Romney's Last Push: Headed to Cleveland and Pittsburgh on Election Day

Before you think "Is he desperate?" (which is what some people say at first blush), let me say I'm enthusiastic about this. Romney is a leave-nothing-in-the-gas-tank kind of guy, and I appreciate the fight until the very end.

Also, Obama campaigned in Indiana on Election Day 2008.

There's no tea leaves here -- except that Romney has an admirable work ethic and isn't looking to knock off early.

I also find it heartening that his last push for votes is in Pennsylvania. And Democrat stronghold Cleveland.

I think @conartcritic was making this point a couple of weeks ago, but with respect to Republican voters in Madison and Dane county in Wisconsin. Obviously you want to turn out the red vote in red areas, in a close election, it's also imperative to turn out the red vote in blue areas. After all, their votes count just as much. You won't win Cleveland, but if you rack up a lot of Republicans in Cleveland who might otherwise not have voted -- figuring "I'm alone in a sea of blue" -- that will of course add to your statewide tallies.

I don't know why anyone would say this a negative indicator. Romney obviously thinks he can win Pennsylvania, and Ohio, or else he wouldn't be there.

My only complaint is that he's not also going to Wisconsin and Minnesota.


Posted by: Ace at 03:26 PM



Comments

1 OMG--Pittsburgh!!

I'm going to have a hear attack.

Do it!!

FINISH HIM!!!

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:27 PM (r2PLg)

2 Clearly this is a sign that Romney is racist.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 03:27 PM (da5Wo)

3 That's the way to play it.

Posted by: teh Wind at November 05, 2012 03:28 PM (HBU8E)

4 *heart* attack.

Anyways--

PA use to have really transparent reporting --last time I looked.

2004?

Hell you could follow returns on the precinct level in Allegheny.

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:28 PM (r2PLg)

5
FINISH HIM!!!
Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:27 PM (r2PLg)

I want the finishing move that results in blood and guts and the screen turning fucking RED!

It's time to finish this. We've waited for damn years for a shot at taking this punk to the woodshed. This is it.

Posted by: blindside at November 05, 2012 03:29 PM (x7g7t)

6 It's interesting that he's in Pa and not Wisconsin.

Posted by: wte9 at November 05, 2012 03:29 PM (RCQ1W)

7 He's just running up the score now.

Me likey.

Posted by: Methos at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (hO9ad)

8 Go Mitt!!! Let's finish it.

Posted by: Jmel at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (c+D8V)

9

Romney is in this thing to win.

While SCoaMF plays hoops, Romney is STILL leading the country.

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (LpQbZ)

10 Romney wouldn't be in PA on Election Day if this was all a head fake. His polling must show it's viable.

If you asked me months ago where would the final campaign stops be, I would have said Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. 3 of those 4 are now firmly in the Romney column.

Romney winning PA would give him more of a mandate and my guess is, the Democrat Party would probably go into a more Clinton/DLC direction.

Posted by: McAdams at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (FCOXd)

11 "My only complaint is that he's not also going to Wisconsin and Minnesota."

Cloning with accompanying personality transfer is still in the development stage.

Posted by: Ken at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (ayCbQ)

12 Mitt can't be everywhere, but Ryan is on the case, I would think.

We will do a lot better than expected... and win.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (XkWWK)

13 As much as I wanted someone else, I have to say that Romney has run an amazingly skillful campaign. McCain should be embarrassed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (QKKT0)

14 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (8y9MW)

15 It was funny, Megyn mentioned this and said "Nothing unprecedented, it's happened many times before". Then about 10 minutes later Shemp says "I've never heard of anyone doing anything like this before".

Posted by: Adam at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (/YJYi)

16 Talked to a Dem yesterday and he's like, "Yeah, if Obama wins Florida and Virginia, it's over."

And I just stand there in shocked silence wondering which one of is amazingly self-deluded. I don't think it's me.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (X/+QT)

17 Agreed. If he were panicking he wouldn't be going to Cleveland, he'd be going to Cincinnati. And the fact that he is going to Pittsburgh is telling as our betters have proclaimed all along that he has no chance to win PA.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at November 05, 2012 03:30 PM (JxMoP)

18 I don't know why anyone would say this a negative indicator. Romney obviously thinks he can win Pennsylvania, and Ohio, or else he wouldn't be there.

My only complaint is that he's not also going to Wisconsin and Minnesota.

_______________

Dude--he's not Super Man.

Hell he was delayed on the runway for take off in Cleveland and had to sit for a damn hour in the plane.

November also isn't the best travel weather.

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:31 PM (r2PLg)

19 He'a dogwhistling past the graveyard.

Posted by: Chrissy Mathews at November 05, 2012 03:31 PM (IoNBC)

20
If Romney pulls this out I hope Obama is so vile and hate-filled in his concession speech that he starts spitting blood. It would be a beautiful sight.
Then watch MSNBC react to his concession. Priceless.

Posted by: levi at November 05, 2012 03:31 PM (5V/0T)

21 He's just running up the score now.

Landslide, baby. That's what we want.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:31 PM (QKKT0)

22 >>I think @conartcritic was making this point a couple of weeks ago ....

He may have been but I have been making it for months. It goes back to the primary. Look at how Romney beat Santorum in Ohio, Romney focused on the large urban markets which trend blue while Santorum went to the deep red parts of the state.

Santorum won the vast majority of the counties, Romney won the most votes. And he did that so that he could build on that base of votes in the general knowing that he would have the red parts of the state in his bag anyway.

Seems to be working. Suffolk is reporting that Romney is leading in the bell weather counties he needs in both Ohio and NH. Suffolk has been the best state level pollster of this election.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 03:31 PM (TMB3S)

23 I REALLY want to see the internals of SCOAMF's polls.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 03:31 PM (XkWWK)

24 Romney is a leave-nothing-in-the-gas-tank kind of guy, and I appreciate the fight until the very end.

Romney will work like a dog

The JEF is going home to Chicago. He is, after all, essentially lazy by his own admission and "not that into it".

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 03:32 PM (Dnbau)

25
Note:

Visiting Pittsburgh gets the Romney team two birds with one stone, as voters in Eastern Ohio are within the city's television market.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 05, 2012 03:32 PM (kdS6q)

26 "I've never heard of anyone doing anything like this before".

And don't listen to anything Megyn says. She's got a hole where her dick's supposed to be.

Posted by: Shemp Smith at November 05, 2012 03:33 PM (IoNBC)

27 FINISH HIM!!!
Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:27 PM (r2PLg)

I want the finishing move that results in blood and guts and the screen turning fucking RED!

__________________

You know--I'm not sure who I am talking about--

Chris Matthews, most of the MSM or Obama.

Probably both!

All the above.

Get one-- gut 'em all.

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:33 PM (r2PLg)

28

"*heart* attack.

Anyways-- "


Yeah, we got that. Not trying to be a prick but I'm gonna be a prick - we're not that fucking stupid to think you mean "hear attack." HEAR ATTACK! WHAT? HUH? WADDYA SAY!?

Everyone fucks up, forget about it, get on with your life so you can move up in station psychologically and post uppity jackass comments like mine in the future.

Posted by: Texas Ranger at November 05, 2012 03:33 PM (IvvrO)

29 What's the SCOAMT doing today? Resting up for his star-studded WH gala? Heard he was in NH. Don't understand THAT.

Posted by: Anna Wintour at November 05, 2012 03:33 PM (BOesr)

30 I would say given Ryan's strengths in WI, leave WI and MN to him.

Posted by: Harry Callahan at November 05, 2012 03:33 PM (ywv14)

31 Wisconsin and Minnesota would be nice, but Cleveland and Pittsburgh are reinforcing appearances.

Good luck, moron horde. Go get them.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - counting the days at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (hLRSq)

32 Peggy Noonan finally succumbs to Romneymania

http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2012/11/05/monday-morning/

Posted by: Crashpanic at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (zU+ii)

33 REALLY want to see the internals of SCOAMF's polls.

Keep your hand off, he's mine.

Posted by: Reggie Love at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (JxMoP)

34
Jen Psaki, the traveling campaign spokeswoman for President Barack Obama, suggested the stop was a sign of weakness.

"I will say it's no surprise that Mitt Romney is headed to Ohio, or reportedly headed to Ohio tomorrow," she told reporters in a gaggle aboard Air Force One. "Without that state it's a rocky road to victory -- an insurmountable road I would say."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (kdS6q)

35 16 Talked to a Dem yesterday and he's like, "Yeah, if Obama wins Florida and Virginia, it's over."

And I just stand there in shocked silence wondering which one of is amazingly self-deluded. I don't think it's me.

---

Y'all are both right.

HOWEVER... what are the chances Obama wins Florida and Virginia?

Florida's a lost cause for him IMHO.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (e0xKF)

36 Uber elitist snob sock off

Posted by: Soona at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (BOesr)

37 25
Note:

Visiting Pittsburgh gets the Romney team two birds with one stone, as voters in Eastern Ohio are within the city's television market.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 05, 2012 03:32 PM (kdS6q)

________________________

Actually a three-for.

Casey and Smith are running neck and neck.

Just might be enough to pull Smith over the finish line.

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (r2PLg)

38 Get Bart Starr to campaign in Wisconsin!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (XkWWK)

39 He's just running up the score now.

He's not "just" running up the score, he's doing something much more important.

He's building a mandate. He wants it clear to all who bother to look (so that excepts the MFM, but they're becoming less a threat every year), that it wasn't just that Barack Obama was rejected, but that the policies of Republicans were actively affirmed.

This will have two side effects. For the election itself, it will hopefully provide longer "coattails" and result in more Senate seats switching to R.

After the election, during the Lame Duck period, it might convince at least a few Senate Democrats not to stick their necks out too far to support the SCOAMT or in opposition to Romney- thus limiting some of the damage the Obama Admin is planning to do.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (8y9MW)

40 33 Posted by: Reggie Love at November 05, 2012 03:34 PM (JxMoP)


Ewwww!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (XkWWK)

41 --=

Sweep the leg!

-

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (RuUvx)

42

Imagine what the images of a ~30K+ crowd can do to voter turnout, same day election day.

All shouting, what? Finish HIM!

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (LpQbZ)

43
Mitt (nor the rest of us) does not want to wake up on Wednesday with regrets and wondering what more he could have done.

Ohio is probably gonna come down to less than 50K votes. Pennsylvania, too. Mitt is leaving no stone unturned; looking for voters wherever he can get them.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (jUytm)

44 Romney going to both places to turn the vote out for Smith - PA and Mandel - OH.

Tells me they are not worried about Tommy here in WI.

Obama showing his cards...willing to go the extra mile when it suited him in 2008...this year? Basketball.

Posted by: H Badger at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (n/0Nw)

45 @35: The Dems are already suing to try and mess with the FL election. Which doesn't project confidence.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 05, 2012 03:35 PM (B/VB5)

46 in his victory speech he has to spike the football.....he just has to

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (Ho2rs)

47 Romney is an evil liar. Welcome to the days of outlawed abortions and slavery. OMG. Eleventy.

Posted by: All your liberal friends...for the next 4 years at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (Ho3p+)

48 Peggy Noonan finally succumbs to Romneymania

With all due respect to Peggy Noonan, fuck Peggy Noonan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (QKKT0)

49 Hell you could follow returns on the precinct level in Allegheny.
================
That's where campaigns are won and lost. And those are the earliest signs of who is winning.
That's why poll watchers in certain precincts are so important--it tells the campaigns whether they are getting the numbers they need from the areas they need to know they are winning.

With Romney getting some 34k to sign up--he's going to know by about 3PM on Election Day if he is winning by enough that it doesn't matter what the JEF does.

Posted by: RoyalOil at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (imtbm)

50 If the Dems put as much effort into GOTV as they were buying off pollsters, this thing might actually be close.

It would require work though, which Dear Leader doesn't seem to lead by example on.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (uD2fR)

51 47

i don't have any liberal friends......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (Ho2rs)

52 I FREAKING LOVE THIS!

Dude, this guy has worked harder than any Republican candidate...arguably, ever. Sure, they all work hard (well, except McCain). But this guy is showing that he's going to run through the finish line and not pull up. Bravo.

And when Romney wins, SOMEBODY please print up the tee shirts with Romney's face and the caption, "The man who saved America." You'll be a wealthy moron, believe me.

Posted by: sgr at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (xa5GW)

53 Hello Cleveland!! Hello Cleveland!!

Posted by: Derek "Mitt" Smalls at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (sTS/8)

54 This is 5th grade math to me; if Mitt wins PA, JEF is toast. Mn and WI are extra icing on the cake at that point. And no way he wins PA and doesn't also win OH.

The sad part will be watching the media further be-clown themselves. They will try to drag these states out as long as possible before having to call these states for Mitt.

Posted by: Pete at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (+GIS3)

55 my head is starting to throb

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (79ueO)

56 Mitt is in Columbus OH in just over 4 hours.

Recall, that is where the JEF drew all of 2,800 last week.


Posted by: RoyalOil at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (imtbm)

57 My family is from Pittsburgh. Catholics, and union steel workers and coal miners. They're pissed about they assault on the Church. it's our job to tell the Bishops to cram it, not the government.

Posted by: DCPensFan at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (ma/2m)

58 CAC said GO BIG, well I guess they have.


Step on the throat, for us

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (Dnbau)

59 CNN doing a hit piece on the Mormon church and gays right now.

Never saw that coming.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (TMB3S)

60 This will have two side effects. For the election itself, it will hopefully provide longer "coattails" and result in more Senate seats switching to R.

Also might provide a little encouragement for people to switch parties (Joe Manchin, I am looking at you).

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (JxMoP)

61 Rasmussen generic ballot. Tied at 46. They published the internals, which they show to be the same internals as the presidential numbers. The split is 40D, 36R, 24I. So Romney is leading by 1 in a Rasmussen D+4 poll.

Posted by: VBJonny at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (u4LdL)

62 Yeah, I often come very late to the party, but I make up for it by immediately blowing everyone in sight.

Posted by: Peggy Nooner at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (IoNBC)

63 Mitt is in Columbus OH in just over 4 hours.

Recall, that is where the JEF drew all of 2,800 last week.


And most of that was for the puppet show.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (QKKT0)

64 SCOAMF. I've actually started saying it out loud. "SkO-Maf." Is that right?

Posted by: LASue at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (gjIQF)

65 "My only complaint is that he's not also going to Wisconsin and Minnesota."
And had Romney gone to Wisconsin and Minnesota, your complaint would be he isn't going to Ohio and Pennsylvania. Make up your damn mind.

Posted by: You're Schizophrenic at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (d4ZzM)

66

This is not just Romney's play-to-win and work ethics being projected...

This is Romney keeping every damn one of us energized until the end.

Love this guy.

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (LpQbZ)

67
Got an eeyore conservative who has called twice today wringing his hands. He had no idea about D+11 or anything other than "O's up in all the polls."

I said, "Where is he over 50%?" "Um, nowhere that I've seen."

"OK, D+11 and not over 50% anywhere. O is toast, calm down."

I wonder how long that will hold him.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (1Y+hH)

68 skomf is how i say it aloud

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (Ho2rs)

69 "Cleveland... We're Not Detroit!"

http://youtu.be/oZzgAjjuqZM

Posted by: wooga at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (vjyZP)

70 Caption contest?

http://tinyurl.com/a3gu558

"Oh, sorry, I thought you were Reggie for a minute there".

Posted by: Ian S. at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (B/VB5)

71 I got an email that the closing rally in NH will be later than originally planned.

Posted by: fluffeneidas at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (5ggkP)

72 If Rasmussens party ID poll is close to the turnout (it matched in 08, 04), this thing is over.

The polls have to make 3 guesses, D turnout, Indys, R turnout. They've increased D turnout to make up for the Indys defecting to Romney.

What they've missed, and what Rasmussens party ID poll picks up, is the huge R wave that is about to crash into this country.

Posted by: realityman at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (obXkJ)

73 This one of those events where Romney and a lot of other people are going to want to remember that they did after last step until it was well and truly finished. Bravo.

Posted by: SurferDoc at November 05, 2012 03:39 PM (6H6FZ)

74 SCOAMF. I've actually started saying it out loud. "SkO-Maf." Is that right?

What are you, a goddam Basque?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (QKKT0)

75 All this energy calling me
Back where it comes from
It's such a crude attitude
It's back where it belongs

All the little kids growing up on the skids are goin',
"Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks"

Posted by: Mott The Hoople at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (sTS/8)

76

Noonan is a fence-sitter. Then she falls where the win will be.

Hate her games.

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (LpQbZ)

77 SCOAMF. I've actually started saying it out loud. "SkO-Maf." Is that right?
Posted by: LASue at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (gjIQF)

Unless you're dyslexic it should be SkO-Amf

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (JWLqy)

78 i hate shep

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (79ueO)

79 Listen folks. MN ain't happening. Stupid Mud Ducks.

Send RR here to WI. We have the political infrastructure to beat the progs in place and are grizzled veterans at this point. We'll ORCA them tomorrow and finish TFG.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (KjlbF)

80 Man, I need a vacation. Or so they tell me.

Posted by: Slow Joe at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (IoNBC)

81 What are you, a goddam Basque?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (QKKT0)
=======


Ahahaha!

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (LpQbZ)

82
Lame Duck session needs to be about Benghazi and Benghazi alone. House needs to hammer SCOAMF so that he cannot focus on anything else.
But alas, I already saw that the EPA has mandates ready to roll in case of O's defeat.
And I expect he will spend a significant amount of time pardoning convicts.

Posted by: All your liberal friends...for the next 4 years at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (Ho3p+)

83 This is the Coup de grace on the Choomer Campaign... the stake through the heart.... Choomer is done...

GET THE FUCK OUT AND VOTE, MORONS!!!

Posted by: Mjölnir, the banhammer from the gates of Hell at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (Jls4P)

84 "And had Romney gone to Wisconsin and Minnesota, your complaint would be he isn't going to Ohio and Pennsylvania."

Sort of like him actually believing polls. He breaks them down routinely and destroys their credibility, then clutches his pearls anyway. Ugh!

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (uD2fR)

85 Obama delendum est.

Posted by: Ananas Obliquus (Sideways Pineapple) at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (48wze)

86 Mercy is for the weak. We do not train to be merciful here.

Posted by: John Kreese at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (Ks4nX)

87 Noonan is a fence-sitter. Then she falls where the win will be.


On the other hand, that's a heartening sign for an R/R Win tomorrow.

SCOAMF. I've actually started saying it out loud. "SkO-Maf." Is that right?


I pronounce it "scOmf"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (8y9MW)

88 COAMF. I've actually started saying it out loud. "SkO-Maf." Is that right?
==


Just default to Stuttering Clusterf*ck of a Miserable Failure...

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (LpQbZ)

89 OT: Well, the US Housing Secretary (we need one why) just ordered a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures in the area Sandy hit. Depending on how strict the criteria is, this may actually make sense, as there's not much point foreclosing on soggy toothpicks, though the potential for abuse is certainly there...

Posted by: Brother Cavil presents at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (GBXon)

90
Pennsylvania is a slog for a GOP Presidential candidate. I think this election will come down to the Philly burbs because Romney will do better than most Republicans in Western Pa and the T is solid red,but Obama will triumph in Philadelphia.
But here in Western Pa, I am seeing Republican yard signs like "Casey Kills Jobs" everywhere; of course I do not live in the Hill District, where I am sure thereis lots of SCOAMF love. And I am hearing bar talk etc that sounds to me like a lot of independents may not love Romney, but they loathe Obama. Mark Critz is running away from Obama so hard that you would thinkCritz was running as a Republican.
And the Obama people just trotted out a new ad with an endorsement from Colin Powell, stressing that he is a registered Republican. That looks to me like grasping at straws: few Republicans are going to be persuaded by Powell. Romney's ads are terrific.
I am keeping my fingers crossed and now have to take the dog for her hike in the woods so she won't eat the sofa or the cat.

Posted by: JeffM at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (ehEuI)

91 If the JEF is postponing NH rally, its cause he is busy lining up all the lame duck executive orders to Cloward Piven this country as best he can before he is evicted from 1600.

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (Dnbau)

92
It’s a curious move by the Romney campaign, which will now literally be working until the last possible day to win Pennsylvania. An election day stump could weaken the get out the vote effort for Romney on election day. A large rally would likely mean pulling significant resources from polling places.

In contrast, President Obama will be casting his vote in Chicago, and spending the rest of the day with his family.

Daniel Gleason - Politics PA





See, by sitting on his ass and doing nothing, President Obama shows once again his awesomeness...

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (kdS6q)

93 Skoe-mph

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (uD2fR)

94
In the immortal words of one Winston Wolfe: "Lets not start sucking each other dicks just yet gentlemen..."
--
Pulp Fiction - 1994

Posted by: CheshireLion at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (zNDIM)

95 HOWEVER... what are the chances Obama wins Florida and Virginia?

==============
Have you heard of this Nate Silver fellow? He calls VA for the JEF.
That's why the leftist think the JEF is a shoe-in.

Posted by: RoyalOil at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (imtbm)

96 Not desperation. Pittsburgh and Cleveland are the blue strongholds in these states. Kind of surprised he's not going to Philly,actually.


Posted by: Filly at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (hf3Lq)

97 Posted by: DCPensFan at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (ma/2m)

That is precisely the reason he is in trouble in Pa. Because Catholics even Cafeteria Catholics do NOT want the gubment dictating to their Church what they can & can't do

Eastern Pa. RINOS around the collar counties are Highly Pissed at that

Posted by: Evilpens at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (ck76k)

98
ONE MORE DAY!

YOU MOTHER FUCKER!

ONE MORE DAY!

WE ARE GONNA BUILD A MOTHER FUCKIN TSUNAMI AND TURN THE COUNTRY RED!

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (ovpNn)

99 GET THE F[irewall] OUT AND VOTE, MORONS!!!



Posted by: Mjölnir, the banhammer from the gates of Hell at November 05, 2012 03:41 PM (Jls4P)
7:00 am PST tomorrow, oh hammerous one!

Posted by: Mary in LA at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (48wze)

100 Old Shemp Smith seems to think it's the most bizarre thing he has ever heard of. He also said something to the effect of if cuyahoga county goes to the President then Ohio may go to the President, which is idiotic...

I guess what I am saying is that Shep is a real dumbass.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (UvR6d)

101 Just heard footage of King Autopen in Madison and WOW. He sounded exhausted and he started listing all the imaginary great things he'd done and the crowd was DEAD silent.

Madison, WI.

Posted by: Filly at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (hf3Lq)

102 my head is starting to throb



Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 03:37 PM (79ueO)




Bwarney Fwank Interwesting.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (1Jaio)

103 48
Peggy Noonan finally succumbs to Romneymania

With all due respect to Peggy Noonan, fuck Peggy Noonan.


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 05, 2012 03:36 PM (QKKT0)

She deserves no respect for her support of SCOAMF/T. Same goes with K. Parker, Fat Frum, and all the other inside the beltway bsers who claim to be Rs or conservative, who voiced some support over the last 4 years for SCOAMF/T. EFFF THEM! Oh and EFFF Juan McSame for running a shitty campaign 4 years ago.

Posted by: Jim Scrummy at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (Vu3LY)

104 I hate to agree with MSM,because I hope Obama loses,but they are right about him going back to Ohio tommorow does scream trouble. I say that because if he was wining it or felt good about it. He would take tommorow off.

Posted by: Paul at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (xwVUV)

105 >>See, by sitting on his ass and doing nothing, President Obama shows once again his awesomeness...

He's not sitting on his ass, he's leading on his behind.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 03:44 PM (TMB3S)

106 In contrast, President Obama will be casting his vote in Chicago, and spending the rest of the day with his family.

Daniel Gleason - Politics PA

So he is gonna vote Twice. He already voted as did mooch..

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 05, 2012 03:44 PM (9+ccr)

107 I promise, I've been here the entire time, but I missed what JEF means. Fill me in.

And, thanks, Mitt, for running the kind of campaign that Bob Dole and John McCain never would have. And didn't.

Posted by: Travis at November 05, 2012 03:44 PM (/gUgY)

108 We will be gathering down at the Brattleboro Womens Free Choice Clinic to watch and cheer President Obama to victory. We will also have a "We Hate Bush" Rally as the polls close. Good luck Mr. Presadent......We are cunting on you to continue to care for us ........... XOXOXOXO's

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattelboro, VT at November 05, 2012 03:44 PM (48wze)

109 Oh, and all the libs on my FB feed are very, very quiet today.

Posted by: Filly at November 05, 2012 03:44 PM (hf3Lq)

110 See, by sitting on his ass and doing nothing, President Obama shows once again his awesomeness...
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (kdS6q)



Leadership: Obama to Play Basketball on Election Day

Mr. "Cool" President Obama will spend Election Day playing basketball according to the Washington Post.

The president will observe his most time-honored Election Day ritual.

Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who has joined the campaign on its final day to travel with President Obama, said his former boss sent an e-mail to his former personal aide, Reggie Love, to start organizing his regular pickup basketball game in Chicago for Tuesday.

It might be a better idea for Obama to handle the ongoing Hurricane Sandy crisis instead. After all, thousands of freezing Americans with no electricity, water or heat, isn't exactly "optimal."

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (LpQbZ)

111 He is in PA because he thinks he can win it, but it isn't locked down.

He isn't in WI because he thinks he has won it.

Besides, Ryan is finishing in WI, because he needs to vote there.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (JxIkO)

112 92 In contrast, President Obama will be casting his vote in Chicago, and spending the rest of the day with his family.

Didn't he already early vote? He had trouble with the machine, because he is the smartest evah.

Posted by: dj at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (SiOHS)

113 Filly @ 96:

Cleveland is definitely blue-in-red. Pittsburgh (or its' 'burbs, at least) are to 2012 what Macomb County was to 1980.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (XrGnJ)

114 104 I hate to agree with MSM,because I hope Obama loses,but they are right about him going back to Ohio tommorow does scream trouble. I say that because if he was wining it or felt good about it. He would take tommorow off.
Posted by: Paul at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (xwVUV)

So you're concerned?

Posted by: Scobface at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (IoNBC)

115 Posted by: VBJonny at November 05, 2012 03:38 PM (u4LdL)

WHY is Rasmussen using D+4???? His OWN polling is now saying R+6. What the fuck is it doing at Democrats at 40%????

Posted by: NWConservative at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (SCaQB)

116 Excite!

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 05, 2012 03:45 PM (UypUQ)

117 Russell Roberts @EconTalker
Doug Hibbs's Bread and Peace model predicts Obama's vote share at 46.6%. douglas-hibbs.com/HibbsArticles/…

Posted by: Evilpens at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (ck76k)

118 Eh. He can only be at one geographical location at once.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (6zgse)

119 "I say that because if he was wining it or felt good about it. He would take tommorow off.

Posted by: Paul at November 05, 2012 03:43 PM (xwVUV)"


In your dreams. You've becomeaccustomed to associating the Presidency with laziness.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (uD2fR)

120 "If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."

R. Reagan

Posted by: Shannon at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (rHKmN)

121 An election day stump could weaken the get out the vote effort for Romney on election day. A large rally would likely mean pulling significant resources from polling places.

Yeah, based on the number of people showing up at the rallies I'm thinking that there's not going to be any problem getting people out to vote. But hey Daniel Gleason, whoever you are, if it helps you to sleep tonight then you just stick with it.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (JxMoP)

122
I've tossed all polling data and will stick with the Redskins Rule. Dick Morris and most other pollsters are unable to beat the game 17 of 18 correctly. This Rule did just that.

Redskins lost to the Panthers in their last game, and according to the rule, the incumbent will be defeated and Governor Romney will be the next President of the United States.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (lDWQr)

123 Our local R group finished up over 13K calls to Ohio this afternoon. Folks seem supportive of Romney, but I was surprised at some strong negative comments about Josh Mandel. Don't know what is going on there. Negative attack ads against him working, perhaps? I don't live in Ohio.

Posted by: Helen at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (93bH6)

124 AGAIN RASMUSSEN PARTY ID FOR OCTOBER IS R+6!!!!

Posted by: NWConservative at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (SCaQB)

125 He would take tommorow off. - Your concern is noted.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (JxIkO)

126

20

If Romney pulls this out I hope Obama is so vile and hate-filled in his
concession speech that he starts spitting blood. It would be a beautiful sight.


Then watch MSNBC react to his concession. Priceless.

Posted by: levi

If you could only watch one,
would you watch a) Romney'svictory speechor b) Obama's concession? Yeah,
me too.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 05, 2012 03:46 PM (VLifP)

127 The Injuns are surrounding me in overwhelming numbers in order to surrender!

Posted by: Colonel Barack Custer at Little Big Horn at November 05, 2012 03:47 PM (F6KtL)

128 "A large rally would likely mean pulling significant resources from polling places."
==============
And WTF is that supposed to mean? What resources? The guys watching the polls are not the same guys manning the rallies.

Posted by: RoyalOil at November 05, 2012 03:47 PM (imtbm)

129 @69: "This is Cincinnati, not Cleveland!!"

From 1989:

"

Nearly
all coaches are edgy in preparation, but Sam Wyche of the Bengals had
an eerie feeling about his team's game against the Seattle Seahawks on
Sunday even though the Bengals were home in Riverfront Stadium. Much of
Wyche's fear stemmed from Cincinnati's playoff victory over Seattle last
season. Though Seattle entered only 5-8, Wyche expected a revengeful
bunch and more.
He got it. The Bengals' 24-17 loss hurt their
playoff chances greatly. They now need help from several teams and
plenty from themselves, finishing against Houston and Minnesota. The
Seattle loss also featured two unusual incidents.
When fans began
throwing snowballs on the field, Wyche grabbed a microphone and yelled
that if anyone saw someone throwing anything, point them out and
security would throw them out. ''This is Cincinnati, not Cleveland!''
screamed Wyche, referring to the Browns' games earlier this season at
which fans threw items including dog biscuits and batteries onto the
field."

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 03:47 PM (wtvvX)

130 Unless you're dyslexic it should be SkO-Amf
Posted by: kawfytawk at November 05, 2012 03:40 PM (JWLqy)

That sounds even stupider. So it's perfect.

Posted by: LASue at November 05, 2012 03:47 PM (gjIQF)

131

Please Romney campaign or SuperPAC -- please make an ad that says TFG is going to play a pickup game with Reggie, et al, instead of focusing on Sandy victims...

please show what a pos he is, one more time

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (LpQbZ)

132 92

In contrast, President Obama will be casting his vote in Chicago, and spending the rest of the day with his family.

Daniel Gleason - Politics PA

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at November


So Obama is setting good example for his folks by voting twice.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/the-caucus-click-obama-votes/

Posted by: cheetah at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (zXhtZ)

133 http://tinyurl.com/bnkg9cz

Bad link !! this one works for me

Posted by: Evilpens at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (ck76k)

134 The only reason Nate 99.99% Certain Silver is so far in the tank for obama is that:

1) he is a total liberal that cant imagine a world where unicorn farts don't fill the tank of his political ideology prius. so he selectively weights certain poll factors and ignores the reality on the ground to fit his only acceptable world view narrative.

2) he is gay and hopes to be Andrew Sullivans next baby dady cause he heard Andy Milky Glutes knows how to go down real slow and is a sucker for completion.

3) he is a moron who got pushed up to vaunted pollster status because he had access to the 2008 obama internal polling which was accurate, and is now being used by the same campaign to push their new internal hopes and dreams which are FAR from accurate.

4) he just really likes sucking obama's dick.

5) all of the above with unicorn poop covered in skittles.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (ovpNn)

135 There ain't no campaign like an R-Money campaign, because an R-Money campaign just don't stop.

Posted by: R-Money at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (a0nis)

136 "WHY is Rasmussen using D+4???? His OWN polling is now saying R+6. What the fuck is it doing at Democrats at 40%????"

I keep saying it's because he's laughing all the way to the bank with Dem money.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (uD2fR)

137
I got this.

Posted by: General Barack Burnside at Fredericksburg at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (F6KtL)

138 Had to come read the comments; you guys are way more upbeat then I am.
Thanks for the pick me up.

I honestly don't know if i will be having a celebratory Lagavulin or drowning my tears in something cheaper.

I will vote at 6:30am then spend the day courting a Japanese customer and a very long night hoping to see Chris Mathews head explode (figuratively of course) on national television.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at November 05, 2012 03:48 PM (DOEXI)

139 Romney is a piker. He should have hired ME. He would be ahead by ten by now.

Posted by: Steve Schmidt at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (84pE9)

140
Here's a theory for the forever-optimist:

Romney believes he's won this, but wants to make damn sure he doesn't have to work with a Senate under control of Harry Reid. Therefore, he's trying to run the numbers up in Ohio and PA far enough that he pull's Mandell and Smith over the finish line with him.

Am I being a Tigger?

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (UypUQ)

141 The concern is thick in here today.

Math, bitches. Math.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (dcoFe)

142 Up,down,up,down.... Can't wait till tomorrow either way.... I'm spent...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (9+ccr)

143 "Rasmussen generic ballot. Tied at 46. They published the internals,
which they show to be the same internals as the presidential numbers.
The split is 40D, 36R, 24I. So Romney is leading by 1 in a Rasmussen D+4
poll."

You have to be kidding me. What is Scott smoking?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (JxIkO)

144
If the Left thinks it will help them to spin this as Romney's desperate in Ohio...


GOOD, let them.

We want Ohians thinking their vote is desperately needed. Absofrgginlutely.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (jUytm)

145 92, In contrast, President Obama will be casting his vote in Chicago, and spending the rest of the day with his family.
****
I thought Obama and Michelle voted early? They are going to vote again?

Posted by: IC at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (a0IVu)

146 If energy and enthusiasm are any gauge Romney is going to win. They are blowing the roof off in Fairfax, VA right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (TMB3S)

147 America does not reward failed presidencies. In the end, I hope that is all that matters.

Posted by: SH at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (gmeXX)

148 Ryan was in MN yesterday and drew a crowd of about 10k.

On a more personal level, I just talked to my buddy in IL and his family of 4 are all voting Romney this time around; they were O voters in '08.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (ccXZP)

149
This is a question out of complete and total ignorance --- but given the power problems in NJ NY, does any moron living in those states think there is an outside shot that Romney could pick up those states because normally reliable Democratic voters don't make it to the polls. I have not seen any polling from NY/NJ (for the presumably well founded reason that Obama had them in the bag).
I just want to dream big.

Posted by: nc at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (Cxl7g)

150 I wonder if Lynn Swann is busy...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (rYp+j)

151 Am I being a Tigger?
Posted by: Serious Cat at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (UypUQ)
-


Romney's already gone out of his way to help others in congressional seats.

Bulldog.

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (LpQbZ)

152 Have I ever told y'all that I want to punch Shepard Smith in the face really hard? Well, I'd punch him so hard that Carole Lombard's wedding ring would be found in his skull fragments.

Posted by: Moron in a Leopard Snuggie at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (Ks4nX)

153 We got this. Vote. Pray. If God is for us, who can be against?

Posted by: Palandine at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (g7D8V)

154
By all means, spread the word: Obama has Ohio.

No need to turn out and vote for Obama. You can sleep all day.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 05, 2012 03:51 PM (jUytm)

155
Romney wasnt my first choice. But he strikes me as extremely presidential. Ever since theRyanpick, I began framing it a voting for Romneyinstead of against Obama. While I fear the expansion of the government underRepublican leadership, I am really excited about the prospect of President Romney. Character, Class,and a loveofAmerican Exceptionalism.

Posted by: California Red at November 05, 2012 03:51 PM (Ho3p+)

156 n a more personal level, I just talked to my buddy in IL and his family of 4 are all voting Romney this time around; they were O voters in '08.
Posted by: GnuBreed at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (ccXZP)


This election has become like fleas on a dog.

If you see one, there are thousands more.

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 03:51 PM (LpQbZ)

157 "You have to be kidding me. What is Scott smoking?"

Democrat C-notes.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:52 PM (uD2fR)

158 Posted by: Filly at November 05, 2012 03:42 PM (hf3Lq)

Was just there Sat.Nite

Posted by: Evilpens at November 05, 2012 03:52 PM (ck76k)

159 I do wonder how Rasmussen will square the circle of having his two polls at 10 points out of phase.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 03:52 PM (JxIkO)

160 Up,down,up,down.... Can't wait till tomorrow either way.... I'm spent...

No, no, no.

It's "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, select + start"

You're only spent because you don't have enough lives.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 03:52 PM (8y9MW)

161 @108: So, Mary, down at the Women's Choice Center, they "hate Bush"?

good one!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 03:52 PM (wtvvX)

162 This is a question out of complete and total ignorance --- but given the power problems in NJ NY, does any moron living in those states think there is an outside shot that Romney could pick up those states because normally reliable Democratic voters don't make it to the polls. I have not seen any polling from NY/NJ (for the presumably well founded reason that Obama had them in the bag).
I just want to dream big.
Posted by: nc at November 05, 2012 03:50 PM (Cxl7g)


no

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (Dnbau)

163 Romney is a hard-worker and he's going to keep working until the polls closed. Exactly what I would expect.

Posted by: TD, one of the proud 53% at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (+uFux)

164
Obama's concession speech will be laced with sarcasm delivered by a condescendingly petulant prick while Wookie and Okra still in the background quietly weeping for what could have been?

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (lDWQr)

165 Tell Scott Rasmussen that in 2016, he's on my dime.

Posted by: R-Money at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (a0nis)

166 God as my witness I thought SCOAMF could fly!

Posted by: wkrp in cincinnatti at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (nkiQM)

167 NWConservative, I wish I knew. I'm hoping the $20 I spent each month for platinum access was a waste and he's totally off. I don't see how there's an almost R+6 advantage and the electorate is D+4.

Posted by: VBJonny at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (u4LdL)

168 Thunderb

Thanks -- thats what I thought -- can't blame a guy for dreaming.

Posted by: nc at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (Cxl7g)

169 @PhilipRucker: The crowd at Romney's Fairfax rally is so loud, almost deafening cheers, that @kevinmaddendc is wearing ear plugs.

Posted by: Tami at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (X6akg)

170 Not desperation. Pittsburgh and Cleveland are the blue strongholds in
these states. Kind of surprised he's not going to Philly,actually.

_____________________________________


I think that would just roil up Urkel's voters.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (mg08E)

171 164
Obama's concession speech will be laced with sarcasm delivered by a condescendingly petulant prick while Wookie and Okra still in the background quietly weeping for what could have been?
Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (lDWQr)

_____________________

I doubt we get a concession speech by Nov. 6th--even if it's obvious.

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (r2PLg)

172 Romney has run a strong campaign. He's been a much better candidate than I had given him credit for. His closing argument is fantastic, and the energy he is generating at each stop is a good sign.

One suggestion for all - vote as early as possible tomorrow. They're working the strike lists, and they know who their likelies are. Let them focus their attention on someone else in the afternoon.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (UvR6d)

173 140
Here's a theory for the forever-optimist:

Romney believes he's won this, but wants to make damn sure he doesn't have to work with a Senate under control of Harry Reid. Therefore, he's trying to run the numbers up in Ohio and PA far enough that he pull's Mandell and Smith over the finish line with him.

Am I being a Tigger?

---

Realistic.

On top of that, Romney personally pulling Brown and Casey's opponents over the finish line raises implicit threats to any Dem Senator whose state was won by Romney.

14 Senators are in states that either will be won by Romney or could be won by Romney in the case of a landslide.

Romney showing personal coattails could scare the shit out of Sen. Mary Landrieu, Sen. Mark Pryor, Sen. Joe Manchin, etc., far more than what Dirty Harry can do to them.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (e0xKF)

174 Maybe Obama will graciously "pass the torch" and give Mitt his "Office of the President Elect" lectern seal.
Voting first thing in the morning for R-R and against Claire McCaskill. Hoping Akin can ride Mitt's coattails over the finish line.
BTW, I'm new here. Been lurking a while.

Posted by: bbark at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (6+lOM)

175 >>Romney is a hard-worker and he's going to keep working until the polls closed. Exactly what I would expect.

He won't stop then. You don't make a quarter billion dollars by commenting on a moron blog. Romney is a workhorse not a show horse.

Charlie don't surf and Romney don't golf.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (TMB3S)

176 I think its awesome he is campaigning to the last minute. He is admirable.

Posted by: cheetah at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (zXhtZ)

177 "God as my witness I thought SCOAMF could fly!

Posted by: wkrp in cincinnatti at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (nkiQM)"



I don't care who ya are, that right there was funny.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (uD2fR)

178 One suggestion for all - vote as early as possible tomorrow.

That's a good idea.

Posted by: Scobface at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (IoNBC)

179 NWConservative, I wish I knew. I'm hoping the $20 I spent each month for platinum access was a waste and he's totally off. I don't see how there's an almost R+6 advantage and the electorate is D+4.

Posted by: VBJonny at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (u4LdL)

He got the split RIGHT on in 2008 and 2004 with his party affiliation numbers. He is chickenshit and doesn't want to move away from the pack.

Posted by: NWConservative at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (SCaQB)

180 "Ohio is probably gonna come down to less than 50K votes. Pennsylvania,
too. Mitt is leaving no stone unturned; looking for voters wherever he
can get them."

Romney will win Ohio by 250,000 votes. I have 3 models that give the same results.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 03:56 PM (JxIkO)

181
One of my all time favorite memories:

2004, Tuesday night

Kerry and Edwards HQ'd in Boston. It was raining steady.

Kerry/Edwards totally blew off their supporters and volunteers. They were standing in the rain all night waiting, (I think at Boston Common), for Kerry or Edwards to say a few words.

Around midnight, long after the election was called, Edwards (or someone else) came out briefly and told them all to go home.

Posted by: soothsayer the blackhearted at November 05, 2012 03:57 PM (jUytm)

182 Romney will be working on election day because he is a leader who leads by example. He is asking us to work so he will too.

"We have a strong ground game and a clear message that voters are rallying behind. But your enthusiasm's driving voter turnout.

The Obama campaign wants you to believe they're outperforming us -- but the reality is they aren't. We have the momentum.

Over 120,000 steadfast volunteers have made 51 million voter contacts, knocked on nearly 10 million doors, and identified over 5 million voters in key battleground states.

Whether you've donated your time or money -- you've already made a big impact. But we need your intensity to propel us to victory."

Posted by: LASue at November 05, 2012 03:57 PM (gjIQF)

183 I doubt we get a concession speech by Nov. 6th--even if it's obvious.

Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (r2PLg)


he won't concede. Dictators never do. He will take it to court, citing Algore's conceding too soon. Even if it is a blowout.

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 03:57 PM (Dnbau)

184 Romney will win in a super landslide if it is R+6. 55%+ if Indies go 50-50. They have been going 55-45 for a while now.

Posted by: NWConservative at November 05, 2012 03:58 PM (SCaQB)

185 An added note ..We will also be having a "We Hate Bush" Rally down at the Vermont Lesbian Pride Center located in the Y Intersection of Falopian and Tubular Drive. That is located on the opposite side of where "Wendy's' is located if you want munch on something before coming to are event.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattelboro, VT at November 05, 2012 03:58 PM (48wze)

186 My only wish is that RR would have made at least one trip to CA. I know it's a lost cause, but it might have put a tinge of pink into that state.

Posted by: Soona at November 05, 2012 03:58 PM (DAstp)

187 Wasn't Romney just in Cleveland this weekend? I swear I remember seeing a rally on FNC with "Cleveland, OH" in the corner-screen.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 05, 2012 03:58 PM (UypUQ)

188 If you live in a deep blue state, when you vote - look for someone that voted for Obama and tell them you just cancelled out their vote.

Posted by: Roy at November 05, 2012 03:59 PM (VndSC)

189 My only complaint is that he's not also going to Wisconsin and Minnesota.

I'll settle for NY.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 05, 2012 03:59 PM (Rjsup)

190 Hey bbark. Welcome.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 05, 2012 04:00 PM (KjlbF)

191 @180 Exactly. Romney by at least 3.5% in Ohio. That translates to approximately 220k votes.

This won't be close.

Mandel wins, as well.

Ohio was won the day Jon Husted took the oath of office as SofSt in Ohio. He cleaned up the voter rolls to conform with state law. Amazing how many "voters" disappeared in NE Ohio once that was done.

Be not afraid.

Posted by: trumpetdaddy at November 05, 2012 04:00 PM (dcoFe)

192
Mitt's Body Man
‏@dgjackson

Arena is overflowing. There are thousands still
outside that can't get in. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Virginia Can't Lose


Pic: http://tinyurl.com/amlkfqr



Posted by: Tami at November 05, 2012 04:01 PM (X6akg)

193
I doubt we get a concession speech by Nov. 6th--even if it's obvious.



Posted by: tasker at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (r2PLg)






Who's going to have to push Barry out on to the stage to the podium and then hand him the speech and point to the microphone?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 05, 2012 04:01 PM (1Jaio)

194
Just listen to Obama. While Romney is talking about representing the 100%, Obama blurts out something about "revenge". Obama's toast, and he knows it. Even PA may fall.

Posted by: Optimizer at November 05, 2012 04:03 PM (Mxt9o)

195 143
"Rasmussen generic ballot. Tied at 46. They published the internals,

which they show to be the same internals as the presidential numbers.

The split is 40D, 36R, 24I. So Romney is leading by 1 in a Rasmussen D+4

poll."

You have to be kidding me. What is Scott smoking?


Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 03:49 PM (JxIk

Well he has party ID at R+6

My guess is none of the pollsters want to be the guy out there in front on this one. They have put out the numbers and they know you know the internals so its pretty easy to connect the dots and get the info out there by people like you Dave and the word spreads very fast.

By not putting his neck out Rass keeps his freindship with the cocksing left and all of the shitty pollsters huddle around its a tie so that they are 50% right no matter what.

Now you and i and my 14 inch woody all know that its going to be a devestation of Reaganesque proportions tomorrow.

So does Rass....but there is that tiny chance that his party ID is an outlier...an infinitesimally tiny chance...like the chance that in a sane world a dipshit mother fucker anti american capitalist hating cuntfaced piece of shit like Obama with no experience record history background or principles would ever get to be president.....but we all now know we do not live in a sane world. so.....since Rass is pretty sure Romney has this, showing him up by just one still has him in the lead and doesnt risk Rass' reputation.

Now yes its a bit cowardly, but take it from his point of view...what we are about to see is unheard of in election politics. the massive swing over four years is insane and would only happen in a country where the people were sold a bill of goods and were REALLY REALLY FUCKIN PISSED!

and we all know the media narrative is that OBAMA is LOOOOOVED by Teh Peepolls.

So does Rassmussen want to become the Sarah Palin of public polling outfits? Does he want to be savaged for sticking his neck out and saying hey guys, THIS MOTHER FUCKER IS OVER LIKE A MEGAN MCCAIN IN A FIGHT TO THE DEATH WITH A TWINKIE!

No I dont think he does. I think he is like the cat that ate the canary. He knows whats about to happen, he hinted at it very strongly with the ID release R+6 and the internals easily showing he is still useing D+ on the poll.

He is going to enjoy the WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED hilarrity even more than he would the WOW Rass was right after party commentary.

The best anal rape is when you dont tell them to bend over relax and breath out so it doesnt hurt....if you know what i mean and i know that you do.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 04:03 PM (ovpNn)

196 Someone is going to have to go to Kos and get 'CheChe's' reaction.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 04:03 PM (8y9MW)

197 Riots first and then a healing speech by the all knowing and caring Barack Wednesday AM.

Posted by: H Badger at November 05, 2012 04:03 PM (n/0Nw)

198 Arena is overflowing. There are thousands still outside that can't get in. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Virginia Can't Lose Pic: http://tinyurl.com/amlkfqr
Posted by: Tami at November 05, 2012 04:01 PM (X6akg)


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Cool. Very very cool.

Posted by: Soona at November 05, 2012 04:04 PM (DAstp)

199 Romney has run a strong campaign. He's been a much
better candidate than I had given him credit for. His closing argument
is fantastic, and the energy he is generating at each stop is a good
sign.



One suggestion for all - vote as early as possible tomorrow.
They're working the strike lists, and they know who their likelies are.
Let them focus their attention on someone else in the afternoon.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 05, 2012 03:54 PM (UvR6d)

Oh, but I'm a "certain" voted in 2000, 2006, and 2010 primaries. And I always vote late (do they know what time I like to vote?) Plus, I'm on record as donating to Romney (do they have that list to check against?). If they have a good database, they should know my vote will be there at the final hour.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 05, 2012 04:07 PM (UypUQ)

200 Who's going to have to push Barry out on to the stage to the podium and then hand him the speech and point to the microphone?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 05, 2012 04:01 PM (1Jaio)


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There probably won't be a speech. It'll be a written concession, and part of the WH's Friday document dump.

Posted by: Soona at November 05, 2012 04:07 PM (DAstp)

201 Romney going to Cleveland and Pittsburgh is like the First Army rolling into Germany at Remagen.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 04:07 PM (wtvvX)

202 ... plus I'm voting in Maryland. :\

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 05, 2012 04:07 PM (UypUQ)

203 LIKE A MEGAN MCCAIN IN A FIGHT TO THE DEATH WITH A TWINKIE!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rl46Dpy-P4

Posted by: andycanuck at November 05, 2012 04:08 PM (nkiQM)

204 Hey bbark. Welcome.
Posted by: Muad'dib at November 05, 2012 04:00 PM (KjlbF)
Thanks!
Most people in this state HATE McCaskill, but Akin really screwed the pooch with the "legitimate rape" comment. Frankly, I'm going to feel a little squeamish about voting for him.
Akin doesn't seem to be all that sharp, but would be a reliable conservative vote in the Senate. Mitt's killing in Missouri, and the Senate race seems to be pretty close. So I guess we'll find out.

Posted by: bbark at November 05, 2012 04:08 PM (6+lOM)

205 Again with you Repugs and rape references. Project much?

Rape is what will cost Romley the election.

Posted by: Libtardo at November 05, 2012 04:09 PM (ojOys)

206 Does he want to be savaged for sticking his neck out and saying hey
guys, THIS MOTHER FUCKER IS...


The shorter version is:
'Look assholes, I called the -win- correctly. Check these other fuckers out.'

That is: The "Percent error" isn't as big a deal as the overall call. And ... Gallup and Rass are the only ones near that.

Posted by: Al at November 05, 2012 04:10 PM (lWNKS)

207 174
Maybe Obama will graciously "pass the torch" and give Mitt his "Office of the President Elect" lectern seal.
[...] BTW, I'm new here. Been lurking a while.


Posted by: bbark at November 05, 2012 03:55 PM (6+lOM)


Welcome on board! I hope Obagman does give Mitt his "Office of the President-Elect" seal and associated regalia -- and that Mitt promptly and publicly announces that "there is no such thing as the 'Office of the President-Elect'. The United States Constitution mentions it nowhere. I want nothing to do with this ridiculous and affected display." And then, on live television, throws the seal into the nearest dumpster.

Posted by: Mary in LA at November 05, 2012 04:10 PM (48wze)

208 205
Again with you Repugs and rape references. Project much?



Rape is what will cost Romley the election.

Posted by: Libtardo at November 05, 2012 04:09 PM (ojOys)
My Magic Rape sperm ALL OVER YO FACE! as your pants fell.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 04:10 PM (ovpNn)

209 Obama's concession speech will be laced with sarcasm delivered by a condescendingly petulant prick while Wookie and Okra still in the background quietly weeping for what could have been?
Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 05, 2012 03:53 PM (lDWQr)
What are the odds he does that cutsy, "scratch with the middle finger" flip-off? What a fitting, final image of his pettinessthat will be.

Posted by: Warthog at November 05, 2012 04:11 PM (WDySP)

210 Posted by: Libtardo at November 05, 2012 04:09 PM (ojOys)



ojOys, orAptures!
A troll is here for us to mock.
Unless, of course, it is a sock.

:-)

Posted by: Mary in LA at November 05, 2012 04:11 PM (48wze)

211 I think Barky is going to retreat to the holodeck, where he's been running all those D+50 simulations for the last few weeks or so.

Plus, he's got a lock on the door to keep you-know-who out...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 04:12 PM (wtvvX)

212 Test

I suck at this.

Suck like a fox.

Posted by: bbark at November 05, 2012 04:13 PM (+Rc9r)

213 Wow, and you're gay, too. Par for the course with you GOP repressed deviants. Keep tapping your foot in the bathroom stall, loser.

Posted by: Libtardo at November 05, 2012 04:14 PM (ojOys)

214 let me just warn you about deep fat fried twinkies....they are like crack......never never never never try one.....ever......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 05, 2012 04:17 PM (Ho2rs)

215 My only complaint is that he's not also going to Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Long time since he was in California. But then, Feinstein has a lock. Still would be nice to see her win only in single digits.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at November 05, 2012 04:18 PM (kqqGm)

216 Re: WI and MN

My guess is that Romney's internals show that he and Ryan have WI in the bag. MN on the other hand is in play but marginal. Besides, if he sacks PA and OH tomorrow, MN is unnecessary though it would be nice Scorpion-like Fatality on team blue.

Posted by: Ken in NH at November 05, 2012 04:20 PM (9UEu0)

217 Long time since he was in California. But then, Feinstein has a lock. Still would be nice to see her win only in single digits.

Add the three hour time difference and ...

Spending the waning hours of election day in WA/OR would be priceless. Since it's 'vote by mail', the whole idea of "polls closing" is sort of a non-issue.

Posted by: Al at November 05, 2012 04:25 PM (lWNKS)

218 213
Wow, and you're gay, too. Par for the course with you GOP repressed
deviants. Keep tapping your foot in the bathroom stall, loser.

Posted by: Libtardo at November 05, 2012 04:14 PM (ojOys)

Eat more Obama Cock Bitch!

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 04:27 PM (ovpNn)

219 Why is it libs always have to resort to racist and anti-gay slurs when they re so tolerant?

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 04:53 PM (opS9C)

220
Before you think "Is he desperate?" (which is what some people say at
first blush), let me say I'm enthusiastic about this. Romney is a
leave-nothing-in-the-gas-tank kind of guy, and I appreciate the fight
until the very end.










I think the correct phrase is "make the rubble bounce".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 05, 2012 04:58 PM (TIIx5)

221 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at November 05, 2012 05:34 PM (9XBK2)

222 Algore was campaigning all day and then night in Floriday in Election 2000

Posted by: Steven W. at November 05, 2012 06:14 PM (R9C6I)

223 "Romney is a leave-nothing-in-the-gas-tank kind of guy, and I appreciate the fight until the very end."

Mitt Romney has run for office from first to last, which is more than John McCain did.

Posted by: The Lightworker at November 05, 2012 07:13 PM (lwFRt)

224 186 My only wish is that RR would have made at least one trip to CA. I know it's a lost cause, but it might have put a tinge of pink into that state.

He did the right thing.

Demographic change has made California unwinnable. A loss with a tinge of pink is still a loss, and there's no point on devoting resources to a loss.

This applies nationally too. Continuing non-White mass immigration, adding millions to the sure Democrat vote year, will make America unwinnable for conservatives if it is not stopped. Either Republicans change that, or for future Republicans chasing the Presidency will be as pointless as chasing California's Electoral College votes is now.

Either President Romney will try to close the border, or his whole presidency will be as wasted as a trip to California would have been.

Posted by: The Lightworker at November 05, 2012 07:31 PM (lwFRt)






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