A few “firsts” or “first in a long time” for this election:
First sitting senator elected president since 1960, and only the second ever.
Oldest first-term president or first black president.
If McCain wins, first woman vice president.
If Obama takes Florida or New Hampshire, the first time for the Democrats since 1996.
If Obama takes Virginia or North Carolina, the first time for the Democrats since 1964.
If Obama takes Colorado, the first time for the Democrats since 1992.
If Obama takes Ohio and loses, the first time a Republican wins the White House without Ohio.
If McCain takes Wisconsin, the first time for the Republicans since….1988? Or 1984.