Skip to comments.Prediction: Romney 325, Obama 213
Posted on 11/05/2012 7:10:38 PM PST by Red Steel
Yup. Thats right. A landslide for Romney approaching the magnitude of Obamas against McCain. Thats my prediction.
On Sunday, we changed our clocks. On Tuesday, well change our president.
Romney will win the states McCain carried in 2008, plus: Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In the popular vote, Romney will win by more than 5 points.
The Obama campaign made the following key mistakes:
It bet the farm on negative ads in swing states. It didnt realize that Mitts convention speech and the three debates would give him the chance to live down the charges and demonstrate through facts and his demeanor that they were baseless.
Obama had no Plan B if the negatives didnt work. He never really laid in a convincing defense of his record, except to recall the mess that he inherited and to try to make people believe things were better. He had no vision for his second term, except more of same. He never moved to the center the shift that reelected Bill Clinton.
Obama drew his list of swing states too narrowly. He did not contemplate that he would be forced to defend Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan or Minnesota and squandered his money contesting unwinnable states like North Carolina. When Romney bypassed Obamas firewall states (like the Germans did the French Maginot Line in World War II), the president had not laid in the necessary prophylactic irradiation of negative ads, and three of the states embraced Romney.
By focusing on the negative, Obama sacrificed first his personal popularity and then his dignity and presidentiality. No longer was he the hope and the change. He became nothing more than a nasty partisan, throwing epithets at his rival. A president does not let himself be quoted as saying that his opponent is a bullsh--ter or that voting is the best revenge. Even his dress was wrong. Instead of appearing in a dark suit, he dressed in an open-neck white shirt, trying to be everyman but succeeding only in not looking like a president.
Since he offered nothing more than a negative campaign and a grab-bag of special-interest pleadings for single women, unions, college kids and minorities, Obama failed to inspire the turnout that he needed. Against Santorum and Gingrich, Obama could have made the case that their prospective presidencies were sufficiently dangerous that liberals and Democrats must rush to the polls to stop them. But against the congenial Romney, the warnings rang hollow.
In the first debate, Obama was terrible. Well likely find out what his excuses are after the polls close. Did he have the flu? Was it the altitude? Had he, as Bob Woodward suggested, just received a dose of bad news? Why did he appear distracted?
Obama should have gotten the facts out quickly about Benghazi rather than let them drip, drip, drip out over six weeks. He could then have handled the crisis and won points for determination and toughness. Instead, to the very end, he looked like he was covering up the fact of a terrorist attack. Because he was.
After Sandy, Obama visited New Jersey and surveyed the damage with Gov. Chris Christie (R). He should have stayed on the storm, superintending relief efforts, urging FEMA on, absorbing the lessons of Bushs failure to cope well with Katrina. Instead, he returned to the partisan wars and the strident speeches in swing states.
None of this should take away from Romneys brilliant campaign. By staying on the economy and not being tempted into side issues like Libya, Mitt kept the focus where it needed to be and never let up. His campaigns foray into Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin was vital to his chances of victory. More about what Mitt did right in my post-election column on Thursday. But for now, lets celebrate the new president we are about to elect.
Tomorrow we get to take out the trash.
Hopefully enough racists in the swing states can be cobbled together to put Romney in the White House./s
Tomorrow we don't just get to flush the turd down the toilet, but we also get our septic tank's SCUM pumped and removed.
Zero’s going to get Romnitized on Tuesday.. BLOWOUT! :)
Don’t forget the bigots, sexists, and homophobes!
His total was 69k. how many will he lose on those voting on election day.
Obama gambled and lost. He got his base voters to vote early hoping that + the ridiculously oversampled polls would make him look inevitable, and he’d ride it to a win. Wrong. Get out of our house Obama!
so I take it Morris has resumed his Romney landslide bit after scaring us with the Sandy “helps” obammey act....
Remember: Dick Morris makes millions of dollars a year helping candidates and parties win world-wide. Theres a reason both Trent Lott and Bill Clinton hired him. If he, Michael Barone and Karl Rove say its gonna rain, buy a boat.
Loving the optimism I’m seeing on FR tonight!
The traitors in the MSM should be put on trial after the election.
The biggest and most important election in American history and Barry “Joe Cool” Obama is going to play basketball. The boy just don’t shive a git, does he? That’s been his problem for the past four years.
Well, great. So I’m gonna hold my nose, again, and vote for the double talking liberal. And I’m not talking about Obama. And all you so called conservatives better be there beside me holding him accountable. If Romney does win then he better not be cut any slack here. Even less slack than Obama. Cause you have all drank the Romney Kool-aid.
Me? Once again I have compromised my principles. Screw it. It ain’t the first time for me.
How about YOU?
They were godafying Silver's polling analysis while making fun of Limbaugh. Useless idiots
I really hope so. Voting tomorrow in North Carolina, my wife and I are doing our part to to bring change to the white house.