?

Tammy for Illinois!

McCain returns to Senate where he happily belongs.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 4, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations to you and Mrs. Fix!!!

Thank you for all that you have done in during this amazingly long campaign season.

If asked to be the Press Secretary for President Obama, will you accept?

Posted by: Nevadaandy | November 4, 2008 9:52 AM | Report abuse

What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Mrs. Fix.

I check your column every day and have really appreciated it over the campaign. Glad to know it's not going away!


Posted by: KathleenK1 | November 4, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Chris - Mazel Tov on the pregnancy! With all the hours you've been putting in, I don't know how you even found time to partake in the endeavor!

Seriously, I've been a political junkie for years and a huge Washington Post fan since college (GW from 84-88). I read teh Post online everyday and the Fix many times a day. The Fix became a mut read for me leading up to the 2006 midterm elections. Your analysis is thoughtful, inciteful, and often pretty entertaining. Thanks for getting me through the 2008 election!

I'm looking forward to many things in teh upcoming months as we all decompress - your analysis of the results, Obama's (hopefully) cabinet appointments (and the impact of them on future elections), and anything else that needs analysis.

Thanks again!

Posted by: nhbchs243 | November 4, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

What joy! I am so happy for you, daddy fix.
What wonderful news and something to look forward to.

Posted by: vwcat | November 4, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Great news on the lil fix! The world that child will inherit is getting a little clearer today

Posted by: pvogel88 | November 4, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

What should we make of the fact that McCain was seen--almost universally--as the most principled of Republican politicians in several generations? This should tell us all a great deal about the state of Republican party--its integrity is nowhere to be found.

The case is so easy to state, so plain to see. Two years ago, McCain was out front on legislation and debate regarding immigration, climate change, torture, and fair taxation for the absurdly wealthy. He now DISAVOWS every one of his former positions. Every one. Two years. He also pledged to run an honorable campaign, and then proceeded to hire the very gutter dwellers who helped to defeat him in his run against W. His own campaign has now gutted him; it has made a mockery of his steel-jawed pontificating about honor.

Let's face the facts: win or lose, McCain has lost all integrity, and will do and say almost anything to get elected. And with that complete collapse, the Republican party is now a principle-free zone. The story of this political year is one of moral self-degradation.

Posted by: surforfight | November 4, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Papa Fix!

Thanks for providing the best blog on politics. It's been incredibly enjoyable reading your posts and responding. Looking forward to the 'transition' phase, in more ways than one....

Posted by: RickJ | November 4, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations on the little 'un Chris! Great posts over however-long-I've-been-reading-this, thought I'd actually log in to say thank you this time!

Posted by: Sam_J | November 4, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Congrats Chris!

Posted by: mattcarter | November 4, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

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