Update II: More poll closings at 9 pm: Wisconsin, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota. Horrid news as Obama takes Pennsylvania and Michigan. Florida is still tight. Republicans will keep the House of Representatives.
Update: Earlier tonight Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina polls closed. At 8 pm: Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire polls closed. These are the big ones that will tell the night’s tale.
So we’re worried. We’re not paralyzed with fear nor chewing our nails until blood drips. Fight. Vote. Worried? Good – use that energy. Call friends that are on the fence and give them a talk. Let the Hopium Guzzlers sleep through the night.
Last night we posted Sinatra songs to keep our spirits up. As we wrote in the previous post this election is really important. America and the world are on a string ready to float away. Good news is we’ve “got the world on a string, sitting on a rainbow”.
As to predictions, we are worried, not paralyzed. Our operative stance for elections is run like you are 20 points behind. We want Romney supporters, even those in Utah to be worried, and get out and vote. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Vote, vote, vote.
So what do we think is going to happen and what are we looking at tonight? First here is a link to poll closings. Kentucky is up first and then at 7 p.m.: Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina. We’ll be watching states as they finish voting and start to count then comment.
We’re mostly ignoring polls at this point because they are too close and anything can happen. We made a lot of calls and received many emails this past week which give us a sense of what has been happening. What these missives have told us is that Romney has the energy that is needed to win. Obama is a spent force.
Could Obama still win. Sure. There is the possibility that Obama will get the votes from people who will put a clothespin on their noses and vote for him even though they are not enthused at all. That could happen, but what we keep hearing everywhere is that Romney signs and support can be found in the unlikeliest places.
Consider if you are the Obama campaign and remember 2008. There were signs of support for Obama everywhere. T-shirts with Obama’s pictures and buttons on many people littered the streets then. Now an Obama campaign operative, like voters everywhere, rarely sees an Obama button on a lapel or an Obama bumper sticker.
Then there are the candidates. Watch the candidates on the stump in their last week speeches. Watch, don’t listen. Watch. Barack Obama is mostly hunched over, bending over the podium as if to grab voters by the lapels in a desperate attempt to shake them into voting for him.
Mitt Romney, the guy we beat up repeatedly, is now doing what we always wanted. Romney is showing urgency. Urgency is not desperation. Urgency is the knowledge that something must be done, victory must be achieved. Urgency is very different from desperation.
In Pennsylvania and New Hampshire there is a strong mystic chord we heard in 2008 and 2009. Remember New Hampshire when the political death of Hillary Clinton (she’s in Australia tonight) was celebrated a bit too early by the Hopium Guzzlers and Big Media? Hillary won.
In 2009, do you remember the crazy notion that Scott Brown could actually win the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy’s ample rear? It just could not happen, not in Massachusetts. Senator Scott Brown.
Mitt Romney’s recent forays into Pennsylvania remind us of that Scott Brown race. There was a sub rosa Republican campaign that kept gathering force then at the end, and remember this was all by design of the Scott Brown campaign, the ad wave began from outside groups and that led to the Scott Brown victory.
Our sense is that Romney is displaying the firm determination of a person who believes he can win, must win. Romney supporters/voters sense this is a man with a desire to win and a desire to Rescue America. That is a priceless jewel to own.
Romney, we believe, will win. It might even be a massive victory.