Skip to comments.Folks, this Presidential race is over
Posted on 10/21/2008 6:00:23 AM PDT by impeachedrapist
Obama's numbers in OH stink, and PA isn't much better. He's hurting in FL. McCain's putting on the pressure in NH, WI, MN, IA, CO, VA and rumor has it even MI again. And McCain/Palin are just now employing their ad blitz. Life is good, and barring a major October/November surprise the lightweight Marxist has been defeated.
But we still have plenty of work to do. There are a bunch of vulnerable freshmen Dem representatives in the House. The GOP has about 20 realistic pick-up opportunities. See my list below:
And my personal favorite! PA-12 (tough, but doable thanks to Murtha the Marine smearing racist)
Details on these races (website links, voting percentages, fundraising numbers, etc.) are here spread throughout this thread.
The current count is Dems 233, GOP 202. The Pubbies unfortunately do have to defend a lot of seats due to retirement. To retake the House they'd need to basically run the table on defending those seats and win about 16 of those above pick-up opportunities. Possible, but not likely. However, a solid McCain/Palin win in this anti-incumbent environment could provide enough of a push. And just cutting into the Dems' current 31-seat lead, after months of them gloating, will be very demoralizing.
If you've been thinking about donating your time and/or money, now's the time.
Remember, this race (in my view) isn't really McCain vs. Obama, Palin vs. Biden, or even Palin vs. Obama.
It's regular America vs. the media. And I want them absolutely crushed and humiliated the night of Nov. 4th. Let's replace Chrissy Matthews' tingle down his leg with something considerably less pleasant.
From your keyboard, to God’s ears!
IR, I like your attitude this morning.
I hope you’re right. Nice head fake on the article.
Need to keep Pushing...I’M JOE!
IF YOU GO TO A RALLY EVEN AN OBAMA RALLY
WEAR YOUR i’m Joe Nurse, teacher,executive shirts!!!!
KEEP HAMMERING FOR JOE AND JOHN AND SARAH!!!
On to victory!
Anybody who says it is over in either direction is being way too optimistic or way too pessimistic. There is still a lot of fight in this race and nobody can let up.
GIVE TIL IT HURTS!!
Dont let the anti-americans take her down, she works very hard on the House floor, is a good conservative, has 4 children, married 30 years, has own business, has fostered 23 children.
Looks like the rats’ economic crisis isn’t working. It’s still about taxes, patriotism and keeping our country safe!
Landrieu can be beaten in Louisiana, but she's dug in like a tick on a coon hound, so it's going to take some work.
Don’t forget Michele Bachmann. She’s in trouble for questioning some of 0bama’s views, and there’s an orchestrated effort to unseat her in two weeks. You can listen to her interview from yesterday, Monday 10/20/2008 on http://www.themarklevinshow.com. She needs cash - the libs raised $2M to work against her. If you can donate anything at all, it’d be great.
Methinks this thread will get lots of posts today for it’s upbeat message.
Funny. One of us (you!) provides only emotion. The other (me) provides data. Data you don't like, which is fine. But please don't attempt to lecture me on being irrational until you yourself reach at least a beginner's level of rationality.
Apologies - I didn’t see that Michele’s info had been previously noted here.
I saw where the NRSC had recently pulled back its ads in LA, then changed their minds and went back in. I would love to see her beaten, as well as see the GOP pick up LA-06.
I think I’ll stop reading anything else right now! I need a positive start to my day for once and this is it! Great news and I love your attitude! Thanks a bunch!
‘Gotta tell you, I admire your enthusiasm.
I’m one of those “glass half empty” kind of people, and I need somebody like you to be the cheerleader. Thanks.
(Actually, my wife says it’s worse than “glass half empty”.
She says I am like Eyore of Winnie The Pooh fame.) :o)
Anne has lots of volunteers working for her. Debate coming up tonight. Last time Yarmuth admitted that even if your home is paid for the government owns it (his opinion). Very vulnerable on drilling (against), spending (for) and the bridges project (against).
We're actually in agreement. There's still time for Obama/Biden to change the momentum, like we saw Gore do in 2000. But I'm hoping folks realize there's more at stake here than just Palin and that white-haired guy winning the Presidency. We're at a major tipping point, and I'd like to see everyone here (I know, I'm dreaming) apply themselves to severely punish the Dems and the media (same thing, I know).
...shove it up your a##. I’ll bet you haven’t donated one cent nor made one phone call or knocked on one door to help.
Winning will not be enough. If it is close, there will be a tremendous fight after the election. Wait and see.
I didn't forget about her. I only focused on seats currently held by Dems that the GOP has a shot at picking up. Michele is defending her seat, and I wish her the very best. She has to be encouraged by how much time and energy the McCain campaign has put into Minnesota. I'm certain that will help her.
Normally I LOVE Eeyore. But there have been far too many Eeyores on FR the past month or so. We need more Tiggers!
They're going to try to steal it, you know.
LOL! Without a doubt.
How dare you. We have rules here on FR. Show some respect and courtesy.
Next time, it should be “PLEASE, Shove it up your a##”.
Yes, I’d say that’s an outstanding attitude. Well *I* certainly feel uplifted, even though I’m far more cautiously optimistic.
So take advantage of this opportunity to help ensure it's not close.
don’t forget the tripple prime time slot paid with all those “micro donation” t-shirt sales.
It’s regular America vs. the media.
Amen to that!
We MUST keep pushing hard on every issue!
Early voting totals every state:
How is Andy Harris doing in MD-01, normally a solid lock. Gilchest the uberRINO is departing and has endorsed Kratovil. And I just read in the Sunfishwraptoilet paper this morning that it’s a “toss-up” (of course they didn’t provide any polling).
How can we get someone to run the Saddleback interviews again the day after his 30 minute ad buy?
This is a straight ticket year folks. No time to punish yourself by punishing the GOP. Every vote for Democrats is a vote for Keith Obermann.
I really, really hope and wish you were right. But come on. We can still win, but the MSM and Hussein’s million$ are going to pull out all the stops over the next two weeks. It’s very hard to be optimistic.
That said, I think we can take Pa., which would be a major coup.
MI Senator Levin will hop, skip and jump to victory over his GOP challenger, like he always does. He could reveal himself to be the Prince of Darkness and still get reelected.
Scarier still, Congressman Tim Walberg (MI 7th) is facing a tough reelection against dem challenger Schauer, which is absolutely inexplicable to all of us who live in mid-mitten. I've seen a few recent polls that actually put Schauer ahead of Walberg.
Not good. Don't count on any rays of sunshine coming out of Michigan.
Too bad positive attitudes don’t win elections?
And if it’s not close at all, but a landslide, what will happen to all the concern about riots?
I think the ‘riots’ are more the sugar-coated dreams of MSM reporters who fantasize about being ‘on-scene’ during a riot.
Every MSM reporter is looking for their Woodward/Bernstein fifteen minutes.
I live in MD 01 and it does seem to be a toss-up. I think Harris assumed the seat was his and didn’t really do the work he had to do to ensure victory. Kratovil and his lover Gilcrest are all over the airwaves and sending out reams of junk mail, and you don’t tend to hear much from Harris.
No more AmeriCAN’T and RepubliCAN’T.
AmeriCAN and RepubliCAN in November!