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4 Reasons To Believe That Mitt Will Win The Election Next Week

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 3:00 PM
In 2008 there was a Republican "candidate"-by-default who was 180 degrees backwards on several critical issues, 4 especially, & had gone out of his way to flip off & blow off his party's base. 2008 was all about marginalizing & shutting out small-gov conservatism, & trying to discredit it. Conservatism didn't lose in 2008, because it wasn't on the national ballot. Add the novelty factor for Obama, now used up, & the virtual news blackout on him. Now he's GOT a track record, but not to run on, but to run from. It's gotten so pathetic that his apologists are now saying, "If you don't vote for Obama you're a racist & a doodyhead, pppppbbbb!" So far as Republican enthusiasm is concerned, 2012 is different in kind, not just degree, from 2008

In 2008, most knowledgeable observers on both sides of the aisle thought that Barack Obama was going to win the election against John McCain handily. In fact, out of the 15 big name pollsters, bloggers, and columnists who called the election beforehand with some specificity, 14 called it for Obama and 13 predicted he'd win in a walk with more than 300 electoral votes.

This year there has been a lot more disagreement because of discrepancies in the polling data. Long story short, the state polls and national polls don't match up. Moreover, Gallup and Rasmussen seem to...