Voting on the media personalities
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John King( E. M. Pio Roda / Associated Press )
Officially, it's the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall, a favorite techno-toy of Pentagon planners. But we know it as the Magic Map, and its prince is King.
When CNN's white-haired political correspondent shows off his wonky knowledge of demographic patterns in obscure counties in Ohio or Missouri while waving his hands to manipulate the Map's digital components, he looks like an older, dorkier version of Tom Cruise in "Minority Report." Tuesday night, corralling all the voting returns, should be his crowning moment.
However: Almost beyond parody, but not quite, "Saturday Night Live's" Fred Armisen made Michigan bounce in his King spoof.