On the most recent episode of the Ricochet Podcast, Peter, James, and Rob were discussing the polls – and Gov. Romney’s troubles therein – with NRO’s Jim Geraghty, who asserted the conventional wisdom that undecided voters tend to break for the challenger rather than the incumbent, stating that anyone inclined at all to vote for President Obama will already have decided to do so. I waited for Peter to tut-tut this notion with a vigor equal to that with which he tut-tutted Andrew Klavan for making the same assertion only a week earlier. As it happened, not only was there no vigor, there was no tut-tutting at all.
So, Peter, my question to you is this: Was Mr. Geraghty more persuasive in his assertion than Mr. Klavan, or was he simply accorded more deference? And a second question for Peter, and for anyone else who cares to answer: Given the choice at hand, how can anyone who claims to be sentient remain undecided at this late stage of the contest?
Like most – should I say all? – here in the Ricochet community, I very much hope the undecideds will flock the way Messrs. Klavan and Geraghty believe they will, and that on Nov. 6 the electorate will rise up and regurgitate the confection it so imprudently consumed four years ago. Undecided? It's scarcely a decision at all.