“...I see this election as being a complete route for Obama on the order of Nixon over Mondale.”
Did you just have a “Biden moment”? I think you meant to say Nixon over McGovern (520 to 17 Electoral votes).
Either way, there’s no way that’s going to happen. Obama’s guaranteed to win far too many big states. California and New York plus almost all of New England. He’ll likely end up with 200 Electoral Votes, at least.