Four More Days Not Four More Years

MoonOnPluto is doing great work in the comments section keeping everyone informed on the polls and related infomation. Big Media is doing Praetorian Guard work to convince the American voter that Obama is on the upswing.

Jay Cost has this to say:

“I think Mitt Romney is likely to win next Tuesday.

For two reasons:

(1) Romney leads among voters on trust to get the economy going again.

(2) Romney leads among independents.

Let’s take each point in turn. [snip]

Poll after poll, I generally see the same thing. Romney has an edge on the economy. That includes most of the state polls.

Moreover, this election looks to hinge on the economy, and little else. The recent Fox News poll broke the top issues into four: economic issues (like jobs); social issues (like abortion); national security issues (like terrorism); and fiscal issues (like taxes). To my mind, economic and fiscal issues are one and the same, meaning: 75 percent of respondents willing to pick a top issue picked the economy or fiscal issues.

I do not know of an election where the electorate was so singularly focused on one set of issues, and the person trusted less on them nevertheless won. [snip]

Romney’s lead among independents. This second point is related to the first, but gets down to my view of the long-term trajectory of American politics, which corresponds quite closely to Sean Trende’s book, The Lost Majority. [snip]

This has led to the rising power of the independent vote. And its effects are all around us, if we only care to look.”

We care to look. Jim Gefraghty, like MoonOnPluto is also looking at early voting numbers:

“On the Thursday before Election Day in 2008, 4,583 people voted early in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which includes Cleveland.

This was a stronghold for the Obama campaign; on Election Day, Obama carried the county 69 percent to 30 percent for John McCain.

Yesterday 2,963 people voted.

Again, some of that may be because of people being preoccupied with cleaning up storm damage, etc. But overall, by this point in 2008, 39,110 Cuyahoga County residents had voted early. As of Thursday, 33,140 have — about a 15 percent drop. And note that the early voting was ahead of the 2008 pace until Saturday.

I’m told by an Ohio reader watching the numbers in Hamilton County (which includes Cincinnati) that they see a similar pattern in that corner of the state — early voting on pace until October 25, then a slowdown that has been consistent — about 1,500 early votes per day this week, instead of the 2,000 or so this county saw four years ago. This county — where Obama won, 52 percent to 47 percent, four years ago — is also 15 percent below last cycle’s total.

Either they are running out of buses to transport the voters or they are running out of voters,” my Ohio reader concludes.”

Henry Olsen has more on Ohio:

McDonald’s site has updated their Ohio early voting numbers, so I conducted a re-examination to see if the pattern I discovered still holds. It does. There are now 23 counties in which the percentage of the 2008/2012 early voting ratio equals or exceeds 80 percent. McCain carried 17 of them, and the six Obama carried are still those in the eastern, blue collar part of the state. Cincinnati exurban counties Brown and Warren now report their early votes equal 99 and 93 percent, respectively, of the 2008 early vote percentage.

Large, big margin Obama counties remain at the bottom of the early voting ratio. Summit (Akron), Lucas (Toledo), Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Franklin (Columbus) are all near the bottom of this analysis, with between 67 and 69 percent of the 2008 early vote percentage already cast in 2012.

Barack Obama is clearly winning the early vote in Ohio. But careful analysis of the actual numbers so far suggest very good news for Mitt Romney.

The Romney campaign claims the president is merely banking votes he would have received on Election Day anyway, so his early lead isn’t very important. They say their early voting strategy relies on targeting low-voting-propensity Romney supporters for early voting and leaving the others to turn out on Election Day. In other words, they claim Obama’s effort is merely harvesting votes while theirs is creating votes. [snip]

This approach makes sense, but it’s hard to prove it’s working without inside campaign information. I think I’ve found a way to do that, and my research shows the Romney effort might be paying off. [snip]

I hypothesized that if the Romney campaign’s effort is working, the share of the total 2008 early vote that has already been cast should be higher in strong Romney counties than in strong Obama counties. That’s because if the Romney effort works, total turnout in those counties should be up in 2012, the bulk of that coming from the low-voting-propensity supporters who the campaign is asking to cast early ballots.

Through last Friday, that hypothesis is clearly correct: [snip]

The numbers are particularly strong for Romney in the southeastern coal country on or near the Ohio River. From Scioto county in the south to Columbiana county in the north, early voting shares range from a low of 63.5% in Monroe to 82.7% in Columbiana. (Athens County, an Obama stronghold because of Ohio University, touches the Ohio River- its early voting share is only 57.4%). To compare, the early voting shares in the largest and strongest Obama counties (Cuyahoga, Lucas, Franklin, Summit, and Lorain) never top 61.0% (Cuyahoga).

Exceptionally strong numbers can also be found in Republican counties in the northwest in the Dayton, Lima, and Toledo media markets. Early voting shares there average in the high sixties, touching as high as 87.5% in Champaign County.

If anything, these numbers underestimate Romney’s strength in early voting because most of the counties not reporting early voting numbers are strongly Republican. [snip]

This data is already a few days old: Perhaps more recent updates will change the story. But going into last weekend, Romney’s ground game looks like it was hiking turnout among its supporters better than Obama’s, an edge that could prove crucial if the race there is really a tie, as Sunday’s respected Ohio News poll showed.”

Just say NObama.

The New York Times documents Mittmentum as Obama is still trying to get out his base vote while Romney heads to Pennsylvania and the crucial swing voters:

“First there was quiet. Then came the “super PACs.” Now the candidate is on his way.

In a striking last-minute shift, the Romney campaign has decided to invest its most precious resource — the candidate’s time — in a serious play to win Pennsylvania.

Mr. Romney’s appearance here on Sunday could be a crafty political move to seriously undercut President Obama, or it could be a sign of desperation. Either way, his visit represents the biggest jolt yet in a state that was until recently largely ignored in the race for the White House.

Over the last several days, with polls showing Mr. Obama’s edge in the state narrowing, Republicans have sprung into action and forced the Democrats to spend resources here that could have gone toward more competitive battleground states. [snip]

The super PACs helped create an opening that paved the way for the Romney campaign to start making its move. The campaign has already invested $1 million in television advertising across the state, and on Thursday it bolstered that effort even further with a new round of commercials that will ensure a heavy and continuous presence through Election Day.

This came as the Republican National Committee made one of its largest commitments of the race so far, dropping $2.5 million into the state. [snip]

Democrats are saying that the race is much closer than they would have guessed just a week ago.

But there is a tangible sense — seen in Romney yard signs on the expansive lawns of homes in the well-heeled suburbs, and heard in the excited voices of Republican mothers who make phone calls to voters in their spare time — that the race is tilting toward Mr. Romney.

If ever there were a place where a last-ditch torrent of money could move the needle, this is it. [snip]

But those counties, which are full of upper-middle-class women and Jewish voters, are precisely the places where Republicans believe their efforts are paying off most.

“The biggest drop-off for the president has been in these more suburban, upper-class areas,” said Jim Lee, the president of Susquehanna Polling and Research, a Republican firm. “The women there tend to be very moderate, pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gay rights. And they don’t fear a Romney presidency like they would maybe a Rick Santorum presidency. I don’t think Obama has been able to convince them that Romney is a radical.”

In the West… NV newspaper: Obama a “narcissistic amateu,” “embarassment,” “incompetent,”:

“The official explanation for the inadequate security? This administration didn’t want to “offend the sensibilities” of the new radical Islamic regime which American and British arms had so recently helped install in Libya.

The official explanation for why Obama administration officials watched the attack unfold for seven hours, refusing repeated requests to send the air support and relief forces that sat less than two hours away in Italy? Silence.

An open discussion of these issues, of course, would lead to difficult questions about the wisdom of underwriting and celebrating the so-called Arab Spring revolts in the first place. While the removal of tyrants can be laudable, the results show a disturbing pattern of merely installing new tyrannies – theocracies of medieval mullahs who immediately start savaging the rights of women (including the basic right to education) and who are openly hostile to American interests.

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promptly criticized the security failures in Benghazi, the White House and its lapdog media jumped all over him for another “gaffe,” for speaking out too promptly and too strongly. Prompt and strong action from the White House on Sept. 11 might have saved American lives, as well as America’s reputation as a nation not to be messed with. Weakness and dithering and flying to Las Vegas the next day for celebrity fund-raising parties are somehow better?

Four more days. Don’t be busy worrying. Get busy calling friends and doing what you can to rescue America.

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  1. Stay safe everybody. Voting in four days. Good luck and best wishes for those running a marathon of troubles.

    Let’s us know how things are in you area of the country as to signage and enthusiasm for Romney and/or the Boob.

    As the father of the congressman from the Mayo Clinic, Jesse Jackson, says: Keep Hope Alive. 🙂

  2. Here again is the little poem I wrote to try and capture the hope I felt following the mid term elections … the hope that seems to be on the verge of coming to full realization.

    Schadenfreude becomes Freudenschade: to the tune of Eidelweiss (c)

    Schadenfreude, schadenfreude, after the DNC convention.

    Ever more schadenfreude after Obama’s election.

    Mass. insurrection, Brown’s election and a course correction. 

    Schadenfreude becomes freudenschade; good luck with re-election!!!!

    *German loanword: a transposed variant of schadenfreude;
loosely translated it means misery at someone else’s joy.

  3. From Republican/conservative Gateway Pundit:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/bill-clinton-i-may-be-the-only-person-in-america-but-im-more-excited-about-obama-this-time-video/

    Nice work, Bubba.

    Bill Clinton was doing his best today to push Barack Obama Mitt Romney over the finish line.
    At his stop in Palm Beach, Florida, Bill Clinton said,

    I may be the only person in America, but I’m more excited about Obama this time.”

    Via The Washington Free Beacon:”

  4. Anecdote from upstate NY

    My area was not hit by Sandy but we are feeling the effects.

    Today, while in Lowe’s shopping for a kerosene heater and possible backup generator the salesman said the store can’t keep either in stock and there’s a backlog of at least one month for generators.

    He said people from the tri-state area have been driving up to Greene County, a three hour drive, buying temporary generators for $4-500 and then selling them for $2500 in NYC and NJ.

    Lowe’s can’t keep plastic gas containers in stock. People have been buying the store’s entire inventory, filling them up with gas and then selling them for $20 in the city.

    Two customers from LI were ion the store looking for gas tanks, batteries and generators.
    While driving home ( the scenic route) I saw several gas stations with lines of a dozen cars per pump, a rare site up here.

    This is nuts.

  5. Wow, Bloomberg slapdown….

    Hilton Hotels just gained points with me…refusing marathon runners in favor of homeless resident. Kudos to you.

  6. admin
    November 2nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Good luck Rgb44hrc and others still without power
    **************

    I am sorry, I should have not been a johnny come lately, I do wish you the best.

    When we had a category 5 tornado up the street, it took out our power for days, however across the street they had their power. They were kind enough to run power lines across the street.

  7. admin
    November 2nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Good luck Rgb44hrc and others still without power.
    &&&&&

    Thanks, admin, basil, et al. for your concern. My prayers for those who are worse off than me…

  8. rgb44hrc,

    When things get back to normal for you maybe you can give us a lowdown of what things have been like in NJ.

  9. still no power, no running water, no heat no cable or phone. Our generator stopped working today. I am hoping my husband can get it going after work today as the temps are really supposed to drop.
    Many people here in East Hampton have power. We were spared the worst of the storm and my neighborhood had little damage, but no lipa crews around and they don’t tell us what the problem is or when they will fix it except that it may be another week to 10 days. I can’t work, my dog is very very ill and the misery index is climbing here.

    My 17.5 yr old dog has stopped eating….horrible to deal with under these conditions.

    I am at my husbands workplace to stay warm and get news. Another manager came in ….a wine grower….says he’s an independent conservative environmentalist….boy does he hate
    Obama…..no doubt how he is voting.

    The local Altschyler campaign (R for congress) says that they think EH will go for Romney. The local dems think that is an impossibility, but I am not so sure.
    I don’t know anyone who voted McCain that will vote O, but i do know people who voted O who will now vote Romney.

    I have 3 conversions I am sure of. I feel if each of us converts a few O2008 O votes to Romney votes, he has to win.

  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1FaPuBUY558

    Albright raps ‘disgusting Serbs’ in Prague book signing

    November 1, 2012 | 4:33 pm
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    Paul Bedard
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    Albright raps ‘disgusting Serbs’ in Prague book signing

    RNC pushes 6 states to fix machines that give Romney votes to Obama

    Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, confronted by pro-Serbian protesters who called her a war criminal during a recent book signing in her native Prague, pushed them aside as “disgusting Serbs” in a confrontation going viral on the internet.

    Displaying her trademark feistiness, Albright is seen in the video as sternly shouting “get out, get out,” to the protesters who arrived with a film crew. As they closed in on her, she stood up and said, “That’s it! Get out,” and soon walked away with an aide after saying, “they are disgusting Serbs.”

    Albright, on a book tour to tout her new and well-received memoir, “Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948,” was in her birthplace for the book signing on October 23.

    According to the YouTube account, activists with “Friends of Serbs in Kosovo” led by film director Vaclav Dvorak, presented her with Dvorak’s documentary “Stolen Kosovo” and posters suggesting that Albright’s push for bombings of Serbs in Kosovo was inhumane.

    “This is your work as well, madam” they charged, asking her to sign their posters, which she brushed away.

    As Clinton’s top diplomat, Albright headed the U.S. participation in the Yugoslav wars in Bosnia and Kosovo and is credited for pushing NATO into the humanitarian crisis. Time Magazine called it “Madeleine’s War.”

    Aide Erin Cochran, who was with her at the Prague book signing, told Secrets, “Everything was calm until this group arrived, apparently intent on causing a disruption. As Secretary of State, Dr. Albright had worked to halt ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo – and some people have never forgiven her for that. The resulting episode in the bookstore was regrettable but it did nothing to tarnish Dr. Albright’s enjoyable return visit to her hometown, Prague.”
    **************************

    I left that little add on about RNC wanting the 6 states to fix their voting machines. This is how they plan to win, this is why they are confident in a close election. Imagine how many votes have already been stolen? This makes me sick.

    comment from Washington examiner

    U.S. bombed Serbia so that Muslim separatists could carve out their own autonomous zone in Serbia. Albright was one of the main architects of this war. It will be a long time before Eastern Christians forgive us for siding with Muslims against them. First we have to recognize that we made a mistake, and there are no signs of that happening.

    And what thanks did we get from Muslims for taking their side? Remember 9/11?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    To tell the truth, I don’t know if I know really what was going on there. I know there was mass genocide, I am told it was on both sides.

    *************

    Carol,

    Sounds awful and I am very sorry about your pet, I know he is one of the family

  11. “Peggy Noonan: How Far Obama Has Fallen”

    “So where are we? A softly catastrophic storm left us, in the Northeast, shocked at the depth and breadth of its power to destroy. Everyone who could be was hunkered down Monday waiting it out, and at first we hoped it might not be as bad as we’d been warned, because we’d all seen higher wind and harder rain. But the waters rose and wouldn’t stop, breaching dunes, overwhelming barriers, filling the tunnels and subways like a bathtub, as somebody said on TV. It was—is—a true crisis. So far, our political leaders have done pretty well. But the hard part will be from here on in—getting things up and operating again without the original adrenaline rush.

    Related Video

    Democratic pollster Doug Schoen on Mitt Romney’s path to victory, and how the hurricane might affect turnout. Photo: Associated Press
    New York’s mayor, Mike Bloomberg, was sterling—a solid, unruffled giver of information whose news conferences were blessedly free of theatrics save for his gifted sign-language interpreter, who wowed a city and left the young evacuees in my apartment furiously signing “Where’s the coffee?” and “I think the baby needs to be changed.” Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was his usual compelling self, similarly informative. This is a man who knows a levy from a berm. He is one tough red-state player on a blue-state field. If Mitt Romney loses, will Mr. Christie garner Republican criticism for his hearty embrace of president Obama just days before the election? Yes, he will. Will it hurt him in Jersey? Not a bit. Will it help Jersey? Yes. They are cold and wet and running out of food in the house. Keep your friends close and your president closer.

    The “I” of the storm was New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo. He was equally competent and effortful but took the mildly hectoring tone of a kind of leftism that is now old. It involves phrases like “As I’ve long said.” I think this is the worst and I was appalled and when I was at HUD I handled storms and I learned a great deal and I saw we were prepared and I am relieved and I will work hard and I need you to know global warming is what I told you it was.

    The winning politicians of the future will not be all about I. People don’t like it. They don’t want to have to wade past the ego to the info.”

    Which gets us to Tuesday. No one knows what will happen. Maybe that means it will be close, and maybe it doesn’t. Maybe a surprise is in store. But the fact that Barack Obama is fighting for his political life is still one of the great political stories of the modern era.”

    [….]

    read more http://online.wsj.com/article/declarations.html

  12. ACE

    Daniel Henninger thinks evangelicals might make their might known on November 6.

    Back in April, the policy director of the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land, predicted that evangelicals in time would coalesce behind Mitt Romney. Yesterday he endorsed Mr. Romney, the first time he has done so for any presidential candidate.
    Ralph Reed, the president of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, has been spending a lot of time in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the belief that evangelical support for Mr. Romney could be decisive. He notes that when George W. Bush won Ohio in 2004, the Kerry camp thought their dominance of Democratic Cuyahoga County around Cleveland had the state locked up. But Mr. Bush’s solid support in evangelical-dominated counties from Cincinnati to the West Virginia border carried Ohio by two percentage points. [The Night of the Living Dead — ace.]

    Mr. Reed notes that in several opinion polls—NBC, Pew and ABC—the percentage of evangelicals claiming to support Mr. Romney has been in the mid-70s. “We estimate that in 2008 there were 350,000 evangelicals who didn’t vote in Ohio,” Mr. Reed says. “Obama carried the state by 260,000.” If that support of 70% or more holds for Mr. Romney in Ohio, and if the share of the evangelical vote increases by a point or two, then the challenger could carry the Buckeye State.

    The president of Ohio Christian University, Mark A. Smith, says, “The intensity of voters in the faith community is as high as I’ve seen it in the last 12 years.” The driver of that intensity is religious liberty….

    Mr. Smith says that if evangelicals in Ohio’s rural communities repeat their turnout levels from 2000 and 2004, they will offset the Obama advantage in Cuyahoga County. “Six different faith groups are out there” for Romney in Ohio, he says. “That didn’t happen the last time.”

  13. PPP: Final CO Poll Finds Dem Fantasyland

    (Great graphic at site)

    Today, pollsters are rushing forward a slew of new swing state polls ahead of the campaign’s final weekend. Its an attempt to set a final narrative ahead of voting on Tuesday. PPP is out today with a new poll of Colorado. The poll was commissioned by the left-wing League of Conservation Voters, who isn’t exactly an uninterested party. They have spent over $1 million in CO against Mitt Romney. Unsurprisingly, the poll finds Obama with a four-point lead, 50-46. Of course, to get to that result, PPP had to make some ridiculous assumptions.

    In PPP’s poll, Democrats have a 4-point edge in the sample. The partisan split is D/R/I: 40/36/24. I don’t think in the history of the state have the Democrats made up 40% of the electorate in a presidential election. Even in the Democrat wave year of 2008, the GOP actually had an edge in the make up of the electorate. The partisan split was 31% R, 30% D, and 39% Ind. In 2004, the GOP had a 9 point edge over Democrats.

    Since 2008, the GOP has added almost twice the number of registered voters as Democrats. The fastest growing group of voters is Independents. For PPP’s poll to be accurate, this year would have to see a 10 point surge in Democrats over 2008 and a collapse of the Independent vote. That is fantasy.

    LCV, who commissioned the poll, will no doubt go into the weekend full of images of unicorns and pixie dust. But they are no more real than the world conjured up in this poll.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/02/ppp-takes-final-co-poll-finds-dem-fantasyland

  14. rgb44 / Carol:

    So sorry for y’all. I’ve lived through several of these awful storms and I ALMOST know what you’re going through. The difference for y’all is that you’re having to deal with the cold (rather than the awful heat we have down here).

    Hang in there. You’ll find that things we return to a “new normal” in stages, but it will ultimately get there.

  15. Now with only 4 days until the election, part of the East Coast still underwater and in real trouble, and a weekend where less people are reading the news…CBS is finally talking about the Benghazi attack.

    Were they afraid that if they didn’t say something they might be held by American’s as no longer covering the ‘news’ to protect their lame cow?

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57544088/new-documents-reveal-events-leading-up-to-benghazi-attack/

  16. Carol,

    Sounds horrid. Although Sandy did not affect Greene County we got slammed by Irene last year.

    I have been googling my fingers off and have almost decided to go the kerosene route for heat. Heaters can take care of up to 1000 SF -(I just need a couple of hundred for the tropical parrots I live with) and camp cook stoves have a lot of features.

    I have a Mr. Buddy propane heater which works great – comes in several sizes – but I don’t like fiddling with the cannisters.

    Kerosene can be stored fairly easily and unlike gasoline needed for generators lasts much longer.

    Also discovered some small appliances like a one burner hotplate or a water kettle which can be powered through the cart cigarette lighter.

    It’s time for everyone to get as prepared as possible. I’ve even got an appointment for a pistol permit.

    Don’t mean to sound apocalyptic but things are nuts.

  17. Thanks to the well wishers…

    Again, we could be a lot worse off, no electric but we have a generator, so the basics are okay, but it presents lots of challenges.

    &&&&
    As far as the campaign, the yard signage situation is telling. In the rural parts (western monmouth), perhaps 40 to 1 in favor of Romney. No lie.

    Then as you get closer to Trenton, you’d expect it to start tilting Obummer. But practically NOTHING.

    You see plenty of signs for Dems around the state, in clusters of 3-5 for various local candidates, but they don’t seem to want to be associated with the Resident at 1600. Instead of coat-tails, you have denial. “I’m Democrat Joe Smith, and I am NOT endorsed by Obama”.

    Even in Philly, I don’t see a shred of evidence that some “event” is happening Tuesday. Four years ago, I couldn’t escape the ads, billboards, buttons…

    Nobama!

  18. Hearing noise that the NY Marathon has been finally cancelled, Bloomberg must finally have realised how shit this looked.

  19. Okay, laugh me off the thread — I know how blue MA is and you all know this island is infested with kool-aid kooks, BUT

    as I mentioned before today, I have been seeing many Romney Ryan signs on Martha’s Vineyard ———this week, there are more and more and more everyday and few for Obummer AND

    now get this: The Martha’s Vineyard Times has endorsed Romney/Ryan and Scott Brown!!!!
    http://www.mvtimes.com/2012/10/31/election-2012-recommendations-voters-13147/

  20. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew get me a bucket to chuck up in……..

    David Axelrod on Obama’s enthusiasm while campaigning: “This is coming from his loins.”

  21. ConEdison has managed to restore over 65,000 customers on the Lower East Side and East Village areas of Manhattan

  22. If this mitt does not win ? Where will we run to ? Because trust we will have to run. Smh at the brain dead that support this man in a effort because they think mitt will cut off their food stamps….

  23. TAMPA BAY, Florida – Local service members who have spent years serving the country are discovering this fall that they aren’t allowed to vote in the presidential election.

    Valrico resident and Navy Captain Peter Kehrig, who has been abroad for five years tells 10 News he feels cheated by a system that removed him from the rolls.

    Florida State Law requires county supervisor of elections offices to perform regular “maintenance” on its voter rolls to eliminate voters who have been convicted of felonies, moved out of the county, or may have died.

    Voters who miss two consecutive general elections (2010 and 2008, for instance) are mailed a letter to their residence warning them they will be removed from the rolls. But since the post office only forwards mail for six months, Kehrig never got it.

    #ProtectYourVote: 10 News will investigate your voting concerns

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/280780/8/ProtectYourVote-Servicemembers-removed-from-voting-rolls

  24. Reuters: New York official says organizers to announce shortly that Sunday’s marathon will be cancelled

    and only because of the shitstorm that went before, nothing else, Bloomberg deserves a slapping for that.

  25. To repeat,

    POS losing 13% of 2008 vote – defecting to MR!!!!!!

    Whoah: 13% of Obama’s 2008 Voters Are Defecting to Romney; 3% Undecided
    —Ace

    I thought 10% was the maximum he could lose, and still win.

    From Hot Air (I thought I discovered this on my own, but clicking back, nope, Hot Air),13%, with 3% more undecided.

    So, ultimately, somewhere between 13 and 16% will defect from Obama to Romney.

    Obama won relatively big — more than any Democratic president in recent memory — but not so big he can afford that level of defection.

    70 million voted for Obama in 2008; 60 million voted for McCain.

    13% of 70 million is 9.1 million. Subtract that from 70 million and add it to 60 million and you get… Look, I don’t do math. I’m just an unfrozen caveman blogger. Your strange world of magic scrawlings confuses me.

    And this doesn’t even count the independent advantage for Romney!

    I can’t see how this poll can be true, and yet Obama’s tied in the Washington Post’s head-to-head.

    But again, unfrozen caveman blogger.

    Bonus: I figured if Obama lost 10% of his support, Romney would win.

    But actually Obama can only afford to lose less than that if his lost support mostly votes for Romney instead of just staying home.

    My 10% figure was based (to the extent I base math on anything) on figuring that about 60% of Obama’s lost votes would just stay home, and 40% would flip.

    But if most of Obama’s lost vote is actually voting Romney… well, he can afford fewer lost votes.

    Oh Wait: It’s wrong to say “And this doesn’t even include Romney’s advantage with Independents,” because, actually, it does include that– the independents who voted for Obama, but who are now defecting.

    But what it doesn’t include is much-higher enthusiasm among non-Obama voters in 2008. Many of whom stayed home that year.

    Not this year, baby.

    Not this year.

  26. be prepared for the next 3 days of bogus polls from Obama pollsters to set up narrative of Obama winning, it has 2 purposes.

    1 : Get voters out

    2 : When Obama loses they can cry foul and claim election theft.

  27. Final predictions from WHI.

    Virginia: We got 13 electorals up for grabs to get the night rolling. Romney takes it by about 60-70 thousand votes. McDonnell has done some very solid work for us in the state and that has been a big advantage.
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    Pennsylvania: Some major trending for the governor right now that is being totally under-reported by the media. Some counties looking like they will be upwards of 70% Romney. #s will be played tight via media reports during early hours of election night, but watch for a call by around 8:30 or so for the governor. And that my friend, is when the entire liberal establishment really starts to do the backside pucker. The campaign is leaving off Nevada in favor of Pennsylvania this weekend. Much bigger prize. Romney by upwards of 200 thousand votes. Something a lot of the pundits and pollsters are leaving out on the coverage of Pennsylvania is Governor Corbett. He’s been a major player in that state’s power structure for some time, and was a very popular Attorney General there before winning election as governor in 2010. He knows how to defeat Democrats, been doing it for the last couple decades. Beat his Dem opponent in 2010 by almost 10 points. Great ground game and that will pay dividends for us on Tuesday.

    North Carolina: Romney. Early call.

    Florida: Romney wins this by about 100,000 votes. The Jewish and Cuban votes are putting him well over the top here. Florida is always a big win for the one who gets it, and this time it’s the governor’s.

    Wisconsin: Like McDonnell in Virginia, Walker has really helped with the ground game structure in Wisconsin. Incredible work due largely to that structure already being in place for the recent recall vote. Huge pick-up for the governor. The beginning of the “turn out the lights” moment for the Obama campaign. Romney by 30,000 votes which is a huge reversal from 2008. Something interesting has been happening in Wisconsin the last couple years. Major shift toward conservatism.

    Iowa: Romney is going to sneak this one out by maybe 5-10 thousand votes. Very tight race. Good news is, we don’t need the state. A pick-up here is a bonus.

    Colorado: By now the country will have a very good idea we have elected a new president. Romney will take Colorado by upwards of a 100,000 votes. Maybe a bit more. Like Wisconsin, a big shift away from the 2008 Obama #s.

    Oregon: This is my you gotta be crazy call but I mentioned it to you before and I’m sticking to it. The most recent poll out there had Obama up six. That poll was a small sample though, and half that sample came from residents of Portland. The real deal is this, the state is basically split between the two candidates and has a huge % of undecideds who in the end will break for the governor. A late night shocker that will give the governor the ability to call this a mandate election.

    Now you probably see I haven’t mentioned Ohio. A couple reasons. Don’t trust the voting out there. I know things can be rigged there more than other states with very few exceptions. (Nevada) That’s just the facts. The Romney team has done a good job of trying to stay ahead of that possibility so I’m hoping for the best but my gut says prepare for the worst. Good news is that Ohio is shaping up to be a state we won’t need if my Pennsylvania prediction holds up. If the governor takes Pennsylvania and Ohio, we got our electoral landslide.

    My #s right now, with all the data I’ve compiled, all my experience, and that gut feeling I told you about, has the governor circling about 300 electorals on Tuesday with the chance for a bit more than that if trending really pops for us in the final 48 like we saw happen for Reagan back in ’80.

  28. PPP(D) MN poll for liberal group has O+9. Sample is D+10. In wave year of 08, Dems had only a D+4 advantage. Still a longshot, but come on, you are ridiculous.

  29. White House Insider’s take on the election
    from the Ulsterman’s report

    How Romney Wins

    (Insider is certain Mitt Romney will be circling at least 300 electoral votes on Election Night )
    ______________________
    Insider: My work is all but done, so now just like you and a whole lot of others, I’m going into watch and wait mode. That said, here’s how I see Tuesday’s vote playing out based on a combination of first person knowledge of the ground game, a hell of a lot of experience, and just plain old gut feeling. You asked for a break down of my thoughts, so here it is. Going to focus on the swing states and a that surprise win for the governor I told you about before.
    _________________________
    Virginia: We got 13 electorals up for grabs to get the night rolling. Romney takes it by about 60-70 thousand votes. McDonnell has done some very solid work for us in the state and that has been a big advantage.
    Read more in News
    « Food Stamps vs Jobs In The Age Of Obama…
    Pennsylvania: Some major trending for the governor right now that is being totally under-reported by the media. Some counties looking like they will be upwards of 70% Romney. #s will be played tight via media reports during early hours of election night, but watch for a call by around 8:30 or so for the governor. And that my friend, is when the entire liberal establishment really starts to do the backside pucker. The campaign is leaving off Nevada in favor of Pennsylvania this weekend. Much bigger prize. Romney by upwards of 200 thousand votes. Something a lot of the pundits and pollsters are leaving out on the coverage of Pennsylvania is Governor Corbett. He’s been a major player in that state’s power structure for some time, and was a very popular Attorney General there before winning election as governor in 2010. He knows how to defeat Democrats, been doing it for the last couple decades. Beat his Dem opponent in 2010 by almost 10 points. Great ground game and that will pay dividends for us on Tuesday.
    North Carolina: Romney. Early call.
    Florida: Romney wins this by about 100,000 votes. The Jewish and Cuban votes are putting him well over the top here. Florida is always a big win for the one who gets it, and this time it’s the governor’s.

    Wisconsin: Like McDonnell in Virginia, Walker has really helped with the ground game structure in Wisconsin. Incredible work due largely to that structure already being in place for the recent recall vote. Huge pick-up for the governor. The beginning of the “turn out the lights” moment for the Obama campaign. Romney by 30,000 votes which is a huge reversal from 2008. Something interesting has been happening in Wisconsin the last couple years. Major shift toward conservatism.
    Iowa: Romney is going to sneak this one out by maybe 5-10 thousand votes. Very tight race. Good news is, we don’t need the state. A pick-up here is a bonus.
    Colorado: By now the country will have a very good idea we have elected a new president. Romney will take Colorado by upwards of a 100,000 votes. Maybe a bit more. Like Wisconsin, a big shift away from the 2008 Obama #s.
    Oregon: This is my you gotta be crazy call but I mentioned it to you before and I’m sticking to it. The most recent poll out there had Obama up six. That poll was a small sample though, and half that sample came from residents of Portland. The real deal is this, the state is basically split between the two candidates and has a huge % of undecideds who in the end will break for the governor. A late night shocker that will give the governor the ability to call this a mandate election.
    Now you probably see I haven’t mentioned Ohio. A couple reasons. Don’t trust the voting out there. I know things can be rigged there more than other states with very few exceptions. (Nevada) That’s just the facts. The Romney team has done a good job of trying to stay ahead of that possibility so I’m hoping for the best but my gut says prepare for the worst. Good news is that Ohio is shaping up to be a state we won’t need if my Pennsylvania prediction holds up. If the governor takes Pennsylvania and Ohio, we got our electoral landslide.
    My #s right now, with all the data I’ve compiled, all my experience, and that gut feeling I told you about, has the governor circling about 300 electorals on Tuesday with the chance for a bit more than that if trending really pops for us in the final 48 like we saw happen for Reagan back in ’80.

    Now try and enjoy the weekend. Actually, I’ll end with this and I really mean it here. Know I’ve said it already but want to repeat it. If Barack Obama is re-elected on Tuesday they stole it. There is no way my straight up #s are that off. They will have stolen this election. Buried votes, multiple counts, all of that will have been done and to such a degree they risk exposure. But they might be willing to risk it. Ok, that probably doesn’t leave you in the right frame of mind to enjoy your weekend but wanted to say it again. Don’t underestimate the Romney team here though. They have been notified multiple times about this stuff and have the resources to make that kind of stealing much more difficult than previous elections. So while it’s a concern, it’s not something I’m losing sleep over. Not that I sleep much anyways these days.

    How about by around 10:00 on Tuesday the drinks are on me? I’m more sure than not you’ll be in the mood for some celebration.
    That’s my call.
    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/02/white-house-insider-tuesday-election-break-down-how-romney-wins/

  30. Biden

    A cross between Yogi Berra, i.e. when you come to a fork in the road take it, it aint over til its over, how far from hear to the green yogi–it depends on the distance, deja vu all other again, etc.

    And Freudian Slip, i.e. There has never been a day when I have been proud to be his vice president, not one, which causes the crowd of mindless bots to applaud wildly, like . . . a room full of mindless bots. The blind leading the blind.

    Four more years of this on comedy central? Fine. Those who can stand to watch it are free to do so.

    But–

    Four more years of this in the White House, the Situation Room, etc? NFW

  31. Basil and Gonzo
    Thanks for your kind thoughts.
    My girl is on her feet and drinking water….maybe we will make it past this disaster.

    Its hard to understand the situation here in the northeast. Fema and the power companiies will spend a fortune fixing this mess and lots of business loss is occurring. Penny wise and pound foolish expenditures.

    if that money went to burying the power lines, we would so much better off when the next storm comes. Why are we spending a fortune rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan when they will just blow it up anyway. i would like to see the army here burying the power lines in the most populated, congested areas of the country……would be a good job creator also and a better stimulus than O’s garbage.

    I remain positive about the election and appreciate the positive news here.

  32. wbboei,

    Problem with the DM clip is Gallup suspended polling on Monday (I think) and has not yet resumed, at least according to their home page.

    Also, if DM is saying that MR is going to win why did I get a fundraising email from him today saying Sandy had changed the trajectory of the race and the POS was slightly ahead?

    Just saying.

    While I like DM’s analysis he’s FOS. Also he’s just hawking his kid’s book. Gets on my nerves.

  33. Here’s part of the text.

    As Election Day approaches, we must be very sensitive to last-minute changes in the polls. Remember that Bush fell from a 4-point lead into a tie over the last weekend in 2000, and Clinton rose from a tie to a 5-point win in the last weekend of 1992.

    With that caution in mind, a danger signal comes from the latest Rasmussen Poll reflecting a 2-point gain for Obama.

    Whereas before the storm, Rasmussen showed Romney 2 points ahead, the poll now has the race tied at 48-48. That is troublesome.

    And, in Pennsylvania, Romney led on Wednesday night by 2 points but in Thursday night’s polling, he was tied.

    We have also seen slippage for Romney in Michigan.

    More troubling, Rasmussen shows a 2-point gain for Obama in job approval, rising from 48% to 50% in the current poll.

  34. More reasons to think this is not 08……

    PPP poll for Dem group in MI has O+6, 52-46.

    R+12 w/ indies.

    Sample is D+11. (D+12 in 08,D+5 in 04).

    If R is that close in MI with a D+12 sample, OH/WI are his.

  35. Basil, from what i have heard from sources today is Rasmussen’s operation got flattened in Sandy (Rasmussen is based in NJ) and he has thrown a hail mary basically calling near everything a tie as he has not got a clue and cant get his operation back together in time.

  36. Basil they all do that,saying its close, we need more money, its to make sure people don’t get complacent, you keep your poker face on until the end.

  37. moononpluto,

    yeah, i get that. but dm is such a lying opportunistic pos.

    that’s why i posted that comment,

    while i like what he said in his lunch clip and i hope he’s right i don’t believe a word he says.

    btw, ck is saying sandy helped the pos and he’s a lucky sob.

  38. Carol,

    Since Bloomie is such a GW advocate why didn’t he spend the past 11 years upgrading the city’s mass transit and electrical systems?

    Another hypocritical MF.

  39. Do you have a link? c-span coverage doesn’t start ’til 7:30. Read again crows size is expected to be near 50G.

  40. #ProtectYourVote: Active service members upset over removal from voting rolls
    5:04 PM, Nov 2, 2012

    Written by
    Noah Pransky

    Local News
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    Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Get the latest updates and headlines on the 2012 election from 10 News and our partners around the state!

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    TAMPA BAY, Florida – Local service members who have spent years serving the country are discovering this fall that they aren’t allowed to vote in the presidential election.

    Valrico resident and Navy Captain Peter Kehrig, who has been abroad for five years tells 10 News he feels cheated by a system that removed him from the rolls.

    Florida State Law requires county supervisor of elections offices to perform regular “maintenance” on its voter rolls to eliminate voters who have been convicted of felonies, moved out of the county, or may have died.

    Voters who miss two consecutive general elections (2010 and 2008, for instance) are mailed a letter to their residence warning them they will be removed from the rolls. But since the post office only forwards mail for six months, Kehrig never got it.

    #ProtectYourVote: 10 News will investigate your voting concerns

    10 News’ #ProtectYourVote campaign is an effort to investigate allegations of – and prevent – voter influence and other improprieties at the polls.

    Kehrig is one of about 30 active and reserve service members who have contacted the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections’ office about the discovery, but October 8 was the last day the law allows a voter to register for the general election. Other Tampa Bay-area counties reported small numbers of complaints too.

    “It’s not just a right that I’ve earned by being an American,” Kehrig said of voting, “but I’ve (been) trying to protect our country and I really believe it’s a right I’m being denied.”

    Kehrig has served in the military for more than 30 years, including time at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. He suggests legislators change the law so service members aren’t disenfranchised.

  41. If I wasn’t so nervous, I’d think this funny!

    **********************************************

    November 02, 2012
    Obama Throws Democratic Congressmen Under The Bus; Urges Voters To Vote For Anyone — Republican, Democrat, or Independent — So Long as They Vote Against “Gridlock”
    —Ace

    He’s perceived, I guess this means, as partisan, and so he’s running from that. He doesn’t feel safe if he agitates for Democratic Congressmen. He has to pretend to be “bipartisan.”

    Vote for Me. In downballot races, vote for people who will work with me. Even if they’re Republicans.

    Just vote for me.

    Just vote for me.

    JUST VOTE FOR MEEEEEEEE!!!

    “I’ve said I will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward,” President Obama told a crowd of 2,800 this morning in Hilliard, Ohio. “If you want to break the gridlock in Congress, you’ll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they’re Democrat, Republican or independent.”
    Congressional Democrats? Pshah, who needs them.

    Just vote for me, babies.

    Of course, this may be because a Democratic House is looking like a lost cause. And Republicans might even gain seats.

    How can Republicans gain seats in the House but lose the national election?

    Democratic Congressmen’s Mouths

    What, you guys thought you were getting a free pass? No way, babies. Obama’s got something for you, too. Coming from the loins, babies.

  42. What do you mean?

    Anyway, despite the fact I gently scold jbstonesfan at times I truly understand his eyeorism and I am currently suffering from a mild case of it.

    First, I want to know who thinks MR’s foray into PA is a sign of strength rather than an attempt to make up for Ohio?

    Also, anyone else disgusted that for some reason the timing of events often seems to favor the POS? I mean the financial meltdown in 2008, the complete coverup of Benghazzi which LSM will doubtless report breathlessly on after Tuesday, and Sandy.

    I wonder if the entire country is seeing the real images of what is happening in NYC as was done with Katrina or whether it’s being handles as a regional story?

    Any thoughts?

  43. Yes Basil, the guy is incredibly lucky. The timing of this terrible Hurricane , Benghazi
    cover up by MSM, and the push by seemingly every major station to get him across the
    finish line(like primaries against Hillary) is very disheartening. Romney also has not helped as he did not perform as well in the 2nd and 3rd debates, and it is my
    opinion that he got too comfortable with that initial 4-5% lead and has let Obama get
    his footing back. Anyway, as pointed out above, the ABC poll on Drudge has Romney ahead by 1%. I think it comes down to Ohio and that is a problem IMO.

  44. jbstonesfan
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    Yes Basil, the guy is incredibly lucky. The timing of this terrible Hurricane , Benghazi
    cover up by MSM, and the push by seemingly every major station to get him across the
    finish line(like primaries against Hillary) is very disheartening. Romney also has not helped as he did not perform as well in the 2nd and 3rd debates, and it is my
    opinion that he got too comfortable with that initial 4-5% lead and has let Obama get
    his footing back. Anyway, as pointed out above, the ABC poll on Drudge has Romney ahead by 1%. I think it comes down to Ohio and that is a problem IMO.

    ______________________
    That’s it. I’m done. JB, I’m beginning to think you are either a plant from MSNBC or a troll. You are the most negative person on this blog. Take a chill pill and deal with it. There are over 25,000 people at the Romney rally in Ohio and you are still Boo Hoo…I’m so sad. Bite me!

  45. That is simply not the case. Up until this week, I was feeling very positive. I am 100%
    committed to getting Mitt elected . No doubt I have been the pessimist on the board
    for many years, but please don’t ever think I am not totally invested trying to defeat
    Obama. No matter what happens next week, I will be here to celebrate or continue
    our struggle to fight for our country.

  46. jbstonesfan
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    That is simply not the case. Up until this week, I was feeling very positive. I am 100%
    committed to getting Mitt elected . No doubt I have been the pessimist on the board
    for many years, but please don’t ever think I am not totally invested trying to defeat
    Obama. No matter what happens next week, I will be here to celebrate or continue
    our struggle to fight for our country.
    ________________________
    The best way to support Mitt is to stay positive, not bring us all down. We’re all trying to “keep the faith” and get through this. Watch the rally that is on now. If you can’t get pumped up by that then I don’t know what will. Over 25,000 at the rally…right now! My understanding is O had less than 5000 at his today.

  47. jbstonesfan
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Ok. Staying positive.

    _____________________
    Thanks. Didn’t mean to go off on you so hard. Sorry. We are going to win this.

  48. Outris, I’m with you regarding Jbstonesfan.
    Long time ago I stopped watching the MSM because it’s all about Obama always winning and Mitt losing; and 99.9% of Jb comments are so deppressing always putting BO on top, that I’ve thought a lot of times that he’s an Obot.
    If you’re always like that Jb, I just can’t imagine how blue your wife’s mood is listening to you! Please, the only way BO wins is if he cheats, and the WHI says the R@R campaign are prepared for this.Cheer us up please, we need you right now more than ever!
    God bless!!!

  49. Estimates for O rally’s today from another blog.
    “Obama – NINE rallies today. They had a combined total of 25,000 people show up.
    Romney has at LEAST that here in Ohio RIGHT FREAKING NOW.”

    Panorama of Romney-Ryan event
    pic.twitter.com/9CuM7mJ4

  50. We are going to win! Take.it.to.the.bank. It’s all coming together. Don’t look at polls right now, listen to your friends and neighbors and WHO you hear talking around you in the stores.

    NOBODY I know other than my stupid brother wants BroncoBammy back in.

    The GOTV is the most important right now and I think that Romney has run the best ccampaign he can run.

    Loved reading up thread where it’s common knowledge he’s run the cleanest campaign in history. This goes to show what kind of leader he will be.

    Romney will do this country well.

  51. Wow – what a lot of numbers on this page tonight! LOL

    There are so many wonderful people here to crunch these numbers and make sense of them for those of us who work with the other side of the brain!

    A great big THANK YOU to all – in particular, MoonOnPluto. Really – you are amazing. Now – I just hope you’re right!

    My thoughts are with our friends who have not only been hurt by the Disaster of Obama, but now have injury added to that insult by Hurricane Sandy.

    Having been a disaster responder in some for or fashion (Red Cross 13+ years and State Reservist now) I understand what BEING in that stuff is like, and I understand what WORKING in that stuff is like, and I too understand how hard it can be to just carry on when it seems impossible. But I have NOT experienced that stuff being MY HOME and no matter how many souls I have dealt with over the years, there is no way I can know what it is like to lose all you have. My prayers are with you all.

    I’m not going to comment on what Red Cross is and is not doing there right now, but it doesn’t sound good. The fist time I saw Red Cross fall apart was in Ivan in 2004. I was with the State then. After that, I heard stories from Katrina. I don’t know what happened to them. Back when Liddy Dole ran the thing – it was clockwork.

    Anyway, regarding the Petulant Preezy and his call for “REVENGE!”, as I was making dinner tonight and thinking what an awful thing that was for the President of the United States to say, I remembered this post from the previous thread:

    wbboei
    November 1st, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Valerie Jarret – “After We Win This Election, It’s Our Turn. Payback Time.” (WSI)

    Nuff said? I guess the Preezy, once again, is taking his marching orders from the Commander-in-Chief

  52. I really don’t think JBStonesFan is an Obot. He’s been here WAAAAY too long. Just my opinion. He’s just a lawyer, and well…he worries a lot.

  53. To any of my fellow PA voters commenting here or reading. Please vote for Tom Smith. We have to help take back the Senate or asswipe Reid will block President Romney.

    ___________________________________________________

    “Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged to stonewall any attempt by Mitt Romney to pass his agenda if elected. “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable,” spat Reid. Of course, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested two years into President Obama’s presidency (after the stimulus package and Obamacare) that Obama’s failures to lead in bipartisan fashion made his defeat his first political priority, the left went insane; they still cite the line as evidence that McConnell wouldn’t let Obama get anything done. But Reid is doing it before Romney even takes office.

    Said Reid: “Senate Democrats are committed to defending the middle class, and we will do everything in our power to defend them against Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/02/Harry-Reid-will-not-work-with-Romney

  54. As Joe Biden says “NOT ONE TIME IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS HAVE I BEEN PROUD OF THE PRESIDENT”

    or something to that effect

    Maybe ole Joe ain’t as stupid as he wants us to think. Maybe he really in heart wants Oturd to lose.

  55. BASIL99
    November 2nd, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    wbboei,

    Problem with the DM clip is Gallup suspended polling on Monday (I think) and has not yet resumed, at least according to their home page.

    Also, if DM is saying that MR is going to win why did I get a fundraising email from him today saying Sandy had changed the trajectory of the race and the POS was slightly ahead?

    Just saying.

    While I like DM’s analysis he’s FOS. Also he’s just hawking his kid’s book. Gets on my nerves.

    ———————————————————-
    1. First of all, there as been a seismic shift from +3 D in 2008 to +12 R.

    2. Second, the polls everyone is worried about do not reflect that shift.

    3. Third, party identification has not changed since Gallup stopped polling.

    4. Fourth, the email you received with Dick Morris’s name on it was fraudulent.

  56. I will be leaving Ca for Ohio Mon, I can’t wait to get back to the Romney headquarters in Cleve to help get out the vote for Romney. I have seen a lot of Romney bumper stickers on cars. It is as if there is no election going on out here. I miss the excitement

    Four more DAYS

  57. admin
    November 2nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Good luck Rgb44hrc and others still without power.
    ______________________________

    I support those wishes, please stay safe and hope things go back to normal very, very soon!

  58. Fourth, the email you received with Dick Morris’s name on it was fraudulent.

    Interesting! Thanks for letting me know.

  59. One thing that President Romney will need to address is the fragility of our infrastructure. Those who would launch cyber attacks against this country, whether they be Iran, al Qaeda, Russia, China, druglords, or some combination of the above, will not miss the chaos they see happening. Bloomie needs to spend less time on the trival pursuits he is famous for and more time addressing that exposure. Christy needs to spend more time losing weight and addressing this exposure.

  60. Panorama of Romney-Ryan event twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/st…
    — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 2, 2012

    Continue reading

  61. From one of basil’s links on R/R crowd and twitter pics:

    “Line of the night:

    Romney: “He asked his supporters to vote for revenge — for revenge. Instead I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”

    — Matt Viser (@mviser) November 3, 2012”

  62. “Mitt Romney has garnered more than 100 endorsements from newspapers across the United States.”
    “President Barack Obama has earned 84 such nods from editorial boards to date. A total of 28 of the largest newspapers in America supported Obama in 2008, but have now changed their positions and endorsed Romney.”

  63. “Staten Islanders Plead for Help: ‘We Need Food’…”

    That dog face Mitchell at MSNBC, will she take back what she said about Romney’s relief effort?

  64. “When mass men are starving, they protest by burning down a bread factory”.—Jose Ortega Y Gassett (“Revolt of The Masses”, 1930)
    ———————————————————

    1. UNEMPLOYMENT FOR BLACKS INCREASES Blacks to 14.3%!!!!!!!
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:33am
    Per October report by BLS:

    2. DANCE FOR OBAMA – GET OUT THE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!
    On Saturday, November 3rd, cities across the country will kick off flash mobs to show support and solidarity in moving forward with President Obama. Come be a part of this historic and unprecedented display of uniting for the President through the creative arts.COME DANCE! No Experience necessary!

    3. They never connect the dots.
    Dancers will only need to commit to a rehearsal, the flash mob date, and rehearsing at home with our videos.

  65. Outris
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Estimates for O rally’s today from another blog.
    “Obama – NINE rallies today. They had a combined total of 25,000 people show up.
    &&&&&

    Flipping thru radio stations, came across Rush Limbaugh, he said at an Obummer rally today that there were a measley 2,800 people.

    Awwww.

  66. jtjames, I hope she is wrong and I hope for a big Romney win and get done with it on Tuesday. But I do know, Obamas/Jarrett and their supporters will not go out quietly but kicking and screaming.

  67. Norma, amidst all the lying, when Obama says something weird, we can take it to the bank as true and gold. The origin of him using the weird word ‘Revenge’ in a campaign speech is none other than Jarrett saying it is payback if they win.

  68. I am sure the narcissist finds it titillating to let us in on what he thinks as secrets that majority don’t understand.

  69. Have to admit this was a pretty funny post about the Romney rally from another blog

    “Axelrod is going, “Pffttt… they’re just there for the free pho… oh wait, that’s what we do. WTF are they all there if there’s no free shit?”

    I think that sums up this election. Principle vs. free shit.
    Posted by: MrX at November 02, 2012 08:19 PM (PxmNZ)

  70. Outris

    ….Bite me. 😆

    I was starting to want to join in with the….”I need moral support tonight too”, until I saw your post and it snapped me out of it.

    I have a feeling that this fear of four more years of Hell will continue until the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

    Maybe it’s time for me to start drinking 😉

  71. Amarissa
    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    BASIL99
    November 2nd, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Final predictions from WHI.
    ________________________

    Basil.who is WHI?
    Thanks
    &&&&&&&&&&&&

    White House Insider, featured on Ulterman’s web page. Dem operative who worked to install Obummer in 08, regretted it, now actively working to undermine Oturd from the inside.

  72. I am just stunned, Obama was just on the tv here in Minnesota with what seemed to be a public service message telling us how we can’t predict when disasters will come, but we Americans have each others backs – so support the red cross and salvation army.

    He just sat there and pretended Benghazi never happened. He has never stopped flipping the bird at all of us.

  73. Betty, I think I saw it here too in MD — so looks like everybody carried his fucking PSA. I just changed the channel.

  74. pm317
    November 2nd, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    From one of basil’s links on R/R crowd and twitter pics:

    “Line of the night:

    Romney: “He asked his supporters to vote for revenge — for revenge. Instead I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”

    — Matt Viser (@mviser) November 3, 2012″
    *******************************************************

    “Revenge”…what an A–! O is so uninspiring…reminds me of his other memorable lines…calling MR a BS…or better one “you didn’t build that”

    O is like the anti-inspirational, anti-motivationalspeaker…he is the anti Tony Robbins…and a crude, obnoxious one at that…

  75. November 2nd, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    I am just stunned, Obama was just on the tv here in Minnesota with what seemed to be a public service message telling us how we can’t predict when disasters will come, but we Americans have each others backs – so support the red cross and salvation army.

    ——-
    Yup, just saw the same ad here in CA.
    Watching Fox for news and not any MSM since 2008, I have only seen local campaign ads…..guess California is up O’s freakin a$$ in this election.

  76. Admin is too silent for the past couple of weeks…is she/he working on the defeat of the rotting cow behind the scenes?

  77. Shadowfax
    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    Outris

    ….Bite me.

    I was starting to want to join in with the….”I need moral support tonight too”, until I saw your post and it snapped me out of it.

    I have a feeling that this fear of four more years of Hell will continue until the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

    Maybe it’s time for me to start drinking
    ________________________________
    Shadowfax, I stepped over the line with that comment. I’m as anxiety ridden as the rest, qbut the rally tonight made me feel really good. JB just happened to post as I was getting pumped up watching the huge crowd….so I lashed out. The latest I heard was 30,000 estimate from the West Chester Fire Dept.

    Repubs had their “A” team out tonight with Marco, Bobby, Ryan and others. The temp was pretty cold from what I understand so that’s a great turnout.

    The latest information I could find shows Obama had about 2800 at his rally. Obama told them to vote for revenge. Revenge from what? Shows you just how bitter and desperate these people are.

  78. Where is Mrs. S, Confloyd, JanH, A? 94 ( sorry I forget his initials), and all the others?

    They should be here with us as we bite our nails in this election.

  79. Outris, I hear ya and I have been there too…

    It’s a tight election we have waited so long to see Barry get his a$$ kicked!

  80. Just to give some perspective. ALL Presidents (and expect to see Mo as well) do PSA’s for Red Cross in major disasters.

    The thing that make O’s so sour and ring so hollow is because just today he said “Revenge!” – not exactly the “working together as Americans” message he wants to portray in this Ad. Along with all his other nasty remarks, most viewers will realize he is simply back at the teleprompter.

    And THIS! “he is the anti Tony Robbins…and a crude, obnoxious one at that…”

    I am SO stealing that for a tweet! LOL

  81. comments from noquarter… more comfort for the nail biters…

    HObama HObamanana • 4 minutes ago −
    I’m back from a great Romney rally in West Chester, Ohio. It featured a virtual who’s who on the Republican party. It was billed Convention II for good reason. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Kelly Ayotte, John Thune and Marco Rubio were all there. Cindy McCain was there as well as Jana Ryan and lovely!!! Ann Romney. Governor Kasich, Rob Portman and Speaker Boehner were there. Bobby Jindal, Tom Ridge, Reince Priebus, Bob McDonnell, Sam Brownback, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum were there. Artur Davis was there. So was Rudy Giuliani. AND John Sununu! All the Romney boys were there too. And so many others that I can’t recall at this moment.

    The place was packed. The estimate I heard is 30,000, in tiny little Union Centre Square.

    Kid Rock was awesome. He really fired up the crowd. Giuliani went right after Obama with both barrels blasting and so did McCain. The focus of their ire was Benghazi and the crowd ate it up. And for those who remember the meager, boring Republican response once delivered by Bobby Jindal, forget about it. He ripped Obama a new asshole more than a few time. The guy was dynamite.

    Paul Ryan was very uplifting and actually knew what he was referring to about West Chester and Butler County. He attended Miami University which is in Butler County and he worked for Speaker Boehner while in school.

    Mitt was as I’ve never seen him. Even though this was my first in person experience with him I’ve watched LOTS of videos of him. The way he spoke tonight was so comforting and reassuring. Inspirational actually. He spoke with such confidence and I believe that he instilled it in others.

    I’m very sore and tired having stood in one place for 5 hours. Not to mention that it wasn’t exactly warm outside. But I wouldn’t have traded any comfort in the world for the experience I had. Mitt Romney is the real deal. And if the enthusiasm I experienced tonight is any indication of Republican enthusiasm all over the country, it’s going to be a very satisfying November 6th, 2012 and beyond.

  82. smirks…thanks for bringing us that rally report…Mitt is such a gentleman compared to O…

    O is an awful role model…he has a very bad attitude…but what can you expect from a narcissist…they don’t know any better…that’s his core…

  83. sirmrks
    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    comments from noquarter… more comfort for the nail biters…
    ____________________________

    This comment is awesome! Really uplifting! Thanks for posting it!

  84. In responce to
    gonzotx 11-2 4:12pm

    I remember back when I was an indoctrinated democrat, feeling so sorry for the Muslims in the consentration camps in Serbia. Of course it is common practise among the left to be simpathetic towards the Muslim world and anyone else who is trying to destroy US. I regret that I did not know the history of The Muslim Brotherhood. It was Adolph Hitler who first gave real power to the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe (since the Crusades) and made his Muslim Nazi conspirator, Haj Al-Husseini the father of the Brotherhood, his cronie in the effort to eliminate Jews from the face of the earth. “In the Balkans (or Yugoslovia), the Nazi-Muslim brigrades, who considered Al-Husseini their leader, directly participated in genocide of Serbs, Jews, and Roma. From this post as head of a Nazi-Muslim government-in -exile, al Husseini strove mightily to incite rebellion.”
    “There were large areas of the Balkans, especially the area centered around Albania and Bosnia Herzegovina, where the population had converted to Islam after having lived for centuries under Turkish rule. Turkey ruled the area quite harshly for hundreds of years and Chiristians were often prosecuted with special taxes, or what was known as jizyya, dhimmi status, or second class citizenship; forced to conscription into the military; and occasional massacre of a Christian villiage. While the Serbs largely remained fiercely loyal to their churchs and paid a brutal price for doing so, many others in the Turkish-occupied Balkans took the path of least resistance and converted.”

    These quotes are from a great book : The Nazi Conection to Islamic Terrorism.
    Adolph Hitler and Haj Al-Husseieni
    I often refer to Arab Spring as Spring time for Hitler and the Muslim Brotherhood I tell Obama supporters that there has not been a Western Leader since Adolph Hitler that has been so in love with the Muslim Brotherhood.

  85. Good news from Nevada.

    The in person Early voting in Washoe county ended on Friday and what a change 2012 makes…..

    In 2008 Dems won the early in person voting over the GOP by D+12, I’m estatic to say in 2012 the Dem advantage in Washoe county is D+0, thats right you heard me zero, zilch, nada. Independent in person voting is also up 4% on 2008. Washoe county is not looking good for Obama at all and this performance will not be good news for the Obama camp but likley that Washoe county will be carried by Romney.

  86. On Monday November 5, President Clinton will campaign in Pittsburgh and Scranton as well as hold two events in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”

    This is OFA’s top surrogate. Four stops in Pennsylvania the day before the election.

    Any questions who’s winning?

  87. The unspoken thing here in this election is this and its not being spoken about because it tells the truth…..notice the Obama is not mentioning it…………..THE HOUSE RACES

    The thing with elections involving the presidency is when you have big elections like 2008, when Obama had a D+7 advantage, the GOP got wiped out in the house.

    Now in 2012, the house is not only predicted to stay in GOP hands but they may actually gain a couple of seats, now if this was to be a D+5/6/7/8/9/10 like the stupid polls are putting then the house would be falling to the Dems like it did in 2008 because the wave would pull it down, so what does that tell you. It tells you this polling of D+7 is beyond ridiculous.

    So do not believe the polls because if Obama was going to do as well as he did last time, the house would be gone for the GOP, its more likely to be more like a 2004 electorate.

  88. dot48
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    We are going to win! Take.it.to.the.bank. It’s all coming together. Don’t look at polls right now, listen to your friends and neighbors and WHO you hear talking around you in the stores.
    NOBODY I know other than my stupid brother wants BroncoBammy back in.
    ********************

    Great enthusiastic message.

    I just want you to know that my brother is also voting for obama. His wife too, I think.

    As far as I’m concerned anyone who wants obama back for another 4 years is a moron. I’ve stopped trying to figure them out.

    P.S. No offense to your brother. 🙂

  89. don’t forget to change your clocks tonight and your President on Tuesday…I thank you with this public service announcement.

  90. Every time I see the poll name “Marist” I keep thinking there’s an “X” missing…between the “r” and the “i”…must just be me.

  91. 4 men arrested in Perrysburg, Ohio, for stealing Romney signs while driving sheet metal union truck. These guys stoop to anything.

  92. Outris
    November 3rd, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Why there has been no October surprise..good article
    ———————-

    Obama IS the October surprise, don’t you think (for all those who didn’t pay attention)?

  93. pm317
    November 3rd, 2012 at 10:24 am
    It was a brilliant move on Romney’s part to assemble all the R Bigwigs for his OH rally.

    the entire assembly was just here @ Pease AFB NH. they must all be travelling with R in his final sprint. btw, ann romney looks tired. i hope she takes care of herself. perhaps she’ll get some quality zz’s in wednesday after she becomes first-lady elect.

  94. I want share a worry this morning and I feel saddened by it. Remember Edwards, going along with Obama? Do you suppose Obama was holding his $400 haircut and mistress/love child over his head? Remember we all found out about both his haircut and his mistress/love child.
    Since 2008 I have felt that Obama/thugs is holding some sort of evidence of something over Bill and Hillary (I guess I almost hope that is the case- by way of an explanation for their support of the Chicago thugs). But what saddens me is Obama can not be trusted… – we all know the rest. So if I am right, just after the election, Obama et. el. will leak what ever it is he holds over Clintons – just for spite.

  95. Betty, you’re not alone. That thought has crossed my mind too. And, you bet he will leak it after the election, if whatever it is.

  96. dot48: November 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    “We are going to win! Take.it.to.the.bank.”

    It would indeed be a very good idea to take it to the bank:

    If any of you play the stock market, Monday is your last chance to buy any stock at bargain prices because starting Nov 7, the markets are going to skyrocket.

    That is the substance of one of the recommendations I sent out in last week’s newsletter to some 130 CEOs worldwide. It’s a recommendation based on the certainty of the Romney win.

    Of course, If O wins, the markets will slump anew. But that is an extremely small possibility.

  97. Romney is looking more and more presidential. He has that comforting and confident delivery of his speeches and he looks smashing in his attire.

  98. Obama has 4,000 people in Cleveland area this morning. His last event in Cleveland before ’08 election had 80,000 people.

  99. ***BREAKING*** NPR reports today that 75% of Cuban Americans in FL are voting Romney because Obamas actions remind them of Castro.

  100. Bill Maher on tv last night : “If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you”
    ———————
    Maher is implying that black people are vicious thugs. If we believe him, then we must fear black people and avoid having anything to do with them. He is spreading a most insidious kind of racism.

  101. Mitt Romney seems at peace 🙂 I feel a calm assurance oozing from him. He knows he’s given the whole country a look at him from the inside out. No lies, no hidden agendas. He’s refused to get into gutter politics and if nothing else, were I undecided right now that is how I’d vote. For the confident, smiling, reassuring man who has confidence that American CAN do better, not the snide little turd who tells people to “get revenge”. Is that what happened in LibyaFibya ya reckon??? “Revenge”

    Mitt Romney just oozes President.

    I can’t wait till Tuesday. My vote has been cast but I know many many who want to wait till Tuesday but they’ve made up their minds already. BroncoBammy hit the trail and don’t let the saloon doors hit you on the way out.

    American CAN do better. America WILL do better.

    Tuesday.

    No chains gonna hold us back, American’s coming to get their country back. American’s are sick of the spending, lying, living like a king, fcuk the commoner attitudes.

  102. Fmr. aide to Hillary Clinton endorses Romney :

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/former-hillary-aide-backs-romney-148251.html

    Mitt Romney has been making a pitch for bipartisanship in the closing days of the race, and this morning rolled out an endorsement from Hillary Clinton’s former Senate state director, Gigi Georges:

    “For most of my life, I’ve been an active Democrat. I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects. He will work with people of good will no matter what their party, and he will pursue the policies that are in the best interest of our country, no matter who proposes them. That’s what President Obama promised to do four years ago. But like so many of his promises, bipartisan cooperation is just another one he has broken. We can’t have four more years of failed policies and two parties that can’t work together. We need the change Mitt Romney is offering.”

    For people in New York politics, Georges, who now lives in Boston, is a familiar name and face – she was also the executive director of the state Democracy Party when Clinton was in office. Romney’s been talking up Hillary Clinton for months on and off on the trail, and the final effort to appeal to some of her voters in places like Ohio has continued.

  103. Just spoke to motherinlaw who is involved here for Romney at grassroots level. Gov. Scott may per her info stop by their headquarters Monday(Gov Scott IMO not too popular), Asked her any inside info, and like us really just anxious and thinks it will be very close. At least all her Jewish friends are voting for Romney.

  104. I’ve been looking at the a lot of the house precincts today and i’m telling you now, there is no chance in hell this a D+7 election or anywhere near it, you cannot have that big an advantage and not clip off masses of GOP congressman. In fact the GOP are looking at picking up seats in the house possibly.

    That is what people are slowly picking up on, the polls are bunk, the local house races are easier to gauge and Barone who has been looking at every single one of these because there is a poll done in every single congressional district, there know where the problems are. There is no problem in the house races and in many dem districts, Romney is out polling Obama, i’ve cited many districts before like PA 12…………People i think are in for a shock as to how low Obama’s support is.

  105. I’n feeling good about IOWA. Just catching up on EV and AB data.

    The early voting is cutting the Dem advantage day by day.

    In Iowa in 2008, Obama won by 9.5%, the Dem lead going into election day was 18.5%.

    In 2012, GOP has been knocking that down day by day, 2 days ago, the gap was 12% which was 6.5% lower than 2008, yesterday it was 11.1% gap, today it is 10.3%

    So at present Obama is 7.7% down on where he was in 2008. This is highly significant.

  106. Funny story in my neighborhood. As I’ve previously mentioned, my neighborhood has Romney signs about 10-1 over Obama. Halloween night, someone stole my neighbors Romney sign and replaced it with four Obama signs in his yard. I happened to be up for work around five in the morning and took the Obama signs down and in the trash they went. I had a couple extra Romney signs which I gave to my neighbor. When I was out driving the neighborhood this morning I noticed that there are no Obama signs left. The joke is on whomever stole the signs. We still have ours and the O signs are gone.

  107. I would’nt say Morris has gone all cold, he’s just saying, GOTV, which is key.

    The camps all do this last weekend of election, GOTV and go all “we could lose” if you dont show up.

    I’m still of the opinion Republicans will crawl through thermonuclear war to vote this year, Dems could not give a stuff either way.

    Independents hated Obama in 2010, still of the opinion they don’t like him now.

  108. moononpluto
    November 3rd, 2012 at 11:46 am

    ***BREAKING*** NPR reports today that 75% of Cuban Americans in FL are voting Romney because Obama’s actions remind them of Castro.
    ____________________________

    As a Cuban-American, that is exactly what I am reminded of every time he throws the rich under the bus and speaks about redistribution of wealth. It is Castro Part Two!

  109. moononpluto
    November 3rd, 2012 at 8:54 am

    don’t forget to change your clocks tonight and your President on Tuesday…I thank you with this public service announcement.
    ________________________________

    Ha, ha, ha, ha,,,,,!!!!!! This is the best, Moononpluto! Can I post it on my blog???

  110. Lol….Obama’s rally today 4,000….At same Mentor gym just days before 2008 election, McCain got a crowd of 4,200. Bigger than Obama’s crowd today.

  111. Real Life Experience at the 7-11 this morning

    Was in line and a young mom was there with her young son (maybe about 5 years old)

    She was a suburban type – about 30ish, dressed nicely and appeared to be going to the beach.

    The boy was asking “Can I get…..” to everything he saw.

    When they were at the register, he picked up a Romney Button (they were selling both at the check-out) and asked what it said.

    Mom, without hesitation replied “It says who the next liar in the White House will be. BOTH of them say that. Now put that down.”

    I LMAO!

  112. No way is Oturd winning this thing. Romney will win, GOTV is the heart now. Call your friends that haven’t voted and commit to helping them get to the polls. Every vote counts in this election and I mean every vote.

  113. On the Obama ‘revenge’ remark. It was clearly spontaneous This is one of the first times in years when he is being comprehensively rejected. For a malignant narcissist this must be close to intolerable. As it sinks in, presumably his personality will start to crumble – this may be an early sign of that collapse.

  114. Biden in Greeley now has a crowd of 900 people. Closest comparison to ’08 end was a Biden event in Arvada which had 3,875 people.

  115. moononpluto
    November 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Obama just told his supporters in Ohio to go to the polls in four days. I 100% support him on this.

    He actually said this FOR REAL?!?!?

  116. Carol, hope you furry friend is better today. The poor darling deserves better.

    Lil Ole Grape, we appreciate your “keep hope alive” even in Massachusetts message.

    Fingers crossed for all those still suffering from Sandy and Obama.

  117. O goes to Hawaii to a mansion. But is it big enough for his ego? He ‘knows’ a lot about the legal and illegal thuggery done over the past years, will he be content to be bribed? Or will he constitute a ‘risk’ to his backers? A risk to be ‘controlled’. The withdrawal symptons from a landslide loss will be truly intense. If he cracks and as the true stories of his ‘reign’ start to emerge (as they will) will he be able to keep his mouth shut? His go-to response is always to pass off the blame to others. Further, if he cracks in public, his value for future positions of power is diminished lowering his value even further.

    I would not be even remotely suprised if he did not survive. After all it is Chicago!

  118. Reading the polls, I am confident that Romney is going to pull this off. The only question for me is by how much. I am hoping that Romney sweeps the battleground states and take one other blue state – about 356 EV’s.

    I don’t know why I am this excited since I am not from the US. I started getting involved in US politics since the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. This site has been a haven for me and a lot of others. Thanks, admin for giving us the space to share our thoughts with like-minded people.

  119. This morning, a friend who has been selling large home generators for 20 years told me this story.
    He was called to the home of a wealthy woman on Cape Cod (sorry, I cannot use real names) to talk to her about installing a generator at her home. When he arrived, she said to him, “Before we can make a deal here, I have to ask you a very important question. Which presidential candidate are you voting for?”
    He sputtered a bit, and said, Well, I guess I just have to be honest and hope for the best? Right? … OK, I’m voting for Romney.”
    She replied, “You just sold me a generator. If you had said the other guy, no deal.”

  120. Kay, I am just tired of all the nonsense and the bad vibe this Chicago guys and his entourage have brought to American politics and the media. I hope they will all slink away to wherever they came from after Tuesday and some good people can try to do some good for the greater good. I am sick and tired of these vile people.

  121. Funny story in my neighborhood. Sometime during the night on Thursday someone stole the Romney sign from my neighbor’s yard and replaced it with 4 O signs. When I left about 5 in the morning I saw them and took them down and my neighbor trashed them. We’ve since replaced the Romney sign. The irony is the O signs must have been taken from others in the neighborhood, as there are no O sign remaining our community. 🙂

  122. admin
    November 3rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm Lil Ole Grape, we appreciate your “keep hope alive” even in Massachusetts message
    —————–
    Thanks, ADMIN — I don’t comment often — not enough time in a day– but I never miss a word written here, and I’ve been talking and talking and talking and calling and faxing our message for 4 years on a daily basis. Getting tired — as we all are. Thank you with all my heart for being here and doing your thing. SO proud of you!

  123. lil ole grape

    you have amazing news and stories coming out of MV. it doesn’t get any bluer than the vineyard, except maybe cambridge. 🙂

  124. pm317, truer words were never spoken! There is such a dark cloud that hangs about this whole team. Dark, spiteful, revengeful, mean, ugly, and a whole lot of other words that could describe it.

    Bad vibe hits the nail on the head.

  125. lil ole grape,

    I am need of some roof repair — just noticed the leak, ugh. I might do in the very blue MD what that lady did. That will teach them.

  126. dot48, I am in denial about all the stories about Jarrett’s influence on this WH because I refuse to acknowledge it. When I hear those, my stomach literally turns. Who the hell is this dog face slumlord woman, what are her qualifications, what are her accomplishments, what are her motivations, who voted for her? It is atrocious.

  127. Update to my storm story.

    I went back to Lowe’s today after checking out kerosene heaters in other stores like Home Depot and Wal-Mart, ready to buy.

    Yesterday there were a half dozen of the model I wanted.

    Today there was only 1 left.

    Salesman said a guy from LI came in after I left and bought the other 5 saying he hadn’t had heat for days and with the temps plunging below freezing the next few days he was afraid his kids would get hypothermia.

  128. Obama’s campaign ant get its act together….

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/few_know_about_stevie_wonder_a.html#incart_river

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Legendary performer Stevie Wonder this morning expressed his love for Cleveland during a get-out-the-vote rally at Cleveland State University.

    His love went largely unrequited.

    Fewer than 200 people showed up to watch Wonder perform a handful of his hits at the early voting event in support of President Barack Obama.

    Most of the people had learned of the event just hours before the 9:30 a.m. start time. Some just happened to be in the area and followed the live music.

    Campaign volunteer Ken Johnson asked who in the crowd had voted early before introducing Wonder.

    Nearly every hand went up.

    Wonder took the stage at about 10:30 a.m.

    “I do a song. You go vote. You come back. We do some more music,” he said before opening with “Sir Duke.”

    No one left to vote after the first — or any — song.

    A shuttle meant to take voters to the nearby Cuyahoga County Board of Elections left empty after Wonder’s final song, “Superstition.”

    Obama for America Ohio, which hosted the rally, informed its nearly 34,000 followers on Twitter about the event around 10 a.m.

    “Perhaps it wasn’t advertised properly, but the people who are here are fired up,” said Bill Milhoan, of Mentor.

    Milhoan, who said he supports Obama, was one of the few people in the crowd who have not already voted.

    “It would be disingenuous to say I am here because of Obama,” he said. “How do you pass up a chance to see Stevie Wonder?”

  129. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

    President Ronald Reagan.

  130. Amazing……FEMA has run out of water. Let that sink in. FEMA HAS ALREADY RUN OUT OF WATER. Not properly prepared or staged pre-storm. Great.

  131. Oh look PPP now changing its tune as Tuesday approaches…..

    We have now released polls in 5 blue states over the last 24 hours- MI, WA, OR, CT, and MA- where Obama is doing 10+ pts worse than 2008#

    The big drops for Obama in all these blue state polls help explain why the popular vote is still so close even as Obama looks good in the EC

    ………………..

    Tells me everything i need to know.

  132. PPP saying Obama doing 10+ points worse than 2008…..sorry but game over if they are sayng that because if he’s doing 10+ points worse in Blue states, Swing states will fall easily.

  133. Shadow

    1/ At this point, I am pretty damned sure that Romney will be our next president. As I see it, he will win most of the battleground states including Pennsylvania three of the four big battleground states: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida. He would win Ohio, but for the cheating, which is rampant. There have been several reports of voting machines which give Romney votes to Obama. In addition, we will win Wisconsin, and Iowa. I doubt we will win Colorado or Nevada because of the massive cheating. http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/04/dem-playbook-in-action-voting-machines-stealing-colorado/. (Note: unlike Dick Morris, I did not panick when Obama shot up to 50 after his photo-op with Christy. Today he is back at 46 percent. By the Carville rule, that would mean he will get about 47 percent of the popular vote, and Romney 53 percent.

    2/ A month ago, Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal asked Romney’s campaign manager whether he saw any path to victory for the governor. Sieb is a bot and the thrust of his question was to suggest that Romney case was hopless. The man is easy to detest, but in reaching that erroneous conclusion he was not alone. This was the nearly unanimous opinion of those in big media–and no less the Republican establishment, including Willia Kristol. To their credit, the people on this blog, and to give credit where credit is also due, No Quarter, never succumbed to this defeatism. We knew that when the voters were shown the record as a whole, their patriotic impulse would rise to the surface, and they would realize that Obama has no vision for the future–or to be more specific, no vision that includes them.

    3/ You might wonder how big media got it so wrong. You could say, they relied too heavily on the polls, or they traded truth for access and influence, or they saw Obama as a cash cow and built a business model around it, or they were bamboozled, or they believed that he would be a post partisan president. This analysis assumes that they were acting in good faith. I am unwilling to concede the point. If you analyze their collective behavior in relation to the Seven Deadly Sins, you begin to realize that they were operating in bad faith.

    From Dante’s Inferno

    –Pride: big media considerst themselves smarter and more ethical than their viewing audience. They see themselves as the ones who set the parameters, and the tone of national discussions. They see no need to give their viewing audience both sides of a story. They set the narrative and pound it into the public head. When Russert died, they spent three solid days basking in their power to set the national agenda.

    Of all the causes which conspire to blind
    Man’s erring judgment and misguide the mind
    What the weak head with strongest bias rules
    Is pride–the never failing vice of fools.

    –Gluttony: big media has grown as fat and sloppy as Governor Chrisy. They pray to be invited to White House Parties, to be taken along on trips, and to be part of the scene. Obama is their kind of party animal. And for gladly surrender whatever integrity they have–or had.

    –Lust: it is a known fact that many members of the media have a thing for Obama. The purple prose that little bitches Andrew Sullivan, Chris Buckley, the founder of Daily Kos, heap on Obama is one example. Buckley’s description was perhaps the most graphic. But it is not just them. The swooning we see from high profile female media types like Barbara Walters, Oparah, Andrea Mitchell, Modo, Gail Collins, Campbell Brown, Katie Couric, etc. toward Obama is also in evidence. How different from the approach of classy people like Sharyl Atkisson (CBS), Meegan Kelly (FOX) who are serious journalists who are willing to speak truth to power.

    –Sloth: big media is lazy to a fault. Mindful of this fact, the Obama White House has, since the inception of his presidenty, sent out an average of twelve emails per day to big media, telling them, in effect, what to say. If big media prints them, then the White House rewards them in various ways. If big media questions them, then the find they do not get invited to press conferences, are not called up at White House briefing and are subject to other forms of reprisal. Obama wants a lapdog media and they have been complicit in their own demise

    –Greed: Pat Caddell has delivered the most brilliant indictment of big media on record. He does not scruple to label them what they are–the Enemy of The American People. Their unwillingness to inform the public on Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the material breach of our federal election laws by Obama, etc. are motivated by one thing: greed, and more broadly, self-aggrandisement. By withholding vital information, big media has effectively disenfrancised the American People.

    –Wrath: the vile and persistent attacks big media has launched against Hillary, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and the public at large, have been far beyond the pale and uncivilized. They play the race card every chance they get, fabricate evidence as we say in the Florida case, and when it comes to debates, they schlep Obama an advance copy of the debate questions, and they double team Romney.

    4/ As Jay Cost points out in a recent article, he no longer believes that public opinion polls are reliable, and in some cases, they are materially misleading, for many reasons. First, they assume 2008 turnout levels. Second, they overweight democrats. Third they fail to account for the 2010 route. Fourth, they fail to account for the net change in the voter identification since 2008 from +3 d to +12 R according to gallup. Fifth, pollsters are unable to reach people on cellphones. Sixth, polls cannot measure voter intensity, which governs the decision to stay home or vote. In short, the election process is more art than science, and must be informed by history. So even if big media was not as partisan, corrupt and anti American as they are, their reliance on polling alone would lead to erroneous assessemets.

    5/ Lastly, I spoke to a close friend this afternoon, and she laid out an impressive case for impeachment against the messiah. The legal question would be whether Obama’s actions and inactions rise to the level of high crimes and misdemanors. As previously indicated, the case must be seen in terms of before, during and after–the way any leagal case must be viewed.

    The before aspect would consist of the failure by Obama to provide enhanced security based on the entire res gestae–the prior attacks on them embassy, the chatter by terrorists, the withdrawal of the British and Red Cross, and the cables from Hillary. This would be a misdemeanor.
    (Note: today on Chris Wallace, Axelrod renewed Obama’s claim of ignorance and put the blame on Hillary.)

    The during aspect is where the high crime occurred. Inasmuch as the military was ready willing and able to rescue the the SEALS, but the president refused to give the necessary order for no good reason, he breached his oath of office, and committed a high crime within the meaning of the constitution. This was not a situation which required discretion. It required execution. But as in the past, he failed to execute. The motive here is irrelevant. He is guilty of a high crime.

    The after aspect consists of the false story about the video causing this disaster and the false claim that he gave the order to rescue them, only there is no such order. This would be viewed as a misdemeanor.

    6/ Will an impeachment action go forward? Normally this would involve the appointment of a special prosecutor, and the democrats in congress ever anxious to protect their party leader regardless of the crime, would block such action. In this case however, there is enought information available through leaks to start the process. It would begin in the House, and with the leadership of Darrell Issa a bill of impeachment would be handed down on strict party lines. Democrats would scream bloody murder about racism etc. It would then go the senate for a trial and senate democrats under Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Schumer would move to kill it. That is where it would stall. My friend believes that the Democrats might be forced to meet with Obama and ask both him and Biden to step down. I think that is doubtful because the democrat leadership always put the survival of the party over the survival of the country.

    7/ My friend believes I am wrong about this. She thinks that with enough time, the case would move forward. For one thing, the military is pushing this very hard, and he military is very popular in the country. FOX and CBS will continue to push the case so it will not go away. She points out that the Washingon Post wrote over 200 articles about Watergate, before it became a major story, and not until after Nixon was re elected. She agrees with me that Obama will not step down voluntarily under threat of impeachment. So it will be up to the democrats in the senate to act, and unlike me, she thinks they will be forced to do so.

    8/ This is a hypothetical scenario however, because when Romney wins, he will want to unite the country and put this issue behind us. Consequently, Obama will get a slap on the wrist and will go on to bigger and better things on the global stage, because he is of course the messiah, and has told us repeatedly this is his last campaign. Axelrod, in a repulsive effort to incite lust of Obama lovers, says he is campaigning from his loins. I would say he is campaigning out of his ass, and if it were my call I would send the lying murderer to jail–but that is just me. But when it is all over, some people may wonder aloud, was all this worth it just to say we had our first black president? Or will they agree with what Pat Buchanan said: if he is to be our first black president, let us at least be sure he is the right black president, lest the symbol become negative, rather than positive.

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