Yes, Romney might win Pennsylvania

November 2, 2012

Because of Obama’s short-sightedness:

Obama took care to irradiate the swing states with his negative attacks on Romney. When the voters in those states saw that Mitt was not a Halloween monster but a pretty nice and reasonable guy, his negative stopped working and the states started falling to Romney.

But in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, the negatives on Romney never ran. The only Romney they saw in these states was the very presentable and attractive one who showed up in the debates. So there was no obstacle to hold them back from voting for Mitt.

Obama’s static dependence on the swing states to constitute a firewall backfired. The firewall became like the French Maginot Line of 1940, easily outflanked.


And, in this final week, Romney’s campaign and its allied groups are spending $11 million on Pennsylvania ads as opposed to only $2 million for Obama.

5 Responses to Yes, Romney might win Pennsylvania

  1. RedStateGal on November 2, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Let us pray. I am praying.

  2. Cornfed on November 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I doubt it. BUT, there is no doubt that it will at least bump up Romney’s popular vote, and that’s a good thing because even if, God forbid, Romney loses, the bigger Romney’s popular vote advantage (and I do think he’ll the popular no matter what), the more Obama’s gonna be a toothless lame duck. (I know, mixed metaphors. Just shut up, okay?)

  3. Dan on November 2, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Can’t even think about a loss. Can’t even contemplate it. Refuse to lose.

  4. unclefred on November 2, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Romney and allies are spending $11 million dollars on ad buys in Pa and Obama is spending 2 million in the final seven days! I’m amazed that is even possible. To do that, Romney and his allies had to arrange a large chunk of that buy early. There just isn’t $2 million a day of air time available. I’m sure that Obama would like to match Romney, but I suspect there simply isn’t enough available time. Classic strategy.

  5. Arizona CJ on November 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    What worries me are all the reports of voting machines registering Romney votes for Obama. Every “error” is in the same direction, and all are in swing states.

    I’m very concerned about this. (Does this make me a concern troll? I don’t much care; this is important!).

    First, do all you can to get out the vote, especially if in a swing state. I’ve managed to use this issue to convince several third-party types here to vote Romney, but unfortunately I’m not in a swing state. I also drove half an hour each way yesterday to help a family (Husband, wife, infant, and dog) get to the early-voting station as well as pick up a new axle for their car (the reason they were rideless). Both husband and wife were Romney supporters (they are both unemployed though looking)The infant didn’t vote, of course. As for the dog… not sure. I suspect he’s a democrat, he looks kinda blue. And in all seriousness, not only did I do something I can feel good about, but it looks like I made some new friends out of people I barely knew. (except the dog, who bit me… though he’s old and has no teeth)

    Second, keep a VERY close eye on what your voting machine does when you vote. Check the result if you can (some print a a paper record on a tape, etc) If it does any sort of misvote, don’t accept it as a glitch, raise hell, long and loud.

    Third, and most importantly, no matter what the “results” on Tuesday, DO NOT CONCEDE! This goes double for the campaigns, but for individuals too. There is fraud out there, a lot of it.

    Finally, don’t make the mistake of 2004; Bush let fraud in Wisconsin go uncontested because he didn’t need the EVs. That made me absolutely furious: fraud is fraud. I don’t care if Romney is way past 270, EVERY case of widespread fraud should be challenged and a recount, with investigation demanded, even if it didn’t change the results in that state.