Here’s a new one.. Which Realclearpolitics isn’t reporting . They seem to be fairly arbitrary about what they will and will not include in the average.
A few weeks ago I was discounting all the polls except Ras’, and that was based on a legitimate belief that all the other polls were crap. But it was nerve wracking to watch the lead keep changing hands in the Ras’ poll.
But over the past two weeks since the debate, all the polling news has been so good, I don’t worry about Ras’ anymore. And again, it’s not a case of “oh, you take the polls seriously when they look good for your guy, and you dismiss them when they look bad for your guy”.
It was more a matter of waiting for the election to get close enough away so that low info voters are really starting to pay attention, combined with getting to the point where these polling firms have their credibility on the line. And the debate was the catalyst for both of these things to occur.
Obama wants to be a dictator, and he understands the dynamics of being a dictator. When the masses are enthralled by the dictator, it makes the dictator feel powerful and confident. But when a dictator falls, it happens swiftly, and there’s no going back. The dictator meets his end looking completely deflated and pathetic. That’s what happened to Obama at the first debate, and he knows better than anyone that he can’t get his dictator mojo back.