Oh my: GOP’s generic ballot lead down to three in Rasmussen; Gallup: GOP by 13 among likely voters

posted at 5:28 pm on October 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

Two weeks ago the lead was ten. Last time the lead was three points or less was … October 2009. Last time the Democrats scored as high as 42 percent in Rasmussen’s generic ballot polling? March 2009. In fact, since The One was inaugurated, they’ve never done better than today’s numbers.

Maybe it’s time to embrace Mickey Kaus’s argument that a smaller GOP majority would be better for the party. Victory through disappointment!

Republican candidates now hold a three-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, October 3, 2010. This is the smallest gap between parties in roughly a year.

Forty-five percent (45%) of respondents say they would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 42% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. This is the first time during 2010 that the GOP edge has fallen below five points…

Most voters are skeptical about the Republicans’ new national Pledge to America, but most think the GOP is at least somewhat likely to do what it promises if it gains control of Congress.

This follows the DNC’s announcement this morning that it raised $16 million in September, their best month during a midterm campaign in about a decade. I’m actually not too worried, my eeyorish rep notwithstanding — read this Erick Erickson post and you’ll see why — but now that we know that this October will see things tighten just like in any other midterm, it’s safe to say that the predictions about a 100-seat earthquake won’t pan out. Not that they were ever really going to, but with Republicans ahead on the generic ballot by 12 points a few months ago, anything seemed possible.

Yesterday’s prediction: The GOP sweeps the midterms a la the end of Rocky III, via a devastating three-round demolition. Today’s prediction: The GOP sweeps the midterms a la the end of Rocky IV, after a brutal, hard-fought 15-round battle with the socialist foe. Tomorrow’s prediction, if the polls continue to move towards the Democrats: Er, this.

Update: Looks like this won’t be a 15-rounder after all. Weren’t there any Rocky movies where he won by TKO in, like, seven rounds or something? Damn these Stallone metaphors.

Gallup’s generic ballot for Congress among registered voters currently shows Republicans with 46% of the vote and Democrats with 43%, similar to the 46% to 46% tie reported a week ago. However, in Gallup’s first estimates among likely voters, based on polling from Sept. 23-Oct. 3, Republicans have a double-digit advantage under two separate turnout scenarios…

Based on statistical modeling of the historical relationship between the national vote and seats, any situation in which the Democrats have less than about 47% of the actual two-party national vote for Congress (i.e., 53% voting for the Republicans and 47% for the Democrats among those voting for one of the two parties) would strongly predict that Republicans would win enough seats to gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. If there is a widely disproportionate skew in turnout toward Republican voters and their national vote lead ends up being in the double digits, the Republican gains would be very substantial.


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That’s probably how they ended the movie in Russia at the time.

My wife said Hunt For Red October ended when the US Sub “blew up”. That’s how she always remembered the movie.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2010 at 5:31 PM

They can “announce” all they want…come Nov 3rd the announcement will be…unexpectedly Republicans pull an major upset…

right2bright on October 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

You worry too much.

taney71 on October 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Oh no! The Dems are going to increase their majorities!!111!1!!11!

ddrintn on October 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Eeeyore FAIL! Gallup is showing a whopping 13 to 18 pt. lead for the Republicans among likely voters and three among registered!!!!

Just released. Uneeyore-link below.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/143363/GOP-Positioned-Among-Likely-Midterm-Voters.aspx

Apologetic California on October 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

We’ve won nothing yet, folks. Democrats still hold what they hold, and we’re not guaranteed a single pick-up. It’s all been predictions — not vote tallies.

Do you want to win seats? Call your friends, knock on doors, volunteer on local campaigns, donate to candidates, and most importantly turn out on election day.

Make sure all of your voting-age friends and family members who will vote for Republican candidates do the same. Every voter showing up matters.

Don’t back down until November 3rd.

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I know that I have never looked forward to voting as much as I do right now…

d1carter on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Well played, Mr. Erickson.

Abby Adams on October 4, 2010 at 5:34 PM

My, it must have been Special Ed’s speech on the mall. (rolls eyes)

Marcus on October 4, 2010 at 5:34 PM

“Maybe it’s time to embrace Mickey Kaus’s argument that a smaller GOP majority would be better for the party. Victory through disappointment!”

..yea, and maybe we shoulda passed on the Normandy invasion and just left Europe to Hitler and the Nazis as well?

C’mon, AP, get real.

The War Planner on October 4, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I don’t see a generic ballot as predictive as “My rep/senator voted for socialized medicine and/or cap and trade, so I’m voting against him/her.”

Vashta.Nerada on October 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Do you realize how amazing a 30-35 seat pick up in the house and 6 or 7 senates seats would be? And that is a worst case scenario!!

rob verdi on October 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Oh well, I give up. I surrender and await my union masters after democrats end states right to work.

I’ll begin studying the Communist Manifesto.

darwin on October 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Do you want to win seats? Call your friends, knock on doors, volunteer on local campaigns, donate to candidates, and most importantly turn out on election day.

Make sure all of your voting-age friends and family members who will vote for Republican candidates do the same. Every voter showing up matters.

Don’t back down until November 3rd.

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

..ibidem.

The War Planner on October 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Yesterday’s prediction: The GOP sweeps the midterms a la the end of Rocky III, via a devastating three-round demolition. Today’s prediction: The GOP sweeps the midterms a la the end of Rocky IV, after a brutal, hard-fought 15-round battle with the socialist foe. Tomorrow’s prediction, if the polls continue to move towards the Democrats: Er, this.

LOL…imagine going to war with AP as your Ranger buddy.

ddrintn on October 4, 2010 at 5:35 PM

Just released. Uneeyore-link below.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/143363/GOP-Positioned-Among-Likely-Midterm-Voters.aspx

Apologetic California on October 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Thank you! I was just about to post that link.

Missy on October 4, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Dem vote fraud will be rampant.

SirGawain on October 4, 2010 at 5:36 PM

Do you want to win seats? Call your friends, knock on doors, volunteer on local campaigns, donate to candidates, and most importantly turn out on election day.

Make sure all of your voting-age friends and family members who will vote for Republican candidates do the same. Every voter showing up matters.

Don’t back down until November 3rd.

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Exactly.

The only poll that matters is the one on Nov. 2nd.

tetriskid on October 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM

I know that I have never looked forward to voting as much as I do right now…

d1carter on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Same here!

Rosmerta on October 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM

You people might also want to review Jay Cost’s 4 page analysis of the status of the mid-term elections at October 4.

He factors in the impact of the likely Independent vote splits together with all conceivable Rep/Demo voter splits. At least he appears to remain VERY upbeat

http://tinyurl.com/29jxhbn

alwyr on October 4, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Weren’t there any Rocky movies where he won by TKO in, like, seven rounds or something?

Hulk Hogan in Rocky 3?

lorien1973 on October 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM

But the big question is, will the dems bother to vote. I am thinking the enthusiasm level among the Dems is very bad.

The GOP is ready to vote in mass.

portlandon on October 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM

My wife said Hunt For Red October ended when the US Sub “blew up”. That’s how she always remembered the movie.

lorien1973 on October 4, 2010 at 5:31 PM

Sounds like the episode of Friends where Phoebe thought Old Yeller had a happy ending, because she was never shown the real ending while growing up. :)

malclave on October 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Exactly.

The only poll that matters is the one on Nov. 2nd.

tetriskid on October 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Actually polls can say a lot when done correctly but the likely voter stats are key. Many Dems will be sitting home thus the 3pt poll means little and will be back up to 7 or 8 pts next poll.

CWforFreedom on October 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Thank you. Stay vigilant, talk to people as much as you can, donate if you can (time, money, calls). Let’s give the Democrats the worst hangover they’ve ever had.

linlithgow on October 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Polls also showed Miller and O’Donnell losing in a big way in their primaries.

It would appear that polls have been WAYYYY off thus far.

Now answer this question, “Why is it that 69 House races have no polling data at all, when 49 of these are supposed to be ‘safe’ Dem seats?”

Kermit on October 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM

It always tightens up about this time. That does not mean the Democrats are not going to get pounded when the votes come in.

Terrye on October 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM

And don’t take that Gallup poll as a sign that you can get passive, either. Again — it’s a poll.

They’re asking a small segment of society who they’d vote for as of now. It means nothing legally.

Polls are nice. Votes are nicer. Winning elections is the key.

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM

2012 is what ultimately matters.

Stuffing congress full of GOP tea-party freshmen who would be completely dependent on the GOP Seniority for everything from on-the-job-training to ideological guidance is tantamount to giving Obama a second term.

Can ANYONE doubt that Boehner, McConnell and the douchebags that put Steele in charge whilst simultaneously crapping on Paul Ryan and Jim DeMint need to be kept as far away from the Republican-Brand-Rehabilitation project as possible?

No. These idiots will just end up demolishing the Tea Party’s momentum for 2012—which is when this country needs that movement the most.

Is any conservative truly _MORE_ interested in watching quixotic GOP freshmen tilt at legislative windmills during the runup to 2012 than insuring that Carter V2 has exactly as many terms as Carter V1 did? I know I’m not.

We’d all be happier if the tea partiers take many seats but stay SHORT of the majority just so we can spend the next 18 months giving the dems all the rope they need for 2012.

If we win majorities in either house it relieves Obama and the Dems of having to bear the blame for the disaster we’re in all by themselves.

If you think they’re being lowdown and dirty on heaping tea partiers NOW while we aren’t even in power, just imagine how they’d be by spring if we’re in the majority and unemployment is still at more than 9% and there remains no hope of undoing the damage Obama’s keynesianism has done.

Khorum on October 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM

It always tightens up about this time. That does not mean the Democrats are not going to get pounded when the votes come in.

Terrye on October 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM

This begs for a “that’s what she said”

lorien1973 on October 4, 2010 at 5:48 PM

We ALL need to be working hard NOW to EARN our victories on November 2!

Create your own endorsement list for your friends and family to make it really easy for them to vote properly.

Type up a list of the candidates you will be voting for in your district, with a brief note about why you think each one is the best candidate.

Then give a copy of your endorsement list to your friends and family. You will have more influence with the people you know personally than any political ad ever will!

wren on October 4, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Hmmm need proof of the motivation of the RIGHT V. LEFT

Compare the 8/28/10 Con rally vs. the Leftards on 10/2/10 in pictures.

http://wolffiles.blogspot.com/2010/10/wow-828-conservative-rally-versus-102.html

CWforFreedom on October 4, 2010 at 5:50 PM

AP is always Hudson.

“Game over, man, game over.”

Good Solid B-Plus on October 4, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Just say no to dems. They are much worse than drugs.

GnuBreed on October 4, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Gallup: GOP by 13 among likely voters

Don`t worry AP, there`s always tomorrow`s bad polling….. Or is there?

ThePrez on October 4, 2010 at 5:55 PM

CWforFreedom on October 4, 2010 at 5:54 PM

They expect other people to pay for their health insurance, housing, education, food, clothing, car, etc..

Why wouldn’t they also expect other people to pick up their garbage?

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:57 PM

I know that I have never looked forward to voting as much as I do right now…

d1carter on October 4, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Ditto: I go to sleep thinking “Portman, Kasich, Schmidt, and other downticket GOPers.”

BuckeyeSam on October 4, 2010 at 5:57 PM

LMAO….what pollster has lived in similar times when so many conservative voters are as pissed off as they are now? All of these polling models are garbage. Let’s see what the final poll shows on Nov 3rd.

David in ATL on October 4, 2010 at 5:57 PM

gulp…double GULP…piss my pants….Nothing has changed…the WAVE rolls on!

winston on October 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM

The other point worth being made and has been made elsewhere is this.

The tightening on the generic ballot likely doesn’t help people like Harry Reid who’s in the fight of his life.

It means that Madame Pelosi will get 80% of the vote rather than the 75%.

The Dems who are more energized now and more willing to vote, are likely the ones that don’t need to do so. Energy and excitement feeds on itself and grows. If you’re in an area where the energy and excitement for your party is low, it’s probably still low.

Chris of Rights on October 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Why wouldn’t they also expect other people to pick up their garbage?

amerpundit on October 4, 2010 at 5:57 PM

You are so very much on to something in this post. Go check out government housing.

CWforFreedom on October 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM

TEA-NAMI wave comes ashore on NOVEMBER 2nd!!!!

catch the wave (and hope it’s not a ripple).

PappyD61 on October 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Allah,

this should be a GULP… OH MY’s are for happy posts!! I was excited to an OH MY … only to be saddened. But then the update made it better!

WhatsRight on October 4, 2010 at 6:01 PM

People tend to be crowd followers. I noticed a few news outlets used pictures of the Palin/Beck DC rally in describing the One Nation lefty rally so that could have given people a skewed idea of how popular the current government really is.

crosspatch on October 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM

2012 is what ultimately matters.

Stuffing congress full of GOP tea-party freshmen who would be completely dependent on the GOP Seniority for everything from on-the-job-training to ideological guidance is tantamount to giving Obama a second term.

Can ANYONE doubt that Boehner, McConnell and the douchebags that put Steele in charge whilst simultaneously crapping on Paul Ryan and Jim DeMint need to be kept as far away from the Republican-Brand-Rehabilitation project as possible?

No. These idiots will just end up demolishing the Tea Party’s momentum for 2012—which is when this country needs that movement the most.

Is any conservative truly _MORE_ interested in watching quixotic GOP freshmen tilt at legislative windmills during the runup to 2012 than insuring that Carter V2 has exactly as many terms as Carter V1 did? I know I’m not.

We’d all be happier if the tea partiers take many seats but stay SHORT of the majority just so we can spend the next 18 months giving the dems all the rope they need for 2012.

If we win majorities in either house it relieves Obama and the Dems of having to bear the blame for the disaster we’re in all by themselves.

If you think they’re being lowdown and dirty on heaping tea partiers NOW while we aren’t even in power, just imagine how they’d be by spring if we’re in the majority and unemployment is still at more than 9% and there remains no hope of undoing the damage Obama’s keynesianism has done.

Khorum on October 4, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I tend to agree with this. The ideal outcome from a strategic standpoint in regards to 2012 would be to gain the House but fall just short of re-taking the Senate. Nothing will pass in the next two years anyway, and any meaningful repeal of ObamaCare will require control of the presidency (defunding won’t kill it, nor will we win a veto-proof majority).

Norwegian on October 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM

You worry too much.

taney71 on October 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Someone needs to! Can’t all be optimists

blatantblue on October 4, 2010 at 6:05 PM

I WONDER:

IF THE COURTS DECIDE THAT OBAMACARE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL BEFORE THE ELECTION, THEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ENTHUSIASM ON EACH SIDE?

WILL IT DEFLATE THE RIGHT AND ANGER THE LEFT – AND THEN LEAD TO A CLOSER RESULT?

reliapundit on October 4, 2010 at 6:07 PM

People have quit answering the phone …

tarpon on October 4, 2010 at 6:12 PM

People have quit answering the phone …

tarpon on October 4, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Surely there’s an outfit that polls during the day when Conservative voters are working and only the slackers, takers, do nothings, dope smokers, quart drinkers and professional baby makers are home to answer!

Why not find that one Allah and try to help out morale with it.

Fear not Tea party Patriots take two or three with you and get two or three absentee ballots NOW for those that won’t go. Listen not to the naysayers, bury the bastrids, again and again and again.

dhunter on October 4, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Its time for conservatives to stop being conservative with all these supposedly “safe” democrat districts. GO AFTER EVERY DEM, IN EVERY RACE
Support guys like Townsend vs Schumer!

Iblis on October 4, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Polls? We don’t need no stinkin’ polls.
We all know what’s going to happen in November.

LASue on October 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM

American voters are very stupid.

angryed on October 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Every polling company has outliers from time to time.

Outlier.

Red Cloud on October 4, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Polls always tighten as election day nears. However, the momentum is what counts, and the democrats have none.

SouthernGent on October 4, 2010 at 6:51 PM

I’ve been noticing that the generic ballot polls with Gallup and Rasmussen tend to swing in opposite directions–when Rasmussen has a high R/D gap, Gallup is close, and when Rasmussen is close, suddenly Gallup has a huge gap.

I don’t know why this happens. Maybe both pollsters are trying to poll the same people, and when conservatives are talking to Gallup, there are only libs left to talk to Rasmussen, and vice versa.

Generic ballot polling is very tricky anyway. Even with Rasmussen’s weekly sample of 3500 people, that’s an average of only 8 people per district. If one person changes his/her mind, the percentage can jump by 12.5% for that district.

Steve Z on October 4, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Eeyorish or bipolar? There’ve been several articles here and elsewhere over the last couple of weeks saying nearly every House or Senate seat coming up for a vote was up for grabs. Now all that’s disappeared? That seems unlikely.

“Buck up, losers!” to quote a famous politician. ;-)

Django on October 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM

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Doing away with the health insurance division will affect customers and employees. For customers, insurance coverage will be phased out over three years. They will have the opportunity to transfer to United HealthCare or choose another provider. “We’ve had letters go out and our local sales offices will be contacting all of our customers and let them know exactly how this will work,” O’Keefe says.

As for employees, about 1,500 positions will be eliminated company-wide including about 650 in Des Moines. The first round of lay-offs, about 150 positions, will happen in the next 30 days. The company hopes to move some of the affected employees to other positions.

Experts say, with new regulations and rising medical costs insurance companies doing away with health coverage could become a trend.

“I think other insurance firms will likely do this,” Drake University Finance Professor Tom Root says, “The large insurance firms that had a small healthcare piece. In that sense principal may be ahead of the curve a little bit.”

Fewer providers mean less competition and that could impact consumers.

Oh, sorry, I forgot to factor the effect of Wreckovery Summer into the above post not taking into account many conservatives and producers are now sitting home as team Dem is systematically dismantling our capitalist society, so perhaps not only will the slackers be home to answer the pollsters, but also some who formerly had good jobs B.B. (Before Barrack)(>:

dhunter on October 4, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Bill Kristol just said on Special Report that Repubs out voted Dems by 3.5 million in the primaries this year. The first time since 1930!

How ironic is that! Dems usher in the second great depression and the Repubs show up again to save the Republic and bury the scoundrels!

dhunter on October 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Call me unconvinced. It doesn’t make sense for these polls to be suddenly going South.

Setting the stage for another Dem vote-fraud machine to start a churnin’?

ConDem on October 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Republicans + 48 House, + 8 Senate.

Luka on October 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM

A short film about what happens until November 2nd, culminating in November 2nd.

Akzed on October 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Motivation. I love it!

Good Lt on October 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Registered voters polls don’t mean squat.

Likely voter polls are the real barometer.

Except for pollsters who do likelies but over-sample a specific group.

Like PPP.

SuperCool on October 4, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Can’t wait to get my absentee ballot in the mail…

Looking forward to doing my part in the tea-nami…

Khun Joe on October 4, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Great graphic of Eeyore, AP!

nukemhill on October 4, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Most voters are skeptical about the Republicans’ new national Pledge to America

Most voters do not even know about the ‘Pledge’ and I am still looking for the citizen who can recite what is in it

I just forced myself to read the Plan. It goes on and on with pictures of cowboys, a tray of meat at a meat market, boxed quotes of no great significance to the context, like “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid – Eisenhower”.

It made me think of the worst Social Studies books from the 5th through the 8th grade, when I got assignments like memorize the accomplishments of William Howard Taft

They need that candidate with the magic marker, Ron Johnson, to draw a couple stick figures on a board and state:

we promise to repeal healthcare and start over because otherwise they are going to rob X hundred million from medicare to pay for it, and X million will lose the coverage they have

we promise no more phoney jobs bill that dont get jobs and no more bailouts to banks who dont say ‘thank you’

We must lower taxes, the way John F Kennedy lowered taxes, so small business can hire, and so big businesses come back to our shores.

Dont let anyone fool you. The jobs can come back because this nation is the safest place in the world to have a business, if we uphold the law, maintain a strong national defense, and let the American Dream loose again.

America has had great challenges before. We pledge to hold on to the values that made America rise to the shining city on the Hill. This means liberty for all and justice to the least of us.

We pledge to fight to defend and uphold the Constitution, and the values that formed our system. With the American people united to make America right again, we will succeed.

- and no earmarks

.. yada

entagor on October 4, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Is Rasmussen toying with the democraps to give them false hope, or with the republicans to not sit on their laurels?
If the dems aren’t swept out this November, then this country isn’t worthy of the Founders’ gifts to them and they deserve everything that the dems will inflict on them.

eaglewingz08 on October 5, 2010 at 2:17 AM

Well if Eeyore is right Americans will either sweep it up in the 2012 or the USA will be so in name only. When Obama and Nancy and Reid figure, AGAIN, that Americans agree with them that it’s okay to shove healthcare reform down our throats, in the following 2 years there will be amount of items they will feel obliged to shove down our throats.

How about Nancy’s new love of the Robin Hood Tax or Torbin Tax. How might Americans feel when their 401K monetary funds are dinged and dinged or when their employers, if they even have an employer at this point, auto deposits their check to the bank they get taxed on that transaction, nevermind the fact that before your employer even went to put the money in your bank. Don’t believe me? HA might want to start reading Politico a little more closely.

Boston Tea Party, Smartston Tea Party. Of course our Founders envisioned Americans electing politicians believe that our sovereignty include paying Global Taxes, and getting double, triple, and even quadruple taxed ALL to support Government. That’s EXACTLY what America was founded on, eh? And if Americans of the so-called “Independent” political persuasion don’t have a problem with Healthcare Reform, and Cap n’Trade that they’d put these yahoos in charge of it all again, then they’ll enjoy all these further additions to our “way of life”.

I figure so-called “Independents” get up in the morning and go to their jobs, or even START their own business thinking, forget my family, my WHOLE purpose in life in making a buck is NOT to improve the quality of my life and my freedom to use the fruits of my labor as I see fit BUT to support the government and let THEM decide how BEST to utilize the money I make. That’s EXACTLY what so-called “Independent” minded people believe philosophically and Bolsheviking the USA is just the ticket to do it. They won’t mind government telling you how much you can make, what kind of job you can have, what kinds of “energy efficient” appliances you can put in your home, what kind of care you can drive, what kind of home you can have, what restaurants can and cannot serve you, what you can and cannot eat or drink, and what doctors and medicines and treats you can have. Just STFU, work really, really, really hard to make a buck so you can hand it over to the government so they can put all their “ideas” into action. It’s not necessary for the “Independents” to think at all.

And Eeyore always see that so-called “Independents” prefer this to anything the right may have to offer. It’s just a much better way for them to live. Fits their “Independent” thinking mode. It’s a no brainer.

Sultry Beauty on October 5, 2010 at 5:12 AM