Bad news: Obama campaign starting to think they might lose

posted at 8:01 pm on May 24, 2012 by Allahpundit

It’s amazing what a few competitive polls can do to concentrate the mind.

Democrats had taken comfort for months in the Republican Party’s seeming inability to get behind Mitt Romney, Obama’s healthy lead in the polls, and equally healthy job growth. And for a few, fleeting, moments, Democrats thought the election might just be easy. But Republican division appears to have been merely an artifact of primary politics, and Mitt Romney has proved a consistent, if unglamorous campaigner…

“There was this sense maybe a month or two ago that Obama was really riding high — that he had gotten his base behind him and the economy was doing better and it had this Clinton vs. Bob Dole 1996 feeling — that he was going to cruise,” said one 2008 Obama aide who does not work for this year’s campaign. “And now it feels like it’s going to be really tough — a 2004 race.”

Indeed the campaign is shaping up to be a close-combat battle for one percent of swing voters in a few hundred precincts across three or four states…

Moreover, a campaign that two months ago seemed infallible has proven to be very capable of making mistakes. Obama’s aides were taken aback when Vice President Joe Biden publicly backed same sex marriage — and spent a week punishing him for speaking out in the press. Long preparation for attacks on Romney’s time at Bain Capital, aimed at changing the narrative, nevertheless left them flat-footed when Republicans (and even a few Democrats) counter-attacked. Romney, who stumbled into the Republican nomination, scored his first tactical victory of the general election and further shored up the Republican base in the process.

Were there really any Democrats who thought Republicans wouldn’t unite behind Romney? Conservatives have spent three years lamenting every move the White House makes; when given a choice between Obama and Not Obama, there was never a scintilla of doubt how enthusiastic they’d be for the latter. And Romney’s big selling point, of course, was electability, so there was also never much reason for Democrats to think they’d win easily among the center. Their only strong hands against Mitt were O’s likability advantage, which might move votes at the margins but likely won’t be decisive, and the hope/prayer that a crude class-warfare campaign might get traction among working-class voters. No dice so far. They still might win — Romney’s political track record suggests he needs a big spending advantage to make him competitive and that’s not happening this time — but this is a national election in a 50/50 age after a rough first term economically. Go figure that the polls might narrow.

Karl Rove says a Romney win is as easy as 3-2-1:

After this initial hurdle, Mr. Romney’s victory road starts with “3″—as in Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia, a trio of historically Republican states. In 2008, Mr. Obama won by narrow margins in Indiana (barely 1%) and North Carolina (0.32%)…

[I]f Mr. Romney can put these states’ combined 39 electoral votes back into the GOP column, the Electoral College vote would be 319 for Mr. Obama, 219 for Mr. Romney…

Next up is “2″—as in Florida and Ohio. They flipped from Republican in 2004 to Democratic in 2008. Both were close—a 2.8% margin for Mr. Obama in the former and 4.6% in the latter…

These two states have a combined 47 electoral votes. If Mr. Romney wins them, the Electoral College would stand at 272 for Mr. Obama, 266 for Mr. Romney.

If he wins those five then all he needs is any one of the following: New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico, or Nevada, the last of which has a famously large Mormon population and, as Rove notes, the nation’s highest unemployment rate. I think Romney can win there given his advantages; I think he can win Florida too given how close it was last time and how well he did in the primary this time. (The bombshell Quinnipiac poll yesterday was surprising but not that surprising.) I’m less sure about Virginia and Ohio and so is Romney, I’d bet, which is why Rob Portman is quickly becoming a heavy favorite to land on the ticket. With him as VP, not only do you get a boost in Ohio and the reassurance of a seasoned and uncontroversial pol at number two, but maybe you’ll get just enough extra interest from his neighbors in western Pennsylvania to make that state a bit more competitive too. I don’t think Romney will bother with PA unless the polls start to look shockingly good for him, and even then they probably won’t look shockingly good unless something dramatic happens nationally and he seems on his way to a landslide. But Portman probably helps a little there and a little could mean a lot.

As a cherry on top of O’s anxiety sundae, here’s the Democrat who’s running to replace Gabby Giffords in Arizona politely declining to say whom he’ll be voting for in November.


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Stuttering clusterfark now realizing he’s a miserable failure?

John the Libertarian on May 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

That really is bad news.

It’s frightening to think of what that might portend. There’s a reason unhinged liberals made all those dire predictions about what Bush might do at the end of 2008: projection.

HitNRun on May 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

All I have is anecdotal evidence, and in this part of liberal Hollywood up to liberal Santa Barbara, no one I know who voted for Obama is proud they did so. The polls do not exactly reflect ennui.

John the Libertarian on May 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Be ware the lame duck POTUS, my children. We better be ready to clean up a big mess if One-bama loses.

NickDeringer on May 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

We know he’s a loser of a president, but it appears he is in deep kimchee for a second term. This is the bubble these people live in – they have no idea how much this country aches and how deeply the resentment flows. Start packing, Zero.

Philly on May 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

; when given a choice between Obama and Not Obama, there was never a scintilla of doubt how enthusiastic they’d be for the latter.

Got that right skippy!

Tim_CA on May 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I have fought with my brothers from the day we were born…thrown fists, drew blood…nobody comes between us, ever.
The Republican contest was a fight, and drew blood…but no liberal comes between real conservatives and Republican’s.

Liberal can only dream about winning, the will lose the house (already), Senate, and the White House…a trifecta.

Because this election…the conservative brothers/sisters and Republicans will come together at the polling booths…no liberal is going to keep us out.

right2bright on May 24, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I’m going to enjoy seeing Obama himself doing the fainting this time at his staged town-halls.

Marcus on May 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Democrats: Fired Up! Ready To Go! Vote Uncommitted 2012!

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/05/democrats-fired-up-ready-to-go-vote.html

Resist We Much on May 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

He oughta nominate Bob McDonnell, Governor of VA, for VP to help him with the Commonwealth.

ted c on May 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Happy days are here again! :-D

Punchenko on May 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

The fact that George W Bush was elected to two terms and Obama could be relegated to a one term failure must make the mainstream media’s head explode.

Bart Scott** Can’t wait.**Bart Scott

ModerateMan on May 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

starting to think they might lose? Hell–I don’t care how many black panthers are standing in front of my polling booth, there ain’t no chance they’re keeping us out.

ted c on May 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Were there really any Democrats who thought Republicans wouldn’t unite behind Romney?

Um, yeah, pretty much all of them, because they really believed the shinola about the Teabaggers hating Romney so much they would never support him. They still don’t get the Tea Party, which is why so many of them from Obama on down the ticket are going to lose this fall.

rockmom on May 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

…YOU LIE!

KOOLAID2 on May 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

equally healthy job growth.

What? Given that most the rejoicing that happens seems to come from slightly smaller than expected unemployment numbers (which are then revised upward to make the next releases numbers look more palatable…until they too are revised upward next time)what “healthy job growth?” If that is what they are counting on then they might as well be counting on the unicorn population polling solidly for Obama.

Betenoire on May 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

And remember, a lot of us fell for the “PUMA” nonsense in 2008 and thought millions of Hillary supporters would stay home or even vote for McCain. So it isn’t that hard to believe that Democrats were equally naive about Republicans closing ranks behind Romney.

rockmom on May 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Excuse me, but the dems were counting on the “strong job growth”???? ha ha ha ha ha – liberal fantasy – are they really that out of touch? I am hoping that the electorate will be spared wide spread fraud and the election is at least somewhat legal. If we can avoid the Kennedy effect of illegal votes, Romney stands a very good chance of unseating the community organizer from hell…

kjaser77 on May 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

And here I thought I’d never find any point of agreement with Obama.

Jim Treacher on May 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Watch for disloyal marine rodents in the coming months.

Wethal on May 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Prepare to take heavy fire, Mitt.

vityas on May 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I want to see Obama cry, and I want Michelle to regret that she was ever proud of her country. It’s a lot to ask, I know.

Curtiss on May 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Poor Bammer crying realizing unicorns ain’t for real…

hillsoftx on May 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Prepare to take heavy fire, Mitt.

vityas on May 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Yes, and we should be prepared to see him wave all kinds of white flags to the liberals firing at him.

rickv404 on May 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Were there really any Democrats who thought Republicans wouldn’t unite behind Romney?

valerie, david and obama….

cmsinaz on May 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I’m going to enjoy seeing Obama himself doing the fainting this time at his staged town-halls.

Marcus on May 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

That’s a good one!

cat_owner on May 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Honestly, I would rather them stay arrogant and stupid…

Still though, where can they go?

All they have left is RAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!!!

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

vityas on May 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

you’re not kidding….they will do anything to tear this man down…

cmsinaz on May 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

just like your Elizabeth Warren over reach being shown to be Hot Air /right wing /GOP wishful thinking based on the latest polling ,you can hope writing these anti-President Obama articles will change the truth but the majority of polls both national and crucial swing states still show the President winning .

U2denver on May 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Moreover, a campaign that two months ago seemed infallible has proven to be very capable of making mistakes.

A Solid B+

Varchild on May 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Thugs are most dangerous when they realize they might lose…don’t let up.

d1carter on May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

his likability can only take him so far…keep doubling down there bubba….

allah, pop that humpbot on standby will ya?

cmsinaz on May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I’m going to enjoy seeing Obama himself doing the fainting this time at his staged town-halls.

Marcus on May 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Don’t put it past hm.

katy the mean old lady on May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

d1carter on May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

THIS

cmsinaz on May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The pressure needs to be kept up, but the presidency is pretty much in the bag.

What we need, is a full court press to get as many conservatives into the senate as possible, with the goal of a supermajority in 2014.

Rebar on May 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

WATCH OUT, IT’S A TRAP!

The War Planner on May 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Worse news, Republicans think they have it in the bag.

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Rubio’s pounding Obama, Mitt, Gingrich, (Rick better get on board or you will begin to look like a whiny b*tch), Palin, and more will come each week…Obama will be devastated, there is not one thing positive Obama can run on, so each one can take a policy and ram it down his throat…there is not enough hours in the day to answer for all of his mistakes.

right2bright on May 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

After Walkers win I’m Wis, Romney will select Paul Ryan as his VP and it electoral votes. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

Romney/Ryan 2012

Sparty on May 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

can’t be complacent…gotta get every R to vote…

cmsinaz on May 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Were there really any Democrats who thought Republicans wouldn’t unite behind Romney?

Umm, all they would have had to do is read blogs like Hot Air during the primary. Or listen to a speech by Rick Santorum.

Mr. Arkadin on May 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

No surprise here, after hearing that Nancy Pelosi was distancing herself and her fellow cronies from his taxing position on the wealthy today. Even, Nutsie is stepping away and pivoting ef ever so slightly to the right.

Momma on May 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Wow surprise for Obama and the democrats….of course they also thought Obamacare would save money and that trillion dollar deficits are a good idea. A slow learning group of people.

DVPTexFla on May 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

You can bet the black panthers, seiu, and acorn wannabees be standing in front of polling places trying to look intimidating, as totally freaking ridiculous as they may be, but it’ll only work on wimps, not the majority.

I’m hearing noise about a few groups preparing to provide surveillance from a distance to polling places around here. I don’t think it’s going to end well for them if intimidation is going to be the left wingers fall back position. I think their ranks will just end up getting thinned.

Could be a really bad time…for the nazi left that is.

Wolfmoon on May 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

The worse the news, the more Barry’s NPD & addictive DNA will come to the surface. He is a tragically flawed candidate for re-election.

BHO Jonestown on May 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

If he doesn’t win it’s going to be like a return to Jim KKKrow.
A repeat of the GOP hit on Dr. King.
Rosa Parks.
Churches burning.
Crosses burning on front lawns.
Segregated bathrooms.
I can see Selma Alabama from my back porch, burning…

/Maxine Waters
/Sheila Jackson Lee

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

5 months, 1 week, and 6 days to go.

Might as well be an eternity.

A lot can happen in the next 166 days.

FlatFoot on May 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM

BHO Jonestown on May 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Mr Thin Skin

cmsinaz on May 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Thugs are most dangerous when they realize they might lose…don’t let up.

d1carter on May 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

You are right…

It’s becoming more and more obvious that Obama isn’t going to be able to win at the ballot box. Whether or not he resorts to the “bullet” box to remain in power is entirely up to his own moral conscious.

Given that he’s been pretty much reigning as a DICTATOR this entire year isn’t encouraging…

Remember, “Julia” lives HER ENTIRE LIFE of 60+ years during the OBAMA PRESIDENCY…

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

This is good news, but I put nothing, NOTHING, past Jarrett and Axelrod, so I would suggest we not count our chickens before they’re hatched.

Or before they come home to roost, something like that. /

Flora Duh on May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

You can bet the black panthers, seiu, and acorn wannabees be standing in front of polling places trying to look intimidating, as totally freaking ridiculous as they may be, but it’ll only work on wimps, not the majority.

Wolfmoon on May 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

And it works in Detroit, South Central, places where they probably have the votes already…and it won’t matter, the vote will be so overwhelming, it won’t matter.
Let’s see them show up in Wyoming…Texas…

right2bright on May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s fraud and forgery investigation of the commie usurper will have an update in two weeks.

Mr. Sun on May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Glances around. Spits on the sidewalk of Victory Disease.

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

If he doesn’t win it’s going to be like a return to Jim KKKrow.
A repeat of the GOP hit on Dr. King.
Rosa Parks.
Churches burning.
Crosses burning on front lawns.
Segregated bathrooms.
I can see Selma Alabama from my back porch, burning…

/Maxine Waters
/Sheila Jackson Lee

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Problem is, those people have been saying crap like that since the Nixon Administration.

Their predictions have never happened.

Why? Mostly it has to do with the fact that it’s the DEMOCRATS who are the racists, not the Republicans…

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM

I don’t know why anyone thinks this will be close. Romney 320+. All. Day. Long.

BKeyser on May 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM

This is good news, but I put nothing, NOTHING, past Jarrett and Axelrod, so I would suggest we not count our chickens before they’re hatched.

Or before they come home to roost, something like that. /

Flora Duh on May 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The problem for them is that it’s unlikely to work…

They’ve already emptied their magazine into Mitt. Everything they’ve already tried, in the past has either caused the opponent to leave the race or self-castrate himself (McCain) but so far all of it’s ricocheted off Romney AND HIT BARRY…

The only option they have at this point is a coup.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Romney’s only trailing in most states and most polls by around 5 points.

That’s a pretty good position for him to be in 6 months out.
Obama’s team knows it.

I saw a Rasmussen poll with him down only 6. 6 points in 6 months, if he wins PA, the game’s over.

I can be a pessimist as much as the next guy, but it’s looking more and more like Romney WILL win.

That WSJ poll with 45%D and 15%I? Obama’s only up by 4.

4! with almost half the people being D’s.

There is hope for us after all.
btw, Ryan shouldn’t be the VP, he should be Treasury sec. 80% chance Rubio is VP.

B Man on May 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Yes, and we should be prepared to see him wave all kinds of white flags to the liberals firing at him.

rickv404 on May 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM

right, and here’s how to know that you are wrong. When mitt answered barry’s bain attacks he said something like ‘this coming from a guy who has Never Had a Job in the private sector, and has been in politics and worked as a Community Organizer all his life’

Who does that sound like? (hint, her name starts with Sarah)

r keller on May 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM

But has Romney emptied his magazine on himself yet? Nope. Will the peeps buy in? That is a HUGE bet to make in May.

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

We need to think through all the possible October Surprises little Bammie might come up with, and responses, just like the Pentagon makes plans for the invasion of Mozambique and Uruguay.

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Or, gawd forbid, Juarez.

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

But has Romney emptied his magazine on himself yet? Nope. Will the peeps buy in? That is a HUGE bet to make in May.

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

One thing I believe we’ve all learned in the last 2 months: Mitt Romney, for all his flawed credentials with respect to being a true conservative, is ONE HELL of a campaigner. His responses to every Obama salvo has been sharp, on target, and has caused each Obama attack to end up harming… Obama…

He’s running a good campaign.

McCain ran a piss poor campaign. Which is why he LOST to this empty suit.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

oh, and btw…mitt’s response was very calculated…and where’s barry’s response to mitt wrt Community Organizer????

barry is going to start getting really pissed if Mitt keeps this up.

so i think that mitt is playing a little rope a dope, letting barry spend his energy attacking, and then just say, hey, punk…you are an empty suit

if barry gets pissed that’s bad for barry (but don’t tell anyone)

r keller on May 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Predictions:

GAME…
Virginia: Romney 5+%
North Carolina: Romney 7+%

SET…
Florida: Romney 6+%
Iowa: Romney 3+%

MATCH…
Wisconsin: Romney 2+%
Ohio: Romney 2%

SouthernGent on May 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

We need to think through all the possible October Surprises little Bammie might come up with, and responses, just like the Pentagon makes plans for the invasion of Mozambique and Uruguay.

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

The only October Surprise Bammie has would be an attempted coup by manufactured crisis to “suspend” elections. It’d almost certainly have to be via some “false flag” operation (a Fast and Furious type one).

Problem is, we still held elections DURING THE CIVIL WAR. It’d be impossible for ANY President to suspend or postpone an election WITHOUT CAUSING ONE.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Whatever Axelrod and Obama have on Romney, if anything, will not come until after the Republican convention. They hit Romney now, he can be replaced in a salvage operation that may still lead to victory. Hit him after he’s the official nominee, they can take him out.

I honestly don’t think they have anything serious or dangerous, but that is when it will come if it exists.

Mr. Arkadin on May 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I don’t really like Mittens, but he’s a boatload better than the man in charge now. He has to be, nobody could be worse.

southsideironworks on May 24, 2012 at 8:41 PM

The only option they have at this point is a coup.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Or pay someone off to place a seed of doubt, ala Herman Cain.

Flora Duh on May 24, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I’m really looking forward to Obama’s concession speech, but I suspect that he’ll refuse to make one. There will simply be too may people to blame.

Curtiss on May 24, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Why? Mostly it has to do with the fact that it’s the DEMOCRATS who are the racists, not the Republicans…

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Yes, and they’ve screamed raaaaacist (5 ‘a’s as required) way, way too many times to distract from the fact that the dog eater simply is a SCOAMF.

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:44 PM

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Maybe, sure. Maybe isn’t very comforting at this point. We have the worst of of the worst in the WH. We take maybe?

Nixon…check
Nixon…check
Ford….check
Ronnie..check
Ronnie..check
HerbertWalker…check
HerbertWalker…check
Dole….check
George..check
George..check
McCain..check

I’m done checking boxes. My pencil is all the way up to the eraser.

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:45 PM

The only October Surprise Bammie has would be an attempted coup by manufactured crisis to “suspend” elections. It’d almost certainly have to be via some “false flag” operation (a Fast and Furious type one).

Problem is, we still held elections DURING THE CIVIL WAR. It’d be impossible for ANY President to suspend or postpone an election WITHOUT CAUSING ONE.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I’m not thinking a suprise that would delay an election, I’m thinking about one that would change the outcome.

We still are not certain what triggered the financial crisis in 2008. Not the underlying susceptibilities, but the trigger. We know what Chuckie Schumer did eight months earlier with a simple letter. Could the Soros-types trigger another kind of financial crisis?

Second, a rally-around-the-CINC type of crisis, like a US strike on Iran.

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Or pay someone off to place a seed of doubt, ala Herman Cain.

Flora Duh on May 24, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Obama is losing significant chunks of DEMOCRATS in his uncontested primaries. I think at this point that anything like that he tries will probably be laughed at by the public.

Yes, a fake smear campaign IS an obvious tactic. SO OBVIOUS that I think everyone but the drooling idiot crowd (which Obama already has 95% of) won’t buy it.

If Romney had anything like that in his past it’d have already come out. One thing we can’t doubt is that Mitt Romney IS a man of great personal integrity.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:45 PM

And we’re not even in the General yet or the debates… imagine if Romney actually comes off more Presidential than 0 (ok, I know, my shoe is more Presidential than 0) after August…

Tuari on May 24, 2012 at 8:46 PM

WATCH OUT, IT’S A TRAP!

The War Planner on May 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Correct.

The trap is set to assure that Mitt remains our nominee. With him they can not lose as if he wins they actually get more of their agenda into law. More of their agenda stays in law. The GOP is destroyed assuring a Democrat in 2016, 2020, 2024 and so on.

I am sorry but this year the Democrats win little with Obama but Big with Mitt. That even assumes that Mitt will actually keep his promise of reducing spending.

Mitt has already said look at Mass to see what he will do as President well I looked and only Obama was more liberal in office. Period. No other Democrat (except perhaps Patrick Duvall for a while) or Republican.

Steveangell on May 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I’m really looking forward to Obama’s concession speech, but I suspect that he’ll refuse to make one. There will simply be too may people to blame.

Curtiss on May 24, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Oh he’ll make it but it will be 5 hours for him to explain exactly how stupid and racist and generally evil 51% of the country is.

Then he’ll go to the newly conquered Argentinian Maldives with his boyfriend Darnell and start work on his epically ludicrous memoirs.

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I’m not thinking a suprise that would delay an election, I’m thinking about one that would change the outcome.

We still are not certain what triggered the financial crisis in 2008. Not the underlying susceptibilities, but the trigger. We know what Chuckie Schumer did eight months earlier with a simple letter. Could the Soros-types trigger another kind of financial crisis?

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2012 at 8:45 PM

That wouldn’t benefit Bammy. He’s the INCUMBENT after all.

And who are people going to believe would be better at getting us out of that anyway: A community organizer who has a 4 year record of FUMBLING the economy or a successful businessman?

The Obama Regime is doing everything they can to FAKE the economic reports, you can bet for damn sure they aren’t going to tank it on purpose and report on it, that would put even California and New York into play…

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:48 PM

He oughta nominate Bob McDonnell, Governor of VA, for VP to help him with the Commonwealth.

ted c on May 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Hmmm. You trying to give Axelrod an idea? I heard they were thinking of dumping Biden, but this?

honsy on May 24, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Tuari on May 24, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I am so looking forward to those debates.

Flora Duh on May 24, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Oh he’ll make it but it will be 5 hours for him to explain exactly how stupid and racist and generally evil 51% of the country is.

Then he’ll go to the newly conquered Argentinian Maldives with his boyfriend Darnell and start work on his epically ludicrous memoirs.

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

It will be an epic Nikita Khrushchev like podium pounding rant about how we, the American People proved ourselves UNWORTHY of his demi-god awesomeness.

His loss won’t be because Obama failed America, but because America FAILED OBAMA in his mind, and he’ll be sure to EXPRESS IT.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I am so looking forward to those debates.

Flora Duh on May 24, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Odds of Barry being too busy?

Anyone?

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Then he’ll go to the newly conquered Argentinian Maldives with his boyfriend Darnell and start work on his epically ludicrous memoirs.

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Darnell?? If anyone accompanies him to the Brazilian Seychelles, it will be ME!!!

Sincerely yours,

LARRY SINCLAIR

honsy on May 24, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I really hope there are observers with cameras ready at the crucial precints on Election Day when those “flash robs” (cough cough) made up of minority youth (cough cough) show up! I live in TExas so I can’t be of much help.

Teacher in Tejas on May 24, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I’m really looking forward to Obama’s concession speech, but I suspect that he’ll refuse to make one. There will simply be too may people to blame.

Curtiss on May 24, 2012 at 8:44 PM

If Obama is losing I would imagine him resigning as President before the actual election is held. Withdrawing from the race perhaps in September. Then Biden using this as an excuse to delay the General Election to give Hillary time to possibly win.

Obama always chooses the best path to cause maximum destruction to America.

Steveangell on May 24, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Odds of Barry being too busy?

Anyone?

Limerick on May 24, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I don’t think Obama agrees to do ANY debates.

Unless the moderators are Katy Couric, Wolf Blitzer and Chris Matthews.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Then he’ll go to the newly conquered Argentinian Maldives with his boyfriend Darnell and start work on his epically ludicrous memoirs.

CorporatePiggy on May 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I see a major battle betweek Kenya and Indonesia over the site of his presidential liebarry.

slickwillie2001 on May 24, 2012 at 8:56 PM

I really hope there are observers with cameras ready at the crucial precints on Election Day when those “flash robs” (cough cough) made up of minority youth (cough cough) show up! I live in TExas so I can’t be of much help.

Teacher in Tejas on May 24, 2012 at 8:54 PM

That is one possible tactic I’ve been fearing… Obama floods the streets with thugs ON ELECTION DAY as a means of scaring non Obama voters away from the polls.

Hint: if you are white, you will be considered a non Obama voter…

Frankly I don’t think even that would work. Barry will already win the rotting cesspool government cheese distribution center vote (the large cities), his foot soldiers won’t be able to muster a presence elsewhere. If he tried something like that in a place like KY or WV, well, remember, we “hicks” are armed…

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:57 PM

So they are starting to think they might lose?

What are they going to do, attack him over how he treated his dog?

Attack his time at the head of Bain?

I know! They can attack him for passing Romneycare… ummmmm… no that won’t work considering how Obamacare is going…

And now the Obama surrogates are attacking Democrats for being racist for not voting for Obama in primaries…. geez that is SO going to help get Democrats out to vote, now, won’t it?

I mean, whatever makes them think that they just might lose? I mean they are just SO competent and SO adults-in-the-roomish, now, aren’t they? Just imagine how desperate they will become when they have to start attacking their base to try and pick up any centerist support… maybe throw OWS under the bus and get Holder to round them all up, along with the unions helping them. Wouldn’t that be fun? Almost like he was doing his job, almost. Too bad he doesn’t know how to be President, now, isn’t it?

ajacksonian on May 24, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Betcha if he loses, Michelle will stop being proud of her country. That’s a shame.

MAC1000 on May 24, 2012 at 8:59 PM

measuring the drapes already are we? good! get those hopes nice and high! once Willard leaves the Fox News bunker and talks to actual journalists then has to defend Bain and his Massachusetts record in a real debate watch his unfavorables rise and Hot Air become apoplectic it’s gonna be so sweet!

DBear on May 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Problem is, we still held elections DURING THE CIVIL WAR. It’d be impossible for ANY President to suspend or postpone an election WITHOUT CAUSING ONE.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Election or no, his term, and Biden’s, would end on 1/20/13. So we turn to the constitution, which, IIRC, puts the Speaker in line for succession.

Wethal on May 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM

BREAKING NEWS.

The first gay President is about to announce his support of forced military service for the Black community (something about a Civilian Defense force). Support in the minority group for forced service will jump 65% following the announcement.

This just in…..

…..the Maxine Waters led Black community now supports gay/tri/bi/L/G/B/T/Animal/Polyamorus Marriage 109%.

PappyD61 on May 24, 2012 at 9:01 PM

King Obama

TelePrompter oh Teleprompter on the wall who’s the fairest of them all.

Teleprompter

Why of course you are you stupid shit… but now it’s time for you to quit

It is going to be fabulous to watch this narcissist come unglued as he realizes that he will be putting in a change of address. I just hope that the military restrains him if he goes too insane.

Reality Checker on May 24, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Rove’s map doesn’t match his rhetoric hmmm whats up with that?

DBear on May 24, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Fear not, he has a cunning plan.

Obama/Alvin Greene ’12
Because Jim DeMint Caused the Recession

spiritof61 on May 24, 2012 at 9:04 PM

WATCH OUT, IT’S A TRAP!

The War Planner on May 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Let’s please watch out. There is no doubt Pres. Clusterfark will lose the honest vote. But he is a shoe in for the enormous dead vote that will be emerging in 2012.

NOMOBO on May 24, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Problem is, we still held elections DURING THE CIVIL WAR. It’d be impossible for ANY President to suspend or postpone an election WITHOUT CAUSING ONE.

wildcat72 on May 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I remember how crazy I thought the left was with their own “black helicopter” talk about Bush never leaving in 2009 when in reality everybody knew that dimwit couldn’t WAIT to get back to Texas and hand off his mess to whatever poor guy was succeeding him. You guys have more in common with the left than you think!

DBear on May 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM

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