Obama Likely to Win?

Not according to Gallup, the most experienced of the pollsters. Not according to the latest RealClearPolitics map. Not according to Susquehanna in Pennsylvania. Not in Virginia. And not in Florida. And not if you judge things by favorability ratings.

And consider how the Obama campaign is flailing. Binders of women? Horrors! What will this demonic Mormon say next?

It will not be over until the fat lady sings, but the trend right now appears to be Romney’s friend.

  1. Daniel Jeyn

    Yes, we have lost people who are single-issue voters on the issues of Gay Marriage or Free Abortions on demand.  

    This is a center-left country. · 7 minutes ago

    Edited 6 minutes ago

    Depends on where your starting point is.  I see “center-left” as a lot closer to where Romney is than where Obama is.  Romney is left-of-right-of-center.  Obama was marinated in Marxism from birth, and it’s starting to show.

  2. RightinChicago
    wmartin: Obama just retook the lead in the RCP national poll average. So now he is back ahead in the popular vote, and ahead in almost all of the important swing states.

    This is a center-left country. · 24 minutes ago

    Edited 23 minutes ago

    wmartin strikes again!!!

    This is not a center-left country.   You’ve peddled that before as I recall.  Only around 20% of Americans ever self-describe as liberals according to Gallup.  You’ve peddled that before as I recall.  Utter nonsense.

  3. Duane Oyen

    I’d love to see something from Scott Reusser on the significance o0f Jennifer Brunner being replaced by Jon Husted in Oiho (Obama spelling).

    In Minnesota, the metaphysically corrupt ACORNist Mark Ritchie has steered every close election and recount to the leftist candidate since 2007.

  4. Casey
    RightinChicago: I don’t buy, for one second, that Obama is going to win.  

    I don’t buy for one minute that a majority of the American people have heard the name Mitt Romney.

    I do believe a majority can catch you up on Honey Boo Boo, however.

  5. Sweezle

    Romney-Ryan win so let’s celebrate with Glenlivet. Or sparkling water.

  6. Boymoose

    Obama will loose by 6.625%.

  7. Casey
    RightinChicago

    wmartin: Obama just retook the lead in the RCP national poll average. So now he is back ahead in the popular vote, and ahead in almost all of the important swing states.

    This is a center-left country. · 24 minutes ago

    Edited 23 minutes ago

    wmartin strikes again!!!

    This is not a center-left country.   You’ve peddled that before as I recall.  Only around 20% of Americans ever self-describe as liberals according to Gallup.  You’ve peddled that before as I recall.  Utter nonsense. · 6 minutes ago

    Edited 4 minutes ago

    I know someone who is a staunch Republican because of her pro-choice beliefs.

    This country is center or right or left… it is completely disengaged.

  8. Red Feline

    Ningrim: “… We need less posts about why Romney will/won’t win, and more posts about why voters should pick him. ”

    I think Professor Rahe, whose discipline is History I believe, has based his opinion on facts and what has happened in history. When the economy has been in trouble in the past, the Republicans have been voted in to clean up the mess.

    What do the voters want? A fine man like Romney to bring some hope back to the business world where real jobs are created, or Obama whose record is not too good in that arena? Do they want President Romney, who has a deep understanding of business and economics, or President Obama, who is a community organizer and believes in social engineering and “redistribution”?

    That is why the voters ought to vote for Romney: to show their own belief in the American values that made America the greatest economy in the world, over those values of Euro-Communism/Socialism that have almost destroyed Europe.

    I share Professor Rahe’s belief in the good sense of the American people, and, like him, also predict a landslide victory for Romney.

  9. Paul A. Rahe
    C
    wmartin: Obama just retook the lead in the RCP national poll average. So now he is back ahead in the popular vote, and ahead in almost all of the important swing states.

    This is a center-left country. · 15 minutes ago

    Edited 15 minutes ago

    No, center-right. Many, many more people call themselves conservative than liberal. Be of good cheer!

  10. Dave Carter
    C

    If I may be so bold:  Screw the polls!  Fight like you’re behind.  Take nothing for granted.  Talk to friends, family, co-workers.  Tell them what is at stake. Make sure they are registered.  Give them a ride to the polls.  No one ever won by staring at the scoreboard.  Pessimists get clobbered, but people with the heart and will to win can surmount incredible odds.  Dig deep.  Our grandchildren’s future is on the line.  

  11. Gaius Baltar
    Mike LaRoche: The fat lady has not yet sung, but the dress rehearsal is underway. · 1 hour ago

    Just hope that Romney has her in his binder.

  12. Casey
    Dave Carter: Pessimists get clobbered

    For the record, I’m not a pessimist… I just know a lot of MBAs.

  13. Dave Carter
    C
    Casey

    Dave Carter: Pessimists get clobbered

    For the record, I’m not a pessimist… I just know a lot of MBAs. · 1 minute ago

    I’ve known a fair number of BS-ers, myself.  

  14. Jimmy Carter

    Professor “Cool Breeze” Rahe.

  15. Red Feline
    Gaius Baltar

    Mike LaRoche: The fat lady has not yet sung, but the dress rehearsal is underway. · 1 hour ago

    Just hope that Romney has her in his binder. · 12 minutes ago

    LOVE this! Romney would deliver this with brilliant timing.

  16. The Mugwump

    Dick Morris reports that he has seen internal polling results from the Romney campaign.  It’s Romney up by three in Pennsylvania.  His report confirms the numbers from Susquehanna.  This race is just about over. 

  17. Gretch68

    I’m an avowed pessimist with an MBA. As such, it may seem surprising, but I agree with Dave. Screw the Polls! Get out there and do your part, talk to friends, knock on doors, donate a few extra bucks, if you are blessed enough to have ‘em. Pray when, how and if it suits you.

    Remember the words that Romney/Ryan have on their signs in the debate green room. CLEAR EYES. FULL HEARTS. CAN’T LOSE!

    And in the worst case, if we do all we can and put our whole heart into it we can walk away at least knowing we put it all on the line and left it all on the field.

  18. David Williamson

    Ah, a Rahe of sunshine in the Ricochet gloom!

  19. Spin

    At least Washington state is still in play, right King Prawn?  Right?  Please tell me yes we are still in play.  

    Man I hate being in a blue state…

  20. Cuban Mike

    Rephrasing General George S. Patton’s words:

    “We’ll win this election, but we’ll win it only by fighting and by showing the Liberals that we’ve got more guts than they have; or ever will have.” 

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