Skip to comments.The Coming Obama Landslide?
Posted on 08/04/2012 7:25:18 AM PDT by Alistair Stratford IV
The Coming Obama Landslide?
Liberals dont want to jinx it. It terrifies the right. And the press would prefer a nail-biter. But the fact is that finding Romneys path to victory is getting harder every day.
Theres a secret lurking behind everything youre reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders knowor shouldbut few are talking about, most likely because it takes the drama out of the whole business. The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to draw an inside straight like youve never ever seen in a movie to win this thing. This is especially true now that it seems as if Pennsylvania isnt really up for grabs. Romneys paths to 270 are few.
First, lets discuss Pennsylvania. There has been good reason for Democrats to sweat this state. True, Obama won it handily in 2008, by 10 points. But its a state that is older and whiter and more working-class than most of America. Obama benefited from all the unique circumstances of 2008 that helped him across the country, but if ever there were a state where the well, we gave the black guy a chance and he blew it meme might catch on, its the Keystone State.
But the jobless rate there is 7.5 percent, well below the national average. Democratic voter registration has held its own.
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I’m going to save this idiotic analysis to use as an example in the future of what’s wrong with the stupid red-blue electoral look at American politics.
Stopped reading right there. Absolutely zero credibility to this individual.
Now here is a liberal who believes the rigged polls. After the election he’ll be writing about how the election was stolen.
Liberalism is a mental disease
Those racist Pennsylvanians!
...the jobless rate there is 7.5 percent, well below the national average.
Stopped reading right there...
Yeah, sure, we believe Barry is going to win in a landslide; this must be why Harry Reid is trying desperately to get traction on his bogus assertions that Romney is a tax cheat with no evidence and phantom Bain employees.
In Pennsy, it’s the cities vs. everywhere else.
Last election, there were Obama offices all over the barrios and black neighborhoods. Stickers & posters all over the place. Haven’t seen quite so many this time around.
In addition, there’s hope the voter id law suppresses fraud.
Yep, garbage in garbage out...
Is John Semmens using a new pen name?
This brilliant analysis must have been written by Megan McCain
Well, it’s the Daily Beast after all.
The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to draw an inside straight like you've never ever seen in a movie to win this thing. This is especially true now that it seems as if Pennsylvania isn't really up for grabs. Romney's paths to 270 are few.Thanks DB, I'd never heard of this "electoral college" thing before.
From the same people who decry the electoral college when the vote is close (as in 2000...). Thanks for the laugh.
Was this dude getting stoned with Ted before writing this? Wow, that “Mind Rape” weed was really strong.
Even if Obama fixes the election, he will probably lose. With the new census, his “lock” states have fewer electoral votes than they did four years ago. The GOP “lock” states gained electoral votes
Which means Romney just needs to turn a few states over in 2012 to win. If Romney gets either Ohio or Florida...he wins. If Romney were to take New Mexico....Obama is toast...because if Romney can win there...he can take other states Obama won in ‘08
This writer is smoking something wicked, for sure
What drug is this poor slob on? I need some of it.
“...Theres a secret lurking ... The secret is the electoral college...”
To whom is the electoral college “a secret”?
The dead, multiple voters and imaginary people (Mickey Mouse, etc.).....