At the Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century party at Worldwide Plaza, which they’re calling "New York’s largest election night viewing party," there’s three $5 drinks on the menu that will be discounted a dollar every time Obama picks up a battleground state:
- Obama Mama — rum
- Scranton Scrapper — basically, your typical sex on the beach
- Si Se Puede ("Yes We Can" in Spanish) — a margarita
There’s also a few excited Germans, law students at Columbia:
"I hope that the better one wins, but I think the Americans are known for surrpises," said Jorge Bohme, 29, referring to Obama. "But we’re not as nervous as you are!"
His friend Peter Haberrecker, 29, jumped in: "I am!"
A third friend, Michael Schramm, 20, declared: "Old Europe for Obama! He’s the exact opposite of George Bush. I don’t think he’s the messiah, but he’s very inspiring."