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Romney heading for a Landslide Win
The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 12, 2012 | Wayne Allen Root

Posted on 10/15/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater

The news media are ignoring signs of mass disgust with Mr. Obama. In the West Virginia Democratic primary, a felon got 40 percent of the vote against Mr. Obama. In deep-blue Massachusetts and Connecticut, GOP Senate candidates are even or leading in recent polls. In pro-union Wisconsin, Scott Walker won by a country mile.

In 2008, Democrats controlled a majority of governorships. Today, Republicans control the majority of governorships. Presidential elections are always steered in each state by the party of the governor, the most powerful force in state politics.

After the 2010 census, electoral votes were added to states that usually lean Republican in elections: Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, South Carolina and Utah. Deep-blue states such as New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Massachusetts lost electoral votes.

Christians will turn out in record numbers this year. Mr. Obama has offended Christians repeatedly. Last election, 20 million evangelical Christians did not vote. They will turn out in record numbers in 2012 to defeat the most anti-Christian president in U.S. history. Just recall the long lines at Chick-fil-A in August.

Voter rolls have been purged in 2012 of felons and illegals in many states — particularly Florida and Ohio. Turnout of Democrats will be nothing like in 2008.

The “enthusiasm factor” for Mr. Romney is huge. Conservatives are focused, intense, motivated and enthusiastic. Democrats who turned out for Mr. Obama in record numbers in 2008 are demoralized. I know several people who voted for him in 2008 but won’t do so again.

Finally, history proves that a majority of undecided voters break for the challenger. Mr. Romney will take most of the undecided voters on Election Day — just as Ronald Reagan did against Jimmy Carter in 1980.

(Excerpt) Read more at freerepublic.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elction; landslide; obama; romney

1 posted on 10/15/2012 7:55:17 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

Here’s the full link to the Times piece:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/12/mitt-romney-heading-for-a-landslide-win/?page=2


2 posted on 10/15/2012 7:56:26 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

3 posted on 10/15/2012 8:03:57 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

He ain’t buying the plus 10 Dem turnout models.

Pray for America


4 posted on 10/15/2012 8:15:08 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Don’t nobody rest easy till this is done ... the Chicago machine ain’t goin down without using every trick in the book and will likely make up some new ones.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 8:19:07 PM PDT by sawmill trash (Gun control is like trying to solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Just a note of caution....he is a former Obama classmate and is not exactly objective...very much against him.

That said, nice piece.


6 posted on 10/15/2012 8:22:35 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Complacency is our main enemy.We must assume that this is gonna be close...Bush/algore close....because it very probably will be.
7 posted on 10/15/2012 8:25:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Senator Goldwater
How can Romney win, when the Messiah is in the White House?

2008 Quotes about Barack the Messiah

8 posted on 10/15/2012 8:38:58 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Gay State Conservative
Complacency is our main enemy.We must assume that this is gonna be close...Bush/algore close....because it very probably will be.

That can't be said too often. I lurked on Free Republic in'98, and I remember tons of "How sweet its going to be" posts. Mid term election jinx, plus second term jinx, plus major scandal jinx. How many seats would we gain in the House? Twenty was the consensus minimum. Instead we lost seats, because the Dems were not dreaming and posting -- they were working desperately to stave off defeat. They are this year too, and we have to out work them.

9 posted on 10/15/2012 8:39:09 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: sawmill trash
Don’t nobody rest easy till this is done ... the Chicago machine ain’t goin down without using every trick in the book and will likely make up some new ones.

LISTEN UP EVERYONE!!!! DON'T REST EASY TIL THE JOB IS DONE!!!!!

10 posted on 10/15/2012 8:45:53 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: sawmill trash
Don’t nobody rest easy till this is done...

Agreed. Now is the time to double-down. Mention to strangers in the supermarket how you had hopes for Obama, but he's been a dissapointment. Little ripples of discontent that spread out on the pond of ideas.
11 posted on 10/15/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: sawmill trash

Until I see OH consistently tracking Romney, I’m going to assume 0bama is going to win. The army of zombie 0bamabots is smaller than in ‘08, but they’ll still be plenty of them. To the low information voter, 0bama probably comes off as sincere, but misguided. Romney probably reminds them of a boss they once disliked. Historically, only once in the past 100+ years has a party not held the WH for at least 8 years. That of course was Carter. 0bama may be as bad as Carter, but Romney is no Reagan.

I’m not going to rest until this fight is over, but I think some people are whistling past the graveyard.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 9:27:33 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Senator Goldwater
You botched the article link.

It should be http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/12/mitt-romney-heading-for-a-landslide-win/

13 posted on 10/15/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Senator Goldwater
Keep your landslide theory to yourself so you don't dilute enthusiasm or voter turnout.
Use your energy to turn around the FACT that the Republican Senate Election effort is absolutely the WORSE run effort in recorded history. Makes you think the elite Republican establishment wants the Senate to stay in DemocRat hands to preserve the STATUS QUO with Harry Reid in charge.

Regardless or who is President, the Senate MUST be won and the House majority maintained or we get no where. Wake the track up!!

14 posted on 10/15/2012 9:41:27 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Did you forget about Ford and Bush I?


15 posted on 10/15/2012 9:42:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Senator Goldwater

Gosh!! A freeper had a thread on the subject and many doubters. hehehehehehe ;)

Romney will WIN in landslide!!! Stop the nonsense of being behind in the polls. GOT IT!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2935003/posts


16 posted on 10/15/2012 9:42:31 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Lou Budvis

“Historically, only once in the past 100+ years has a party not held the WH for at least 8 years. “

Yes, remember when the polls all showed McCain was behind? We hoped the polls were wrong, but they turned out right.

It is very hard to unseat a sitting president. Even a total dweeb like Odumbo. We should brace for the worst.


17 posted on 10/15/2012 9:53:54 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Terry Mross

No. That’s the reason I said ‘party’ instead of person. Nixon/Ford held it for 8 and of course REAGAN/bush held it for 12.

Following the Cleveland(D)-Harrison(R)-Cleveland(D) election results of the late 1800s, McKinnely/TR/Taft held the WH for the GOP for 16 years. Thereafter, Wilson/D/8 years. Harding-Coolidge-Hoover/R/12 yrs. FDR/Truman/D/20 yrs. Ike/R/8
JFK-LBJ/8., etc.

So history is on 0bama’s side sad to say.


18 posted on 10/15/2012 10:00:01 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: garjog

Well said...


19 posted on 10/15/2012 10:12:07 PM PDT by paul544
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To: Senator Goldwater

My fear is that no matter what the polls indicate, it will not stop the liberals from using any means possible to win this election...they do not play be the rules...

Pray for the United States of America!


20 posted on 10/15/2012 10:14:13 PM PDT by free-n-TX
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To: cashless

No, it doesn’t dilute enthusiasm, it demoralizes the opposition. If one side is talking about landslides, and the other side is praying that they still have a shot at winning, the more cocky the confident side acts, the more Undecided voters will perceive their candidate as a winner, and the more dispirited the other side will be.

This is especially true since Obama’s whole re-election campaign is based on a media driven attempt to portray his victory as “inevitable”. Remember when Hillary was perceived as inevitable, and how quickly she fell once that perception
was no longer there?

I’m not saying that we should just sit back and not hustle. I’m saying that the combination of boots on the ground and a sincere belief that our side will win is a lethal combination.


21 posted on 10/15/2012 10:31:26 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: Senator Goldwater; SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; ...

Poll ping.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 10:38:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: cashless

In this lefty corner of the world we can safely tell anyone we wish—none of them would believe us anyway!


23 posted on 10/15/2012 10:41:17 PM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: cashless; Senator Goldwater
Let me see if I got this straight.

We should not predict a win for Romney by the evidence of our eyes such as the polls and the evidence cited by the author in this article because it will make potential Romney voters complacent and they will fail to go to the polls.

I suppose at the time when it appeared that Romney was behind we should have refrained from posting articles or making comments about those polls because it might discourage Romney voters who would refrain from voting.

It must be quite a trick knowing whether to encourage or discourage so we just do not say anything? We certainly cannot say anything intelligent if we do not know what is in the polls or what the arguments are. So are we just to shut up?

The problem with that is much of the discussion about those polls that had Romney behind was whether they were legitimate. It is very difficult to discuss the legitimacy of polls which are conditioning the mind of the electorate, not just conservatives or Republicans but liberals and Democrats and independents, without actually bringing up the polls. If we had not debunked the polls we would not know what we were talking about, we would not know if and when we are dealing with a relatively legitimate poll like Rasmussen.

If we do not know when a poll is legitimate we will not know whether in fact the electorate needs to be discouraged or if the electorate needs to be encouraged or what part of the electorate you think is in need of stimulus or sedative. We would not know where the hell we are.

The idea of this forum is that the give-and-take among thinking conservatives sooner or later gets us pretty close to the truth and to the truth of the facts. We cannot get there without give-and-take and we cannot get give-and-take unless we have the articles.

I trust conservatives as a group to get to the truth ultimately. I certainly do not trust conservatives or anybody else who form opinions without access to the facts.

I emphatically disagree with your admonition to Senator Goldwater and even more emphatically to your rebuke of him. I am thankful that he has posted this article and hope that he continues to post many more. I would prefer to be the judge of my own intellectual universe and not pass the red pencil of censorship to you.

Ultimately, we will never get the conservative victories the country indisputably needs if we fear the truth.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 11:42:14 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Lou Budvis

‘So history is on Obama’s side sad to say.’

WRONGO.

In the past 124 years, every President, save one, who was elected to their first term as President in a year ending in an ‘8’ has lost re-election. The lone exception was Richard Nixon who was forced to resign two years after re-election.

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison was elected to his first term as President. He was defeated by Grover Cleveland in 1892.

In 1908, William Howard Taft was elected to his first term as President. He was defeated by Woodrow Wilson in 1912.

In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected to his first term as President. He was defeated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932.

Harry S. Truman was already the sitting President in 1948 so his election as President was not his first term.

In 1968, Richard Nixon was elected to his first term as President. He was re-elected in 1972 only to resign in 1974.

In 1988, George HW Bush was elected to his first term as President. He was defeated by Bill Clinton in 1992.

In 2008, Barak Obama was elected to his first term as President. He WILL be defeated by Mitt Romney in 2012.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 12:30:36 AM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Be ready for new and harsher attacks on the EC as these socialist states continue to lose population and EC votes. Every government school teacher grooms their wards to hate the EC as an unnecessary relic and roadblock to real democracy.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 3:37:04 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Slyfox

Wow, you should have warned us to have a bucket ready!


27 posted on 10/16/2012 3:50:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: nathanbedford
I would add that unlike both Obama and Palin in 08 , Romney's campaign is NOT "Personality driven," and really it's not even "issue driven" ---though many of us would prefer that it was. Rather, it is ORGANIZATION driven and that (and $) has always been Romney's strength as a businessman. Emotion and adoring crowds are nice, but I got news for everyone. Romney's organization was in place LAST SUMMER, already had the precincts organized, and the walker scalers enlisted. They were determined to kick Obama out no matter what Romney did or didn't do. It has been a thing of beauty.

Point is, they weren't depressed a month ago when polls were bad, and they haven't changed their operations now that Mitt is up.

28 posted on 10/16/2012 4:01:51 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Senator Goldwater

Ya can’t screw up BOTH foreign and domestic policy and win re-election.

Until Benghazi....it was a close race. Now....a blow-out.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 4:12:41 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: LS
Good point.

Romney is the ultimate button-down organization man and he is systematically dismantling the Obama apparatus. What we did not expect was such a bravura performance in the first debate. That was simply off the scale in terms of style and substance.

As the debate occurs tonight it will be interesting to see if Romney can maintain anything like that high level of performance irrespective of Obama's performance. If Obama is abusing drugs, a possibility which is purely speculative on my part but which goes a long way towards explaining much of his method of governing and his appalling lapses in the first debate, his handlers and enablers will be under terrible pressure to get the dosage just right so that he is functioning for precisely the 90 min when he is on stage. Too much too late and he makes an ass of himself, too little too soon and he goes underwater again. They must get his dosage exactly right at exactly the right time.

I am now taking off my tinfoil hat.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 4:15:41 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford
I am now taking off my tinfoil hat.

Given the depth and expansiveness of Obama's shady past, combined with his abysmal record in office and treating the White House experience like his own private Versailles, you have no need to pin yourself as a conspirancy nut.

31 posted on 10/16/2012 4:34:16 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: nathanbedford

Not tinfoil at all. This guy misses meetings, plays golf, his wife is almost never around him, it wouldn’t surprise me at all.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: nathanbedford

Well said, Lt. Gen. Forrest.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: cynwoody

See post 1.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 1:15:02 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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