What a long, strange trip it's been. And what a long, strange day at the White House.
Staffers and the media all arrived at the usual time. Read the usual newspapers and wires. Made the usual calls. But there is an odd feeling of just going through the motions... that whatever we do today won't matter tomorrow.
We know we are on the sidelines. Voting is underway. The president has been more or less out of sight since Friday. So there are no events to cover. No briefings. No liveshots.
One thing is certain. It will all change tomorrow.
Heard today around the White House -
A network photographer:
"Nothing's happening. Not here, at least."
A wire service reporter:
"It's boring. Like a morgue around here."
A senior administration official:
"We're all curled in a fetal position under our desks."
A cable news producer:
"You want me to vacuum? I'm going to do the hallway a little bit..."
Another cable news producer:
"I'll vacuum when __ does a live shot. Does he have one? No."
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