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  • United Russia Winning Elections To Crimean Parliament - Exit Polls

    09/14/2014 10:11:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    Itar Tass ^ | 09/14/2014 | Itar Tass
    SIMFEROPOL, September 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s ruling party United Russia is winning elections to Crimea’s State Council, or legislature, according to exit poll results announced on Sunday after polling stations were closed. Thus, the results of the exit poll demonstrate that the United Russia is claiming 70.36% of the vote. Apart from the United Russia, two more parties - the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and the Communist Party (CPRF) - are surmounting the five-percent barrier with 9.33 and 6.56% of the vote, respectively. Candidates from the rest nine political parties, according to the exit polls, are failing to win seats in...
  • Entrepreneur builds private toll road after landslip (Kelston, England)

    08/04/2014 1:31:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:45PM BST 03 Aug 2014 | Elliot Pinkham
    An entrepreneur has gambled his home on building a toll road after becoming frustrated at council delays in clearing a commuter route blocked by a landslip. Mike Watts is charging motorists £2 per journey to use his bypass made from rolled chippings and avoid the closed section of the A431 between Bath and Bristol. A landslip in February forced the closure of Kelston Road and, while Bath and North East Somerset Council said it has begun repairs costing £1.5 million, the road is not due to reopen until Christmas. Mr. Watts, aged 62 years, said his road, which runs through...
  • Buyer's Remorse: If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide

    07/28/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Polls which ask voters for their thoughts on how the last election should have shaped up a year or two years after the fact are pretty much meaningless. The latest CNN/ORC survey which asks voters that question is no exception to that rule. Nevertheless, with just 100 days remaining before the midterm elections, this question is an instructive measurement of voter satisfaction with the president. If voters had it to do all over again, 53 percent would support Mitt Romney over the 44 percent who would continue to back Barack Obama. The president’s remaining coalition is what you would...
  • No Landslide for the GOP

    05/16/2014 9:19:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/16/2014 | Eric Erickson
    Public Opinion Strategies, a Washington political shop, produced a chart last week that got much of the political press buzzing. The chart compared polling questions during incumbent friendly elections and, as they put it, "shellackings." Their data suggests 2014 will be a shellacking for the Democrats. But, contrary to what many say, it will not be a landslide at the federal level. In October 1994, when the Republicans rode a wave of anti-Democrat sentiment to Washington, 30 percent more Americans thought the nation was on the wrong track than the right track. In 2006, when the Democrats came back, 27...
  • Indications Of A Republican Landslide – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    05/13/2014 7:55:56 PM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 5/13/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how there are major indications of a Republican landslide in the upcoming midterm elections. Tune in!
  • WATCH: Cars Sinking Into a Baltimore Street, People Gathered To Watch. Then The Last 15 Seconds…WOW!

    05/01/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT · by montag813 · 59 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-02-2014 | TRN
    Incredible video of today's Baltimore street landslide. Car owners were milling about, wondering what to do with their cars sunk 8-12 inches below street level....until....WOW...all we can say is watch the last 15 seconds... WATCH:
  • En route to Asia, Obama to survey Washington landslide damage [Quick Photo Op!]

    04/22/2014 6:19:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 4/22/14 | CHRISTI PARSONS
    ...Obama, on his way to a weeklong trip to Asia, is headed to Washington state Tuesday to survey damage from the landslide and meet with survivors, first responders and local officials one month after the tragedy....
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    04/20/2014 1:11:00 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 20, 2014 | Matthew Brown
    JACKSON, Wyo. -- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth. Over the past two weeks, a piece of East Gros Ventre Butte has slowly collapsed toward the west side of Jackson — shearing one hillside home in half, threatening to devour several others and looming ever more ominously over a cluster of businesses below. :snip: By Saturday morning, the shifting earth had caused bulges in a road and a parking lot at the foot...
  • Before and After: Photos Show Mudslide's Destruction [60 Miles N.E. From Seattle]

    03/24/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 24 March 2014 | Jon Sweeney
    A mudslide in Washington state turned a square mile of Snohomish County into complete devastation and claimed the lives of at least eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. The slide, which occurred around 11 a.m. PT Saturday, turned land that spanned neighborhoods into "quicksand." [18 more "missing"]
  • People cry for help from underneath rubble after 3 die in Washington landslide

    03/23/2014 2:52:37 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Greg Botelho, Joe Sutton, Janet DiGiacomo
    (CNN) -- A devastating landslide in Washington state killed three people Saturday and sent rescuers desperately digging for people crying for help underneath debris, authorities in Washington state said. The landslide cut off a small town and a river and prompted an evacuation notice for fear of a potentially "catastrophic flood event," authorities said. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said, in addition to those dead, seven adults and a 6-month-old boy were rescued and sent to local hospitals. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle reported that five patients had been airlifted there and were in its care. Three of those --...
  • In case you’re one of the few that hasn’t seen the latest viral “rock” video…

    09/02/2013 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 31, 2013
    I believe this near-catastrophe happened in Taiwan. Watch as a dashcam captures the action Now go back and pay special attention to the mountain peak at the top-center of the screen at about 2 seconds in. That’s some Wile E. Coyote stuff right there.
  • Washington landslide pushes home into sea

    03/28/2013 9:48:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/28/13
    A landslide on Whidbey Island in Washington state pushed one home 200 feet out into the water and forced the evacuation of about 20 people, officials said. Early Wednesday morning a 1,000-foot-wide section of a cliff on the island fell away, blocking the beach-side road below, The Seattle Times reported. Police evacuated about a dozen people from homes below the cliff by boat because of the road blockage, KOMO-TV, Seattle, reported.
  • GRETAWIRE - Latest from the Governor Romney plane!(Ann Romney, "We're Gonna Win!")

    11/05/2012 5:47:02 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    GretaWire ^ | Nov 5 2012 - 8:13 PM ET | Greta Van Susteren
    In their forward compartment on their “Believe in America” campaign plane tonight before landing in Columbus for the just concluded rally, an ebullient Ann Romney told your reporter “We’re going to win!” A cadre of Romney senior staffers busily worked their email on laptops, tablets and hand held devices. Mr Romney seated in a chair with the words “The Gov” embroidered on the headrest and an I-Pad in his lap beamed at his wife’s confidence and echoed her sentiments immediately saying decisively “It’s over!” referring to both his quest for victory in Ohio and the nation.
  • 10 Trends Showing Barack Obama's Collapse Among Independents

    11/05/2012 9:19:52 AM PST · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Resurgent Republican ^ | 11/1/2012 | Polling Analysis
    President Obama is collapsing among Independent voters, but this is not an "October Surprise." The rebellion of the center is a fundamental trend of President Obama's four years in office. In our inaugural survey in April 2009, 100 days into President Obama’s time in office, Resurgent Republic noted: "[Voters] are deeply skeptical about the amount of money Mr. Obama proposes for the government to spend, tax, and borrow for bailouts and other spending programs that produce few private sector jobs. Independents, who hold the balance of power in this electorate, are closer to Republicans than to Democrats on these fiscal...
  • Our pick: Mitt Romney [Wisconsin State Journal]

    11/04/2012 10:57:40 AM PST · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Not enough hope and too little change. That is President Barack Obama's record on the economy, debt and Washington gridlock after four years in the White House. The State Journal editorial board endorses Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election. Romney showed as the Republican governor of Democratic-leaning Massachusetts that he can find agreement across the partisan divide. And his vice presidential pick — Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville — suggests Romney is serious about tackling America's fiscal mess. Romney has an impressive record of success in the private and public sectors. He's a numbers guy who focuses more on...
  • President Barack Obama's Concession Speech, Nov. 6, 2012

    11/03/2012 6:07:15 PM PDT · by garjog · 32 replies
    Imaginary White House ^ | November 6, 2012 | Barck Obama
    President Barack Obama's Concession Speech. White House. November, 6, 2012. My fellow Americans. Change is part of life. Four years ago I said that “we are the change we are waiting for.” Tonight the American people have decided that they want more change and we respect their choice. I can’t say that news of this change doesn’t hurt, but we can look with satisfaction on some of our promising proposals that were perhaps so bold that the nation wasn’t ready for them quite yet. I want to thank all of my supporters for the tireless efforts that they have devoted...
  • Hitler Finds Out Mitt Romney Won In A Landslide, Freaks Out

    11/03/2012 4:20:17 PM PDT · by garjog · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Oct 4, 2012 | garybpilot1
    Hitler in his bunker finds out Romney wins. (Warning: F words towards end.)
  • Catch The Wave.

    11/03/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 2 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | November 3 2012 | Skip MacLure
    You can see it on the horizon. It’s swelling, rising, as we speak… its speed deceptive, disguised by its magnitude, threatening to sweep everything in its path. Remember when the DeMarxists wrote us off after the last election? American patriots, under the nom de guerre of the Tea Party, had just finished handing the left (and a few RINOs) a sixty-year shellacking, and one of historical proportions at that. The insane predictability of the left never fails to amaze me. DeMarxist mouthpieces started bleating all around the country… “That was it, they (the Tea Party) shot their bolt, it’s over,...
  • Dick Morris: Romney will win in a 'landslide'

    11/03/2012 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 40 replies
    foxnews ^ | 10/31/2012 | O'Reilly Factor
    O'REILLY: "Campaign 2012 Segment" tonight, as you may know, Dick Morris predicting a big landslide for Mitt Romney even though, as we mentioned, a "New York Times" poll out today says the President will most likely win in three vital swing state. Morris, the author of the big new bestseller, "Here Comes the Black Helicopter"; he joins us now Dick Morris from Detroit. So you, I'm sure, repudiate the "New York Times" poll? DICK MORRIS, FOX NEWS POLITICAL ANALYST: Yes. And let me go through the numbers because it's important for people to get in. In Florida, the "Times" says...
  • Keep Calm and Finish Him

    11/03/2012 6:02:24 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 19 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 2, 2012 | Charlie Martin
    . . . That said, there are some things to look at that can perhaps help you sleep tonight. I. Michael Barone There’s not a lot of people smarter about American politics than Michael Barone; he’s worked for both parties over the years, he’s made a life study out of American politics. And he’s been saying for weeks that he thinks Romney will win. He said it today, again. Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. II. Today’s Washington Post In a story today...
  • Here Comes The Landslide

    11/01/2012 8:28:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Dickmorris.com ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | Dick Morris
    Here Comes The Landslide By Dick Morris on October 31, 2012 Published on TheHill.com on October 30, 2012 Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all...
  • Dick Morris: Here comes the landslide

    10/31/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2012 | Dick Morris
    Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him — and to like him. He...
  • The Folly of David Axelrod’s Turnout Model

    10/30/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | 10/29/2012 | Keith Backer
    Much of this blog is spent arguing — persuasively I hope — why the polling data and get out the vote activities favor Mitt Romney this election cycle. But if President Obama wins re-election where could all of this analysis have erred? Possibly the final remaining question that will determine the election outcome is whether Obama campaign manager David Axelrod is correct on the racial composition of the electorate being 72% White or whether is he fooling both himself and his acolytes in the media? President Obama regularly polls with national support among Whites as low as between 36 –...
  • 2012 U.S. Electorate Looks Like 2008 (Gallup)

    10/26/2012 7:56:01 AM PDT · by jwb0581 · 122 replies
    Just released - Gallup is projecting 36R 35D 29I turnout in 2012.
  • This race is starting to look like 1980

    10/23/2012 8:43:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2012 | J.T. YOUNG
    Nearing Election Day, the presidential race is tight. A strong performance in debate has eased concerns about the challenger’s fitness, and the incumbent is hobbled by a weak economy. But the public still seems split. That’s the story now — but it was the story in 1980, too, when Ronald Reagan went on to win 44 states and President Jimmy Carter carried just 41 percent of the popular vote. In other words, this seeming tie is what it looks like when an incumbent president is heading for defeat. President Obama’s strategy also resembles that of Carter, who sought to discredit...
  • Romney heading for a Landslide Win

    10/15/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 12, 2012 | Wayne Allen Root
    The news media are ignoring signs of mass disgust with Mr. Obama. In the West Virginia Democratic primary, a felon got 40 percent of the vote against Mr. Obama. In deep-blue Massachusetts and Connecticut, GOP Senate candidates are even or leading in recent polls. In pro-union Wisconsin, Scott Walker won by a country mile. In 2008, Democrats controlled a majority of governorships. Today, Republicans control the majority of governorships. Presidential elections are always steered in each state by the party of the governor, the most powerful force in state politics. After the 2010 census, electoral votes were added to states...
  • The Republicans will massacre each other after Mitt Romney loses

    10/02/2012 11:43:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 185 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 2, 2012 | Dan Hodges
    ..............Incredible as it may seem to most outside observers, Mitt Romney is actually what currently passes for a moderate in today’s Republican Party..... Romney was sold – in the teeth of opposition from a significant section of the Republican grass roots – as the pragmatic choice, the compromise they had to make with ideology to secure victory. And when he loses, those activists are going to go as vengefully crazy as Cain’s Rhode Island Reds. Anyone who doubts the reaction of the GOP stalwarts to Romney’s impending defeat should bear in mind this single, if chilling, fact. Most of them...
  • Is there a Republican landslide coming in November?

    10/02/2012 5:25:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/02/2012 | Keith Edwards
    It would be an election night to remember for Republicans and conservatives if the Romney/Ryan presidential ticket wins in a landslide, but nothing short of shock and awe for Democrats and their liberal media allies based on the latest polls. Quick to sweep the historic Republican election landslide in 2010 and Scott Walker's big victory in Wisconsin's recall election under the rug, Democrats and the liberal media have been treating Obama's dismal record on the economy and foreign policy the same way they treated those elections - like they never happened. Since those elections, Democrats and the liberal media have...
  • Freeper Fun;If Romney Wins In A Landslide,What Will&Should Be Major Front Page Headlines?

    09/30/2012 6:29:12 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 176 replies
    As we are all hoping and praying for a "Reagan Landslide",lets assume Obama loses every swing state and the Colorado University is right once again.What can we expect to see on the front page of the Times,Post,Various Tribunes,TIME,etc? You have to wonder how the owners of the New York Times will handle the embarrassing loss.Will there be a headline declaring that we are all racists? or maybe that Romney won under a GOP Conspiracy?,Hmm, wasn't that the case with Obama&ACORN? Well fellow conservatives,lets see some of your "Predicted Headlines" and please use Photoshop or WORD.
  • Las Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts Obama Will Have a Landslide Loss

    09/30/2012 6:28:14 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 73 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Blogs / Mr. Conservative
    Las Vegas Oddsmaker Wayne Allyn Root predicted that Barack Obama will suffer a massive loss in the General Election even though the current polls do not show Obama necessarily losing. Root stated, Forget the polls. My gut instincts as a Vegas oddsmaker and common sense small businessman tell me this will be a historic landslide and a world-class repudiation of Obama’s radical and risky socialist agenda. It's Reagan-Carter all over again. Root laid out the rationale for his prediction. He does have a history of successful political predictions. Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who...
  • Why Romney Is Going to Romp over Obama in November

    09/21/2012 7:05:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2012 | The Drive-By Pundit
    For those of you fretting over the latest "FoxNews/ABC-CBS-NBC/Wall Street Journal/USAToday/Perth Amboy Times/And Whatnot" poll showing Obama 300 points ahead of Romney in the race for the presidency, do yourself a big favor -- ignore it, and everything like it. I have for months now, and it's been great for my blood pressure. When a TV news report on the latest polls comes on television, I instantly change the channel. When I hear the word "poll" on my radio, I quickly switch stations. When I happen upon a newspaper article or column about polls, I promptly flip to the funny...
  • How 'The Shy Republican' Could Be Masking a Landslide

    08/30/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 30, 2012 | Adam Shaw
    At time of writing, polls show the race for the presidency to be tight. General consensus seems to be that whoever wins, the 2012 election will be won by a bat squeak. Yet to many, especially those of us on the right, it seems peculiar that Obama is still remotely in the race. With high unemployment, minimal GDP growth, a 100% increase in food stamp costs, and out-of-control spending, many conservatives are asking how just under half of the American population can possibly want more of the same. While it is not possible now to get into the many reasons...
  • Where’s the landslide? Why 2012 isn’t 1980

    08/29/2012 7:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Enterprise ^ | 08/29/2012 | James Pethokoukis
    Image credit: JPMorgan Republican National Convention – Tampa, FloridaJust a few more bits of data among many, but today’s consumer confidence numbers were dreadful.JPMorgan: The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index fell 4.8 points to 60.6 in August. Since peaking at 71.6 in February, the index has dropped 11.0 points to its weakest reading since November 2011. The weakness in the Conference Board index in August contrasted with the modest improvement already reported in the preliminary University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for the month, but the deterioration in consumer attitudes looks reasonable considering the recent increases in jobless claims...
  • Pre-election America Reads In Red And Blue (Amazon.com poll predicts Romney landslide)

    08/26/2012 9:49:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 26, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    If the following "heatmap" of readership political bent by state from Amazon is any indication of the votership inclination in the coming election, then Mitt Romney, more natural disasters notwithstanding, has nothing to worry about. Then again in the world of oxymorons, there are few quite as potent as "America Reads" (with the exception of the occasional money-losing Kindle for the aspirationally cool reader).
  • Economic forecasting model predicts Obama will lose in near-landslide

    08/03/2012 9:07:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | August 2, 2012 | James Pethokoukis
    Political scientist Douglas Hibbs looks at two factors when forecasting presidential elections: a) per capita real disposable personal income over the incumbent president’s term, and b) cumulative U.S. military fatalities in overseas conflicts. And he’s predicting a near-landslide win for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, with Obama losing by about as big a margin in 2012 as he won back in 2008. Under Hibbs Bread and Peace model, Romney wins 52.5% to Obama’s 47.5%.
  • For House Democrats 2012 will be at least as bad as 2010, but chances are it will be worse

    07/28/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    “If this were just our candidates versus their candidates, I would sign an affidavit that we would pick up 35 seats” so says Congressman Steve Israel the Democrat in charge of getting the House back. This false bravado sums up a big part of the Democrats’ problem: not being able to acknowledge there is a problem. A hand wringing New York Times analysis lays out the grim situation for its Party, “The overall dynamic favors Republicans, who look poised to maintain their hold on the House. More Democrats than Republicans have retired in districts where they were endangered, and more...
  • POLL: Romney Has His Biggest Lead Over Obama In Weeks

    07/27/2012 9:12:54 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 27 Jul 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Some good news for Mitt Romney today after spending yesterday getting hammered in his London trip by British press and politicians: He's leading President Barack Obama in Rasmussen's daily tracking poll by his biggest margin in more than a month. Romney leads Obama, 49 percent to 44 percent, in the general election matchup. That nearly mirrors the result on who voters say they trust more to handle the economy. Romney leads there 49-43. Just last Saturday, though, the two candidates were tied at 46 percent apiece. Rasmussen notes that "as with any such change in the race, it remains to...
  • Vegas Oddsmaker: Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide

    07/08/2012 6:06:48 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races. Neither Obama nor Romney are my horses in the race. I believe both Republicans and Democrats have destroyed the U.S. economy and brought us to the edge of economic disaster. My vote will go to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November, whom I believe has the most fiscally conservative track record of any...
  • Why President Obama Will Lose in a Landslide

    06/24/2012 4:43:48 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 88 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | June 20, 2012 | The Godfather & Wayne Allen Root
    Wayne Allan Root is a former Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee and a Las Vegas oddsmaker. Root states up front that he won’t vote for either Obama or Romney. Being a Libertarian, his first choice is Ron Paul, but since Paul is not running as a third-party candidate, Root’s going to vote for Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Even so, Root thinks Romney will win in a landslide. He presents some interesting historical facts that he says point to “a resounding Romney victory.” In 1980, Root points out, “Reagan was losing by 9 points to Carter. Romney is right now running even...
  • Might We See a Landslide?

    06/21/2012 10:17:20 AM PDT · by kingattax · 113 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    We have grown unaccustomed to presidential landslides. The three most lopsided presidential races since 1988 fell short of the conventional definition of a landslide, which would be a ten-point difference in the popular vote between the winner of the election and the next-closest candidate. Obama in 2008 beat McCain by seven points and carried 28 states. Clinton in 1996 beat Dole by eight points (although Clinton did not even get a majority of the popular vote) and carried 31 states. George H. Bush had a seven-point advantage over Dukakis in 1988 and carried 40 states. A quick perusal of the...
  • Might We See a Landslide? (The first one in 28 years)

    06/21/2012 4:44:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2012 | Bruce Walker
    We have grown unaccustomed to presidential landslides. The three most lopsided presidential races since 1988 fell short of the conventional definition of a landslide, which would be a ten-point difference in the popular vote between the winner of the election and the next-closest candidate. Obama in 2008 beat McCain by seven points and carried 28 states. Clinton in 1996 beat Dole by eight points (although Clinton did not even get a majority of the popular vote) and carried 31 states. George H. Bush had a seven-point advantage over Dukakis in 1988 and carried 40 states. A quick perusal of the...
  • The Invisible Romney Vote Obama Should Fear

    06/18/2012 2:39:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 15, 2012 | Clark S. Judge
    Something strange is going on in the election campaign. Former president Bill Clinton seems to look for every opportunity to undermine the sitting president of his own party. His former political aides publish a memorandum saying the White House message strategy is failing. The morning reports have the press corps dismissing President Obama's supposedly major speech in Ohio Thursday as a windy nothing-burger. Everyone agrees that the president has had one bad day after another, beginning more or less with Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election, the first governor in American history to survive a recall effort....
  • Politics Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide

    06/14/2012 3:10:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Blaze.com ^ | 5/31/2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races. Neither Obama nor Romney are my horses in the race. I believe both Republicans and Democrats have destroyed the U.S. economy and brought us to the edge of economic disaster. My vote will go to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November, whom I believe has the most fiscally conservative track record of any...
  • San Diego And San Jose Approve Pension Cuts In A Landslide Vote

    06/06/2012 7:37:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/06/2012 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Voters in two major California cities overwhelmingly approved cuts to retirement benefits for city workers in what supporters said was a mandate that may lead to similar ballot initiatives in other states and cities that are struggling with mounting pension obligations. Supporters had a simple message to voters in San Diego and San Jose: Pensions for city workers are unaffordable and more generous than many private companies offer, forcing libraries to slash hours and potholes to go unfilled. "The public is frustrated," said San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, a Republican who staked his mayoral bid on...
  • Why Obama Will Lose in a Landslide

    05/30/2012 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races. Neither Obama nor Romney are my horses in the race. I believe both Republicans and Democrats have destroyed the U.S. economy and brought us to the edge of economic disaster. My vote will go to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson in November, whom I believe has the most fiscally conservative track record of any...
  • Dick Morris: Romney Should Win in a Landslide

    05/11/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/11/2012 | Dick Morris
    If the election were held today, Mitt Romney would win by a landslide. The published polls reflect a close race for two reasons: 1. They poll only registered voters, not likely voters. Rasmussen is the only pollster who tests likely voters, and his latest tracking poll has Romney ahead by 48-43. 2. As discussed in previous columns, a study of the undecided voters in the past eight elections in which incumbents sought a second term as president reveals that only Bush-43 gained any of the undecided vote. Johnson in Â’64, Nixon in Â’72, Ford in Â’76, Carter in Â’80, Reagan...
  • Romney Could Win in a Landslide

    04/26/2012 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 176 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, I know. I'm a lone wolf. I'm really a lone wolf on what I'm gonna tell you. Some of you may be where I am, but within the circle of friends that I have (and beyond that people I know) I'm telling you: I'm practically alone on this. I'll illustrate it for you. I had ten friends -- well, five couples -- in for the annual Spring Fling. It's a blast. It's a combination Big Chill weekend plus it's like-minded people. It's some of the finest intellectual stimulation... This what my guests tell me: It's some of the...
  • Expected Louisiana Win May Be a Hollow Victory for Santorum.

    03/24/2012 10:36:07 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 91 replies · 4+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Rick Santorum is likely to win Louisiana’s Saturday primary but a victory there won’t help him much, say Republican strategists. “Winning Louisiana does nothing in the grand scheme of things,” said GOP strategist Tyler Harber. “It won’t give a huge boost of support to Rick Santorum. Winning these contests isn’t as important. It’s now about winning the delegates.”
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal shows strength across Louisiana in re-election landslide

    10/23/2011 1:53:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    Times Picayune ^ | October 23, 2011
    Gov. Bobby Jindal rolled to an easy re-election Saturday, defeating nine little-known and under-financed candidates in a record-setting landslide. Based on incomplete returns, Jindal had about 66 percent of the vote, eclipsing the 62.31 percent open-primary era victory margin Democrat Edwin Edwards tallied to oust then-Gov. David Treen in the 1983. It also came on a day when turnout was considerably lighter than the 46.6 percent who voted in the 2007 statewide race, then the smallest turnout in the open gubernatorial primary system that began in 1975.His margin was so overwhelming that Jindal was able to deliver his victory speech...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...