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The Big Living Room

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Our own Ben Calhoun, live in Grant Park, just likened the scene there to a big living room. That’s feeling you get when you have tens of thousands of people smashed into a triangular area all watching giant Jumbotrons. The network of choice? CNN, narrowly beating out Animal Planet and reruns of Project Runway on Bravo. Justin Kaufmann also reports that he can hear a smattering of claps in the media tent at Grant Park everytime its announced that Obama wins a state. But there’s little love coming from the other side: The Obama camp checks off a box on the press pass every time he glides by the food table. Good news: Snack time at 11. Nap to follow.

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