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Don't worry, WFB and National Review: I'm not losing my nerve. Romney is still going to lose
Telegraph - UK ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dan Hodges

Posted on 10/19/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

These are words I never thought I’d have to write: William F Buckley Jnr,I’m sorry.

Actually,my apology isn’t really directed towards that titan of modern conservatism;he’s galloping proudly across the eternal range with the Gipper. It’s more a mea culpa to my good friends at National Review,who have kept Buckley’s flame flourishing during the long days and dark nights of the Obama administration.

Yesterday,I let them down. In this piece admiring the strange beauty of the US electoral college,I wavered. Or at least,I gave columnist John O’Sullivan the impression that I had finally allowed the cold needle of doubt to pierce my soul. “[Hodges] seems to concede implicitly that Romney might have a chance,albeit a slim one,of passing the post first”,he wrote, with the same panache he used to pen speeches for Margaret Thatcher. “I was saddened to read this. I pray he’s not losing his brio. So I make this appeal: Don’t do it,Dan. Don’t join the massed ranks of desiccated calculating machines,of green-eye-shaded statisticians with liquid nitrogen in our veins. Keep swashing your buckle. Stay Cavalier!”

John, rest easy. The laddie is not for turning.Obama has this.

Not that you’d know it from the latest wave of panic that has swept through liberal ranks. First we had the debate meltdown. Now we have the Gallup meltdown. At this rate when Obama is declared the winner a fortnight next Tuesday,half the blogosphere will still be fretting: “He’s going to trip and bang his head on the lectern before he delivers his victory speech,and Joe Biden will collapse in shock,and Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter will mount a coup and Romney will become president!”. Apparently Gallup’s private polling has the chances of this scenario occurring at a healthy 67 per cent.

So what is the basis for my arrogant,long-range,Leftie, pinko,assumption of victory?....

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cliff; delusional; lemming; socialist
I guess all he has left are hits from Romney supporters going to his article to laugh at him and his assertion that Gallup is an outlier.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

lol.

Gallup might be an outlier but all the other polls have it close to tied with Dems oversampled


2 posted on 10/19/2012 12:26:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He must have some other inside information. The RCP averages include some really weak polls that oversample Dems by a TON.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 12:26:06 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I was a bit worried until I saw this guy used the NYT and Huffpo as his sources.

All he ended up doing is validating Romney's 47% comment.

4 posted on 10/19/2012 12:28:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The guy looks like a Union Thug.

"Dan Hodges is a Blairite cuckoo in the Miliband nest. He has worked for the Labour Party, the GMB trade union and managed numerous independent political campaigns. He writes about Labour with tribal loyalty and without reservation."

5 posted on 10/19/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

IOW, just another überlib.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 12:34:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I love these UK leftists who somehow think they’re experts on US elections.

When our home-grown leftists are as clueless as they are, how much less should we expect from this guy?


7 posted on 10/19/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT by Kingosaurus
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To: Paladin2

He looks like the inbred mutant that played the bango from Deliverance.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 12:39:28 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
This reader's comment hits squarely on what keeps me up at night: early voting in Ohio...

If Obama takes Ohio, Tuesday may turn out to have been the turning point.But not because of the debate. An even bigger development Tuesday was the Supreme Court's decision not to review a lower court's ruling that early voting in Ohio on the weekend before the election must be allowed for everyone, not just members of the military. That gives the Obama campaign a few extra days to take advantage of its superior get-out-the-vote organization.By some estimates, up to one-third of Ohioans will vote before Election Day. The higher the percentage of early voters, the better Romney has to do on Nov. 6 to overcome the cushion Obama will build up among early voters. There's no conspiracy here. Obama's team decided early in the campaign to devote a lot of time, effort and money to early voting operations in key states, and it's paying off in Ohio, where Democrats are voting early in much larger numbers than Republicans

9 posted on 10/19/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Paladin2

He looks like the inbred mutant that played the bango from Deliverance.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 12:50:14 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Paladin2

I know it’s shallow but this man is so terribly, terribly ugly. Inside and out. He is can’t-help-but-stare ugly.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 12:51:00 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: montag813

Bump!


12 posted on 10/19/2012 12:51:47 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Paladin2

He looks like the poster boy for a soccer hooligan, and also like someone who still believes he’s living in post-World War I England and the poor dockworkers are still striking against the evil aristocracy and capitalists.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 12:53:07 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Paladin2

Looks like he was beaten by a union thug. :-)


14 posted on 10/19/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Paladin2
He writes about Labour with tribal loyalty and without reservation."

And without a clue.

Sorry, I can't stand that screwed-up, faux-fierce expression that wanna-be "manno the pee-pul" wear.
15 posted on 10/19/2012 12:56:01 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: montag813

Ohio has been the key all along. Various polls may be dim-oversampled, yet they are reporting that Romney has taken the lead in VA, FL, and NC. Also it is unlikely that a pollster like Ras would be in the tank for 0bama in OH, but nowhere else. Until there is a trend for Romney in OH, 0bama is the favorite.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 12:56:07 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And a broken clock is right once a day. Obama has not come in ANY poll in the last few days over 50% while Romney has broken it.

You have to be a delusional Lefty to deny reality. They’re good at it and this article from Dan Hodges is proof it. The late William F. Buckley surely wouldn’t disagree.

They’d like to see Obama get re-elected and you can see here how far desperation goes! Its not a pretty sight.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 12:59:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Paladin2

The Gaydar is on red alert defcon 5.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Lou Budvis
OH follows the trend. Look at the classic bellwether state - MO. Romney leads there 54-45.

I don't really see ANY scenario in which Romney carries MO by double digits and goes on to lose OH. Not on this site of The Twilight Zone.

Dan Hodge's fantasy notwithstanding. The trend is our friend.

19 posted on 10/19/2012 1:03:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: DarthVader
Photobucket

Bonzo blasts his bango at Madison Square Garden.

20 posted on 10/19/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Accompanied by Steve Martin on the banjo.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

the left just insists on drinking the Kool-Aid....may they drink a mighty helping


21 posted on 10/19/2012 1:04:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DarthVader

my thoughts exactly....the music went off in my head instantly....


22 posted on 10/19/2012 1:06:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DarthVader

He is, after all, a citizen of Great Britain, the macrocosm of Aintry, GA/Deliverance.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 1:10:13 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama was never going to be anything more than a one term president.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Paladin2

the guy looks and sounds like he took a few too many punches


25 posted on 10/19/2012 1:29:55 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: goldstategop

I am amused by the number of people who think OH is everthing. Obama is running 7 to 10 points behind in nearly every state and with every demographic, and will still win if he takes Ohio. If Obama underperforms by just 7 on election day, he will end up at about 215 EV.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 2:14:00 PM PDT by jps098
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is drivel not worth paying attention to.

Liberals will assert Obama will win, whether it is true or not, because that is the Obama campaign “narrative”.

They do NOT want the look of a loser, or the wheels will come off the failed President’s campaign.

Obama has failed America and should be fired. Anyone not agreeing with that is out to lunch.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 2:19:39 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: DarthVader
He looks like the inbred mutant that played the bango from Deliverance.

Billy Redden wore special makeup to play that part, so he likely would take offense to the comparison with this columnist.

28 posted on 10/19/2012 2:53:14 PM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Lou Budvis
"Until there is a trend for Romney in OH, 0bama is the favorite."

WTF is 51-45? National PV dynamics will slaughter early voting.

29 posted on 10/19/2012 2:57:35 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV = 287EV)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One thing I have noticed in my own area. No Obama signs, There is no hype for Obama.

I can’t say that makes a Romney win, but what I can say is that there is no happiness or enthusiasm for Obama.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 3:00:17 PM PDT by dforest
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