This week on the the podcast currently known as Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz (or its street name, GLoP), some reflections on last week’s VP debate, the curious way the President describes his wife, parsing the polls, and some bold predictions about the election in November.

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  1. Profile photo of katievs Member

    The Long-Gold-Pod-Cast?

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    • October 15, 2012 at 4:28 am
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    Make…join…subscribe…click…get…go to…sign up….

    Getting mighty bossy around here lately.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 4:59 am
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    EJHill: If Jonah, John and Rob all drop the ball and misses the magic number – the money goes to the Ricochet Art Department. · 3 hours ago

    Brilliant visual to match the hilarious heading. 

    I know that I made a big effort to praise my husband this morning after smiling at the recap of Obama saying his wife was his biggest critic. Did Obama do an interview with Diane Sawyer? He must be confident that the media will love him to go on so many shows.

    also, I just saw a clip of him on The View and the show ‘s Republican, Elizabeth, asked him a political question and he does not answer but says happy birthday to Barbara Walters. That is incredible rudeness. No winder he lost the debate.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 5:06 am
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    Barack Obama 294

    Mitt Romney 244

    I hope I’m wrong.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 5:13 am
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    Romney: 275 EVs, 50.5% PV

    Obama: 263 EVs, 49.0% PV

    Mark it, Dude.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 5:18 am
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  6. Profile photo of flownover Inactive

    Someone please ask Jonah what has happened to his mom’s website ?

    I feel so lost without Lucianne.com

    It is the most useful site on the web.

    Anybody know ? Jonah ???

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    • October 15, 2012 at 5:42 am
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    Romney: 320

    Obama: 218

    • #7
    • October 15, 2012 at 6:07 am
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    From GLOS to GLOP.

    What is the meaning of it all?

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    • October 15, 2012 at 6:11 am
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    flownover: Someone please ask Jonah what has happened to his mom’s website ?

    I feel so lost without Lucianne.com

    It is the most useful site on the web.

    Anybody know ? Jonah ??? · 30 minutes ago

    It’s working here….

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    • October 15, 2012 at 6:15 am
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  10. Profile photo of Jimmy Carter Member

    Riots in Detroit: 58% chance

    Riots in Chicago: 62% chance

    Riots in Compton: are You sure there ain’t riots right now?

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    • October 15, 2012 at 6:40 am
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    Romney, with a unanimous popular vote. That’s right, 100%!

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    • October 15, 2012 at 6:43 am
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    Romney will win the popular vote by .5%, but will lose the electoral college vote 263 to 277.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 7:15 am
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    Romney 279 with 49.9% of the popular vote.

    Obama 259 with 47% of the popular vote.

    Ultimate prediction. Ohio ends streak and picks Obama. 

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    • October 15, 2012 at 7:20 am
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    Joseph Paquette: Romney 279 with 49.9% of the popular vote.

    Obama 259 with 47% of the popular vote.

    Ultimate prediction. Ohio ends streak and picks Obama. · 7 minutes ago

    Edited 1 minute ago

    Exactly which state does Romney pick up to make up for Ohio?

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    • October 15, 2012 at 7:34 am
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    Call it The Threesome and be done with it!

    If Barack and Michelle divorce, who gets custody of Valerie Jarrett?

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    • October 15, 2012 at 7:37 am
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    Romney 281

    Obama 257

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    • October 15, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    should_be_studying
    Joseph Paquette: Romney 279 with 49.9% of the popular vote.

    Obama 259 with 47% of the popular vote.

    Ultimate prediction. Ohio ends streak and picks Obama. · 7 minutes ago

    Edited 1 minute ago

    Exactly which state does Romney pick up to make up for Ohio? · 30 minutes ago

    Of the ‘undecided’ Romeny carries FL, VA, NC, CO, NV, IA and WI. He can lose PA & OH and still win. I have more faith in the people of WI and IA, and that makes up a lot of the difference!

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    • October 15, 2012 at 8:29 am
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    Someone on the podcast mentioned that Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball doesn’t look too good for Romney.

    Well, let me tell you about my experience with Larry Sabato and his “Crystal Ball.” As a newish political junkie in 2002, I obsessively followed that election cycle, including Sabato’s site. He was a respected source, and seemed to track everything thoroughly and honestly. So I thought I knew what to expect election night 2002.

    Imagine my great surprise and joy that night when Republican candidates blew all of Sabato’s predictions out of the water. It was great but I felt annoyed and a little betrayed, even, that Sabato’s predictions had been padded towards the Democrats.

    Ever since then I have pretty much ignored him and his “Crystal Ball.” Has he been more accurate since 2002? Am I being unfair?

    By the way, I really enjoyed this podcast. Great combination. I thought Podhoretz was spot on when he took issue with the assumption that town hall style debates automatically give the advantage to Democrats. I’ve been thinking this to in the runup to tomorrow’s debate.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 8:59 am
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    If Jonah, John and Rob all drop the ball and misses the magic number – the money goes to the Ricochet Art Department.

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    • October 15, 2012 at 9:14 am
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    I hope you this consensus opinion is right! I like Romney’s chances to carry Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Colorado and winning the election. 

    The bottom may soon fall out for the Obama campaign. Between Libya and every other sentence that crosses Uncle Joe’s lips, they must have difficulty keeping their lies straight, but less remembering the truth.

    I hope some of John’s optimism rubs off Rob!

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    • October 15, 2012 at 9:16 am
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    Let me quote Dennis Miller:

    Michelle Obama looks like a long day…

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    • October 15, 2012 at 11:01 am
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    Romney 291

    Obama 247

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    • October 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm
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    2012 Electoral College results:

    Romney: 371

    Obama: 167

    Popular vote results:

    Romney: 51.5%

    Obama: 48.5%

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    • October 16, 2012 at 4:17 am
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    EC: R 257 0 281

    PV: R 49.6 O 48.7

    Yes, I know I am giving Obama the Electoral College but not the popular vote, it can happen. Actually I think this prediction is probably wrong, but I need carve out my own prediction niche to give me better odds of winning.

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    • October 16, 2012 at 6:11 am
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    Romney 318 Electoral Votes 52.8%

    Obama 220 Electoral Votes 46.2% Popular Vote

    3 weeks until the Romney-Ryan win.

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    • October 16, 2012 at 7:25 am
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    should_be_studying: Romney will win the popular vote by .5%, but will lose the electoral college vote 263 to 277. · Oct 14 at 7:15pm

    I should have read the comments more carefully, I guess I’m not the only one making that prediction. 

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    • October 16, 2012 at 8:41 am
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    Between debate limbo: “We know the president is his own harshest critic and he knows that Mitt Romney had a better debate,” a spokeswomen for the campaign, Jennifer Psaki, said.

    This is a Freudian id nightmare train wreck thing–mom and dad, judging from their abandonment had to be rather harsh as well. Could Frank have been harsh on the pubescent teen as well? OMG–tell the media to ease up on the harsh tones…

    Obama Campaign Feels ‘Good’ About State of Race http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/obama-campaign-feels-good-about-state-of-race/

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    • October 16, 2012 at 9:35 am
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    PV: Romney 53% / Obama 46.5%

    EC: Romney 300 / Obama 238

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    • October 18, 2012 at 6:33 am
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    I hate to be picky guys but I believe I’m entitled to a book

    • #29
    • November 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm
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