Rich Galen

Obama's relationship with Capitol Hill has ranged all the way from dislike on one end of the scale to disdain on the other.

He railroaded his signature legislation - Obamacare - through the Congress costing his party 60+ seats in the 2010 mid-term election and guaranteeing GOP control of the House for the foreseeable future.

Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will go down in history as enablers of the sacrifice of Obama's Congressional allies on the alter of his enormous ego.

On the other side, Mitt Romney has been far from the perfect candidate. From the week leading up to his convention in Tampa until the first debate - about five weeks - the Romney campaign never spent an entire day on message.

But his senior staff is nothing if not patient. Throughout the primaries, during the summer, and through the Fall, they have avoided engaging in the day-to-day Twitter wars. While Stephanie Cutter and David Axelrod have been everywhere, all the time on behalf of Obama; the Romney campaign has put its collective head down and plowed ahead.

I will not be surprised if the Obama campaign doesn't pivot to a wall-to-wall fear campaign in an effort to energize the minority vote on Tuesday. If he does, I will be interested to see how the popular press covers it.

The Romney campaign has prepared for the end game and over the next five days will show that their ground game strategy and tactics were better than the Obama campaign's.

The tide of history is running against Barack Obama and, as the English King Canute said in about 1016 when he proved even with all his power he could not hold back the tide:

"Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws."

I don't know if "eternal laws" are involved here, but I do know that holding back the tide is an impossibility.

Romney will win.


Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at Mullings.com.


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