Obama is a has-been:
In 2008, at his last stop in Cleveland, a Democrat stronghold, Obama attracted 80,000 people. This morning, at his last 2012 stop in that same city, Obama could only attract 4,000.
Here is an interactive electoral map. Have fun. http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2012/ecalculator#?battleground
1. Anybody know what REp internals are showing in Ohio? I read somewhere they thought Romeny was up 3 or 4, then down to 1 or 2….
2. What inferences can be drawn from early voting?
Again, I’m extremely anxious about this whole thing. The fundamentals would seem to favour Romeny; bad economy, better turnout for Rs this time, worse turnout for Ds, independents swinging to R, only 4% gap in Ohio last election, Ohio usually rends more R than rest of US, and the impressionistic evidence is very high enthusiasm for Rs, little for Ds….
Yet the polls are very close, people like Portman have said it’s veryc lose; anyone here rationally confident? If so, why?
Democrats want you to believe it’s close so they can win by cheating…
Yeah, it’s curious.
First, 2008 was a Dem-flood. But in 2010 the forces of good made a comeback. And Repub Govs were elected in NJ, Wisconsin. The WI recall was a failure for the Dems. Then they went after Chick-fil-A and people stood up to support the company.
Now, the Dems from day-1 of the election have proclaimed that Obama had it locked…but he had it locked in FL and NC. Then those slipped but he had it locked in OH and VA. Then those slipped but he still had a strong lead in CO, NH and NV, also IA. Now we hear that Pennsylvania and Minnesota are in play.
Many of the polls showing Obama ahead assume Dem turnout BETTER than 2008.
And finally, nobody, even the guys backing Obama, is saying the Dems will pick up ANY House seats.
Isn’t this a bit beyond belief? I am scratching my head….
Obama will lose. It’s all about the economy and jobs (at ~8% unemployment). Most independents see this which is why they are going to romney by double digit margin. I feel 100% certain.
Now we look at the manipulation perpetrated by certain polls and the media in collusion with Obama. These entities stand to lose much more in this information age. It is going to fail.
Granted, Pres O has ‘earned’ supporters through extended welfare and unemployment to a large number of people. But this is artificial, i.e., not based on sound understanding of how the country works, rather by selfish motivation and an inaccurate view of the government’s role in our lives. Many don’t want to live this way and would rather return back to a dignified lifestyle.
who is it, Barrone(?) who has called it for Romney. Plus the CO voting model used to predict president, etc. I won’t mention Dick Morris…but I think he is accurate.
Anyhow fear not…but as they say “don’t get cocky, so get out and vote!”