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Why it’s Romney and Not Very Close

Primus54 from Ohio Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 6:51 AM
I too have been calming friends & family by predicting a Romney victory by a large margin. The mood of the country as a whole is the polar opposite of 2008. So is the enthusiasm. The real question is whether Obama can accept defeat gracefully... or if he pulls a "Gore" and we have to endure 2000 all over again. Nothing in Obama's character makes me believe he's familiar with "grace".
KenW Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:54 AM
If Mitt wins by a big margin than B.O. might just say "shucks", but if it be close, I'd expect something.

What I did notice is that Axelrod didn't look too confident on Fox News Sunday. His talking points were there for sure, but he looked worried IMO.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 7:24 AM
If Romney wins by 50.1 % in the popular vote, will he have a mandate?


If Obama wins by 50.1 % in the popular vote, will he have a mandate?
Everett39 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:23 AM
Your hero zero will NOT be re-elected ! ! And yes, President Romney does indeed have a mandate, and he and Ryan and the new Senate will be acting in the best interests of the American people, instead of the hopeless, inept, incompetent, and corrupt regime we have had for 4 long years ! !
Richard1805 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 9:32 AM
Nitwit, the President is the chief executive, not the Emperor, as Obama treats the office. The President never has a mandate. That's why we have a representative democracy. The President may propose, but Congress enacts. The President is then obligated, if he follows Constitutional requirements and precedent, to carry out those laws. The Obama exploration of the profligate use of executive orders and "czars" is a slippery slope.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 10:05 AM
To both? Or just to the guy you don't like?
Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 11:46 AM
Richard1805's statement seemed to me a general (and factual) observation: We still have (at least for the moment, and perhaps in taters) a democratic republic, not a monarchy or rule by an emperor. And under that system, we the people, through our representatives in congress assembled, rule. It is our representatives who may have a mandate (or may not, depending on what you think that takes). The executive is our employee, hired to carry out the laws we / our representatives have constructed.

If you were expecting a cliff hanger, you still could get one, but really it’s Romney and it likely won’t be close.

There are a few reasons why I think that.

We will delve into those, but we will also look at the voting datapoints provided by pollster Chris Wilson that say an Obama win just isn’t in the cards.

First, let’s list my “feelings” as to why I don’t think Obama will win.

Obama hasn’t delivered.

On anything.

Except perhaps bankrupting anyone who wants to operate coal-fired power plants.

Oh, and keeping gas prices high.

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