Newest states in play: Pennsylvania and Minnesota? Update: Romney by one in Colorado

posted at 4:01 pm on October 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m trying to maintain a healthy eeyorish skepticism here but it’s getting harder. Yesterday the AP reported that Biden was headed to Scranton and that Romney — maybe — was headed to Minnesota. Today? Reports of a $2 million ad buy by Mitt’s Super PAC across Pennsylvania, including Philly, and a hastily arranged visit by the Big Dog to Minnesota as part of his midwestern swing on O’s behalf:

As the presidential race narrows in Minnesota, former President Bill Clinton is planning to visit here this week to shore up support for President Barack Obama.

Details of the Tuesday visit are still being worked out. The former president’s visit is part of a Midwest swing that includes Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, the Obama campaign said. All year, the six other states have been considered battleground areas in the presidential race…

The sudden attention comes as both campaigns have started buying advertising time in Minnesota, which had been lacking until last week.

Question for campaign pros: Is there any reason Biden or Clinton would spend a minute in these states if they weren’t legitimately in play, albeit still likely to go for O? I can understand Romney spending a bit of time and money there for strategic reasons, even if he thought he had no real chance, as an attempt to bluff Obama into spending resources to defend them. But it’s harder for me to imagine Team O being suckered by that bluff if their own internal polls had them comfortably ahead. There’s no way they’d be buying ads in Minnesota with money that could be better spent trying to win Florida or Virginia unless they really felt they needed to, right? And if we’re suddenly seeing enough movement towards Romney in the midwest and Rust Belt to make Minnesota and Pennsylvania kinda sorta competitive, then what’s going on in Wisconsin and Ohio, where Team Mitt is pouring in time and money? You already know what Rasmussen says about the latter; he also had the former tied as of a few days ago, but his is the only poll of Wisconsin in the past 12 days. Note to pollsters: Time to fix that, ASAP.

As for the national polls, they’re all over the map suddenly. Pew has the race tied, Rasmussen has Romney by two, and both Gallup and the Battleground Poll have Romney by five. Even Pew sees cause for optimism, though. Exit quotation: “When the sample is narrowed to likely voters, the balance of opinion shifts slightly in Romney’s direction, as it did in early October. This reflects Romney’s turnout advantage over Obama, which could loom larger as Election Day approaches… Indeed, surveys over the past month have found Republicans becoming much more upbeat about the race and about Mitt Romney himself.”

Update: CNN becomes the second outfit today to find Romney up by one thin point in Colorado — despite Obama leading among independents by eight(!). ARG had Romney ahead earlier by the same margin. The last six polls in the state have gone R+1, R+1, O+1, O+4, Tie, R+4.


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So why is North Carolina all of a sudden “tied” again according to Public Policy Polling? Eh? Anyone?

SouthernGent on October 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Late last week, PPP started polling with HCAN, the SEIU/OFA/WFP group that pushed for the public option. It has also increased the sample. 44/35 21. D+9 in North Carolina??? Yeah, right.

Obama won North Carolina in 2008 by 0.32% and that was in a Democratic wave election year, which 2012 is definitely not.

Rasmussen has Romney +6.
Gravis has Romney +8.

Republican Pat McCrory is going to win the Governor’s race by double-digits and I don’t see massive ticket splitting.

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Did a bunch of trolls signup for accounts a while back and now just start using them? I swear there’s a new troll almost daily around here.

strictnein on October 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM

A fairly new one, but very active, and has apparently been given HA as a full time assignment.

a capella on October 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Quite a change from 2008 eh?

Zaggs on October 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Long Island Newsday has a Siena poll today showing Romney with a slight edge over Obama on Long Island…. It’s Romney 47- 0bama 45 among likely voters. Not sure if the link witll work, but here it is…..

http://www.newsday.com/elections/mitt-romney-holds-slight-edge-over-barack-obama-among-li-voters-1.4162143

rampage on October 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

At the moment, it seems to be combusting rather well. Zero can read the polls late at night by the light from the flames.

2ndMAW68 on October 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Hey, it beats being able to ride your horse from Georgia to Massachusetts by the light of your own burning effigies.

JimLennon on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

G O T V

cmsinaz on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

In 8 more days, the Left will be totally and utterly destroyed. Their God will vanish.

faraway on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

If Romney wins this thing, AP will have to run the humpbot round the clock for 3 days.

flipflop on October 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

And…. the melting, chocolate bunny.

Cody1991 on October 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Just as long as doesn’t run that stupid Russell Whathisface and “I am the Walrus” one.

Bitter Clinger on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Call me heartless, but I don’t understand why Romney is cancelling campaing stops in the midwest and other places that aren’t affected by Sandy. Particularly since he has already organized busses of aid and is actively seeking donations to the Red Cross to help.
I know the storm is a big deal on the east coast, but the rest of the country is business as usual.

LASue on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

OT…

Maryland Governor cancels early voting for today and tomorrow. Let the hand wringing begin.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM

That better not be as a pretext for trying to extend the election past 11/6. People can call me a conspiracy theorist, but we’re dealing with an administration that’s covering up what really went down in Benghazi and earlier today actually hinted at burying the jobs report until after the election.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

You may also want to bet on how long it will take Vichy Scarborough to say, “I knew it all along” when Romney wins.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Romney in a LANDSLIDE…the polls are designed to tamp down R enthusiasm…it is OBVIOUS!
But it doesn’t stop AP from losing it…at least he admits it!

winston on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Chumpy is an old one. He shows up every time he can scrape up enough coin to buy a bottle of lotion and a fresh box of tissues.

Aviator on October 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Ahh, ok. So a mixture of new trolls and old trolls being kicked up by the impending doom.

strictnein on October 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM

You may also want to bet on how long it will take Vichy Scarborough to say, “I knew it all along” when Romney wins.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Who cares when?

Just record it for future laughs.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM

letget on October 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM

AP better have the humpbot fully charged or he’s not going to last the night!

dominigan on October 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM

A fairly new one, but very active, and has apparently been given HA as a full time assignment.

a capella on October 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Chumpy only shows up around election time.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Call me heartless, but I don’t understand why Romney is cancelling campaing stops in the midwest and other places that aren’t affected by Sandy. Particularly since he has already organized busses of aid and is actively seeking donations to the Red Cross to help.
I know the storm is a big deal on the east coast, but the rest of the country is business as usual.

LASue on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Optics. Politics is perception and it wouldn’t look very good to have giant rallies while people are suffering. Same reason they canceled the first day of the convention both in 2008 and 2012. Trust me, the moment Obama goes back out on the campaign trail, Romney will do likewise.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Chumpy is an old one. He shows up every time he can scrape up enough coin to buy a bottle of lotion and a fresh box of tissues.

Aviator on October 29, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Hey, somebody’s got to grease up your mom!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Now, I see pokebutt was messin’ with y’all today.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The dam is breaking. The Romney flood will happen and the Leftists will drown

Charlemagne on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

The “firewall” seems to be burning…

ClintACK on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

You know it. This storm is going to open up all kinds of possibilities to cheat or otherwise confuse or delay the results – particularly in VA and PA.

There’s nothing this Regime won’t do. It’s not a conspiracy theory. we’ve already seen it over and over again. It would be foolish to believe they would do anything honestly or according to law or tradition.

forest on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Ahh, ok. So a mixture of new trolls and old trolls being kicked up by the impending doom.

strictnein on October 29, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Pretty much. Close to panic mode.

Aviator on October 29, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Erm…yeah…it’s the last week in a very close presidential election campaign. The wise candidate takes nothing for granted.

But of course, when the President runs an efficient and thorough campaign, that’s obviously a sign of weakness.

So hey, shake those pom-poms faster!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Then why isn’t he campaigning in California this week, genius?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 4:47 PM

as has been discussed the politico/gw/battleground is +1 O..the tarrance group is the R half of the battleground poll (celinda lake being the Dem half)

so the plus 5 in the R interpretation.

nate silver isn’t the only one on the O bandwagon…all these leftist pollster see glory days ahead…HuffPo is the most conservative of the bunch!

the election isn’t won..the left will do anything to win…I think this will last until December if it is in the left’s interest. We won’t hear much of bengahzi…but we’re going to hear a lot about R malfeasance if the O loses.

http://election.princeton.edu/

http://votamatic.org/

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map

r keller on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Hmmmm. The Green One has failed to come out and play.

Has he been on any threads today?

Bitter Clinger on October 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

He was here early pimping the Pew Poll. Unfortunately for him, some of us actually read his link….

“New Pew poll has Obama and Romney tied at 47% each. Romney wins indies by 8%, but is losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

In 2008, 90% of Republicans voted for McCain and 9% voted for Obama. In 2012, according to Pew, 6% of Republicans are supporting Obama and 92% of Republicans are supporting Romney. Since when is 6% more than 9%?

http://www.people-press.org/2012/10/29/presidential-race-dead-even-romney-maintains-turnout-edge/10-29-2012-fn/

Pew also had a few other interesting tidbits:

Pew: More Republican Likely Voters

Rep/Lean Rep:

Likely to vote: 76
Unlikely/not registered: 24

Dem/Lean Dem:

Likely to vote: 62
Unlikely/not registered: 38

Romney Has Gender Gap Advantage

Romney has +7 lead with men.

Obama has +6 lead with women.

Romney Has Added Substantially With White Vote

White Men: 2008 was R+16, 2012 is R+25 (+9)

White Women: 2008 was R+7, 2012 is R+15 (+8)

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

The Obama 2008 voters still willing to pull the lever for him are not going to do it in a grand publicized fashion.

No stickers.
No signs.
No buttons.
No flair.

They are there though…

Like a disease.
Like filth under a fingernail.
Like the puke still left around the hinges of the toilet seat.

VOTE! Or the “Black Sleep of Kali” will take you!

RAAAAAAAAACIST! /

nitzsche on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Your hero Gore lost his own home state of Tennessee in 2000. Had he won that state, he would never have needed to win Florida to become President.

You still must be so proud of that achievement.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Hey champ, you realize Mittens will lose his home state in a landslide, don’t you, you hypocritical hack?

So what’s your point again.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

forest on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

THIS x 100

cmsinaz on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

That better not be as a pretext for trying to extend the election past 11/6. People can call me a conspiracy theorist, but we’re dealing with an administration that’s covering up what really went down in Benghazi and earlier today actually hinted at burying the jobs report until after the election.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

The whole point of early voting, supposedly, is to give people a chance to vote over a span of time in case something happens on Election Day.

It’s not to guarantee them X number of days on which they can vote.

There are precedents for people not being able to get to the polls on Election Day back before early voting. For example a blizzard in NM in 2000. But, tough luck. The people in NM didn’t get an extra day to vote.

I think they might try a tack like you suggest, but it will be heavy going.

Missy on October 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Just as long as doesn’t run that stupid Russell Whathisface and “I am the Walrus” one.

Bitter Clinger on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Agreed, I think I just like the song too much to associate even Russell Brand’s mangling of it with defeat.

The melting bunny is the best of AP’s “sad” videos, IMO, and a big part of its effectiveness is due to the haunting, mournful music.

The humpbot, though, just doesn’t do it for me. If we have a big win next Tuesday, we need something more triumphant, maybe like the medal ceremony from the end of the original Star Wars.

JimLennon on October 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I see the Trolls are mounting a last ditch effort to disrupt.
Should be a fun 8 days around here.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Hey champ, you realize Mittens will lose his home state in a landslide

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Define ‘landslide’, dickwad.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Hey champ, you realize Mittens will lose his home state in a landslide, don’t you, you hypocritical hack?

So what’s your point again.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Which home state? New Hampshire is where he lives. He could very well win that. Michigan is where he was born and it’s in play. If you mean MassachusettEs, well no sh-t Sherlock. It’s one of the bluest states in the country.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Call me heartless, but I don’t understand why Romney is cancelling campaing stops in the midwest and other places that aren’t affected by Sandy. Particularly since he has already organized busses of aid and is actively seeking donations to the Red Cross to help.
I know the storm is a big deal on the east coast, but the rest of the country is business as usual.

LASue on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Well, he held events earlier today, but it wouldn’t look good for him to do so as it’s coming inland, particularly with all the flooding they’re predicting.

changer1701 on October 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Hey champ, you realize Mittens will lose his home state in a landslide, don’t you, you hypocritical hack?

So what’s your point again.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Al Gore, is that you?

NotCoach on October 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Enjoy this article from the San Francisco Chronicle…

San Francisco liberals anxious, sleepless, panicking over possibility that Obama will lose the election. Nervous Democrats check daily with Nate Silver for reassurance.

There are no documented cases of actual bedwetting.

Yet.

aunursa on October 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

LMAO!

Norwegian on October 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

No stickers.
No signs.
No buttons.
No flair.

nitzsche on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

While I was working the GOTV effort in Nevada over the weekend, I saw someone wearing an Obama button from 2008.

Seriously, I think King Obama’s campaign is broke.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

But of course, when the President runs an efficient and thorough campaign, that’s obviously a sign of weakness.

So hey, shake those pom-poms faster!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

If your idea of efficient is spending millions and millions of dollars only to be rendered completely ineffective with a free debate seen by 67 million people… DUDE! Have I got a bridge to sell you!

dominigan on October 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

After the election, the libtard KoolAid drinkers may switch to the Jones Town KoolAid. LOL

That should keep their heads from exploding

txdoc on October 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Just ignore him. He’s still bitter that his butt buddy Ron Paul lost.

wargamer6 on October 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I see the Trolls are mounting a last ditch effort to disrupt.
Should be a fun 8 days around here.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I hope the trolls stocked up on ointment & baby powder. The chaffing will be unbearable for them.

portlandon on October 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Hey champ, you realize Mittens will lose his home state in a landslide, don’t you, you hypocritical hack?

So what’s your point again.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

He ain’t running for president of Massachusetts, pal.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Long Island Newsday has a Siena poll today showing Romney with a slight edge over Obama on Long Island…. It’s Romney 47- 0bama 45 among likely voters. Not sure if the link witll work, but here it is…..

http://www.newsday.com/elections/mitt-romney-holds-slight-edge-over-barack-obama-among-li-voters-1.4162143

rampage on October 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

I guess that explains the 0bama tv spots I have seen, if Romney holds a lead on Long Island then Barry has only Queens Bklyn and Manhattan to save him, this is assuming Mitt has everything north of Westchester locked up which would not be a stretch.

NY Conservative on October 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Just out curiosity, anyone know if Obama or McCain canceled any campaign events when Ike hit the Gulf 4 years ago. I was in the wife’s old house which was pretty much trashed by the hurricane, so we were out of the loop for a few days, but I don’t recall those campaigns putting anything on hold. Although in fairness, neither candidate was the incumbent President.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Mittens ain’t gonna lose Mass by 10 points. That’s a guarantee. Remember, they elected him and Bill Weld Governor.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

You know where Bush didn’t go in 2004? Oklahoma.

Cuz MN is a lot like OK in a normal election.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 4:19 PM

No one ever comes here from either party. No ads either. Every county went solid red in ’08. Not many signs or bumper stickers. But all my friends save one, will be voting Romney. Enthusiastically!

tj4osu on October 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Enjoy this article from the San Francisco Chronicle…

San Francisco liberals anxious, sleepless, panicking over possibility that Obama will lose the election. Nervous Democrats check daily with Nate Silver for reassurance.

There are no documented cases of actual bedwetting.

Yet.

aunursa on October 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

That makes me feel good.

From the article:

David Plouffe, one of President Obama’s top campaign strategists, has a word for supporters he feels are needlessly fretful: bed wetters.

“Oh, I think I’m worse than that,” Kay Edelman said.

What could be worse than a bed wetter? a pants-pooper?

UltimateBob on October 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I really can’t stomach watching MSNBC for more than five minutes at a time, but I have a feeling, on November 7th, I’m going to watch that channel all day long!

Oracleforhire on October 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM

..good luck, Oracle, this is all you will see over there from the moment The Crapsack™ POTUS chucks in the towel.

The War Planner on October 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

“I was very excited about him. I thought he was a moderate. I thought that his election would promote racial healing in the country.

It would be a tremendous transformation of attitudes. And instead: one thing after another. Not least: I consider him, now, one of the most racially divisive and polarizing figures ever. I think it’s going to take years to undo the damage to relationships between the races.

But beyond that, I am just sick and tired of endless war. I was in favor of bombing the hell out of the Afghanistan mountains after 9/11, but I would have never agreed to this land war in Afghanistan, this endless land war, as well as things like this Libyan incursion that Obama appears to have been pushed into by these women, like Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power, the chaos in foreign policy, the bowing to foreign leaders.

Also the Obamacare: of course, we need health care reform in this country. What a mess! Everyone agrees about that. But the Obamacare is, to me, a Stalinist intrusion — okay? — into American culture.

The creation of this culture of surveillance, from these bureaucracies, which is also carried over into Obama’s endorsement of drones on the military level as well as for police control of the population. I mean, I don’t understand how any… veteran of the 1960s who’s a Democrat could not see the dangers here, that Obama is a statist. It’s exactly what Bob Dylan was warning about in “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” okay?

You don’t want government agencies being empowered to intrude into people’s lives like this. The controlling force in Obamacare is the IRS! Okay? This flies in the face of what the Free Speech Movement was about at Berkeley or about any of the values, I feel, of my generation.

So I feel the Democratic Party needs to be shattered and remade to recover its true progressive roots. I don’t see progressives. All I see is white upper-middle-class liberals who speak in this unctuous way about the needs of the poor.

Unctuous. Yes. White upper-middle-class liberals lubricating themselves.

They have no connection whatever with the working class. Okay? It’s the professional class gone amok. And that’s why they don’t notice what a bureaucratic nightmare Obamacare is.”

- Camille Paglia

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Enjoy this article from the San Francisco Chronicle…

San Francisco liberals anxious, sleepless, panicking over possibility that Obama will lose the election. Nervous Democrats check daily with Nate Silver for reassurance.

There are no documented cases of actual bedwetting.

Yet.

aunursa on October 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Loooool :) i wouldn” t want to be in the shoes of a san fr libtard ..

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I don’t recall, but I remember there was a senile old fool who embarrassed himself by putting his campaign on hold over stupid D.C. business.

NotCoach on October 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM

aunursa on October 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

..you want a real treat? Read the comments from about 450 bed wetters. They are in full-tilt wee-wee’ed up mode!

(By the way, how’d the GOTV junkets in NV go?)

The War Planner on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Which home state? New Hampshire is where he lives. He could very well win that. Michigan is where he was born and it’s in play. If you mean MassachusettEs, well no sh-t Sherlock. It’s one of the bluest states in the country.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Did all you morons miss Del’s post where he was bleating about Gore’s loss of ultra-red Tennessee and acting like it was significant and damning? Guess what, Romney will lose his home state too, by an even bigger margin than Gore lost his. So what is Del’s point?

Try reading the thread a little before going full retard.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Did a bunch of trolls signup for accounts a while back and now just start using them? I swear there’s a new troll almost daily around here.

strictnein on October 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I think some place like Media Wankers builds up an inventory of handles and passwords that are checked out by workers like the key to a gas station bathroom.

slickwillie2001 on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Call me heartless, but I don’t understand why Romney is cancelling campaing stops in the midwest and other places that aren’t affected by Sandy. Particularly since he has already organized busses of aid and is actively seeking donations to the Red Cross to help.
I know the storm is a big deal on the east coast, but the rest of the country is business as usual.

LASue on October 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Several reasons:

- The press would start up a new “Romney gaffe!!” and “Has he no shame!” drum that they could pound on right up through the election. (No, the fact that Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are still campaigning wouldn’t help.)

- He could probably use a break to prepare for the last big push over the next week. (And, perhaps waiting to see what Obama’s next move is, so he can respond?)

- Major campaign stops (like that big crowd in Colorado) don’t come together on a moment’s notice — he was scheduled to be in Virginia, originally. (Can’t you see the split-screen coverage: Obama in the Oval Office, Romney at a last-minute thrown-together campaign stop in the rain with a relatively small crowd. Them optics ain’t so good.)

ClintACK on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

I guess that explains the 0bama tv spots I have seen, if Romney holds a lead on Long Island then Barry has only Queens Bklyn and Manhattan to save him, this is assuming Mitt has everything north of Westchester locked up which would not be a stretch.

NY Conservative on October 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Let’s not get carried away! From the same article:

….Despite the close race on Long Island, statewide polling figures released by Siena on Friday show Obama leading 59 percent to Romney’s 35 percent, with 6 percent undecided…

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Del was right, and you just may be wrong. That is what you’re being told. Don’t you understand?

Or, do you have a cognitive issue?

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Did all you morons miss Del’s post where he was bleating about Gore’s loss of ultra-red Tennessee and acting like it was significant and damning? Guess what, Romney will lose his home state too, by an even bigger margin than Gore lost his. So what is Del’s point?

Try reading the thread a little before going full retard.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

You might want to try following your advice, slick. I would b e suspicious of any Republican that could carry Massachusetts…

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Wondering if anyone else saw this: I was watching Zero yesterday from the nat’l hurricane center, and as it came on I thought, “Oh, great, here comes Zero looking presidential,” but then he opened his mouth and he seemed…small…and…simple…and…just tragically in over his head. Now work with me here. I know I’m a partisan — can’t stand the guy — but as I watched I thought, “Man, the campaign has got to keep him off TV during this storm. He looks baaad.” He was dropping his “g’s” like crazy, everything was “we’re gonna” do this and “we’re gonna” do that. It was like listening to a teenager try to reassure the country that he’s on top of things.

Anyone else notice that or am I just seeing things through my own…lens?

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

The whole point of early voting, supposedly, is to give people a chance to vote over a span of time in case something happens on Election Day.

Missy on October 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Ostensibly that’s the reason. However, we all know the real reason is so Democrats and community organizers (but I repeat myself) have a much larger window in which to scoop up their apathetic base and cart them off to the polls with the promise of free t-shirts, big macs, Starbucks gift cards, etc.

Kataklysmic on October 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I still have a very good feeling about next Tuesday.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Me too… And I don’t think it will be as close as they say it will be..
I suspect it will be more than 300. Closer to 400. Romney. For the last few months I have been reading/writing to many Libs.. And talking with a few as well.. The only thing they want to talk about is how ‘evil’ Romney is.. None of them speak of the “accomplishments” of Obama.
Deep inside, they all know it.. They just don’t want to accept it..
Seven days to go.

Al Hall on October 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I saw that, too. He looked horrible. Or, at least more amaciated than usual.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Did all you morons miss Del’s post where he was bleating about Gore’s loss of ultra-red Tennessee and acting like it was significant and damning? Guess what, Romney will lose his home state too, by an even bigger margin than Gore lost his. So what is Del’s point?

Try reading the thread a little before going full retard.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

The point is that Al Gore was from Tennessee. Mitt was born in Michigan, has a home in New Hampshire, and was governor in MassachusettEs. Oh, and he took some time out 10 years ago to save the Olympics in Salt Lake City. Dude is literally all over the map. To act like MassachusettEs is his home state is absurd.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I saw that, too. He looked horrible. Or, at least more amaciated than usual.

kingsjester on October 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

He looked awful at the last debate–broken, actually. I almost felt sorry for the miserable POS.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Hey, somebody’s got to grease up your mom!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Odd name for you to give to your wanker. But, whatever works for you, I guess.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Sorry, but I don’t buy it. Don’t waste any real money or time on these hanging carrots. The fight remains in Ohio, Va, Fl, & Wi. Don’t get suckered in like Rove did on that Idiotic Unemployment routine. Stick to beating them big or the Democrat Voter Fraud will overcome Repub efforts where it matters! Dem Voter Fraud will require a Minimum 2 or 3 point advantage to make up for the fraud! Don’t get suckered again!
ADDENDUM on how to take on the Obama Jihadi media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Folks, it is over… The winner of the 2012 Presidential election is Mitt Romney…

Stop obesessing with polls and over analyzing every detail or worried to death that Obama still has a good chance of winning… It is not going to happen…

At least 10% of Obama “White Voters” from 2008 are going to vote for Romney in 2012 and at least 3% of Obama total voters from 2008 are staying home in 2012… This makes it impossible for Obama to win the elections…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I almost felt sorry for the miserable POS.

After all the waste fraud and abuse, the pettiness, the enabling of radical islam at home and abroad?

Hell no I don’t feel sorry for that rat.

tom daschle concerned on October 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Update: CNN becomes the second outfit today to find Romney up by one thin point in Colorado — despite Obama leading among independents by eight(!). ARG had Romney ahead earlier by the same margin. The last six polls in the state have gone R+1, R+1, O+1, O+4, Tie, R+4.

CNN didn’t conduct a poll. They are merely reporting on the ARG surveym

steebo77 on October 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I guess that explains the 0bama tv spots I have seen…

NY Conservative on October 29, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if either candidate is spending money on tv ads in the NYC market, it’s meant to influence voting in New Jersey — which is still just a Dem +4 state. (New York is Dem +10, and Connecticut is Dem+7)

If Obama feels like he has to defend New Jersey… well… that’s just marvelous!

ClintACK on October 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM

The point is that Al Gore was from Tennessee. Mitt was born in Michigan, has a home in New Hampshire, and was governor in MassachusettEs. Oh, and he took some time out 10 years ago to save the Olympics in Salt Lake City. Dude is literally all over the map. To act like MassachusettEs is his home state is absurd.

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Not to mention ManBearPig’s father was the Senator of Tennessee for nearly 20 years. Enjoyed 100% name recognition in the state.

And the fact that Clinton/Gore easily won Tennessee in both 1992 & 1996.

“Daikokuco” is a complete moron.

Norwegian on October 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Folks, it is over… The winner of the 2012 Presidential election is Mitt Romney…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Yes, but now we are working on a wave.

Need lots of TEA party types to keep Romney in line.

A bunch of new governors and state houses to remind Romney of his tenth amendment vows wouldn’t hurt either.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

CNN becomes the second outfit today to find Romney up by one thin point in Colorado — despite Obama leading among independents by eight(!).

Trust me, CO is not even close. Romney by 6-8 points, and that is conservative.

Look at early voting and absentee requests and compare to 2008.

Norwegian on October 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM

they must have spent their whole time polling at the Boulder Mall

Colorado Springs R 98% Denver R 65% The Planet Boulder R 1 vote

audiotom on October 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Folks, it is over… The winner of the 2012 Presidential election is Mitt Romney…

mnjg on October 29, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The fat lady dances on Nov. 6, at night, no sooner, and then ever so briefly. After that she must watch Romney and so must we.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Your betrayal of we eeyores is troubling, Allah. You and I both know it’s too good to be true so there’s no way it is true. Right? Don’t we?

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I see ABC News has gotten the memo that it is panic time. Nothing but Sandy coverage and negative Romney ads:

Latest Headlines
Sandy Washes Away 2 From Sinking Ship
More Than 13,000 Flights Cancelled
Obama Takes ‘Offense’ at Libya Claims
Romney, Ryan Pitched FEMA Cuts
New Ad Misleads on Auto Bailout
Trayvon Martin Judge Denies Gag Order
Syria Launches Nationwide Airstrikes

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Did all you morons miss Del’s post where he was bleating about Gore’s loss of ultra-red Tennessee and acting like it was significant and damning? Guess what, Romney will lose his home state too, by an even bigger margin than Gore lost his. So what is Del’s point?

Try reading the thread a little before going full retard.

Daikokuco on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

MA is not his home state, idiot…he has lived and worked in 4 other states and owns a home in a fifth one CA) , so shut up already with your irrelevant analogies and posts…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

eeyore……………………..j/k, I see your point

NY Conservative on October 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Even Pew sees cause for optimism, though.

Not if you’re Pew. Dyed in the wool commies and utterly in the tank for the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:18 PM

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/10/huffpo-home-page-obama-underwater/

graphic of the day

from huffpo!

ted c on October 29, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Via @numbersmuncher:

WaPo/ABC all tied at 49%. Romney up 10 w/ independents. Sample is D+7 (same as 2008 turnout). If Obama replicates 08 turnout, he ties.

and

If Romney wins independents in Ohio by double digits, he will win Ohio. If Obama needs better turnout than 08, he loses. It’s that simple.

and

Re: Pew poll. Reason result went from Romney+4 to even: Sample went from R+5 to D+1. A six point swing to Dems yielded a 4 point swing to O.

I love how all these pollsters are moving to a D+ model just to keep Zero in the game. WaPo/ABC has gone from D+4 to D+6 to D+7. They have to add a few more D’s every day, just to keep Zero down by a point or so.

Amazing.

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I said it during the primaries. Mitt would force this game to be played on Obama’s half of the field. That Obama will be spending a lot of his time and money just trying to defend states that most people just assumed he could take for granted. The reason I was so confident in saying so was that I knew that Mitt would appeal strongly to independents. And that is just what we are seeing.

MJBrutus on October 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Just imagine listening to and watching Obama’s concession speech…and thinking of Europe, the entire global media, MSNBC, Michael Tomasky, Eleanor Clift, Charles Blow, gumbeyandpokey, libfreeordie and the entire rats movement…

How sweet it w/b.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Just imagine listening to and watching Obama’s concession speech…and thinking of Europe, the entire global media, MSNBC, Michael Tomasky, Eleanor Clift, Charles Blow, gumbeyandpokey, libfreeordie and the entire rats movement…

How sweet it w/b.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

It will be sweet schadenfreude (little ‘s’) indeed! Although I think we already heard his concession speech. It came at the conclusion of the first debate.

MJBrutus on October 29, 2012 at 5:21 PM

He looked awful at the last debate–broken, actually. I almost felt sorry for the miserable POS.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Not a further thought for the rat-eared SOB. He’ll be living high off our dime for the rest his life.

slickwillie2001 on October 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM

The fat lady dances on Nov. 6, at night, no sooner, and then ever so briefly. After that she must watch Romney and so must we.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Mooch said the party was November 7th.

But you are right. This isn’t over with ousting the rat-eared commie from office. That is merely step one. Step two is holding President Romney and the Congress to account for sane fiscal legislation and action. My personal suggestion is getting rid of Boehner and McConnell and put in real fiscal conservatives.

Also having Romney’s people make it clear to the ‘rats that he can’t work with Harry Reid after all the lies that Reid told on the floor of the Senate about Romney’s taxes. Reid can come along for photo-op purposes if the ‘rats want to keep him in a leadership position but there is zero trust and no way he’s going to be involved in the substantive decisions.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I’m gonna say it…..MINNESOTA? As in, Minnesota? As in, didn’t-even-vote-for-Reagan Minnesota? DAAAAAAAAYYYYYAAAAAAMMMMMM!!!

And folks are worried about it being some kind of tie, nationally.

Sekhmet on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Just imagine listening to and watching Obama’s concession speech…and thinking of Europe, the entire global media, MSNBC, Michael Tomasky, Eleanor Clift, Charles Blow, gumbeyandpokey, libfreeordie and the entire rats movement…

How sweet it w/b.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Me too… And I don’t think it will be as close as they say it will be..
I suspect it will be more than 300. Closer to 400. Romney. For the last few months I have been reading/writing to many Libs.. And talking with a few as well.. The only thing they want to talk about is how ‘evil’ Romney is.. None of them speak of the “accomplishments” of Obama.
Deep inside, they all know it.. They just don’t want to accept it..
Seven days to go.

Al Hall on October 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

I think on the low side it will be 300is and the high 337

But I would like to know what this site is smoking…..
http://votamatic.org/

Animal60 on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Romney, Ryan Pitched FEMA Cuts

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Obama’s sequestration would cut nearly $900 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including disaster relief, food and shelter, and flood management at both the federal and state levels.

Obama’s proposed cuts to FEMA include the following (emphasis added):

* Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program – $8 million

* State and Local Emergency Programs (non-defense) – $183 million

* State and Local Emergency Programs (defense) – $5 million

* United States Fire Administration and Training – $4 million

* Salaries and Expenses (non-defense) – $75 million

* Salaries and Expenses (defense) – $7 million

* Disaster Relief – $580 million

* Emergency Food and Shelter – $10 million

* Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program – $3 million

* National Pre-disaster Mitigation Fund – $3 million

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Some of that might be understandable. Once voters settle on a candidate they’re more apt to adopt that party’s label so a larger share of Democrats could be because now more people are calling themselves that if they’ve picked Obama. Maybe.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM

He looked awful at the last debate–broken, actually. I almost felt sorry for the miserable POS.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Not a further thought for the rat-eared SOB. He’ll be living high off our dime for the rest his life.

slickwillie2001 on October 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM

He has looked rather pitiful of late, but then I remember what a vicious marxist-islamist he’ll be if he wins next week and has no re-election concerns. He’ll have to be impeached. He will simply have to be. And I don’t want the country dragged through that.

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Watching the chest beaters on both sides is better than a Terminator movie. American politics turned pro-wrestling………

“In this corner……..”(Betties turning around the ring holding up the round 1 cards..one blue, one red)

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Romney, Ryan Pitched FEMA Cuts

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

As an FYI to all my fellow conservatives. I was simply quoting headlines from ABC News pointing out the negativity toward Romney. No need to jump all over me.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

You know where Bush didn’t go in 2004? Oklahoma.

Cuz MN is a lot like OK in a normal election.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Except here in Minny we have lakes and the vast majority of us have full sets of teeth.

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

?????

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Daikokuco, chump threads,

You seem upset. Your child king is going to lose in a landslide. Yes, he’ll try to extend the East Coast votmg by edict after the storm- but it won’t work. Breathe… quietly say your name… breathe…. repeat- It’s okay; accept. You’re just beta-boys in a man’s world. It’s okay.

M240H on October 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Tell you what, chumpo, we’ll trade you for a resurrected Obama bin Laden for a dead UAW.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Meh, no worries about the teeth. Worry about the knuckles.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

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