Rescue America Or Goodbye America

It’s not as if any side is going to surrender on Wednesday. The political fights will continue. But the results from Tuesday will matter for the future, the present, and the past.

The American future will be greatly determined on Tuesday. The vote on Tuesday will also be a shout from today’s electorate as to what kind of country we want. Tuesday will also inform us all as to what happened in the past – if Obama loses we’ll finally get to hear the truth about his history and campaigns as well as rejoice in the judgment call of history on his tactics througout his electoral history.

A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean that race-baiting as a political movement will end – character, not skin color will determine our choice in leaders. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday will mean the American voter believes in accountability as to elected officials and not smear and fear slime tactics as practiced so dexterously in Chicago. A Mitt Romney win on Tuesday means the American future is not the Greece present.

If Barack Obama wins on Tuesday all restraints on race-baiting, fear/smear politics, and unaccountable elected officials will get worse.

With both these scenarios we’ll bet on the American people but we all have to understand the toxic influence of Big Media on our daily lives and on our electoral process.

Vote as if your lives depended on it because in many ways they do.

As the Professor says, today will be a day of mostly meaningless predictions as to Tuesday’s outcome. There is already a fun Hot Air Survey: Your Election Predictions.

The Professor also graphically reminds us that on election day 1980 the polls, according to Associated Press, held the election “too close to call”. Reagan won solidly. This is important because as we have written before Mitt Romney has premised his campaign on the 1980 campaign.

As we have also written before America’s future is not the only future to be determined. World leadership is also up for grabs by the ugliest totalitarian regimes imaginable if Barack Obama were to retain his bony grasp on power.

The stakes if the Obama Dimocratic Party retains power are described by Sheldon G. Adelson: I Didn’t Leave the Democrats. They Left Me

“When members of the Democratic Party booed the inclusion of God and Jerusalem in their party platform this year, I thought of my parents.

They would have been astounded. [snip]

So why did I leave the party? [snip]

No, the truth is the Democratic Party has changed in ways that no longer fit with someone of my upbringing.

One obvious example is the party’s new attitude toward Israel. A sobering Gallup poll from last March asked: “Are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?” Barely 53% of Democrats chose Israel, the sole liberal democracy in the region. By contrast, an overwhelming 78% of Republicans sympathized with Israel.

Nowhere was this change in Democratic sympathies more evident than in the chilling reaction on the floor of the Democratic convention in September when the question of Israel’s capital came up for a vote. Anyone who witnessed the delegates’ angry screaming and fist-shaking could see that far more is going on in the Democratic Party than mere opposition to citing Jerusalem in their platform. There is now a visceral anti-Israel movement among rank-and-file Democrats, a disturbing development that my parents’ generation would not have ignored. [snip]

As a person who has been able to rise from poverty to affluence, and who has created jobs and work benefits for tens of thousands of families, I feel obligated to speak up and support the American ideals I grew up with—charity, self-reliance, accountability. These are the age-old virtues that help make our communities prosperous. Yet, sadly, the Democratic Party no longer seems to value them as it once did. That’s why I switched parties, and why I’m now giving amply to Republicans.

Although I don’t agree with every Republican position—I’m liberal on several social issues—there is enough common cause with the party for me to know I’ve made the right choice.

It’s the choice that, I believe, my old immigrant Jewish neighbors would have made. They would not have let a few disagreements with Republicans void the importance of siding with the political party that better supports liberal democracies like Israel, the party that better exemplifies the spirit of charity, and the party with economic policies that would certainly be better for those Americans now looking for work.

The Democratic Party just isn’t what it used to be.

The stakes are high. Mittmentum is expanding the map. There is hope America will be rescued. Stay positive. Call everyone you know. The stakes are too high to not win.

America must be rescued or in many respects the America of content of character will be wounded if not shattered.

Tomorrow we get to determine the future at the ballot box. Rescue America.

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477 thoughts on “Rescue America Or Goodbye America

  1. I swear all the polling companies have got together and called it a tie in unity. Its a great big C YA moment.

    Gallup: Final: MON 11/05: R:49 O:48

    Same as Rasmussen…..hmmm, i smell collusion.

  2. Not one of the serious so called pollsters want to take a stand a winner…….i’m telling you, its a C YA by all of them and it stinks.

  3. So much on the line, I have to believe American’s as a whole can see the horns and tail on the Dimocratic party.

  4. Theres that indie number again…..i mean Obama only won indies by 8…..

    Monmouth National poll has race tied at 48%. Romney is up 16 among indies. Obama gets 2% more crossover support. D+4 sample.

    seriously, these polls are screwed up.

  5. what you say is so true Moon…it’s like a few weeks ago most were pushing for O win with O leads…then suddenly everyone agrees a tie or within 1 point giving the ‘edge’ to O…and all seem to be saying O has edge with states

    very conincidental all in the last few days…

  6. How the hell, seriously….

    Final ARG national poll has a tied race at 49%. Romney leads indies by 12. Sample is D+6 (was D+7 in 08, even in 2004/2010).

  7. and one other thing…on RCP…they took NC out of MR camp so O would have lead in EC…yet they still have MR winning NC but everything is stagnant over there…

    …right up to today…everyone agrees NC is going to MR and O has pulled out…but RCP won’t give it to MR so he would be ahead in EC…and all the media keeps RCP talking point – though nothing has changed there in a long time, except to deny MR-NC

    either this is good news for MR and all do not want to give any enouragement for MR…

    …or who knows?

  8. Agree moononpluto. It’s either collusion to keep the lid on delusional obots or it’s advanced info the fix is in for the POS.

    Nomobama’s post in the previous thread was chilling. Voters have already complained that when voting for Mitt the POS’s name pops up and it sometimes takes 3 tries to get it right.

    What happens to the wrong votes? Do they get credited to the POS? Is that the “black box voting” tactic to steal the election?

    nomobama
    November 5th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    With regards to the voting machines that have been recording voyes for Obama
    thay were intended for Romney, Bev Harris of the black box voting website said on the Coast to Coast radio program a few nights ago that these “errors” are NOT calibration errors of voting machines, but program errors. Think about this people. This is fraud happening in plain sight. She indicated that this type of fraud is usually not visible, but happens in the background so there are no suspicions. The way I look at this is that the one voting machine that reportedly took the female voter three tries before her vote registered correctly for Romney was programatically set up to perform that way. In other words, for every three attempts to cast a Romney vote on that particular machine, two of the votes would fraudulently get added to Obama’s total while the third vote would register correctly for Romney. If not questioned during the voting process, no one would think to question any machine that gave votes to both candidates when it came to tally the votes registered on that particular machine. Lord, I hope that there is not a lot of this type of fraud this election. It is why paper balloys should be in use. One cannot trust electronic voting. One can trust
    Bev Harris, though.

  9. Our dear Heavenly Father, we pray to you and bseech you to rid our Nation of the wickedness in our land’s highest offices which daily seek to oppress, injure, and mock all we hold dear; who lie incessantly and shamlessly that right is wrong and up is down so as to torment your children. We ask through intercession of Saint Michael to destroy the wickedness completely; that they reap the whirlwind and to bind them where they can harm no one, and that You do with them as your Justice sees fit. Amen.

  10. Best reasoning yet and completely correct. Obama has to defy these 3 laws to win…he won’t.

    READ THIS

    Sure, its possible. Is he so favored to win reelection that any argument that Romney will win is irrational and a denial of reality? Of course not. But, certain nether-regions the left and the media believe an Obama victory is pre-ordained and obvious. This actually was their narrative from the beginning of the campaign. They stumbled a bit after the first debate, but have now recovered into the smugness of absolute certainty. But, to get there, they have to believe three very improbable things.
    1. Obama will be the first President to win reelection while losing Independents by a signficant margin. In virtually ever poll taken since the first presidential debate, Romney has led Obama among Independents. In most polls, Romney edge among Independents is close to double-digits. In the final CNN poll of the campaign, Romney crushes Obama by 22 points among Independents. In 2004, Bush essentially split the Independent vote with Kerry, 48-49 according to exit polls. In 2008, Obama won Independents by 8 points.
    2. The economy will not be a decisive factor in voters’ decision. In poll after poll, voters give Romney the edge on who voters trust to handle the economy. Romney also has a significant advantage on who voters trust to handle the federal deficit. Obama leads on questions of empathy, i.e. whether the candidate “understands” or “feels” the voters’ concerns. But, in every poll, the economy and government spending are issues 1 and 2 on voters’ minds. Are voters going to elect the person they least trust on these issues?
    3. Obama will match or exceed his 2008 turnout/GOP will again stay home. In 2008, Obama’s election was built on an unprecedented turnout advantage in the electorate. Democrats made up 39% of voters, against 32% for the GOP, a D+7 advantage. A great many polls, and almost all of the state-level polls, assume Obama will again have a similar or greater turnout advantage. But, outside of polling samples, where is the evidence for this? In 2008, the energy fueling that turnout was palpable. Crowd sizes for Obama were massive and traditionally Republican states were moving in his direction. Today, almost the exact opposite is true. Moreover, one of the biggest factor fueling the turnout wave was Obama’s big lead in early voting. Today, though, all signs are that Obama’s early voting is below 08 levels and that the GOP has erased his big advantage and in some states have reversed it.
    In addition, much of Obama’s big advantage on turnout wasn’t due as much to more Democrats voting as fewer Republicans voting. In 2004, the electorate was split between the two parties at 37% each. Most of the Democrats’ 7 point advantage in 2008 was due to the GOP share of the vote dropping 5 points to 32%. Does anyone really think the GOP is going to stay home again tomorrow.
    Gallup’s survey of likely voters finds, for the first time ever, that more voters identify as Republican than Democrat. In 2008, Democrats had a 12 point advantage in party ID. Today, the GOP has a 3 point advantage. If Gallup is even close to being right about this, then tomorrow could see Romney winning in a landslide.
    I suppose its possible that Obama can eke out a win tomorrow. He would be the first President in the modern era to win reelection with fewer states than elected him. Its possible, but not in any way probable. The certainty with which the Left and the media believe he will win is curious. All three of the above items will have to be true tomorrow if he is to win. All three. I don’t think any one of them will be true tomorrow.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/05/the-lefts-curious-delusions-about-obamas-reelection

  11. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/265877-too-close-to-call

    Too close to call
    By A.B. Stoddard – 11/05/12 12:05 PM ET

    A tie is a tie is a tie. We also have an abundance of conflicting data and no idea how the election will turn out. And yes, both campaigns believe they will win on Tuesday. It’s easy to argue that in a dead heat, the votes ultimately tip to the challenger. It’s also easy to ask why on earth is the challenger not ahead of an unpopular president in a bad economy?

    The intensity belongs to Mitt Romney, both sides agree. Most people voting against President Obama, no matter what they think of Romney, will be eager to get in the car and cast their ballot. Clearly the hurdle for Obama is turning his supporters into voters on Tuesday. But the Obama campaign argues their turn-out operation — five years in the making — will locate and deliver their voters and lead them to victory.

    The Romney campaign believes Obama can’t win without his 2008 numbers, and he can’t match that support this year. Team Obama has prepared for that — they say they have registered new young, African-American and Latino voters and will have more non-white voters than they had in 2008. The electorate has grown less white every election cycle for the last 20 years. Romney’s camp is confident enough white voters will push them over the top, while Obama owes his advantage in Ohio to the fact that he managed to cut into the traditional GOP coalition there, earning the support of more non-college white men there than he does nationally because of the auto bailout.

    While all you have heard is that it’s all about Ohio, it actually isn’t. Romney is close enough to win it, but he can win without it by taking Wisconsin, Florida, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia. Romney’s campaign is still confident about the Buckeye State. Rick Beeson, Romney’s political director, said of Ohio, “there are 35 counties in Ohio that John McCain won where turnout is already over a hundred percent of 2008.” No matter what they say, both campaigns are spending advertising dollars or time in Florida and Virginia, two states where Romney is doing better but doesn’t have solid leads.

    So both sides disagree on the turnout model, and are expecting two different electorates to turn up and vote. The final NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has the same 1-point advantage for the incumbent that it had this close to Election Day in 2004 for George W. Bush — the very election Team Obama believes is a model for this one. Team Romney’s hope? That this is 1980 and a last-minute wave will carry Romney to a landslide win not predicted in the polls — just like Ronald Reagan.

    Predictions run wild, and I refuse to make one. Some people will be terribly wrong come Wednesday. Team Obama has predicted a big win, and so has the Romney campaign. While many pundits are assuming the swing-state poll leads show an Obama win, Republicans are bullish on the Romney sweep. Karl Rove has the most conservative estimate for a Romney win — he calls it with at least 279 electoral votes. George Will forecasts 321 electoral votes, and Michael Barone says 315 electoral votes.

    I think it will be closer, close enough to keep us all up late. And the biggest potential problem of the night? Provisional ballots in Ohio, which are counted until Nov. 17 — if Ohio is too close to call, we are in big trouble.

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

    I hate to say this…but with all the shenaghins going on in Florida from Palm Beach ballots, already over 27,000 in question…to Miami/Dade/Doral chaos…and throw in corrupt Brenda Snipes, Broward election supervisor known to turn an eye to felon and other suspect absentee ballots…

    …and I think Florida could have issues…unless Mitt pulls out a big, uncontestable win…hope I am so wrong on this one…

  12. I’m really not sure what to think. I am not an Eeyore, but the Chicago Machine is SO corrupt, SO dirty and SO willing to usurp American’s basic Liberties, I confess I do worry about tomorrow’s results (if they even come tomorrow). In addition, I so distrust the media to not to try and swing things like they did against Hillary by calling “RACE OVER!” when it clearly was not.

    In my GUT, I think there will be a Chic-Fil-A day at the polls, as I know a lot of Dems who are voting Romney. Many have already voted, some have not and will do so tomorrow. Me included (I didn’t make it last week as work got in the way)

    I will be at my local polling place about 6:30 am and will report back. I live in a very strong Romney community and I have seen TONS of Romney signs, and a LOT of FIRE OBAMA signs in the last few days. In addition, it’s supposed to rain here tomorrow so we shall see what that will do. I know those voting Romney are broken glass voters, but the weather can be a variable.

    If it’s not a landslide, things may get very ugly across America. This is a real fear I do have. These people are CRAZY. I too live in Florida (Saint Pete) and it will be interesting to see if there are any shenanigans going on.

    I’ll be down the street at a friends later in the evening because I don’t have cable anymore and cannot stomach Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer all night long, so I won’t be here for part of the fun. Let’s just hope it’s an early night.

    And JBStonesFan – I’ll be there for the party too!

  13. I am terrible at math but I felt compelled to attempt a translation of the rasmussen party affiliation numbers posted by moononpluto.

    Here goes.

    Rasmussen Party ID is:

    R-39.1
    D- 33.3
    I – 27.5
    Total for the 3 is 99.9

    If Indies are going to MR by roughly 20% that means of the 27.5 out of 100 votes MR would get roughly 19.3 and the POS roughly 8.3 since half of 27.5 is 13.8 and a fifth if 27.5 is roughly 5.5.

    That means Mitt’s total out of 100 would be 39.1 + 19.3 or 58.4.
    The POS would get 33.3 + 8.3 or 41.6.

    So the final tally would be roughly 58% to 42%.

    I think. My head hurts. Please chime in if that’s all wrong.

  14. Thanks administrator for “keeping hope alive” these past 4 yrs. Whatever the outcome, I salute you !!!!

  15. BASIL99
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    ————
    Hi Basil. I wanted to clarify myself. What I was trying to say is that if the lady who had indicated that her Romney vote kept flipping over to Obama hadn’t told anyone about her problem voting, many Romney voters may have just accepted what the machine was doing to their vote thinking that it was a vote still going to Mitt Romney and not BO. The lady claimed that it took her 3 attempts to get her vote to not flip to Obama. If other Romney voters came along and did not question this vote flipping because they were either too embarrassed to mention it, or perhaps didn’t even notice the flip, then if thr machine behaved as suggested without being questioned by anyone voting, then there’s a good chance that out of every three Romney votes, two would have actually flipped to Obama, with the third vote going to Romney as intended, with the cycle repeating itself. Who really knows how fraud can be programmed into an electronic voting machine? Perhaps there is a way to vary the frequency of the vote flipping where iy doesn’t happen every three votes per se, but it still happens at a frequency that will alter who actually wins the presidency. Black box voting has an excellent website. I used to read it after Gore lost, but that ws because at the time I thought he was robbed. Now I am thankful that the fat a$$ never reached thr Oval Office. I must get ready to attend the sign waving event today in Clearwater. Have a good afternoon.

  16. Tidbit from Lame Cherry

    What I will to point out is, in a fair election, reports of Romney and Obama tied, means Romney has a double digit lead. One can visit all through history in the lies of Rssmussen predicting that John Kerry was beating George W. Bush in 2004.
    Visit Nicaragua with Jimmy Carter when the Sandinistas were winning, but come election day they went down to defeat.

    Polling literally showed the Wisconsin Cheesehead Governor in a tie, and in the recall he won by a bigger margin than he did in the original race.

    This blog warned that the cartels want Americans thinking this is fractured and close. As they want to protect their economic rapine laws under Obama. If the GOP took the Congress, then they would have to repeal things, but now the reality is they have sabotaged most GOP candidates to keep this close and never once gone after Obama, nor nationalized elections, so it is “close”.

  17. Odd, on RCP and elsewhere, you see Obummer supporters talking all positive, referring to Nate Silver’s “83% Certainty Obama Wins”, etc.

    Then you pick up the local Metro paper, and it says Mitt and Bill Clinton are stumping in PA, basically implying that both sides see PA in play.

    If PA is in play, how is it they see Obama running away with swing states???

  18. ‘If PA is in play, how is it they see Obama running away with swing states???’

    Fluff and Axeldouche say it’s a sign of Mitt’s desperation.

    Not 😯 ed.

  19. More shenanigans – via gretawire

    From: “Acuna, Alicia”

    Date: November 5, 2012 2:14:34 PM EST

    From Colorado Secretary of State’s office…

    Two things: two (large) colorado county clerks plan to send employees home at midnight, whether counting is complete or not.

    problems being reported with some machines.

  20. Nate Silver now up to 86%.

    Jeez, in a few hours, he’ll state, “There is a 103.4% chance Obama will win”.

    Looks like he’s hitting the hopium harder than ever.

    Lemme guess, he’s started underweighting Rasmussen and Gallup, and added weight to DailyKos / NYT “funny polls”.

  21. New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory in the presidential election based on early voting numbers in an attempt to “demoralize Mitt Romney supporters.”

    Citing a “very solid source” in Chicago, Thor says the Obama campaign is looking to make it appear to voters that they have “this thing sewed up and are less than 24 hours to victory,” according to his source.

    Meanwhile, team Obama will also urge voters to get out and vote so they can say they were part of the important 2012 election that resulted in a second term for Obama.

    While Thor can’t reveal his source, he told TheBlaze multiple times that the source is very reliable.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chicago-source-tells-author-brad-thor-obama-campaign-planning-to-proclaim-early-victory-to-demoralize-romney-supporters/

  22. From Noonan via Drudge:
    …But to the election. Who knows what to make of the weighting of the polls and the assumptions as to who will vote? Who knows the depth and breadth of each party’s turnout efforts? Among the wisest words spoken this cycle were by John Dickerson of CBS News and Slate, who said, in a conversation the night before the last presidential debate, that he thought maybe the American people were quietly cooking something up, something we don’t know about.
    I think they are and I think it’s this: a Romney win.
    Romney’s crowds are building—28,000 in Morrisville, Pa., last night; 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio, Friday It isn’t only a triumph of advance planning: People came, they got through security and waited for hours in the cold. His rallies look like rallies now, not enactments. In some new way he’s caught his stride. He looks happy and grateful. His closing speech has been positive, future-looking, sweetly patriotic. His closing ads are sharp—the one about what’s going on at the rallies is moving.

    All the vibrations are right. A person who is helping him who is not a longtime Romneyite told me, yesterday: “I joined because I was anti Obama—I’m a patriot, I’ll join up But now I am pro-Romney.” Why? “I’ve spent time with him and I care about him and admire him. He’s a genuinely good man.” Looking at the crowds on TV, hearing them chant “Three more days” and “Two more days”—it feels like a lot of Republicans have gone from anti-Obama to pro-Romney.

    Something old is roaring back. One of the Romney campaign’s surrogates, who appeared at a rally with him the other night, spoke of the intensity and joy of the crowd “I worked the rope line, people wouldn’t let go of my hand.” It startled him. A former political figure who’s been in Ohio told me this morning something is moving with evangelicals, other church-going Protestants and religious Catholics. He said what’s happening with them is quiet, unreported and spreading: They really want Romney now, they’ll go out and vote, the election has taken on a new importance to them….
    http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/11/05/monday-morning/

    Let’s hope Peggy’s on to something.

  23. Shadowfax
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory in the presidential election based on early voting numbers in an attempt to “demoralize Mitt Romney supporters.”

    ____________________________________________
    HA HAAA… good luck with that.

  24. “‘If PA is in play, how is it they see Obama running away with swing states???’”
    ********
    “While examining some possible Electoral College scenarios with NBC News White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell wondered why President Barack Obama’s campaign would send former President Bill Clinton to Philadelphia if they were confident the Keystone State was unlikely to flip to Mitt Romney on Tuesday. “If Pennsylvania is in play, then this is all over for the president,” Mitchell said.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/andrea-mitchell-if-pennsylvania-is-in-play-then-this-is-all-over-for-the-president/

    If Ms. Greenspan is having brief episodes of reality, then things must be really bad for the Obots.

  25. Mitt Romney’s campaign has confirmed that they are adding campaign stops to the election day schedule: In Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pa.

  26. A group of Republican senators said Monday that thousands of voter ballots are unlikely to reach military service members until after Nov. 6.

    One day ahead of the election, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to express their concern over delays in ballots reaching military voters overseas.

    “We write to express concerns over another serious failure by the Department of Defense (DoD) to safeguard the voting rights of our overseas military service members, which we believe could result in the imminent disenfranchisement of thousands,” the letter stated.

    Mail redirection in the military can take between 14 to 50 days, meaning a ballot could reach the voter possibly more than a month after ballots have to be mailed back in order to be counted. The Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA) identified problems with the system after the 2010 election, but hasn’t implemented changes.

    “DoD’s failure to fix this longstanding problem means that the blank ballots of thousands of overseas service members, as well as some who have recently returned from overseas, could be currently trapped in an archaic and inefficient mail forwarding system,” the senators wrote. “These ballots are unlikely to reach these service members until after Election Day has passed.”

    The senators advised Panetta to create a centralized mail redirection system and modernize military mail delivery.

    “We are perplexed as to why DoD did not do everything in its power to modernize the system for redirecting blank ballots in order to eliminate this roadblock for military service members, per the top 2010 recommendations from MPSA,” the letter stated. “As we know you agree, they deserve to have a voice in choosing their elected leaders. Our men and women in uniform should be able to participate in the very same democratic system of government that they defend, not be relegated to mere spectator status because their ballot never reached them.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/265925-gop-senators-thousands-of-ballots-unlikely-to-reach-military-voters

  27. I dunno, jbstonesfan. Maybe they know the POS will steal the election, again.

    —-

    Maybe the only hope they have left is to lie, cheat and steal.

    Same as it ever was.

  28. jbstonesfan
    November 5th, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    Nerve racking Basil99. How is it the iibs are so friggin confident and we are on pins and needles?
    &&&&&&

    They’re NOT confident, they’re just bluffing.

    We’re on pins and needles. They are sweating bullets. That’s why they all circle around the witch doctor Nate Silver and say, “Obama’s is 86% certain of….blah blah blah”.

    Talk to you Wednesday, Nate.

  29. Well here we are at the end of the road of four years of hell, will it became 8, who can say, all i can say is well done Mitt Romney, you ran a race that scared a few at the beginning but in the end deserves our applause for not stooping to the gutter level of Obama and for holding your own against a disgusting pack of biased schyster media hacks.

    My hat off to you and may the Gods and luck be with you tomorrow.

  30. With that I am having an early night as i dont have to listen to assaholic pundits tomorrow all day talking about the election because they can’t. Oh such joy.

    As last time, i will be posting as much titbits as i can get tomorrow, anecdotes, info from the front line.

    To all my fellow warriors, tomorrow is the finale. There is nothing more we can do.

    Polls will open at 6am in places, which fortunately is 1pm my time, so i will be bright and early and ready.

    Goodnight.

  31. Exclusive: Romney up ONE POINT in Ohio and TIED in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to his campaign’s internal polling

    Romney is also three points up in New Hampshire
    But he is trailing in Nevada, according to campaign pollster Neil Newhouse
    If the figures hold true Romney will almost certainly become the 45th President of the United States

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228359/Romney-campaign-internal-polling-puts-Republican-nominee-point-ahead-Ohio.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

  32. From Bitterpolitiz, great pics of the Farmers!

    Romney supporters set up a rally across the street from Rushville Middle School in protest of Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign stop on Sunday night. Ty Wright/Eagle-Gazette

    Last night Joe Biden held a rally at Rushville Middle School.
    Only 800 people showed up.

    But outside was a different story.
    Local farmers organized a flash tractor and crane protest across the street from the middle school. It took them only 24 hours to organize the counter rally.

    HUNDREDS of Romney supporters turned out!

    In addition to the 25 tractors there were cranes, spotlights and port-a-johns.
    The Lancaster Eagle Gazette reported:

    It only took 24 hours for a small group of Romney/Ryan supporter to gather forces and pull together a tractor pull to counter Vice President Joe Biden’s rally Sunday at Rushville Middle School.

    In that short amount of time, Joe Young, one of the men who started the event, said they were able to secure a location, food and drink, a 20’-by-40’ American flag and more than 25 tractors and other big pieces of machinery.

    “It all started from a phone call,” said Young, of Rushville. “We thought we’d have our own rally and it really blossomed from there. I just can’t believe how quickly it came together.”

    As Biden’s campaign set up inside the gymnasium of the middle school, Republicans started setting up their demonstration directly across the street in a field.

    Mike Ricketts, the property owner, said he was more than willing to let his fellow farmers and friends use his property.

    “We wanted to make a statement,” Ricketts said. “And people just came.”

    They also donated equipment. In addition to the tractors, there were also cranes, spotlights and port-a-johns.

    Pics @ link

    http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=BD&Date=20121104&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=211050802&Ref=PH&nclick_check=1

  33. The Polls Are Wrong: Electorate is R+6

    While every single poll on the planet predicts Democrats will enjoy a turnout advantage of three to eleven points, the latest Rasmussen survey of party affiliation taken throughout October shows that Republicans enjoy a huge 5.8% Party ID advantage going into the 2012 election.

    According to Twitter’s invaluable NumbersMuncher, Rasmussen correctly predicted 2008 would be a D+7 election and incorrectly predicted 2010 would be D+3. (2010 was D+0, or even, so Rasmussen gave an edge to Democrats they didn’t have.)

    If the 2012 race is D+2, Romney’s probably going to win. If the race is R+6, Romney’s going to enjoy a landslide.

    The most important piece of information in this poll, though, is that Rasmussen’s sample is a monstrous 15,000 likely voter. Moreover, Rasmussen’s Party ID results match similar results found by Gallup and Pew.

    Again, if Rasmussen is anywhere near as correct as he’s been in the past, all of these polls showing Obama holding small leads, are dead wrong. They’re under-sampling Republicans in a major way; predicting an electorate that looks like 2008.

    ADDED: In one photo, here’s a look at Rasmussen’s track record.

    ADDED: Here are the specifics on the Gallup partisan breakdown. Though they buried the lede, this is all you need to know:

    Now Gallup is in the game, and the numbers are brutal. In 2008, the Democrats had a 39-29 (D+10) advantage in hard party ID, and a 54-42 (D+12) advantage with leaners. In 2012 though, we’re in the post-TEA party era. Republicans now show a 36-35 (R+1) hard party ID advantage, and a 49-46 (R+3) lead with leaners. This gives us a range of party ID swings from 2008, from R+11 to R+15.

    If the electorate is 49-43% as Gallup predicts — or R+3 — Romney wins in
    a landslide.

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2012/11/05/Why-the-Polls-are-Wrong-Poll-Shows-Electorate-is-R-6

  34. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5IXn8yqdzrs

    Obama they support”
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Monday, November 5, 2012 at 5:10pm
    The post title is from the 2:49 mark of this video, passed on to me via Twitter.

    The broken English, which was added over the soundtrack, adds to the video. And it doesn’t hurt that it includes a screen shot from Legal Insurrection (at 2:47).

    The original video is of a Scandinavian band called BassHunter.

    Consider who is supporting Obama.

    Sure hope this embeds, if not, please ADMIN, do your magic

  35. GonzoTx, we think the problem is that long urls break up into two lines and then are not recognized as Youtubes by our software. We’ll try to see what can be done about this if our analysis is correct.

  36. Rasmussen and Gallup show Romney leading atm.

    Romney still going to be campaigning tomorrow too, that shows he is a fighter.

  37. 12 years now I have despised the POTUS. My daughter turned 15 and needs to go to college soon. A good college. I do not know how I am going to do it in an Obama Economy. I want her to have a future where she can compete on her merits and be all she can be. Something besides some ovaries with the state worried about her eggs.

    Romney is not the POTUS I would choose, but at least I do not know that I despise him. And maybe, just maybe he would do good things for this country.

    Obama is despair. Only fools follow.

    I think the polling bias is about 5 points for BO.

  38. moononpluto
    November 5th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Well here we are at the end of the road of four years of hell, will it became 8, who can say, all i can say is well done Mitt Romney, you ran a race that scared a few at the beginning but in the end deserves our applause for not stooping to the gutter level of Obama and for holding your own against a disgusting pack of biased schyster media hacks.

    My hat off to you and may the Gods and luck be with you tomorrow.
    __________________________________________

    Well said, moon!

  39. Newt Gingrich said last night that he’d watched Mitt Romney grow throughout the campaign and that he now had a new found respect and admiration for his resolve and passion for the goals he set forth with his campaign.

    Mitt refused to run a dirty campaign and he has earned respect with his plans for the country.

    Those newspapers who peeled from Oturd see what we all saw.

    Keeping fingers, toes crossed and praying for a fair election and outcome tommorrow.

  40. moononpluto
    November 5th, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Well here we are at the end of the road of four years of hell, will it became 8, who can say, all i can say is well done Mitt Romney, you ran a race that scared a few at the beginning but in the end deserves our applause for not stooping to the gutter level of Obama and for holding your own against a disgusting pack of biased schyster media hacks.

    My hat off to you and may the Gods and luck be with you tomorrow.

    I agree with Amarissa. Well said.

  41. admin
    November 5th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks

    Blog is quiet, considering tomorrow.

    I took one of my home made signs, a very large one, and walked one of my dogs up to the county hwy, which really runs through town in a very busy intersection, and the response was good. It is next to a HS so I has some young-ins heckle me occasionally, but people actually thanked me.

    Got dark, but I will be there in the am and go for it.

    Thank you Admin for all your insights, this blog, my blog friends in arms. We have supported Hillary,each other,SP and JMc, and finally got Smitten with Mittens. I have become very protective of him, he is such a good man, such a very good man. We have had our differences and cat fights (I do hope our regulars from the past join in tonight and tomorrow, they have all helped to educate me and be my saving grace in this most troubling times. Ever since 9/11 I feel we as a people have lost our compass, but the people on this blog have great insight as to the way back.

    I believe in Mitt. I didn’t think I would believe in a politician again, but he is made of a different matter. I believe he can lead us back to our moral core while setting course for the future that lies ahead.

    Romney is a honest man, and there just are not many of them out there in politics.

    I am hoping that for once, the good guy wins…

    I will pray tonight for all of us, but mostly for America.

  42. (11/5/2012) “Des Moines store near Obama rally has a message for the Secret Service” (Yahoo News)
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/des-moines-store-near-obama-rally-message-secret-224034954–election.html

    DES MOINES, Iowa—President Barack Obama is planning an outdoor rally here on Monday, but one store within the event’s security zone is taking a stand against Secret Service searches inside the shop.

    A sign on the window of Raygun, a clothing store that sells quirky T-shirts, tells Secret Service agents who intend to “sweep” the premises before Obama’s speech that it does “not consent” to any searches. The sign also added a little humor, too: “It’s not that there’s anything illegal in here, we just employ several Colombian prostitutes and don’t want to tempt you guys,” the sign reads, a reference to news reports earlier this year about some agents who had solicited prostitutes in South America.

    The Obama campaign was not amused. A store clerk told Yahoo News that the sign went up Monday morning, and Obama staffers have asked for its removal. The store is refusing.

  43. (11/5/2012) “MADISON FAIL: OBAMA/SPRINGSTEEN 18K; KERRY/SPRINGSTEEN 75K” (Breitbart)
    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2012/11/05/Madison-Fail-Obama-Springsteen-18K-Kerry-Springsteen-75K

    One of the more memorable “gulp” moments for Republicans in ’04 was the Friday before Election Day when John Kerry and Bruce Springsteen brought together a massive crowd of  70,000 to 80,000 in the liberal stronghold of Madison, Wisconsin.

    Today, in a last minute push to get the vote out, the combined power of Barack and the Boss drew only 18,000.

    Democrats are already worried about the early vote counts in Wisconsin. The fact that Obama is now depressing turnout for free Bruce Springsteen concerts should worry them even more.  On his own, Springsteen can attract 84,000 paying customers just a few hours away in Chicago.

  44. (11/5/2012) “Rudy Giuliani: FEMA as bad as in Katrina” (Politico)
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83321.html

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed FEMA and President Barack Obama on Monday over the response to super storm Sandy-inflicted damages, saying the emergency agency is failing as badly to as it did during Katrina.

    “The response since the time the president got all this praise and credit and press ops has been abysmal,” Giuliani said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom.” “FEMA is as much a failure now as at the time of Katrina.”

    Giuliani, a 2008 presidential candidate, said that he did not “understand” why New York was facing water, generators and gas shortages.

    “It’s quite obvious they didn’t pre-plan for water, they didn’t pre-plan for the generators, they didn’t pre-plan for the gasoline,” he said.

    Parts of New York remain devastated, including areas in Queens and Staten Island, where resident have been complaining that FEMA is a non-presence. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that between 30,000 and 40,000 people could be in need of housing, a major concern as temperatures drop. The National Guard is also providing assistance as citizens continue to clamor for gas, which has not been readily available in the wake of the storm.

    In New Jersey, while the number of people without power dropped to below 1 million, many other Garden Staters are still in the dark, according to news reports.

  45. TwoGirls
    November 5th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I remember that picture 4 years ago, it was intimidating.

    Steve Wonder only got 200 people for a free morning rally at U of Cleveland. Hell, I would have gone to see either of them, so one has to surmise not all 17,000 were going to vote for the fraud anyway.

  46. (11/5/2012) “Jay-Z Substitutes ‘Mitt’ for ‘B-tch’ While Rapping at Obama Rally” (NewsBusters)

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/05/jay-z-substitutes-mitt-b-tch-while-singing-obama-rally#ixzz2BO8EJhZu

    Rapper Jay-Z while performing at an Obama campaign rally in Ohio Monday substituted the name “Mitt” for the word “b-tch” in the lyrics to his song “99 Problems.”

    Before doing so, he told the crowd he didn’t get it vetted by the campaign (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, file photo):

    JAY-Z: And I changed this one up. I have to do it. I’m sorry. I didn’t get clearance from the Secret Service. So if they come tackle me here, y’all
    save me. I changed the lyric of this song, it goes like this: “If you’re having world problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t
    one.” I didn’t get that vetted, so let’s do this real fast before they come up here and snatch me off this stage.

    For those unfamiliar with the song, the real lyrics are, “If you’re having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a b-tch ain’t one.”

  47. (11/5/2012) “PROOF: OBAMA REFUSED TO CALL BENGHAZI ‘TERROR,’ CBS COVERED UP” (Breitbart)
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/11/05/Proof-Obama-Refused-to-Call-Benghazi-Terror-CBS-Covered-Up

    In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS News quietly released proof–two days before the election, far too late to reach the media and the public–that President Barack Obama lied to the public about the Benghazi attack, as well as about his later claim to have called the attack “terrorism” from the beginning.

    CBS unveiled additional footage from its 60 Minutes interview with President Obama, conducted on Sep. 12 immediately after Obama had made his statement about the attacks in the Rose Garden, in which Obama quite clearly refuses to call the Benghazi an act of terror when asked a direct question by reporter Steve Kroft:

    KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?

    OBAMA: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans.  And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

  48. I will probably check in again later but I would like to echo the sentiments of some of those that have already signed off for the night and say that Romney/Ryan, not to mention Scott Brown (for those of us in Mass.), are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

    I may actually make it as official as possible and get on my knees in full recognition of just how important this election is.

  49. Thanks for the pics of GMU rally. I am very glad to see that kind of enthusiasm from Northern VA. We need it.

  50. Hello everyone.

    Don’t forget to vote, don’t forget to pray, and don’t forget to get everyone you know who is voting for Romney or undecided to vote for Romney. Call up the Romney campaign to see if they need help with rides etc.

    May God Bless our beautiful country, our military and our Constitution. May this 4 year national nightmare get defeated tomorrow.

    Romney/Ryan 2012.

  51. Rush Limbaugh and the EIB Network
    Prediction for Election Day 2012 – The Democrats will take a strong lead until the Republicans get off work!

    LOL

  52. May the Force be with us tomorrow!!! Thank you Admin and all here for this long journey to victory! I am optimistic that we will win and send the incumbents to a new home. We shall celebrate big tomorrow God willing!

  53. As for SEEBS hiding that Oturd’s lies from that interview… Nothing about the Barry kissing MSM surprises me anymore. If they had a tape of Barry robbing a bank, the American MSM would burn that evidence, as Pat Caddell so accurately pointed out, the Obot American MSM is the enemy of the American people.

  54. Good for Krauthammer. He is talking about Christie’s big hug and “wonderful” praise of BO. I agree. He said BO couldn’t have paid $10 Million for such a good ad for him. Hope Christie got what his ego wanted from that. He is toast with a lot of us after that and Kraut thought it had hurt Romney.

  55. Lu4PUMA
    November 5th, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    12 years now I have despised the POTUS

    ….

    Me too.

    I hope Romney wins tomorrow and that changes

  56. Always got the sense Christie is for Christie, I remember his RNC speech thinking, when is he going to get to Romney?

  57. Never trusted Christie. But whatever, I’m going to try and visualize Barry OTurd getting his a$$ kicked tomorrow and every single dem who brought us this radical marxist man.

  58. So OTurd is going to pretend he’s winning tomorrow to “demoralize” Romney voters into not voting?

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  59. Christie’s praise for BO’s “wonderful” action and help after the hurricane reminds me of the Nobel Peace Prize committee giving Obama the award based on what he might do.

    Well days later, what has BO done but a photo op and a bear hug with Christie. The reality is so sad and a “Heck of a job, Brownie or Barry” moment. It’s heartbreaking to see the hurricane victims suffering and how inept the president and his administration really are.

  60. I am trying to relax, but it is impossible. Waiting for Dick Morris on Fox. I don’t like the guy, but he is optimistic on Romney.

  61. So CBS released portions of the interview yesterday?! What the fuck were they doing right after that second debate when Obama blatantly lied (no don’t answer that)? As Althouse says it is CYA and they must think Romney will win.

    ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 “60 Minutes” interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline.

    In the interview, according to the latest portions, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror.

    That moment was one of the most intense exchanges in the second presidential debate. Romney was on the offensive on what conservatives believed was a serious vulnerability of Obama — the handling of the Benghazi attack and what he called it from the beginning.

    The town hall questioner asked, “Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?”

    Obama did not provide a direct answer, but said: “When I say that we are going to find out exactly what happened, everybody will be held accountable, and I am ultimately responsible for what’s taking place there, because these are my folks, and I’m the one who has to greet those coffins when they come home, you know that I mean what I say.”

    Romney pounced, saying, “There were many days that passed before we knew whether this was a spontaneous demonstration or actually whether it was a terrorist attack. And there was no demonstration involved. It was a terrorist attack, and it took a long time for that to be told to the American people.”

    On rebuttal, Obama seemed rehearsed, but indignant. “The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror… And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the secretary of state, our U.N. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we’ve lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president. That’s not what I do as commander in chief.”

    Governor Romney walked forward and started questioning …

    ROMNEY: You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. It was not a spontaneous demonstration.

    OBAMA: Please proceed.

    ROMNEY: Is that what you’re saying?

    OBAMA: Please proceed, Governor.

    ROMNEY: I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

    OBAMA: Get the transcript.

    CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir. So let me — let me call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —

    OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)

    [SNIP]

    Why wasn’t it news after the president said what he said in the second debate, knowing what they had in that “60 Minutes” tape — why didn’t they use it then? And why is it taking Fox News to spur other media organizations to take the Benghazi story seriously?

    Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/11/05/what-president-obama-really-said-60-minutes-interview-about-benghazi#ixzz2BP9HQcT4

    Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/11/05/what-president-obama-really-said-60-minutes-interview-about-benghazi#ixzz2BP7iKZ3Q

  62. ” Romney got more Presidential as the campaign went on.”

    I agree too, he’s gotten more humble, like he knows this is about America and Americans, it is NOT about him. Good man, will make him a responsible humble president, so hoping we all see the defeat of a 4 year nightmare.

  63. Just caught Biden on CSPAN on a rally today and all he’s doing is attacking. What does that tell you!! He should be giving a closing argument for BroncoBama but since they of course don’t have a record to run on they continue to attack. Biden definitely has something going on upstairs as well. He’s not totally there, I bet he’s getting senile

  64. jbstonesfan
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Ann Coulter looks good with make up.

    ********************
    She needs to darken her eyebrows a bit and stop the botox, but yeah, she’s attractive otherwise — except when I disagree with one of her outrageous comments. So far, this election cycle I’ve found her to be sane.

  65. AmericanGal
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    Romney makes dramatic entrance to Ohio rally in private jet

    ******
    Romney’s campaign: “BELIEVE IN AMERICA”; Obama’s, “Believe in ME ME ME!”

  66. and older video, but a goodie, especially after Pelosi and the dem minions rammed through Ration/ObamaCare. I will never forget my disgust at what they did to this country, rammed it through, called anyone who opposed them, a raaaacist!

  67. Folks, we are going to feel so elated to finally be rid of this scourge upon our Nation, but to steal a phrase, keep “clear eyes”, even on Romney. Put faith in no man.

  68. Hey gang, just happy to express that I think we here have a positive effect in educating the public, sharing ideas, challenging each others’ opinions, and showing that lifelong Democrats can help mold their party…

    Sometimes, you have to admit, the “house” was damaged by Hurricane Bawack, it needed to be torn down, and rebuilt from the foundation up.

    Let’s go into Tuesday knowing that despite the State Mouthpiece attempts to advance the Tin Horn Dictator’s agenda, and re-install him to four more years of unlubricated treatment of the American public, that they were unsuccessful in selling Shit Burgers and Scum Fries. The public didn’t buy it. Even Obots have been reduced to grasping for imaginary Obama polling “leads”, or “comebacks”, and yet, we know they’re just bluffing.

    See you suckers Tuesday!!!

  69. Peggy Noonan’s turn around.. who cares but I thought I would bring para in her article that shows what people are feeling. I cam to this conclusion (the bolded part below) about Romney long time ago as people on this board know. And Obama and his minions lied to the voters making this good and honorable man a monster and some gullible people believe them but not the majority. Majority saw they were taken for a ride by Obama about himself and about Romney in the first debate.

    Romney’s crowds are building—28,000 in Morrisville, Pa., last night; 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio, Friday It isn’t only a triumph of advance planning: People came, they got through security and waited for hours in the cold. His rallies look like rallies now, not enactments. In some new way he’s caught his stride. He looks happy and grateful. His closing speech has been positive, future-looking, sweetly patriotic. His closing ads are sharp—the one about what’s going on at the rallies is moving.

    All the vibrations are right. A person who is helping him who is not a longtime Romneyite told me, yesterday: “I joined because I was anti Obama—I’m a patriot, I’ll join up But now I am pro-Romney.” Why? “I’ve spent time with him and I care about him and admire him. He’s a genuinely good man.” Looking at the crowds on TV, hearing them chant “Three more days” and “Two more days”—it feels like a lot of Republicans have gone from anti-Obama to pro-Romney.

  70. I wish I knew that Morris was right, I would say prayers and sleep well toinght.

    I don’t know why, but I feel Mitt will win….

    Mitt is a good guy and I think American’s can see it.

  71. Anyone notice that now Obama in his latest speeches is stealing one of Hillary’s most memorable lines from 2008 and a line that Obama mocked? Obama is now saying that he has been fighting and “I have the scars to prove it.” Back in 2008 Obama told Hillary that she was the problem because those scars came from fighting not from his preferred “unity” crap.

    It was all lies then from Obama, it is all lies now.

  72. Oh well, go ahead read the rest of Noonan’s as it relates what other people are saying and is good info.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/11/05/monday-morning/

    And there is Obama, out there seeming tired and wan, showing up through sheer self discipline. A few weeks ago I saw the president and the governor at the Al Smith dinner, and both were beautiful specimens in their white ties and tails, and both worked the dais. But sitting there listening to the jokes and speeches, the archbishop of New York sitting between them, Obama looked like a young challenger—flinty, not so comfortable. He was distracted, and his smiles seemed forced. He looked like a man who’d just seen some bad internal polling. Romney? Expansive, hilarious, self-spoofing, with a few jokes of finely calibrated meanness that were just perfect for the crowd. He looked like a president. He looked like someone who’d just seen good internals.

    Of all people, Obama would know if he is in trouble. When it comes to national presidential races, he is a finely tuned political instrument: He read the field perfectly in 2008. He would know if he’s losing now, and it would explain his joylessness on the stump. He is out there doing what he has to to fight the fight. But he’s still trying to fire up the base when he ought to be wooing the center and speaking their calm centrist talk. His crowds haven’t been big. His people have struggled to fill various venues. This must hurt the president after the trememdous, stupendous crowds of ’08. “Voting’s the best revenge”—revenge against who, and for what? This is not a man who feels himself on the verge of a grand victory. His campaign doesn’t seem president-sized. It is small and sad and lost, driven by formidable will and zero joy.

    I suspect both Romney and Obama have a sense of what’s coming, and it’s part of why Romney looks so peaceful and Obama so roiled.

    Romney ends most rallies with his story of the Colorado scout troop that in 1986 had an American flag put in the space shuttle Challenger, saw the Challenger blow up as they watched on TV, and then found, through the persistence of their scoutmaster, that the flag had survived the explosion. It was returned to them by NASA officials. When Romney, afterward, was shown the flag, he touched it, and an electric jolt went up his arm. It’s a nice story. He doesn’t make its meaning fully clear. But maybe he means it as a metaphor for America: It can go through a terrible time, a catastrophe, as it has economically the past five years, and still emerge whole, intact, enduring.

    Maybe that’s what the coming Romney moment is about: independents, conservatives, Republicans, even some Democrats, thinking: We can turn it around, we can work together, we can right this thing, and he can help.

  73. Pm317 White House Dossier echoes Noonan:

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/11/05/dossier-forecast-romney-wins-election/

    I believe Gov. Mitt Romney will win the election Tuesday by about three points in the popular vote and by a comfortable margin in the Electoral College.

    After analyzing each of the swing states individually, my tally is Romney 321 electoral votes to 217 for President Obama.

    I based my conclusions on polls, information I have gained from reading extensively about the election and – get this – my gut instinct.

    With respect to the latter, that doesn’t mean I’m guessing. My instinct is based on what I have seen from various reports and from the feedback I get from you, which leads me to believe there is an earthquake rumbling beneath the electorate that the political Geiger counters in the mainstream media – and their affiliated pollsters – are not really detecting.

  74. We’ve been so busy making calls we forgot to change the time. We won’t forget to change the president however. 🙂

  75. Shadowfax
    November 5th, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    =============================

    I wouldn’t be surprised when it comes to anything dirty being done on behalf of Obama.

    1 more day and he’s outta here!

  76. admin
    November 5th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    The OTurd I’m sure also thinks he’s now “likeable enough”. Idiot man-child.

  77. Does anyone have an idea about PUMAS and their vote? I know a lot of us here were or are still part of that movement but I don’t see many PUMA blogs because I am so busy reading news, comments here, watching Fox, etc, that haven’t had time to check PUMA blogs I used to visit.

  78. blowme0bama
    November 5th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    ________________

    A big Amen to that, bmo, and I would add let it be a fair election.

    I agree with democrat1 and Lu4puma – it’s been a long 12 years, may it end tomorrow with a Romney win. 🙂

    Who are these voters who’ve tightened up the race the last week after Hurricane Sandy and O’s photo op with the deep-fried governor Christie. Geez what dolts.

    I hope Wednesday we are celebrating and discussing the rehab of the Democratic Party.

    Thank you admin for your awesome and inspiring work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. Our poll opens at 7am and in the past it was not usually crowded midday but tomorrow I am going there first thing and get this nincompoop out of the WH.

  80. admin
    November 5th, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Anyone notice that now Obama in his latest speeches is stealing one of Hillary’s most memorable lines from 2008 and a line that Obama mocked? Obama is now saying that he has been fighting and “I have the scars to prove it.” Back in 2008 Obama told Hillary that she was the problem because those scars came from fighting not from his preferred “unity” crap.

    It was all lies then from Obama, it is all lies now.
    ——-
    Barry is trying to morph himself into a Clinton, one or the other.

    He calls himself Bill Clinton, so does Joe, he tries to claim Bill’s winning policies are His policies. Steals Bill’s victory song….now steals Hillary’s lines and trys to steal but fails stealing Hillary’s healthcare plan.

    What next? Hillary had better hide her scrunchies or the deflated cow will have them wound up in his gray hair.

  81. President Obama’s big rally tonight turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According toRealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out.

    As it turns out, the empty seats didn’t look exactly “scattered.” They looked like substantial portions of the upper bowl of the arena, according to photos tweeted by those in attendance:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/05/Obama-closes-to-half-empty-stadium-in-Ohio
    ____________________________________________________

    Go to the link to see the pictures. Couldn’t seal the deal even with Springsteen and Jay-Z on hand.

  82. Amarissa
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    Does anyone have an idea about PUMAS and their vote? I know a lot of us here were or are still part of that movement but I don’t see many PUMA blogs because I am so busy reading news, comments here, watching Fox, etc, that haven’t had time to check PUMA blogs I used to visit.

    ———-
    Most of the PUMAS I know and see on FB are all voting for Romney…a few at Pumapac are voting for a woman….

  83. How ironical is it that the majority got to see the real Obama (whom we all knew very well) AND the real Romney in the first debate.

  84. Hope this clown Sherrod Brown is kicked out tomorrow. Takes money from unions yet does not do a damn to help actual middle class unions workers, prevents actual jobs from coming into the state of OH. Kick him out Ohio! Put in Josh Mandel, a former Marine!

  85. we have a president who fails to get his intel briefings but rushes to hang out with JayZ and talk about the Bears’ defense.

    Got to love it!·

  86. What wins elections is having the right man at the right time with the right message. Romney passes that test. Obama does not. Romneys message is focused on economic growth and balancing the budget. Obama’s message is focused on redistribution, and inextinguishable debt. Romney’s message is based on educating the voters about our current situation and creating solutions. Obama’s message is focused on dumbing down the electorate, and passing the buck. In the broadest sense, this is why Romney will win and Obama will lose.

    That is not what big media is telling us at the moment. They are celebrating Obama’s impending victory, just as they celebrated Obama’s overwhelming win over Hillary in New Hampshire, before the fact. When Hillary won, they were left standing there with their pants down and they reached immediately for the race card–the Bradley effect. The same thing is happening here. They fail to see where the momentum and enthusiasm and crowds are. They are with Romney, not Obama. And more important than even that, they have totally forgotten what happened in 2010. They vilified the tea party movement, called it racist, and because they see very few Romney signs today, they believe the movement is dead. But the fact is after those people were vilified by big media, and their property was destroyed by deranged bots, they went underground, and they will show up tomorrow in impressive numbers. Romneys decision to spend the last days of the campaign in greater Appalacia, proves that there are many democrats who will vote republican. If I recall correctly, roughly 10% of the Hillary supporters became independents and voted for McCain. In addition, 13% of the people who voted for Obama in 2008 will be voting for Romney. So will the independents.

    If you want more, consider the fact that today, CBS released the balance of the Steve Croft interview on Benghazi–the part that implicates Obama. My friend and I believe they are reading the tea leaves the same way we are, namely that Obama will lose. Otherwise, they would sit on this information, and it would probably never come out. It may be too late to help Romney win, but when he does win they will be in a somewhat different position than their competitors other than FOX.

    One other thing: when Obama told Medved to tell Vlad Putin that he would be more flexible after the election, and people wondered what specifically he was referring to since he has been flexible, apologetic and craven enought up until now. When he gave that answer he was certain that he would win the election, and what he promised Putin was to give Russia back the Aleutian Islands, where we fought some of the battles of World War II. The Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor, and invaded Adak and Attu. Today, this is the center our crab fishing industry, so the assets Obama has promised to give away would have a depressing effect on the Alaskan economy. I am told that the Alaska legislature has passed five bills, claiming that he has no right to do this, and his actions are per force ultra vires and unconstitutional.

  87. Shadowfax
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Amarissa
    November 5th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    Does anyone have an idea about PUMAS and their vote? I know a lot of us here were or are still part of that movement but I don’t see many PUMA blogs because I am so busy reading news, comments here, watching Fox, etc, that haven’t had time to check PUMA blogs I used to visit.
    ———-
    Most of the PUMAS I know and see on FB are all voting for Romney…a few at Pumapac are voting for a woman….
    ______________________________________________________
    That’s good news, thanks Shadowfax

  88. Good night and g-d bless you all. See you sometime tomorrow and hopefully we will be crying tears of joy. You guys/gals/Adm are the best.

  89. I have Mitt’s speech on the computer and Obronco’s speech on C-SPAN tv. What a difference in the energy level of the crowds.

    No poll can account for this.

  90. Big media pollsters are dumber than owl shit

    But this much they have managed to learn

    They have studied algebara

    They know how many extra democrats they need to add to their sample

    To make it appear that the race is tied, or Obama +1, +2, or +3

    Also, they know how to project 2008 turn-out levels for both parties

    And apply them to their calculations for the same purpose

    The only thing big media pollsters have not learned to do is to tell the truth.

  91. gonzotx
    November 5th, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    Admin

    Dixville Notch?
    ____________________________________________________

    They start voting at midnight. First in the nation for election-day voting, gonzo.

  92. Do you really think this wbb?
    —————————–
    I am afraid so.

    But Romney does not need it to win.

  93. Hey, folks, they heard our plea for more upbeat music at the end of the rally. Mitt is playing…wait for it..LED ZEP!

  94. So wbb, you are not saying Romney won’t win, but that the news is leaking out too late and too slow to be of a benefit. Am I right?

  95. gonz, I think he is saying CBS leaked it today because they sense a Romney win and want to get their info out so as not to seem “in the tank” for Obama.

  96. If you want more, consider the fact that today, CBS released the balance of the Steve Croft interview on Benghazi–the part that implicates Obama. My friend and I believe they are reading the tea leaves the same way we are, namely that Obama will lose. Otherwise, they would sit on this information, and it would probably never come out. It may be too late to help Romney win, but when he does win they will be in a somewhat different position than their competitors other than FOX.
    ————————-
    I told my friend that I thought Kroft was a good reporter, but was underwhelmed by his interview with Obama, which scarely laid a glove on the Lion of Benghazi.

    Turns out he did address the issue, and Obama told yet another whopper.

    When CBS severed that portion of the interview out.

    Which is reminiscent of Nixons line that they leave the best part of an interview on the cutting room floor.

    I expressed disappointment in Kroft, for not insisting that the whole interview be published

    By analogy, when a party introduces a portion of a document into evidence, his opponent has a right to demand that the entire document be placed in evidence

    This is called the Rule Of Completeness

    My friend reminded me that Kroft is no different than most people

    If he protested he would be fired–he moved to protect his economic interests.

    The counter example is Lou Dobbs, who criticized Obama and was fired by CNN for doing so.

    CNN will soon find that they are persona non grata in the next administration.

    Their executives may thing they can save themselves by making heads roll

    But the truth is they have contaminated their brand to the point that people will not buy it.

  97. I called Obama the Lion of Benghazi to mock his cowardice, but it just occurred to me that he is also the Liar of Benghazi, as the evidence will show.

  98. gonzotx
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:01 am
    Voting4

    How many does it hold?
    __________________________________________________

    10,500-11500 depending on stage set-up.

  99. Dixville Notch

    it was 16-5 fraud last year fraud. Maybe we are seeing decreased enthusiasm already for the fraud. LOL

  100. Thinking alike Admin

    BREAKING NEWS: Obama, Romney Tie In Dixville Notch, NH In First Official Votes Of 2012 Presidential Election
    In a sign that the 2012 presidential election is likely to be a close race, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney each received 5 votes in the town of Dixville Notch, NH. The votes are the first official votes tallied in the 2012 Presidential race. In 2008, President Obama defeated GOP nominee John McCain 16-5 in Dixville Notch, en route to a convincing electoral wi

  101. Working half day today. Taking folks to the polls in the afternoon. Off tomorrow.

    Have the gas in the tank, beer in fridge. Locked and loaded…well, not “loaded” yet..for today! LOL

    VOTE VOTE VOTE!

  102. Lots of people on twitter and elsewhere saying Obama’s final speech in Iowa sounded just like a concession speech.

  103. So what happened to the other 11 obot voters that came last time , was it ballot box stuffed in 2008, they all died, moved away or just Obot voters that decided to stay home.

  104. Very scary

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    OOPS: NBC ACCIDENTALLY PUBLISHES ELECTION RESULTS SHOWING OBAMA WIN
    Posted on November 5, 2012 at 3:27pm by Jason Howerton Print »Email »

    MSNBC* apparently published a test-page for Tuesday’s election results by accident, calling the election for President Barack Obama, Politico’s Dylan Byers reports.

    While the “Presidential results” show GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney winning the popular vote 55-43 percent, the chart shows President Obama winning the election with 280 electoral votes to Romney’s 257.

    While MSNBC may be excited to proclaim Obama’s victory, the network may want to wait until the votes are counted.

  105. So Obama’s camp is now saying dont believe any early exit polls or exit polls. hmmmmm shades of McCain there.

  106. From Larry Johnson @ No Quarter:

    On the eve of tomorrow’s election, the trends are clear. Obama has shrunk his support among Catholics and evangelicals. Obama has alienated many black supporters by his embrace of homosexual marriage. Obama has terrified many senior citizens by actually taking money from Medicare (and he failed to make this charge stick to Romney/Ryan). The middle class is not feeling better or more prosperous. They are paying more for gas and groceries and still having trouble finding a decent paying job and secure housing. And among the youth? Their unemployment numbers are in the twenties. They ain’t feeling the love and certainly are not inspired by the former Mr. Hope-and-Change.

    Obama was dealt some lousy cards when he took office. But he was given lemons and decided not to make lemonade. Tomorrow, the failed experiment of a leftist radical masquerading as a moderate comes to an end. Thank God. I am just thankful. Governor Romney, will you seize the opportunity that history presents you?

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/74282/why-romney-will-win/#more-74282

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    HARP2 • 3 hours ago−+
    Flag as inappropriateObama Ends Campaign in Half-Empty Arena

    President Obama’s big rally tonight turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According toRealClearPolitics’
    Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level
    of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily
    filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce
    Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out.

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    In comparing 2008 to 2012, Obama might well ask the following question:

  107. The answer of course is something Lincoln said.

    And Obama will understand it.

    After all he is a big Lincoln Man.

    Lincoln said:

    If you want to test the CHARACTER of a man,

    Then GIVE HIM POWER”,

    And watch how he handles it.

  108. Obama’s camp is now saying dont believe any early exit polls or exit polls.

    ———————–
    They will not believe the election results, either.

  109. When we roll out the song Waterloo by Stonewall Jackson

    Like we did after their mid term defeat

    Maybe then

    But then again maybe never

  110. Good old Mrs. Vanderbilts Precious Baby Boy.

    Anderson needs to grow a fu manchu and let his fingernails grow 6 inches long.

    Then, perhaps, someone will take him seriously.

  111. I listened to Cutter one time, and that was enough to convince me that she is a liar and a tower of babble. I have no time for her.

  112. gonzotx
    November 6th, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Can’t sleep, I am so freaking wired!
    _______________________________

    Me too! Can’t wait for Romney’s acceptance speech!

  113. No more Mr. No Drama Obama: POTUS cries…while Romney beams
    Posted at 11:35 pm on November 5, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments
    Adam Baldwin

    @adamsbaldwin
    Looks like Obama is crying in Iowa right now.
    5 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
    Adam Baldwin

    @adamsbaldwin
    Obama Crying at Final Campaign Rally in Iowa? ~ pic.twitter.com/TzFMRcH2
    5 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Get out the Kleenex. The man formerly known as “No Drama Obama” pulled out all the stops – and unleashed some tear drops — in Iowa tonight. We didn’t see them fall when our murdered diplomatic staff came home from Benghazi in coffins. We didn’t see them during Obama’s tour of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. And we didn’t see them over the last four years of dismal jobs report releases. But with his pride and the election hanging in the balance, the formerly diffident president has turned on the spigot.

    ————————–
    Crying? Obama? Well . . . you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    As the electorate finds another they love better, Obama can console himself with this song:

  114. I have to be at work at 730 am, just a few hours to give flu shots, then its campaigning for Romney.Phones and sign waving, me and my dogs. I have 3 but I can only take one at a time, busy street. Just logistics. I am not going to listen to any TV, radio, I will come here in the end and hopefully we will have prevailed and we celebrate and dance to the music…How about some start me up music right now? Rolling Stones…

  115. November 06, 2012
    Brad Thor: I Have It From A Reliable Source In the Chicago Camp That Obama Plans To Declare Victory Early Tomorrow, In Order to Demoralize Romney Voters
    —Ace

    As Romney says: Forewarned.

    What a dick move. It’s such a dick move that a half hour ago, before I read this report, I was just thinking Romney should do it himself.

    Thor explains that Obama will trust in the media to carry his message of Complete and Total Domination In the Vote in order to keep conservatives, Tea Partiers, and America-loving libertarians home.

    Forewarned.

  116. gonzotx
    November 6th, 2012 at 1:47 am
    November 06, 2012
Brad Thor: I Have It From A Reliable Source In the Chicago Camp That Obama Plans To Declare Victory Early Tomorrow, In Order to Demoralize Romney Voters
—Ace
    As Romney says: Forewarned.

    If you add Springsteen’s lame campaign song to Romney’s witty warning you get the following:

    “Forewarned, and away he goes!!!”

  117. I am going to try and get a few Zzzzz’s, don’t want to mess up anyone’s flu shot, but I will be back checking on my phone.

    I love you guys, Admin…keeping it real…

  118. Tomorrow we get to determine the future at the ballot box. Rescue America.
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    How do you remove a leader who is determined to destroy the country? Some countries do it through violence and armed insurrection. We deplore violence. We do it at the ballot box. But what if the corrupt leader corrupts the ballot box. What then? Impeachment? Or some other means? That question is not yet ripe. If Romney is elected, it will be moot. Condemned to live in interesting times.

  119. State Obama McCain 12poll Obama deficit

    NE 3rd Dist. 73,099 29.63 169,361 68.64 −39.01 x x
    Oklahoma 502,496 34.35 960,165 65.65 −31.29 x x
    Wyoming 82,868 32.54 164,958 64.78 −32.24 x x
    Utah 327,670 34.41 596,030 62.58 −28.18 45 -17
    Idaho 236,440 36.1 403,012 61.53 −25.43 x x
    Alabama 813,479 38.74 1,266,546 60.32 −21.58 x x
    Alaska 123,594 37.89 193,841 59.42 −21.54 x x
    Arkansas 422,310 38.86 638,017 58.72 −19.85 x x
    Louisiana 782,989 39.93 1,148,275 58.56 −18.63 x x
    Kentucky 751,985 41.17 1,048,462 57.4 −16.23 x x
    Tennessee 1,087,437 41.83 1,479,178 56.9 −15.07 x x
    Kansas 514,765 41.65 699,655 56.61 −14.96 x x
    Nebraska 333,319 41.6 452,979 56.53 −14.93 x x
    Mississippi 554,662 43 724,597 56.18 −13.17 x x
    West Virginia 303,857 42.59 397,466 55.71 −13.12 x x
    Texas 3,528,633 43.68 4,479,328 55.45 −11.77 x x
    NE 1st Dist. 121,468 44.34 148,179 54.09 −9.75 x x
    South Carolina 862,449 44.9 1,034,896 53.87 −8.98 x x
    Arizona 1,034,707 45.12 1,230,111 53.64 −8.52 10 -2
    North Dakota 141,278 44.62 168,601 53.25 −8.63 x x
    South Dakota 170,924 44.75 203,054 53.16 −8.41 x x
    Georgia 1,844,123 46.99 2,048,759 52.2 −5.21 x x
    Montana 231,667 47.25 242,763 49.52 −2.26 10 -8
    Missouri 1,441,911 49.29 1,445,814 49.43 −0.13 10 -10
    North Carolina 2,142,651 49.69 2,128,474 49.36 0.33 7 -7
    Indiana 1,374,039 49.95 1,345,648 48.91 1.03 12 -13
    NE 2nd Dist. 138,752 49.96 135,439 48.76 1.19 6 -7
    Florida 4,282,074 51.03 4,045,624 48.22 2.82 4 -7
    Ohio 2,940,044 51.5 2,677,820 46.91 4.59 0 -4.5
    Virginia 1,959,532 52.63 1,725,005 46.33 6.3 2 -8
    Colorado 1,288,576 53.66 1,073,589 44.71 8.95 3 -12
    New Hampshire 384,826 54.13 316,534 44.52 9.61 1 -10
    Iowa 828,940 53.93 682,379 44.39 9.53 1 -10
    Pennsylvania 3,276,363 54.64 2,655,885 44.29 10.35 0 -10.35
    Minnesota 1,573,354 54.06 1,275,409 43.82 10.24 0 -10.24
    ME 2nd Dist. 189,778 54.61 150,669 43.35 11.25 3 -14
    Nevada 533,736 55.15 412,827 42.65 12.49 0 -12.5
    Wisconsin 1,677,211 56.22 1,262,393 42.31 13.9 0 -14
    New Mexico 472,422 56.91 346,832 41.78 15.13 x x
    New Jersey 2,215,422 57.27 1,613,207 41.7 15.57 x x
    Michigan 2,872,579 57.43 2,048,639 40.96 16.47 -2 -14
    Washington 1,750,848 57.65 1,229,216 40.48 17.18 -6 -11
    Oregon 1,037,291 56.75 738,475 40.4 16.35 x x
    Maine 421,923 57.67 295,273 40.36 17.31 x x
    Connecticut 997,772 60.59 629,428 38.22 22.37 -6 -10
    ME 1st Dist. 232,145 60.51 144,604 37.69 22.82 x x
    California 8,274,473 61.01 5,011,781 36.95 24.06 -14 -10
    Delaware 255,459 61.94 152,374 36.95 25 x x
    Illinois 3,419,348 61.92 2,031,179 36.78 25.14 x x
    Maryland 1,629,467 61.92 959,862 36.47 25.44 x x
    New York 4,804,701 62.88 2,752,728 36.03 26.86 x x
    Massachusetts 1,904,097 61.8 1,108,854 35.99 25.81 x x
    Rhode Island 296,571 63.13 165,391 35.21 27.92 x x
    Vermont 219,262 67.44 98,974 30.44 37 x x
    Hawaii 325,871 71.85 120,566 26.58 45.26 x x
    District of Columbia 245,800 92.46 17,367 6.53 85.92 x x
    U.S. Total 69,498,215 52.93 59,948,240 45.66 7.27 x x

    Not sure how this comes out on the page but to give you an idea of the poll changes state by state in this election, as you can see no movement into Romneys safe states at all but look how far Obama’s poll support has dropped in Obama, it goes all the way down towards the bottom, Obama dropping on average of about 7 -10% in some states, the poll deficit is huge in blue states.

  120. This bears repeating (from Big Pink “fan” Peggy Noonan):

    http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/11/05/monday-morning/?mod=WSJBlog

    Among the wisest words spoken this cycle were by John Dickerson of CBS News and Slate, who said, in a conversation the night before the last presidential debate, that he thought maybe the American people were quietly cooking something up, something we don’t know about.

    I think they are and I think it’s this: a Romney win.

    Romney’s crowds are building—28,000 in Morrisville, Pa., last night; 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio, Friday It isn’t only a triumph of advance planning: People came, they got through security and waited for hours in the cold. His rallies look like rallies now, not enactments. In some new way he’s caught his stride. He looks happy and grateful. His closing speech has been positive, future-looking, sweetly patriotic. His closing ads are sharp—the one about what’s going on at the rallies is moving. [snip]

    One of the Romney campaign’s surrogates, who appeared at a rally with him the other night, spoke of the intensity and joy of the crowd “I worked the rope line, people wouldn’t let go of my hand.” It startled him. [snip]

    And there’s the thing about the yard signs. In Florida a few weeks ago I saw Romney signs, not Obama ones. From Ohio I hear the same. From tony Northwest Washington, D.C., I hear the same.

    Is it possible this whole thing is playing out before our eyes and we’re not really noticing because we’re too busy looking at data on paper instead of what’s in front of us? Maybe that’s the real distortion of the polls this year: They left us discounting the world around us.

    And there is Obama, out there seeming tired and wan, showing up through sheer self discipline. [snip]

    Of all people, Obama would know if he is in trouble. When it comes to national presidential races, he is a finely tuned political instrument: He read the field perfectly in 2008. He would know if he’s losing now, and it would explain his joylessness on the stump. He is out there doing what he has to to fight the fight. But he’s still trying to fire up the base when he ought to be wooing the center and speaking their calm centrist talk. His crowds haven’t been big. His people have struggled to fill various venues. This must hurt the president after the trememdous, stupendous crowds of ’08. “Voting’s the best revenge”—revenge against who, and for what? This is not a man who feels himself on the verge of a grand victory. His campaign doesn’t seem president-sized. It is small and sad and lost, driven by formidable will and zero joy.

    I suspect both Romney and Obama have a sense of what’s coming, and it’s part of why Romney looks so peaceful and Obama so roiled.

  121. Now the lefties are seeing it…

    Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has analyzed the early voter data from Ohio and seems to have concluded that Obama has done horribly in Ohio early voting. We are no longer talking about polls. He has analyzed hard data that was reported today by the Ohio Secretary of State.

    Here are some of his tweets. Nate Silver is NOT happy.

    Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) tweeted at 12:22am – 6 Nov 12:

    @fivethirtyeight OH data seems high quality, and we’re possibly on track for a significantly different turnout model vs. ’08…(1/2)

    Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) tweeted at 12:27am – 6 Nov 12:

    By my calc, in ’08, 24.8% of registered voters in Obama’s OH counties voted early, 19.1% in McCain. Today, 21.7% Obama and 21.3% McCain’s

    ……………………….

    So essentially early voting is tied which means to you and i what it means, Obama is screwed.

  122. happy november 6th!

    the beginning of the end of our national nightmare. let’s get this done!

    off to work. 1/2 day today, then off to errands and then the polls. see ya later. a.

  123. Heading out in about 20 minutes to go vote. Will report in when I return. Polls open at 7 here.

    GO! GO! GO! –

  124. Vote everyone 🙂

    Just saw that BroncoBama cried during his last rally !!

    LMAO

    Wonder if Moochie was there to give him is pacey or wait, most likely Reggie Love was on hand.

    How goofy is that to fucking cry cause you’re gonna lose, he never cried for our Benghazi murders.

    Fingers and toes crossed.

    I smell fear from Bambi, I do. His whole body language reeks of LOSER

  125. Moon, I read somewhere that something during the last days your adviser do have that talk. HEE HEE

    See ya Oturd.

    I just feel for the Hawaii residents who will have to put up with them.

  126. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:42 am

    So what happened to the other 11 obot voters that came last time , was it ballot box stuffed in 2008, they all died, moved away or just Obot voters that decided to stay home.
    ________________

    My guess is that in 2008, 5 of the obots voted twice, and brought one dead guy with them.

  127. anecdotes coming in….

    “I just voted in Warren County, Ohio, one of the reddest of red Ohio counties. I was first in line 45 minutes prior to the polls opening. By the time they opened at 6:30, the line was HUNDREDS deep. It has NEVER been like that.”

  128. I just got back from voting. My voting place was changed because of the continuing power outage, but everything went smoothly once I found the new place.

    On my way home I was getting angry thinking about how my vote will probably be canceled out by someone casting a fraudulent ballot. I hate the cheating! And for some reason when the cheating is discovered it always seems to benefit the democrats!

    I expect a lot of cheating this year. People are voting at different places because of Hurricane Sandy and there will be opportunities for all kinds of havoc!

  129. Dixieville Notch, two of the big families moved out. That is the reason for missing numbers. Too bad they may have voted for Romney.

  130. None of these polls compute….

    Battleground final poll Tied at 47% and Mitt wins Indies by 15, I am telling you now, if Romney wins Indies by 15, he wins big and i mean big, just ridiculous.

  131. The intention is to add a generous dollop of karma to the mix here at Big Pink:

    June is bustin out all over – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel 1956

    snip “(Men)
    But it’s comin, by gum,
    We can feel it come,
    You can feel it in your heart
    You can see it in the ground
    (Girls)
    You can see it in the trees
    You can smell it in the breeze
    (All)
    Look around! Look around! Look around!” snip

  132. “Wife voting at 0700, Pinellas Co, FL. Sent me a text @ 0645; huge line of people standing in a light rain, nowhere to park.” GOP anecdote.

    “Father in law in Repub precinct in Va Beach, VA, always there right around when poll opens usually is #1-10 when he votes. This morning he texted me and he was #300! At least a good sign from his place!”

  133. I am heading out early to vote–I want to wear my “I Voted” sticker all day at my school. We are having school wide mock voting today and I will post the results later.

    Have fun everyone and keep thinking positive!

  134. Report from GOP Turf.

    “EPIC TURNOUT IN GOP OHIO!”

    55WKRC callers all reporting never before seen epic turnout all throughout Southwestern Ohio.

    When my polling station opened the guy in front of me yelled, “Let’s go fire us a president!” Everyone in line cheered.

    I can only think that this is good for Romney…

  135. Yup told you about Ohio, i was right…official.

    Overall, early vote turnout OH up 2.44% in state. Down -4.1% in Obama/Kerry counties; up 14.39% in Bush/McCain counties.

  136. Rasmussen’s final projection is R49 O48…however he also projects the electorate at D+2 which i think is bollocks considering his partisan id survey puts the electorate at R+6.

  137. Via Althouse, from Madison, it can only mean one thing..

    “Bob Dylan in Madison: “We tried to play good tonight since the president was here today.”
    “Don’t believe the media. I think it’s going to be a landslide.””

    Media would have gladly, with drool called it a landslide if it was going Obama’s way. They are not. Remember that.

  138. Off to vote for Romney, the nerdy, good man in this race who might do something about the problems of our day..

    See you in the evening.

  139. ” There are huge lines being reported in York County (very republican), Chesapeake (very republican), and Virginia Beach (usually slightly republican but swung for Obama in 2008). Not sure if Bammy’s people are showing up as I haven’t seen any reports in the black precincts, but Romney’s difinitely are. I think we are going to carry Virginia.”

  140. Posted this at The Crawdad Hole

    Stood in line for 25 minutes (Saint Pete FL) before the polls opened. I was the first in line of the “next!” (about 20 people let in before me in the first group) and about 40 behind me by then. It took about 15 minutes inside for me to get my ballot, vote and “scan” it. (At least there is a paper trail) I came out and it was POURING RAIN but no one seemed to mind.
    ————————
    then, THIS!

    OMG! Just heard on the radio that the scanner broke down at the precinct where I just voted. Florida has more problems – and they only had one scanner. This WILL require a hand count of votes already cast, I would think.

    CRAP

  141. Rain will slow things down along the I4 corridor this morning, I believe. But it’s supposed to clear out by lunchtime. Expect HEAVY voting after that, IMO

  142. Comment on TCH “Philly polling locations are blocking Republican’s from voting. And they won’t let Republican inspectors in. Who’s surprised?”

  143. When I voted this morning 20 minutes after polls opened I was number 31. In the short time I waited for a cab I counted nearly 15 more arriving. That’s a brisk pace for my little town!

    People just looked happy with smiles on their faces–most were middle aged people voting before work and senior voters.

  144. When the final numbers start coming in and the winner is announced, I will be in chemotherapy. So for one last time (the first was just after the conventions) I want to put forward my prediction of a blowout: Romney 55 to 45.

    Also:

    jbstonesfan November 5th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    “If we win. let have a big party somewhere and get to meet and greet one another for the hard work. I suggest S. Fla in Winter . Drinks on me.”

    I’d be one to take you up on that. It would be a very long trip for me, but I have business to tend to in your neck of the woods. Tell me where at jeswezey at yahoo dot fr.

    I should forewarn you that I’m not a drinker. I’ll bring my own mineral water or soda pop. But I’ll treat you to dinner!

  145. jeswezey – I hope all goes well for you today. Bless you and know we will be thinking of you. And I can’t wait to meet you at JBStones’ party!

  146. Nate Silver is NOT happy.
    ————————
    Why in the world would the polling wizard of the New York Times, who predicted the Obama victory of 2008 based on inside information, and predicted that Obama was certain to win the 2012 election by a 85.63% margin just yesterday based on his infallible polling model not be happy? What a remarkable trajectory he has had. Yesterday, a high profile celebrity to whom other leftist turned for reassurance. Today, a trifle nervous that his infallible polling model may not quite capture the essence of this election. And tomorrow . . why tomorrow he will be a pariah. Do not fret about this, young bot. You are about to become immortal, and and they will not fail to spell your name right. Your fearless, but erroneous projections will prove to be the gift that keeps giving thanks to Saturday night live.

    Same for you Larry Sabato. How many times does this make it that you have predicted a democrat victory, only to be proven wrong? Could it perhaps be that you are a democrat and Obama supporter? Those who turn to you for accurate analysis, would do better hiring an ape to flip quarters and base their expectations on that. In that case, they would be right 50% of the time. But when they stick with you, it is closer to zero. You can’t even get your own state, Virginia, right.

  147. ha, I came back before going to work.. Voted for, … , wait for .. it..

    Mitt Romney!

    Uneventful, line was longer than I have seen before but nothing earth shattering — it is Obama country. When they printed my id details out — it said “Unaffiliated” and I am proud to be not a Democrat this morning.

  148. I swear if you want a laugh and have the stomach for it, visit DU. Just the headlines will crack you up.

    “Romney still haunted by missing tax return.” On what planet is this an issue ?

    One young woman explained that she won’t be busy on Tuesday, so she will be working her town’s Obama headquarters. She is so excited. The reason she isn’t busy on Tue. is because she “doesn’t work” “Can’t find a job” – no, that’s really not it, she just usually ends up helping nonprofit agencies. Well, really she doesn’t have to work. NO DOUBT SHE COULD FIND A JOB IF SHE REALLY NEEDED/WANTED ONE . lol

    Of course Nate silver is being hailed as if he invented numbers.

    Voter fraud is occurring, and it has been reported that there is a right wing activist involved. They are all aghast. Voter Fraud? Can’t be? Obama would never stoop so low. lol

    I hope someone interviews Nate as soon as votes are counted.

  149. I hope Romney has the number tonight to exceed the provisional ballots in OH and the race could be called tonight. OR.. I hope he does not need OH.

  150. pm317
    November 5th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    What is the difference between Springsteen and Eastwood?

    Answer: About 9000 empty seats. Looks like Obama got “Springsteened”.

    pm317,

    This sounded like the set-up to a joke. I answered accordingly.

    I hope that’s what you were looking for.

    TwoGirls

  151. Rumor is that Navy SEALs from @TrueTheVote are about to confront the Black Panthers at the Philadelphia polling location.

    I’d pay to see that.

  152. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 4:24 am
    Now the lefties are seeing it…

    Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report has analyzed the early voter data from Ohio and seems to have concluded that Obama has done horribly in Ohio early voting. We are no longer talking about polls. He has analyzed hard data that was reported today by the Ohio Secretary of State.

    Here are some of his tweets. Nate Silver is NOT happy.

    Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) tweeted at 12:22am – 6 Nov 12:
    @fivethirtyeight OH data seems high quality, and we’re possibly on track for a significantly different turnout model vs. ’08…(1/2)

    This may be the first time in a long time that Nate Silver is correct.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    wbboei
    November 6th, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Nate Silver is NOT happy.
    ————————
    … Today, a trifle nervous that his infallible polling model may not quite capture the essence of this election. And tomorrow . . why tomorrow he will be a pariah. Do not fret about this, young bot. You are about to become immortal, and and they will not fail to spell your name right. Your fearless, but erroneous projections will prove to be the gift that keeps giving thanks to Saturday night live.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    freespirit
    November 6th, 2012 at 9:31 am
    I swear if you want a laugh and have the stomach for it, visit DU. Just the headlines will crack you up.

    “Romney still haunted by missing tax return.” On what planet is this an issue ?

    Of course Nate silver is being hailed as if he invented numbers.

    I hope someone interviews Nate as soon as votes are counted.

    I would pay good money to see Silver have to explain himself.

  153. http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/06/romney-up-92k-in-oh-early-voting/

    From Hotair: ROMNEY leading in Early Votes in OHIO

    So says Gannett’s Cincinnati.com, which has the data from the state government posted at its site this morning. I put the question mark on the data because I don’t see anything up yet at the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, but occasionally the media will get updates prior to the website. According to the data, Mitt Romney already has 697,143 votes before the polls opened a couple of hours ago, while Barack Obama only has 605,546, a difference of almost 92,000 votes. The data is time-stamped at 2:03 ET this morning, and the link on the front page of the site reads, “Early voters: How Ohio has voted.”

    A few counties have not yet reported any early-voting results, but one county in particular looks huge. Cuyahoga, which includes Cleveland, should be a Democratic stronghold, and perhaps the one area where Democratic early-voting efforts should have produced their biggest lead. Instead, Romney has a lead of about 14,000 votes already, 127,570 to 113,373. In Hamilton County, where Cincinnati itself is located, Romney leads by over 5,000, 29,969 to 24,808. A quick scan of the data shows Romney leading in every county with more than 25,000 EVs.

    This may be a very big deal, if these numbers are correct. Obama had a big lead in EVs before Election Day in 2008, which allowed him to withstand the GOP’s better turnout on the day itself. Frankly, Team Romney might have been thrilled to be trailing by 92K at this juncture. To be ahead in early voting portends a big Republican turnout in the Buckeye State, and perhaps an early night for all of us. We’ll see, but this is the first indication of unforeseen Romney strength in this election.

  154. Rumor Biden had trouble voting today: Walked in the booth, closed the curtain, & tried to put a quarter in the machine for a private show.

  155. Reminder: Ohio turnout was LOWER in 08 than 04 bc GOP stayed home. So high turnout there not necessarily good sign for Obama.

  156. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 8:09 am
    Report from GOP Turf.
    “EPIC TURNOUT IN GOP OHIO!”
    55WKRC callers all reporting never before seen epic turnout all throughout Southwestern Ohio.
    When my polling station opened the guy in front of me yelled, “Let’s go fire us a president!” Everyone in line cheered.
    I can only think that this is good for Romney…

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    I agree.

    I live in Mass, which is about as blue as it gets. I voted about half an hour after the polls opened. There weren’t any lines and only one or two voters checking in or in the process of voting.

    If the machine that I fed my ballot into is accurate, I was the 87th person to vote, but there were only 3 or 4 candidates running opposed and only two ballot questions so it didn’t take long to vote so it’s possible that many people voted in that short a period of time.

    Of course it did take me a little longer since I somehow managed to drop off the active roll. They did find me on the inactive list and the process went pretty quickly from there.

  157. FLA – Panhandle good news. Bay County turnout intense, Supervisor adding staff. Key precinct 35 has line out the bldg and round the block.

  158. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 10:05 am
    “Biden … closed the curtain, & tried to put a quarter in the machine for a private show.”

    LOL – You’re such a card!

  159. No problem jeswezey. Look forward to it but I’ll treat I am the “big shot” lawyer(lol). Anyway, voted in Boca this morning. 25-50 people in a heavily democratic district. I think the older voters have polls in their retirement communities and the some of the country clubs do as well. Everyone else waited hrs last week to vote early! Tonight it will be packed, but literally 10 minutes this morning.

  160. I can’t remember who it was, but someone last night on TeeVee DID bring up the fact that Southern Ohio may be Democrat, but it was VERY likely those Dems were NOT voting for Obama because of his war on coal.

    THIS is what I have felt all along. I believe there are MILLIONS of Still-Registered Dems (like me) who would rather endure 4 more years of Bush than one more week of Obama as King.

    I think the Dem Leadership will get a real eye-opening.

    Nancy Pelosi will have to use the mute button more than once.

  161. reports of lines longer than than during Walker recall in the red WOW counties (Washington, Ozuakee, Waukesha) in WI

  162. FL GOP heavy precincts in Hillsborough Co.-Christ the King & Jan Platt Library-have waits of >45 mins. Dem Palm Beach Co. quiet

  163. foxyladi14
    November 6th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    This is not 08.The GOP stayed home.
    But they are ALL voting this time. 🙂
    __________________

    Not to look backward rather than go forward (hope Obama didn’t copyright the word “forward” lol), but WTF was wrong with them in 2008? Many of us actively campaigned for McCain, which, back then, having just left the party we had been with for a lifetime (after Brazillenut declared us no longer wanted/needed/relevant/ what with us suddenly all being “racist” and all) campaigning for a Republican was not the easiest thing we had ever done. But, too few Pubs were interested in hearing about how important their vote for McCain would be in protecting this country from exactly the kind of failures, setbacks, misery, and underhanded dealings we have endured for the past four years.

    Yesterday, I listened briefly to Rush on my car radio. I actually tuned to his broadcast accidentally, and stopped a sec. He was preaching about the evil Left wingers. He was practically rabid (or tried to appear so), spewing hatred at the left for their fear mongering and manipulation of the voters. Everything he accused the Left of doing, he and the other hard Right talking heads have done and are doing, as well.

    The BS and posturing of it all is so tiresome and destructive. Extremism on either side is destructive. The centrist policies the Clintons and other moderates have supported have worked. I hope we can return to the center and actually experience some unity in the United States, for a change.

  164. moononpluto
    “Bush Fatigue… in 08, the Dem was gonna win.”

    Right. But freespirit is right in yearning for a centrist. Romney is a centrist just like the Clintons were, he’s just got an R on his shirt.

    But Romney was a candidate in 08 too. The Repubs of that time were hard right neocons. The Repubs have changed since then. The neocons no longer rule the R party. Romney signals a generational change in the R party.

    I have a feeling that, over the next 8 years, the Clintons will be rebuilding a centrist D party that will stand a chance of a comeback in 2020. Not 2016. We have three more election cycles to go through to rid the D party of the Chicago stench and return it to the party of FDR and Hillary.

  165. Dennis Miller just interviewed Major Garrett on his radio show. Garrett said he had just watched a Plouffe interview, and for the first time in the campaign he saw David Plouffe blink. Apparently the vote this morning was not going according to Plouffe’s model. FWIW

  166. Rumor is that Navy SEALs from @TrueTheVote are about to confront the Black Panthers at the Philadelphia polling location.

    I’d pay to see that.
    ************

    Dang, where are the UN observers when you need them…hmmm, I wonder….

  167. Romney will continue to campaign but Obama will be playing his traditional election day pick up basketball game.

    Who do you think wants this more?

    (11/6/2012) “Romney breaks tradition with Election Day campaigning”
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/06/politics/romney-sidebar/index.html?hpt=hp_t2_6

    Columbus, Ohio (CNN) — Mitt Romney will not spend the final hours of the presidential race in his hometown, as is traditional for a candidate, but instead will embark upon a last-minute push for votes in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    The two Election Day campaign stops, which were added to the schedule Monday afternoon, cap a campaign season of upheaval, unconventional moves and late-in-the-game surges that make Tuesday’s outcome difficult to predict.

    Romney has spent time in Ohio almost every day this week, and his campaign says a rising tide of momentum has put Pennsylvania in play for the White House hopeful.

    A senior Romney adviser also told reporters that campaigning on Election Day was the new normal. Both Obama and Sen. John McCain made stops on voting day in 2008, as did George W. Bush and John Kerry in 2004.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    (11/5/2012) “Obama to play basketball on Election Day” (The Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/05/obama-to-play-basketball-on-election-day/

    MADISON, Wis. — The president will observe his most time-honored Election Day ritual.

    Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who has joined the campaign on its final day to travel with President Obama, said his former boss sent an e-mail to his former personal aide, Reggie Love, to start organizing his regular pickup basketball game in Chicago for Tuesday.

    Love is a former Duke University basketball player and regular hoops buddy of Obama’s, as is Chicago pal Martin Nesbitt, who has been traveling with Obama this week. The president will return to Chicago late Monday night to spend election day in his home town.

    “We made the mistake of not playing basketball once,” Gibbs said. “We won’t make that mistake again.”

    Obama didn’t play basketball on the day of the 2008 primary election in New Hampshire, which he lost to Hillary Clinton.

  168. jeswezey
    November 6th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    When the final numbers start coming in and the winner is announced, I will be in chemotherapy. So for one last time (the first was just after the conventions) I want to put forward my prediction of a blowout: Romney 55 to 45.

    &&&&&&

    gonzotx
    November 6th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    jeswezey
    November 6th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Had no idea. I wish you well.

    I didn’t know either. Best wishes and please keep us posted on your progress.

  169. Oh look, Biden makes an unscheduled stop………

    Joe Biden’s surprise stop in Cleveland right now is happening because Democrats feel Ohio is a stone-cold lock…..not.

  170. I thought Election Day campaigning was illegal! I don’t remember any such thing in 2004 and didn’t hear of it in 2008 either.

  171. Dan Rather says on MSNBC: “something in my gut tells me that it’s going to be a good day for Romney”

    They all know something.

  172. dot48
    November 6th, 2012 at 6:52 am
    Moon, I read somewhere that something during the last days your adviser do have that talk. HEE HEE

    See ya Oturd.

    I just feel for the Hawaii residents who will have to put up with them.
    _______________________________________________
    Rumor has it there’s been an uptick in plane tickets to Tehran.

  173. Norma Desmond/gonzotx/TwoGirls: Thanks for your best wishes, but I didn’t mean to disclose my personal problems: It was just to say that I regretfully will not be able to follow the results in real time or post here during the celebration.

    In addition to my “wild” prognosis of a 55-45 blowout, there was the more serious tip I posted the other day to any of you who play the stock market: Starting Wednesday, the markets will skyrocket. Any and all stock you bought prior to today will bring you big profits within two weeks. Hold on until February and you’ll have enough money to pay your way to jbstones’ party!!

  174. Hello everyone…

    …about an hour ago I started watching tv and pundits and their attitudes…

    something is really going on at MSNBC…Mika is freaking out…when i tuned in she was saying something about someone saying they were scared and she had never heard that before…I did not catch who she was talking about…(did anyone here catch who she was speaking of?)

    …anyway, they sound very frustrated and concerned over there…have been switching around cable…

    …went back to msnbc and Howard Dean made the flat, blunt statement that there is cheating going on in Ohio and that is the only way Romney wins if they are cheating there…he starts talking about his relatives telling him about problems and that thugs are intimidating people bla, bla…(howard has become more delusional by the day)

    the whole panel sounds disbelieving (Joe S says ‘here we go!) and then they ask Dean are you really saying that the only way romney can win Ohio is with cheating and he definitely says yes…Mika gives that look like ” we are screwed”

    …also they had Carl Bernstein on…usually he goes full throttle at attacking Romney…today he was saying “whoever wins has to bring this country together, bla, bla…

    …you can see where msnbc is going…they are very worried about a Romney win…and already setting up the meme that Romney cheated to win…

    now all of sudden, everyone at msnbc is saying “let’s see what the voters decide’

  175. Matthews on msnbc now saying…the “haters” already voted…the lovers don’t go vote

    tune into msnbc, they are freaking out

  176. just got to laugh…all we have been hearing about is O and his machine and how great they are with the GOTV…and now on msnbc they are begging people to go vote

    OMG

    what is up with Hendrik H? he looks aged

    Matthews is going on and on with voter suppression – and the racism BS

  177. TwoGirls
    November 6th, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Romney will continue to campaign but Obama will be playing his traditional election day pick up basketball game.
    &&&&&&&

    I hope that as of tomorrow, Obama’s schedule will be cleared up to play as much basketball and golf as he wishes.

  178. Funny thing is, if Obama loses today, he is going to have the worst 3 months of his life until January as the media will abandon him like crap down a sewer.

    They will rip him to shreds.

  179. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Dan Rather says on MSNBC: “something in my gut tells me that it’s going to be a good day for Romney”

    They all know something.
    &&&&&&&&&

    The lefty MSM commentators are done carrying Barry’s water, they can say “we tried our darnedest”. It’s election day now, they can drop the ruse.

    Nate Silver can resume doing math using the “real number system”, rather than the “imaginary numbers” he’s been using.

    Bill Clinton too can happily say to Dems tomorrow, “Hey, I worked my a** off to re-elect Obama, but it just didn’t work out….”. Then Bill reclaims the Democratic party.

    Obots will have that 1000 yard stare for a while, then start chanting “Kucinich”. Or some might start whispering amongst themselves, “Didja hear? Obama now says he might run in 2016…”

  180. …don’t want to repeat myself…but the expressions on Matthews face as the day goes on will be a definite indicator of how tonight is going…his expressions are like reading a telegram…no tingles happening right now … he is freaking out…

  181. If Msnbc is having a metdown they know whats happening, they’ll have been getting reports of turnout since polls opened.

  182. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Judge orders the pro-Obama mural in the Pennsylvania voting precinct covered up.
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    Just how in the world does someone have the a) balls b) stupidity, to put up such an obvious thumb in the eye regarding electioneering???

    If you work the polls, you’re not even supposed to have buttons on for any candidate.

    I guess they thought they could get away with it: “Hey, we’re not trying to influence voters, we just thought having a picture of the President was a good way to communicate that this is a polling station”.

    Nice try.

  183. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Rumor is that Navy SEALs from @TrueTheVote are about to confront the Black Panthers at the Philadelphia polling location.

    I’d pay to see that.
    ——–

    I hope someone tapes it and puts it on the internets for all of us to see a good old fashioned ass whopping.

  184. And Admin, another election day, together. Thank you so much for this site and all your hard work and dedication.

    Hillary 2016.

    🙂

    Hillary is 46

  185. rgb44hrc
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    Judge orders the pro-Obama mural in the Pennsylvania voting precinct covered up.
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    Just how in the world does someone have the a) balls b) stupidity, to put up such an obvious thumb in the eye regarding electioneering???

    If you work the polls, you’re not even supposed to have buttons on for any candidate.

    I guess they thought they could get away with it: “Hey, we’re not trying to influence voters, we just thought having a picture of the President was a good way to communicate that this is a polling station”.

    Nice try.
    ————————
    My understanding is this is a permanent wall mural in a school. I assume it was placed there to inspire the students…a la Kim Jong IL in Korea.

  186. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    Funny thing is, if Obama loses today, he is going to have the worst 3 months of his life until January as the media will abandon him like crap down a sewer.

    They will rip him to shreds.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    The shit torrent can begin:

    “What did you know and when did you know it?”, for Benghazi, Fast&Furious (no, not the movie, and no, not the second movie with the exact same name), and the numerous other scandals that lurk in the closet.

    You might just see Obama and Holder “disappear”, and head toward some South American country.

  187. Jesweezy, from your lips (or keybord) to god’s ear.

    “I have a feeling that, over the next 8 years, the Clintons will be rebuilding a centrist D party that will stand a chance of a comeback in 2020. Not 2016. We have three more election cycles to go through to rid the D party of the Chicago stench and return it to the party of FDR and Hillary.”

    Thoughts and prayers for you, as well.

    Gonz, you’re right. The Left is every bit as hateful and hate-filled as the Right. Both extremes will damage this country if we let them. We won’t.

    If we’re taking bets on the SEALS v Panthers, I’ll gladly crack open the piggy bank. The SEALS are skilled, tough, and patriotic. I’ll bet on that any day over mean-spirited and anti-American.

  188. shenanigans
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    And Admin, another election day, together. Thank you so much for this site and all your hard work and dedication.

    Hillary 2016.
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    I’ll gladly change my user name to “rgb46hrc”.

  189. Regarding MSNBC, I think I’ll tune in there for my “news” tonight.

    Chris Matthews: “That’s not tingles down my leg, it’s pee”.

  190. jezweezy, thank you for sharing with us about the chemo, we’ll be praying for you and for Romney at the same time. God bless your heart and be positive my friend, God is good and loves us all and has a big plan for our lives. We’ll be waiting for you tonight hopefully with great news! Take care.

  191. moononpluto
    November 6th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Funny thing is, if Obama loses today, he is going to have the worst 3 months of his life until January as the media will abandon him like crap down a sewer.

    They will rip him to shreds.

    ———

    And well will sit back eating popcorn as we watch the drapes get torn down and all their tacky crap get boxed onto a U-Hall truck.

    What a wonderful day that will be.

    Being on the opposite side of the country, this is one time I won’t mind if they call the winner (Mitt) before I get off of work and get to vote.

  192. You know, normally Democrats don’t use the voter fraud excuse until AFTER the polls close.

    Kind of interesting that they are plying it now, turnout must in the crapper.

  193. Don’t know if this is true, found at ACE

    And fuck that fat bastard Christie. Just saw that he rejected Romney’s request to appear with him at a rally.

  194. It’s late evening in the Gulf and before I sleep I want to thank Admin for five years of extraordinary insight, analysis and passion! It was admiration and respect for Hillary Clinton that brought us all together. Love of country kept us here and brought us to this day. I’ve learned so much from everyone here. Thank you, all!

    I will be getting up at 3AM to join you after the polls close. See you then.

  195. Bedford – a top 5 GOP town that gave McCain 59% in 2008 -reporting 800+ voters per hour w/anticipated turnout of near 90%

    This is excellent news : As of noon, registered GOP leads registered Dems in Pasco Co., FL, 43%-35%. McCain won 51-48 in 2008. If this keeps pace, Romney will add to it.

    Whoa : OHIO: In counties Obama won by 55%+ in 2008, early vote is down 3.6%. In McCain 55%+ counties, early votes up 23.9%.

  196. Lol, Hillary is in Perth, Australia today–many thousands of miles away from the Obama disaster in the making. Hillbuzz has a great post on this–love it…

  197. jeswezey

    Thank God we have treatments for you. I understand you are going through hell, but hopefully in the end you will be cancer free. My father had throat cancer. There was radiation but no chemo then. He did not last long.

    I know you are going to be here to see HRC in office.

  198. Forgot to say: voted absentee weeks ago, but 1) there have reportedly been problems with overseas ballots, and 2) IT’S ILLINOIS! Grrrrrr…..

  199. NewMexicoFan
    “Thank God we have treatments for you.”

    Yeah, there are treatments but the best part is that the tumor is localized and not spreading. At my age (Hillary’s) cancer usually spreads like wildfire. Not the case here.

    “I know you are going to be here to see HRC in office.”

    Now, that’s something to live for. But I’ll have to hang on till 2020, I think, because 2016 is going to be a repeat of 1984 just like 2012 is a repeat of 1980.

  200. At present…..Interesting. Total turnout in PASCO Fl is GOP 62% of registration, Dems at 55%, Indies 45%

  201. Jesewezy, I’m sending you good thoughts all day and will raise my martini glass to you and your quick recovery as election results come in. Hope you, Jbstone, and others have a wonderful party tonight!

    I think, you’re election forecast of a double digit R/R victory of 55-45 sounds about right.

  202. God bless jeswezey! You found it at an optimal time and will come through fine. Let me emphasize one thing though: chemo commonly affects an individual’s apetite and/or sense of taste. EATING IS NOT OPTIONAL! I don’t care how crappy food tastes, you HAVE TO EAT. Make yourself do it. Force 2 pints of Ben and Jerry’s down if you have to, just EAT. It is too common that folks undergoing chemo weaken their bodies because they don’t eat.

  203. WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: “We Done Good. Win Or Lose, We Done Good.”

    by Ulsterman

    A brief and final 2012 Election message from a longtime D.C. political operative who has devoted much of the last two years to exposing the truth of the Obama White House, and working to secure its defeat in 2012. Today, we all watch and wait to see if those efforts ultimately prove successful.

    (Has time finally run out for the Obama White House?)

    WHI: On ground reports coming back very positive for the governor. Enthusiasm gap def. holding for us. Independents are breaking real strong for the governor and turnout is fantastic. Leaking some of that back to the WH just to mess with them. Can’t help myself. Remain confident we should know around 10:00 – 11:00 tonight on who will be sitting in the White House for the next four years. Got another little bit of information on Romney and his choice to campaign today. Seems there was a split in-house on that. Some staffers worried it might jam up the turnout in those areas. The governor’s reply to them was the kind of thing I just love hearing come from a leader, probably because you don’t hear this kind of thing often. Even the best of them I’ve worked with over the years are at heart selfish and lazy bastards:

    (“We have people out there working on my behalf. The least I can do is to keep on working for them right to the very end. Isn’t that what this is really all about?” )

    Earlier in all of this, I really didn’t fully appreciate the kind of man Mitt Romney is. It’s a rare thing to have a quality human being in politics at this level. Everything I hear, everything that has come back to me, points to the governor as being that rare thing, a real quality human being who happens to also be running for President of the United States. If this all comes down to “may the best man win”, Mitt Romney wins this thing in a landslide.

    As for you, I want you to know that we done good. Win or lose, we done good. This thing you put together grew into something way beyond my expectations. And to your readers, who I didn’t always think much of, I apologize to them. I really mean that. There are some smart people out there. A lot more than I realized. You kept sending me their comments or links to things they sent you, and at first I didn’t pay any of it much attention. But over time I started to realize some of them really knew this stuff. The Old Man kept pushing it on me too. Read this. Read that. See what they are saying. Listen to those two women and their radio program. On and on he would go on about it, and eventually it started to sink into this hick head of mine. We went from just me venting and messing with the minds of the Obama WH to actually influencing the national discussion from time to time. That’s pretty damn impressive and if you ask me, spells doom for the old media. They’re no different than me now. A bunch of washed up dinosaurs too dumb to figure out they have become old news.

    I’ll be in touch around 10:00 tonight.

    Drinks on me.

    -Insider

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/11/06/white-house-insider-we-done-good-win-or-lose-we-done-good/

  204. trixta – Thanks for the good thoughts and the martini glass is the best antidote I can think of, though I’m not a drinker myself (except for the finest Champagne!!).

  205. And blowmeObama, yes, the chemo does affect the sense of taste but they have a special mouthwash for that, 6-8 times a day. I eat plenty – way overweight!

  206. If this happens……

    Holy Mary….

    Miami Dade County, #FL – Bellwether precinct in Coral Gables projecting 90% GOP turnout.

  207. Some meat off the bones of the link posted above from the Hillbuzz boyz:

    Hillary Clinton’s Remarkable Knack for Being in the South Pacific Whenever Democrats Are Going to Have A Terrible Day Back Home

    Though I will never vote for another Democrat as long as I live because I just won’t ever again trust that party with the presidency, I’ll always love Hillary Clinton for the mind games she plays with Barack Obama right under everyone’s noses. During the 2008 campaign there were stretches in the primaries where I’d actually see her in person three or four times a week, and I’d get to observe her unguarded, interacting with her friends, and showing off her sharp and biting sense of humor. She loves screwing with people…and has a golden peal of a laugh that reverberates in a room like booming church bells. She’s hilarious and cutting…and expertly carries grudges.

    The woman also has quite the knack for being as far away from Washington, DC as humanly possible whenever anything bad is about to happen to Democrats. Have you noticed this?

    * November 2nd, 2010 — While Democrats were being roasted by voters stateside in the Midterm elections, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was dancing by a fire in Papua New Guinea having a pig roast on the beach. Laughing and smiling and laughing some more. I wonder what she named the pig before they cooked it?

    * September 4-6th, 2012 — During the bizarre yelling and shouting and baby-killing festival of anger that Democrats held in Charlotte, North Carolina (but called it their quadrennial “Convention”), Hillary was in the Cook Islands near New Zealand, having a wonderful time in tropical temperatures and smiling behind sunglasses…having nothing to do with the mess Democrats were making for themselves back home.

    * November 6th, 2012 — When Barack Obama and Democrats go down in defeat in the general election, Hillary will be in Perth, Australia enjoying her distance away in the Southern Hemisphere.

    COINCIDENCE?

    With Hillary Clinton there are no coincidences.

    On November 7th, after Obama and his acolytes are defeated, Bill and Hillary Clinton will launch the Democrat Civil War for control of the heart and soul of the party. The factions of the Clinton Restoration and the Obama Remnant will jostle for the reins, like the Lion and the Unicorn quarreling all over town. We all know how that turned out, too. The next four years will be mighty interesting as magically all sorts of evidence drops showing that Barack Obama was personally responsible for what happened in Libya…and that Obama actually ordered no action be taken to rescue Ambassador Stevens and the others that were killed. Just watch…once he’s out of office and no one can blame the Clintons for “ruining Obama’s chance at reelection!” then all sorts of interesting things will leak (maybe even through WikiLeaks) the reveal Obama to have been up to all sorts of odd things in Libya that blew up in his face. The Clintons hold grudges, mean business, and want to reconstitute the Democrat Party around its former moderate/centrist “Democrat Leadership Council” heart.

    It’s going to be a sight to behold, even if I think Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to do so well in their first term that no Democrat will be elected to the presidency for many, many years to come. That means Barack Obama and those on the Left who pushed Hillary aside to deny her the chance to become our first female president will be on the receiving end of more than just mind games in the years ahead.

    I know that many of you take every opportunity afforded to bash Hillary Clinton because it’s an old habit…but you can disagree with or dislike a person while still appreciating the complicated and not-at-all-coincidental things she does to even the score with her nemeses.

    There’s never been a character in American politics quite like Hillary Clinton…and she’s definitely not done with Barack Obama yet.

    As he says Goodbye to his presidency, Hillary’s saying G’Day to Australians far, far away…and loving every minute of it!

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/hillary-clintons-remarkable-knack-for-being-in-the-south-pacific-whenever-democrats-are-going-to-have-a-terrible-day-back-home-31144#comments

  208. Florida could be a blowout….

    Pinellas County, #FL – Another Obama needs to run up score, but so far GOP bellwether precincts already at 60% turnout. Dem ones at 20-40%.

  209. On live TV this morning in Baton Rouge: a news reporter goes to the polls and speaks to a voter who is leaving
    REPORTER: And what race are you interested in today?
    VOTER: Black.
    *
    *
    Loozyana. Why am I not surprised.

  210. You know the pundits were bragging about bo having so yearly votes.Well they don’t count those until today and those votes could be for Romney
    I bet there are a lot of Romney democrats this time, just like there were a lot of Reagan democrats in 1980. 🙂

  211. ACE

    double voting witnessed in downtown Milwaukee. poll watcher threatened, police now investigating.”

    Via Drudge: Poll watcher in Detroit threatened with gun – 911 call denied.

  212. Shadowfax: Glad to see Hillbuzz still has its eyes set on HRC:

    “On November 7th, … Bill and Hillary Clinton will launch the Democrat Civil War for control of the heart and soul of the party.”

    Yes indeed, but full control of a party that can vie for the presidency again is a long way off, as Hillbuzz says:

    “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to do so well in their first term that no Democrat will be elected to the presidency for many, many years to come.”

    Exactly my prognosis. Their earliest chance is a Clintonista, or Hillary herself, in 2020. 2016 is going to be an even bigger blowout than 2012. Let Axelrod put up another of his gang for the slaughter.

    “There’s never been a character in American politics quite like Hillary Clinton…and she’s definitely not done with Barack Obama yet.”

    I hope Hillbuzz is right, there. Jarrett promised payback when O won. She’s going to get payback herself when O loses.

  213. I love Hillary but I am more than willing to give Mitt Romney a chance to lead. I have really learned that for me personally, I’m just a conservative at my gut and life level. If I see a new platform by Hillary that includes smaller government and deficit cuts, then I could never even start to consider her again.

  214. I just voted. I usually go late in the day, and my vote is around the 230 mark, meaning 229 people have voted before me. Today, I went at noon, and I was voter number 786! It was not crowded. There were no problems. Both black and white poll workers were present, and all were pleasant and nice. No rancor was observed. Both blacks and whites were voting when I did. There were probably a few more whites than blacks at the time I was there.

    I posted a few weeks ago that I had heard some of the Southern fundamentalist African American pastors were telling their church members not to vote. I really didn’t think there was much validity to that rumor, but now I’m wondering. It was very quiet. I have seen only one Obama/Biden sign the whole time. It will be very interesting to see what’s up.

    I’ll be interested to see how it’s playing out and what’s going on at Big Pink. Unfortunately, I will be working until late, so I’m sure I’ll miss quite a bit of fun and suspense. But, you guys party on!

  215. Jeepers, I am jealous…I don’t get off work and go to vote for about 6 more hours.

    Maybe Mitt will already be declared the winner by then and I won’t get to see all the tv drama?

    Nah, it’s gonna be a long night.

  216. This is interesting…..In CO, Mitt Romney is on pace to win Adams Co. A county that hasn’t been won by the GOP since 1984.

  217. jeswezy.

    BOL in your chemo. I’m on treatment #11 of 12 semi-monthly maintenance infusions. #11 is December 4 and the last is in January. It’s been almost 2 years but the alternative to the TX is much worse, for me. I’m not ready to throw in the towel. 😆

    Hope your reactions are tolerable.

  218. Oh Basil, sorry to hear you have been on chemo too and wishing the best and prayers for full recovery to you and jeswezy.

  219. D@mn! Is it too late to play?

    ‘In addition to my “wild” prognosis of a 55-45 blowout, there was the more serious tip I posted the other day to any of you who play the stock market:’

  220. BASIL99: Wow, you’ve got it much worse than me, I had no idea! They’re planning on only 4 treatments for me, then oral + radiation, and an operation 6 weeks after that. Everything is under control, it’s not rampant. We should both be through in January and maybe we could meet up with jbstones about then for a belated celebration?

  221. BASIL99: About the stock market, if you didn’t buy up last week or yesterday (Monday), then you’ll be losing out on a couple of percent. Wednesday morning is the skyrocket.

    Of course, the skyrocket will continue. You could buy this week and expect to gain maybe 25% by February.

  222. the secreatary of state in florida is predicting the state will break all voting records and hit 9 million votes…

  223. Shadowfax,

    No worries. It’s been almost 2 years for me and I feel great. It’s only the day if infusion and a few days after that I feel lousy. Like I said, the alternative is not tempting!

    Seeing Mitt win today is the best pick-me-up I can think of!

  224. Funny the stock market spike at 11am when the news media got its first round of “quarantined and unreleased” exit polls………make of it what you will.

  225. JBS ….I do not know, neither does anyone else but from what i’m reading………..look up and you’ll get some Florida flashes from me.

  226. jeswezy,

    Sounds like you’re in great shape, then. Discomfort for a few months and then it will be over.

    About which is worse, it’s all relative. Mine is slow-moving. Cures are rare but it’s very possible to keep it at bay for years, even decades.

    Anyway, I know how rough the first several treatments are so hang in there and don’t be too hard on yourself. The first infusion is always the worst. And stay positive and busy!

  227. From Rush on Facebook….

    “Reports from OH: Long lines in rural counties & what may be record turnout in GOP areas. Turnout in Cleveland looks weak.”

  228. I voted around 9 am, was #100. Steady stream of cars all day at my polling place.

    But the method sounds different from what others are doing.

    We had to fill out a paper ballot with special pens and then enclose it in a folder which was fed into the scanner. No touch screen involved.

  229. BASIL99
    November 6th, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    “I didn’t mean to disclose my personal problems:”

    Hey, we are all in this together. Hang in there.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    That is what friends are for Basil xpxp

  230. FWiw,

    Hannity is speaking with a Bill Cunningham of Hamilton County Ohio who says the 3 pm polls show Mitt far surpassing the numbers the POS got in 2008 and GWB got in 00 and 04 and that if these numbers hold there is no way Ohio goes to the POS and Mitt is the next prez.

    He said the turnout us far surpassing anything seen in the county previously.

  231. Oh, and thanks everyone. Like jeswezy, I wasn’t posting for the sympathy vote, just reacting from my current reality which is all good.

  232. Poer Outage at Supervisor of Elections office Annex in Tampa (Hillsborough County) Also, one at Government Center in Pasco – not known if Supervisor’s office there is involved

  233.  0 0 Rate This
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/06/Obama-supporter-punches-voter-in-face
    From Breitbart:

    DETROIT POLLS: OBAMA CAMPAIGNER PUNCHES VOTER IN FACE

    by ELECTION JOURNAL 6 Nov 2012, 7:22 AM PDT POST A COMMENT
    REPORT: A woman in a Detroit polling location was aggressively campaigning for Obama. A female voter in line objected. The Obama supporter punched the woman in the face.
    Police came to arrest her and she smacked the cop.
    Developing…

  234. Norma Desmond
    November 6th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Read on Twitter Christie extended NJ voting til Friday

    any confirmation?

    ——
    WTF?

    The election for the entire country up in the air because of NJ? What about those military trucks that were going to replace polling places/

  235. Hey, guys! Wanted to stop in before I got back to the baby.

    Got a message from a pal who blogs pretty heavily. Word back to him is that Romney took CO. The exit polls are fantastic there.

    Not sure how reliable it is, but this guy is low-key and never chimes in unless he’s sure of it. I tend to believe him on it.

    Any word elsewhere? Turnout is heavy here in OK, but less than ’08 in our area which is a college area. Lats time, there was a wait. Not this time. 👿 may take a county or two this time, but doubtful. This is a deeply red state. Like the lipstick our honorable Governor smeared on her trooper BF’s schmenis while she was married to someone else. 😉

  236. nomobama
    November 6th, 2012 at 4:38 pm WTF IS WRONG with Obots?!?!?!!!!

    MY Goodness!

    It’s an ELECTION. Someone wins, someone loses. It’s not a TAKEOVER.

    yet….

  237. Ari Fleischer…..

    My GOP sources who know OH are telling me turnout is equal to and greater than Bush 2004…

    ……………………………….

    I think Romney wins ohio.

  238. That’s when you know you’re going to win

    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Mitt Romney walked out of his campaign jet at Pittsburgh International Airport here Tuesday afternoon and was met by an unexpected sight: hundreds upon hundreds of supporters packed into the top and middle levels of a nearby parking garage, cheering the candidate’s arrival.
    That’s when you know you’re going to win.

    A visibly moved Romney, clad in a white shirt and slacks, stepped into the late afternoon sun and walked across the tarmac to a spot near a metal fence separating him from the supporters in the garage.

    Press entourage in tow, he waved to the crowd for several moments, saying nothing.

    Afterward, a reporter asked Romney how the moment made him feel.

    “That’s when you know you’re gonna win,” he said as he walked back across the tarmac and into an SUV that carried him off to his second stop of the day.

    Check the pic.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/06/mitt-romney-moved-by-surprise-show-of-support/?wprss=rss_politics

  239. Looks like Romney expecting to be elected tonight.

    CNN : Romney tells reporters he’s written a victory speech that is 1,118 words long, says it’s only speech he’s written at this point.

  240. Only 1 hours until the first polls close in half of indiana and kentucky. 2 hours until the other half.

  241. @foxyladi14

    I think that the arrogance that is Obama and his cabal have awakened the sleeping giant. Let him go down in flames.

  242. November 06, 2012
    GOP Sources: We’re Looking Good In CO, IA, NH, and WI
    —Ace

    Assuming Romney wins Florida, NC, and Virginia, then Wisconsin, Colorado, and either Iowa or New Hampshire wins it for him.

    I think Team Obama is trying to put out word that Virginia is shaky for Romney. I think they’re trying to demoralize us. I don’t believe it.

    If Rasmussen and Gallup are right about the partisan skew of the country’s actual voter population, which is either R+1 or R +6, respectively, then the polls offered by virtually everyone else aren’t worth jack.

    If Mitt Romney wins tonight, it’ll likely be because of something revealed by a little-noticed statistic released yesterday by the polling firm Rasmussen — following a similar statistic last week from Gallup.
    Rasmussen revealed that for the month of October, its data showed that among likely voters, the electorate is 39 percent Republican and 33 percent Democratic.

    This comes from a survey of 15,000 people taken over the course of a month. Yes, 15,000 people —15 times the number in a statistically significant poll.

    This number might be discounted, since Rasmussen has a reputation as leaning Republican. Except that last week, Gallup — the oldest and most reputable national pollster — released its party ID survey of 9,424 likely voters. And it came out 36 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat.

    This means two firms, with huge numbers of likely voters in their surveys, are finding on election eve that there are more Republican than Democratic voters.

    Why does this matter? Because never in the history of polling, dating back to 1936, have self-identified Republicans outnumbered Democrats on Election Day. Never. Ever.

  243. First, to jeswezey and Basil. You are both in my prayers…stay strong.

    Worked half a day like someone else here today then took 2 car loads to the polls. Better turn out in 2012 than in 2008.

    Proudly cast my vote for Mitt and can’t wait to have a real POTUS again. I am sick of the “swagger” presidents of Bush and Obama. I want someone with a bit of humility and respects the people of this nation ala Clinton.

    Lastly, is it just me or has the coverage of the victims of Hurricane Sandy disappeared off the screen? I remember weeks of coverage of Katrina, but NY/NJ seems almost an afterthought at this point. I am praying for them as this next storm hits.

    Will Spike Lee do a 4-hour documentary of the lousy government response to Sandy like he did for Katrina?

    Gonna get some dinner, chill the beer…and pray some more.

  244. btw

    turnout this am was very heavy in NH. i waited till this afternoon to place my vote. we had voter id for the first time.

    go romney. let’s send the sob to hell tonight.

  245. They might have it on Fox news Mitt and Ryan visiting the headquarters. The headquarters is right across the street from Richmond Mall. The victory party is in Independence Oh

  246. VotingHillary
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Gonna get some dinner, chill the beer…and pray some more.
    ____________________________________________________________

    Continue to pray and thank God as he removes the plague.

  247. alcina
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    neta

    that is so cool. i think your state OH is going to put R over the top!
    _____________________________________________________________

    Please God i hope so

  248. gonzotx
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Why does this matter? Because never in the history of polling, dating
    back to 1936, have self-identified Republicans outnumbered Democrats on
    Election Day. Never. Ever.

  249. neetabug
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Oh, Ryan also was there. I took a picture with Mitt
    ——-
    How wonderful, they are real people to you now.

  250. THIS IS DAN RATHER SAYING THIS!!

    Dan Rather, had Rather be exiled to Siberia,with Ahmadinedjad, than to have to make this statement.

    Dan Rather said he has a gut feeling.. it will be a Good Day for Mitt Romney..!!

    Yippee. I am not myself a republican either, but I am allied with them until the progressive beast is dead.

    My enemy’s enemy is my friend. Welcome to the party (if not The Party), pal!

  251. gonzotx
    November 6th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    November 06, 2012
    GOP Sources: We’re Looking Good In CO, IA, NH, and WI
    —Ace

    Rasmussen revealed that for the month of October, its data showed that among likely voters, the electorate is 39 percent Republican and 33 percent Democratic.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    Obama gets all the “credit” for taking Dems +whatever in 2008, to just about even in 2010, down to a -6 now.

    Amazing what Obama “accomplished” in four years.

    And he wants four more????

  252. gonzotx,

    Thanks for asking but I’m doing great. Still have Adhesivie capsillitis but mobility of about 80% has returned and I am thrilled. I’ve even started working with horses and that takes a lot of strength so I’m improving.

    The lymphoma is in remission and I don’t really want to undergo another 2 infusions (for a total of 12) but if I don’t and it comes back really soon I’ll always wonder if those last 2 treatments would have helped so I’m sticking it out until January, 2013. Resistance is low and had pneumonia all summer but have bounced back.

    And then I’m going to Athens and Rome. I had to stop working coz of all the SX so before I jump into something new I want to visit those two cities. Who knows when I’ll ever get another chance.

    If anyone had told me 5 years ago I would have one friggin medical condition after another I would have said they were crazy but that’s what happened. I’m just grateful to be on the road to recovery (again) and to see the election of a great president.

    How about you? How’s that shoulder?

  253. Guy talking to Hannity on his radio show says the lines in OH are so darn long waiting to vote in Repub areas, if they don’t give up and go home for dinner, OH will be Romney’s and he will win. The guy said it’s been like this all day.

  254. My daughter just came from voting in a 99% AA she said she was number 188 at 5:30

    She said she did not have to wait long

  255. Ed Henry says Obama’s campaign knows the races are tight. Finally an admission by them. Keeps.fingers.crossed.

  256. Gotta say, this is what we said Chicago would do tonight, dozey exit polls…yup bet they are skewed too.

  257. 1) It’s looking like the Ohio polls overstated the state’s early vote, which consistently favored Obama in the data. This could be bad news for Obama:

    The reported early voting numbers, however, show that virtually every single Ohio poll overestimated the amount of early votes cast. If early voting is calculated at 1,787,346, in order for total voter turnout to rival 2004 numbers, early voting cannot occupy more than 32% of the total votes cast — and even in that scenario, that high of a percentage means that total voter turnout will be lower than it was in 2008. In order for turnout to match 2008 levels, early voting can only account for 31% of total votes cast.

    Many of the polls measured Ohio’s turnout at 35 to 40 percent, with the president enjoying a massive lead. This information might shift the paradigm vis-a-vis turnout, and thus votes.

  258. vanity4usa

    Drudge’s Stupid Exits: “Toss Up” In States Critical To Election
    —Ace

    When I first looked at Drudge, he seemed to have more states in the Obama column.

    Now, the only state that isn’t a longshot he has going for Obama is New Hampshire. The others are MI, PA, and and NV. All of these are in the “longshot” category. Only New Hampshire was considered a good shot for Romney.

    Now in the Toss ups it’s the states we already knew would be tough: OH, VA, CO, IA.

    If the exit polls say “toss up” there, you know what I’m thinking? President Romney.

  259. Some advice from Hillbuzz about Drudge.

    A FEW WORDS ABOUT MATT DRUDGE:

    The reason he screws with you on nights like tonight is because he can. Drudge is gay, and is a prankster. Think of him as a big brother who likes to hold you down and dangle a spider over your head to make you squeal. It’s fun for him. He’s a showman like PT Barnum. He knows Romney will win, but he’s teasing you and will build the excitement like a drama queen.

    Don’t go on Drudge Report tonight. I will be looking at it all evening and I will tell you anything you need to know. But spare yourself Matt Drudge’s drama. He’s a nice guy and great at what he does, but man does he like to screw with people’s emotions.

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/

  260. people please stop being in denial…this is like part 2 all over again when some people here thought Hillary was going to pill through and be the nominee eventho we all with a straight head on our shoulder knew the DNC wanted the oreo

  261. Well, vanity, since you’re such a huge Drudge fan check the site again and notice he’s put up a disclaimer about early voting in the right hand corner.

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