Friday, October 26, 2012

The What Happened Edition

What happened to the Polls?

The one thing we can see is that the polls have turned heavily to Romney’s favor.  But there is a bigger story than that in that the polls are still skewed toward the Democrats in the demographics.
Here’s from the Real Clear Politics list
Poll                  Result             Demographic
AP                   R +2                D +6
IBD/TIPP        O+3                 D +7
ABC/WP         R +1                D +4
Monmouth        R +3                D +4
NBC                Tie                   D +6
CBS                O +2                Tie
W.P.                R +3                D +4

The unknown is the turnout, but the indicators are that the Republicans are more enthused than the Democrats are for the coming election.  Rasmussen uses a D +1 poll.  It appears that Romney is much more ahead than the polls indicate.   A recent Gallup poll in the crosstab found more Republicans or lean Republicans will vote this election than Democrat or lean Democrats (2008 this was D+12, now it’s R+3 a 15 point swing).   The last Democrat stand is to try to get the not likely voter to vote and have them do it early.  There are still about 2% who are undecided.  History tells us they will break heavily for Romney. 

What happened to Romney in Colorado?

After a fabulous reception by the crowd at Red Rocks in Colorado, Mitt Romney takes a moment.

Peggy Noonan nails what happened to Obama in Denver

Why was the first debate so toxic for the president? Because the one thing he couldn't do if he was going to win the election is let all the pent-up resentment toward him erupt. Americans had gotten used to him as The President. Whatever his policy choices, whatever general direction he seemed to put in place he was The President, a man who had gotten there through natural gifts and what all politicians need, good fortune. 

What he couldn't do was present himself, when everyone was looking, as smaller than you thought. Petulant, put upon, above it all, full of himself. He couldn't afford to make himself look less impressive than the challenger in terms of command, grasp of facts, size.
But that's what he did.

And in some utterly new way the president was revealed, exposed. All the people whose job it is to surround and explain him, to act as his buffers and protectors—they weren't there. It was him on the stage, alone with a competitor. He didn't have a teleprompter, and so his failure seemed to underscore the cliché that the prompter is a kind of umbilical cord for him, something that provides nourishment, the thing he needs to sound good. He is not by any means a stupid man but he has become a boring one; he drones, he is predictable, it's never new. The teleprompter adds substance, or at least safe

What ever happened to our post racial President?

Camille Paglia expounds on why she isn’t voting for Barack Obama:  

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. 

What ever happened to Keith Olbermann?

Perhaps he has proven himself to be the “Worst Person in the World.”

What ever happened to Global Warming?

The debates this year were absent any mention of Global Warming.  This was the first time this has happened in 24 years.  And what ever happened to Al Gore?   

What happened to pursuing jobs in his first term?

When asked if he regretted pursuing ObamaCare and other liberal social priorities in his first two years rather than focusing on the economy, Obama said: 

"Absolutely not," Mr. Obama told the Iowa journalists. "Remember the context. First of all, Mitch McConnell has imposed an ironclad filibuster from the first day I was in office. And that's not speculation." 

No, it’s not speculation, it simply a falsehood.  Remember what Rahm Emanuel said, "We have the votes. F-- 'em. Does that sound like someone who was hamstrung by filibusters?

What will Obama miss the most about not being President?

The plane will be missed and the police escorts too, but I think it will be the lavish entertaining done at taxpayer expense.

The Obama extravaganza two years ago for Mexican President Felipe Calderon, which included a performance by pop star Beyonce cost $969,793, or more than $4,700 per attendee, the documents show.

What happened to the Progressive Paradise

The American people are in for it. When Republicans lose elections, they blame each other: Talk radio blames the RINOs; the squishes blame the pro-lifers; the social conservatives blame the Big Business types, and so on. Each faction maintains that their party will never find acceptance with voters until the rest of the movement looks just like them.

When Democrats lose, on the other hand, they blame America. They tut-tut about gullible voters being way-laid by crafty messaging. Or rubes foolishly voting against their self-interest. Or middle Americans being a bunch of fundamentalist crazies. (Remember the “Jesusland” map after 2004?) With a Republican wave about to wash over the Obama administration, the public is due for a good talking-to. On the nation’s op-ed pages, it’s already started.
I don’t think they will simply blame America.  Of course America is the primary villain, but Bill Clinton is already being mentioned and we’ve heard the claims that Romney is lying.  I even read a piece that blamed Bush because he didn’t crash the economy back in 2005 so the American public would have elected Obama and seen that he was doing so much more than Bush theoretically could have done. 

Obama fundraiser cancelled because of Sandy

Does this seem like God is against the President? 

New Obama Ad likens voting for the first time for Obama to losing your virginity

Probably this is correct.  In both cases you’ve gotten screwed.

More on Benghazi

AC-130U Gunship was on the scene in Benghazi, but the Obama Administrationrefused to let it fire.   

Obama tells Leno math was okay til 7th Grade

Tell us something else we couldn’t have figured out.

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