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Patton: And It's Romney-Ryan in a Landslide

By Doug Patton

This week, I'm going out on a limb by publicly stating an opinion I have been expressing privately for some time: I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Barack Obama in a near landslide comparable to Ronald Reagan's win over Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Many of my friends and family, while hoping I'm right, actually think I'm crazy. My wife fears that there is now a disproportionate number of people in America who have gotten used to the idea of having things handed to them by government, rather than cherishing the opportunity to work for those things themselves.

After the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare this summer, my brother, who lives in the battleground state of Missouri, announced with resignation that, "Obama has just been re-elected." He reaffirmed that belief recently, during the Todd Akin flap in Missouri's U.S. Senate race, by once again declaring his state all but lost for Republicans, including Mitt Romney.

A close friend, with whom I have worked on numerous campaigns and who now works for a conservative lobbying organization, has a tendency to fret about all things political. He has been a basket case over the possibility of Obama, part two.

I point out to him that no president from either party since FDR's second campaign in 1936 has ever been re-elected with an unemployment rate even approaching the numbers we are seeing today. I tell him that any incumbent president who cannot get his poll numbers above 50 percent cannot and will not win.

Sometimes my friend's anxiety is temporarily assuaged, but there is no doubt in my mind that he will sleep much better after he has seen my prediction come true on November 6th. (Won't we all?)

Now comes a scientific study of presidential elections, from a pair of faculty members at the University of Colorado, which reinforces the political gut feeling that has been driving my prophecies to a large degree. The long-term model used for this study is the brainchild of Professors Kenneth Bickers and Michael Berry, working at CU's Boulder and Denver campuses, respectively. Their prototype, Bickers and Berry stress, analyzes economic data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including both state and national unemployment figures, as well as changes in real per capita income, among other factors.

Since 1980, their model has accurately predicted every presidential election. Their analysis was accurate even in those years when there was a strong third party candidate running (John Anderson in 1980 and Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996). Perhaps most impressive, their model worked in predicting that Al Gore would win the popular vote in 2000 while losing the electoral vote to George W. Bush.

So what does the model forecast for 2012? They predict that Mitt Romney will soundly defeat Barack Obama by winning 32 states, 53 percent of the popular vote and a whopping 320 electoral votes (270 are needed to win).

"The apparent advantage of being a Democratic candidate and holding the White House disappears," Professor Berry notes, "when the national unemployment rate hits 5.6 percent. The incumbency advantage enjoyed by President Obama, though statistically significant, is not great enough to offset high rates of unemployment currently experienced in many of the states."

Berry and Bickers are predicting that Romney will defeat Obama in almost every battleground state, as well as a few the GOP hasn't won in decades. These include North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and, yes, the "show me" state of Missouri.

Bickers notes that their election prediction model suggests that "presidential elections are about big things and the stewardship of the national economy. It's not about gaffes, political commercials or day-to-day campaign tactics. I find that heartening for our democracy.

"Based on our forecasting model," Professor Bickers adds, "it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble."

As my little sister, who lives in the battleground state of Iowa, would say, "From his lips to God's ears!"

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© 2012 by Doug Patton - Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. Now working as a freelance writer, his weekly columns are syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Astute supporters and inane detractors alike are encouraged to email him with their pithy comments at dpatton@cagle.com.

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  1. genesalComment by genesal
    August 30, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    If Mitt wins (especially in a landslide) there will be so many home parties that America will run out of ‘bubbly’.
    Thanks for the HOPE & CHANGE coming Nov 6th, Mr. Patton!

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    • thinkerComment by thinker
      August 30, 2012 @ 9:44 am

      unless Ack starts war with Iran….but even then – I believe
      it will be Reaganesque landslide VICTORY!
      …unless he crowns himself a king ala Castro and cancels elections………………

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    • adrianpaulComment by adrianpaul
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:26 am

      I agree about the landslide, but I think we need to be careful about spreading that word. I like it with the MSM polls doctored to show B.O. leading – it gets us out to vote. If Mitt’s already a shoe-in, many may get complacent, thinking their vote is not needed!

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:00 am

      The Missus & I are stocking up on bubbly. After we get back from the GOP party they will be popped.

      A win like this is a Caesar like victory and Caesar had someone whisper in his ear, that all glory is fleeting. It is a hope that the Republicans will be more than SOBER with what the American People will hand to them, the keys to the “car”, so to speak.

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    • mikemk0509Comment by mikemk0509
      August 30, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

      Well, finally someone with the guts to twll it as it is, I think and blieve wholeheartedly that the American people are not stupid and realize what’s at stake this round of elections, it’s out country, freedom and way of life that are at stake. And I’ve been telling anybody who wanted to listen that the American people are tired of the “**** sandwich” we’ve been fed by this imposter and his administration. Many Americans don’t want to divulge their true feelings therefore most polls are close and mostly even bur let’s go back in time and remember that Carter was ahead of Reagan by seven points one week before the elections, and we all know how that one came out. I am quite confidant that Romney will win this election with the number of 53%-57% of the vote, and I’m beeing conservative here, but it’s enough to give him a mandate to get rid of Obamacare and the thousands or regulations that had been imposed by this administration on our small businesses. I know I’m one, and it “ain’t ” easy to make a living today as a small business owner.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 30, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

      Speaking about someone with guts, my avitar Clint Eastwood will be the surprise speaker for Romney tonight. Two straight shooters who seldom abide a fool. The Good and their truths will gun down the Bad and the Ugly, deny Obama his “Fist Full of Dollars” giving the working Americans “A few Dollars More”

      “Do you feel Lucky?” Just ” Go ahead, Make my Day”

      “I have strong feelings about gun control. If there’s a gun around, I want to be controlling it.”
      Clint Eastwood

      “I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”
      Clint Eastwood

      “This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.”
      Clint Eastwood

      “I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”
      Clint Eastwood

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    • liesmaComment by liesma
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

      I have to agree with “adrianpaul”…

      Too much cheering that it will be a landslide for Romney could cause too many voters to stay home believing all is well without casting their vote..

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 30, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

      mikemk0509,
      I like and agree with most of your comment, but have to disagree with “the American people aren’t stupid”. Every time I thought I had a handle on human stupidity, I’ve gotten a wake up call. Nobody ever lost a nickle underestimating the intelligence of the American public. The electorate is stupid, uninformed, lazy and apathetic. I wish it were otherwise, but facts speak for themselves.

      The people most responsible for Obama being elected in ’08 are the Republicans, both the RINO capons in congress and the electorate. Here are some figures to back it up:

      In 2008, there were 169 million registered voters: 86 million democrat, 55 million republican and 28 million others.

      During the 2008 presidential election, there were 132,645,504 total voters out of an eligible voting age population of 212,702,354, which gives you a 62.4% participation rate.

      Obama received 365 electoral votes, and McCain 173.

      The popular vote was 69,456,897 to 59,934,814, respectively.

      The U.S. population in 2008 was approximately 305 million. By the popular vote Obama was elected by approximately 23% of the population, 33% of eligible voters or 52% of those who actually bothered to vote.

      This time, it’s not theirs to win, it’s ours to lose. This isn’t a football game or some reality show, it’s the future of our Republic and any Conservative who fails to make it to the polls like they did last time should be forced to live on only sustainable, environmental, gluten free, free range, recyclable products for the rest of their lives and drive a little blue Prius with “I voted for Obama twice by default” engraved in the rear bumper on every road in every Red State at 20mph.

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  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 30, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Let go of the clowns, the finite men of finite wisdom who God laughs at who try to become the infinite. Let go the poor in goods and poor in spirit who try to make themselves rich through the poverty of their ideas of dishonest theft of private property through collective taxation of wealth and morality, and their foolish attempts to supplant themselves as the source of man’s blessings. God laughs at secular Progressive men who are mere flawed finite carbon copies but call themselves the infinite original in borrowed wealth and ideas. They bring forth their entertaining songs of death and existentialism where life has no meaning or purpose or goal beyond the pleasure of the immediate gratification, always paid for by others whom they the masters deem their servants, and whose goals and purpose in life they steal. Let go the clowns who only see the play side of the world and hide from the creative pursuit of labor. “I want to do it and that’s it, I want what I want and I want it NOW.”

    They will to do anything they please then grow tired of everything they please caring not of the personal and societal destruction they leave in their wake. These are the hedonists whose law is pleasure whose financier has become our confused government who confuses dependency with true charity, and license with true liberty. What doth it profit a man or a nation if they gain the world but lose their soul which is always followed by the loss of their wealth?

    The destructive age of the Kraken is coming to an end. The American ship of state will now survive and live to ride the waves once again in Freedom.

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    • EmmjaaComment by Emmjaa
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:58 am

      An eloquent and accurate redition of
      “BO and his clan are going to …. in a hand basket.”

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      August 30, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

      From your lips, to G-d’s ear.

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      August 30, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

      Before we break out in a chorus of “Happy Days Are Here Again”. the sobering reality is that America is mired in fiscal and monetary servitude. We will have to brace ourselves with years of delayed gratification to offset the years of instant gratification which brought us to this point. Our children and grand-children deserve this opportunity for a better future. And the first step is deposing the imposter who occupies the WH.

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    • thecitizenComment by thecitizen
      August 31, 2012 @ 3:31 am

      @ gimmesometruth: Spot! On!

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    • arwenusaComment by arwenusa
      August 31, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

      Wonderful comment, and I do so hope that you are correct.

      But we don’t, and can’t, have any estimate on how many dead voters, made-up voters; multiples of voters; illegal alien voters; underage voters, cat and dog voters, and dead cat and dead dog voters – are going to be voting in this election. If there are enough, fraudulent votes could win the election for Obama.

      If that happens, I cringe to think of Republican officials mincing around the issue.

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  3. csbridgComment by csbridg
    August 30, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    I pray this is correct. However, to the entitlement group, since working isn’t really a priority (or desire) for them, unemployment is a moot point. I don’t know if our country has ever been in a place where the numbers in that category have been so high. I think we are going to see what the makeup of the US population really is with this election.
    I still also fear that the Obama family isn’t going to give up their perpetual luxury vacation that easily. I am just holding my breath that the elections can be run fairly enough to name the real winner or Obama doesn’t pull some stunt like declaring Martial Law to forward his dictatorial dreams.

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    • pypypypyComment by pypypypy
      August 30, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

      I would not put anything pass this man, maybe something to do with National Security, some high alert stuff. Dont be fooled by him. A strong economy is a strong country. A weakened economy is a weakened country (it is the egg before the chicken thing)

      He lies over and over again in front of camera. He does not care that we know he is lying. Says one thing, does the other. Blames the other party for doing the filthy things he does.

      It would be fun to watch what they come up with and has to offer , during their convention next week. Oh, I forgot, “freebies” eg contraception and more unsustaintable entitlement and the new age slavery (DEBT)

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      August 30, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

      Or flood the polls with illegal alien voters. Voters who are being registered (ACORN, SEIU, etc) in record numbers. Especially in battleground states.

      That’s what could make a difference. Remember, there are fifteen to twenty million illegal aliens in the US. Don’t think for a minute, that Obummer isn’t counting on registering every one of them he can..

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      August 30, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

      Truthteller: agreed.

      NOTHING much has been said about the Border. A Gov. dared to talk about illegals at the Convention. Oh my!

      This is the tipping point for the Republican Party. More open border garbage, greencards, illegals, amnesty, more third world immigrants, and it is game over in winning the White House. This is why Obama and his agents, have been very very busy doing everything that they can do to increase these numbers.

      And here in rebellious Texas, a Federal Judge just overturned voter id. Great! LBJ led the way in DEAD VOTERS voting. That was the long ago tip of a growing iceberg!

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

      This federal Judge will be overturned by higher courts and larger brains,,,unfortunately too late to do it before our next election. Local authorities who CAN read and understand the Constitution will have to do the job themselves.

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    • liesmaComment by liesma
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

      The only possible good thing about the entitlement group is that generally they are too lazy to go vote…

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

      I think Obuma’s counting on delegates from Mexico and Iran to put him over the top.

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      August 30, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      Ok, I know this is going to sound stupid, but how the heck can illegal immigrants register to vote???

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 30, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

      >> how the heck can illegal immigrants register to vote <<

      They can't, sexysadie, that's why the Democrats don't want an I-D required. If you don't have to prove your identity, you are who you say you are. So you give them a name and an address in that precinct and vote. Or you tell them you're someone you know does not intend to vote. You know your neighbor, Joe Blow, never votes, or that someone has offered him a sixpack to stay home, then vote in their name. Can't do that if you have to provide a photo I-D, so the liberals don't want one required.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 30, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

      sexysadie,
      Illegals get to vote the same way dead people have been voting early and often in Chicago for decades, if not a century.

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      August 31, 2012 @ 12:43 am

      Thanks for the explanation! That’s what I THOUGHT, but I also thought maybe obamanation had passed some other “mandate” for which I was not aware. Yeah…I’m a native Chicagoan and I absolutely love my city, but I hate the politics. I lived in former mayor Daley’s neighborhood (he lived right across the block from me) and when he was up for re-election back in the 90′s a precinct captain came to my apartment to beg for votes. Stupidly, I told him I was a Republican. He just stood there blinking at me as if I had three heads. My landlord was livid at me and moaned, “Now our garbage will never get picked up again!” Although that didn’t really happen, I know that it and other punishments for disobeying the “Boss” did at one time.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 31, 2012 @ 10:13 am

      sexysadie,
      Yo Bridgeport! Wazzup from a former East Rogers Park boy. I moved out to rural Colorado in ’88 and never looked back. Aside from the gun laws, city politics and -83 degrees w/wind chill so I had to wear a space suit to walk my dog, I loved it. The first day of spring when the air stopped hurting and the little neon green buds started peeking out was always a show stopper.

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  4. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    August 30, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I see that Obama’s operatives are trolling this site to give everyone few stars. They can do all they want but many people are waking up to this unsustainable path BO is taking us down.

    If we dont take back our country this year from left wing loons it is game over and you bet BO is going to pull out all the dirty tricks from his Chicago Thug book.

    If anyone is contemplating voting for BO, just ask yourselves, why did your parents, grandparents and you, left their homeland in the first place? BO is making this great country into that of what they fled from. Give your children, grandchildren the Christmas gift of their lifetime, a bright future of opportunity, vote Romney/Ryan – Leadership, Courage and Integrity

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    • cjm2Comment by cjm2
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:23 am

      “If we dont take back our country this year from left wing loons it is game over and you bet BO is going to pull out all the dirty tricks from his Chicago Thug book.” Don’t sell the US citizens short, my friend—if the left wing loons keep their seats by whatever means, the rest of us will be fighting back no matter what the loon in the Oval Office does. It might take a little while, but, in the long run the US Constitution wins.

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    • yoldsComment by yolds
      August 30, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

      Worse part of it will be, if Oblamer gets back in, the country will fail and all the “Entitlement people” will no longer get their check. Then they will be screaming, “How could this happen”. Because as we know (Republicians-conservatives”) we are on an unsustainable path, one that if continues will bankrupt this country. Then we will ALL be in a world of hurt. It will be painful, it will be hard, but then we will leave this a better country for our children, which is my dream and many others as well.
      God Bless Romney/Ryan, God Bless America!

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 30, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

      And ask yourselves how many of you, your brothers or your fathers wemt to war and spilled their blood so America could live in the land of Socialism. They could have stayed home and got it for free when the unguarded nation finally degenerated into the lowest common denominator of human behavior.

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      August 31, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

      “are trolling this site to give everyone few stars.”

      Who gives a hoot about how many stars are at the bottom of their post? Sounds so ‘high school’ to even worry about it. I hope no one reads comments and allows the quantity of gold stars on the forehead to validate them.

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  5. woburn828Comment by woburn828
    August 30, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Mr. Patton, I agree with your sister.

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  6. Tonto (USA)Comment by Tonto (USA)
    August 30, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    I too have been thinking, and saying, that the win for Romney will be a landslide….this time our handlers at the GOP may have “got it right”(thank GOD for the Tea Party!). Romney is a businessman….as is Ryan(the econ wonk). However, every once in a while I hear some “libertarian” or “obamanite” with their sensory housing group planted in their cloaca holding forth with their distorted view of reality and their wild expectations for the political future of this nation….and I wonder….am I way off the mark….or are they? There seems to be a core of booth groups that are absolutely non-communicative about anything but their narrow view…and that is very troublesome. I am so very frightened for America….and I can’t seem to be able to bend my head around the ideas of the left especially….but the libertarians seem so dang “less than realistic” I can’t understand their worldview either.

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  7. thinkerComment by thinker
    August 30, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    yes, they can say unempl. is 8%, we know it is OVER 20%….
    We know they “Goebbels” and “Algor” and “klinton” us every day – and we laugh at their lies/stupidity/idiocies….
    they lie to themselves, like generals lied to Fuhrer….and he lost…old commie Gorbachev is surprisingly quiet these days….
    can’t see his successor?

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  8. mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Well Doug, I hope you are correct with you comment “ no president from either party since FDR’s second campaign in 1936 has ever been re-elected with an unemployment rate even approaching the numbers we are seeing today. I tell him that any incumbent president who cannot get his poll numbers above 50 percent cannot and will not win.”

    Sadly I am not as optimistic as you. My reasoning is this; look how many people are a “One Issue Voter” The “Give Me” voters care nothing about employment. They will ride an open check book (entitlements) until there is nothing left. The voters, who want free abortions, could care nothing about employments numbers as they have their own agenda and will volt for that one issue. The large number of blacks could care less about employment numbers and only volt just for the color. Gays, well as long as the “same-sex-marriage holds, Obama is their man or woman depending on ones preference. Lastly look at illegal aliens who Obama made eligible to volt; their thought process does not include unemployment rate.

    Obama has pandered to illegals, gays, the single women and any other group that will help him get elected. He has taken out constitution – put it on toilet tissue and used it at his own discretion as his thought process included destroying America and everything she stands for knowing no one will stop him. I can assure you, none of the above will “Bite The Hand That Feeds Them”. But with that said – I hope and prey you are correct.

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    • rustypatComment by rustypat
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:14 am

      The irony of a man who won’t show his birth certificate, thereby was never CONFIRMED as a naturalized U.S. Citizen, has extended voting rights to CONFIRMED non-U.S. Citizens in hopes that he can be secure more votes for himself.

      If there was ever a non-President … Obama is the poster child. Taking a right of American Citizenship and giving it those who are not American Citizens … really … think about it. Could you, I or Obama go into Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, China, England or any other country in the world and vote in their elections as an illegal alien / non-citizen.

      What a farce he is for a “leader” … he is nothing more than a pandering, self-serving, un-American, BS rhetoric spewing, spineless, jellyfish excuse as either a leader, President or even an American Citizen … that simply tries to sting/attack/deflect anybody/anything that strives for anything other than his personal agenda rather than doing what is good for the country.

      I just hope that the electoral college doesn’t feel compelled to subscribe to the votes of illegal aliens, able to see through the sham (and shame) that Obama and Obama’s impact have on our country.

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  9. noveldogComment by noveldog
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    I like your optimism Doug and I sure do hope you are right.

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  10. noveldogComment by noveldog
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Let’s end Slavery for once and for all. Let’s send those Dumb-o-crats home and replace them with honest, God fearing, patriotic Representatives that will serve us….not themselves and their outlaw cronies.

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  11. ghendricComment by ghendric
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    The GOP f’d up by alienating the Ron Paul supporters. The GOP is nothing more than a bunch of lying and cheating fascist neo-cons that deserve what they have coming to them in November. They should have let Paul speak at the convention and they shouldn’t have cheated him out of his delegates that he won fair and square based on THEIR rules. I guess the rules are ok as long as they win.. The GOP can kiss my rearend goodbye forever..

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      August 30, 2012 @ 10:35 am

      Don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

      Try again on Ron’s 12th run at president.

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    • joe93Comment by joe93
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:03 am

      Rand Paul spoke at the convention. He understands what’s important.

      Ron Paul needs to stop being such a sore loser and realize what’s at stake. His platform helped the GOP (auditing the Fed). He’s a great American, and I like him.

      But many of his followers (not all) really turn me off (like you, ghendric)

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:14 am

      I hope that your avatar picture is how you really look as you remind me of one of those Nazi guards who ushered the Jews to the gas chambers during WWII, and your comments, reinforce that same narrow minded, unfeeling, and self serving perspective.

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    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:14 am

      The only thing f’ed up is Ron Paul. Paul is not a conservative, he isn’t even a Republican. Ron Paul believes that Drugs (heroin and coke) and Porn should be legalized and that Iran should have the bomb.

      Economically Paul may have some good ideas but as far as social programs and international relations, not so good.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:15 am

      I don’t know who’s worse Paulettes or Obamaettes

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    • cjm2Comment by cjm2
      August 30, 2012 @ 11:35 am

      Face it, much as I like Ron Paul and his platform, it was a losing battle in the beginning because the RNC does NOT like Ron Paul—they have always been afraid of Paul and his true conservative views. However, another term with the self-annointed demigod in the Oval Office is disasterous for the USA—so I will take my vote and give it to Romney and Ryan. I am sorry, Ghendric, that you could not take a hint from the great one himself–Ron Paul is supporting Romney at least at the 80% level (Ron said he did not agree 100%, but he did give support to Romney). Furthermore, I am not convinced that the RNC shut Ron Paul supporters out since this is based solely on the media, which supports yobaama, and they will say anything to cast ugly doubts on the Republican nominee regardless of who that winner was. If you really are a Ron Paul supporter, then be as classy and gentlemanly as he is: support the opposition to the yobaama camp.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 30, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

      I’d rate your comment, but I couldn’t find a negative value. Go ahead and vote for Obama/Paul, and leave the Republican party. I don’t think you’ll be missed there. They haven’t missed me, and I left 30 years ago. (Bulletin: except in closed primaries, you can vote for a Republican even if you aren’t registered as such, and you can also temporarily change your registration for those.) What you Paul worshippers don’t seem to get is that ridding the country of Obama is THE most important thing right now, not making a point by voting for someone with no chance in Hell of winning.

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    • Please close this account immediatelyComment by romneyryan55obamabiden40hahahahahahahaha
      August 30, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

      so you’re voting for obama? or not voting at all which is giving 1/2 a vote to obama? either way, romney/ryan WILL win so I’m not really sure where you’re getting “deserve what they have coming to them in November”. maybe you’ve had too much to drink tonight? have some bacon,coffee,and aspirin, in that order, you’ll be fine by morning….

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  12. adrianpaulComment by adrianpaul
    August 30, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    …so if you can’t have Ron Paul, you want to keep B.O.?!?

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  13. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    Check the polling of LIKELY rather than REGISTERED vpters. The likely voters polls have shown a victory for Gov. Romney for sometime now. Bye, bye Obozo.

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  14. battleground51Comment by battleground51
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    I believe the Obamacrats know they are in trouble. Why else would they fall back on their long list of liberal, scare tactics and avoid any mention of Obama’s, dubious “accomplishments”.

    The Obamacrats know their only hope is to scare the clueless electorate witless.

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  15. dukeComment by duke
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Yes, high unemplyment and lower approval rating should translate into defeat, BUT have we ever had such corruption as this? I say we go to the poles and bring our guns, it’s going to be a fight for what’s right.

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  16. Please close this account immediatelyComment by romneyryan55obamabiden40hahahahahahahaha
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    You’re not going out on a limb at all Doug. This will be Reagan v Carter all over again but I think the margin spread will be greater, closer to 20 then 10! Good bye liberals, take all of your nonproductive rhetoric with you and don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you!

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  17. battleground51Comment by battleground51
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Barack Obama is a failed president in every sense of the phrase. Can a failure become a winner?

    Only in the bizarro world of ultra-leftwing politics. There, losers become winners and are rewarded with praise and encouragement.

    America used to be a nation of winners.

    We can call that era “B.O.”.

    Before Obama!

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  18. pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    No matter how optimistic things look, no matter how confident people are, get out and vote, no matter what, VOTE!

    Go Mitt! Go Ryan! Go away, BO!

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  19. milt3726Comment by milt3726
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Americans love a winner and hate a loser. Obama is a loser and Americans can clearly see this. Winners don’t have time for excuses, they move on to the next success.

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    • builtthatComment by builtthat
      August 30, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

      well said.

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  20. cjm2Comment by cjm2
    August 30, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    I do hope that the imposter in the Oval Office is booted out of office in November. In the event the author is correct, then lets hope that a couple of things happen: (1) Put Ron Paul in the Treasurey Dept; (2) Restore Condoleeza Rice to the US State Dept; (3) Put Chris Christie in as DOJ; indict all the czars, the imposter, pelosi, reid, and a few other bojangle puppets for the crimes committed while holding office; (4) Have ALL senators, representatives, and other government holders RETURN ALL MONIES GAINED THROUGH THEIR INSIDER TRADING TRICKS—if they refuse, then indict them for committing a crime (as they did madoff) and put them on trial. They get only one shot at amnesty–otherwise, go to jail; (5) Rescind the frivolous “mandates” but out by the EPA, and get rid of the worthless agency along with homeland security, tsa, dept of education, and other useless appendages in government; (5) Restore ICE to its original status, including its name; (6) Remove the US from both the UN and NATO–and rescind any agreement made under the present administration and nullify all agreements made via hillary clinton; (7) Deport all illegal alliens and subversives. Well, that’s just for starters—I have other things I would like to see happen, but we’ll just have to wait and see what Romney puts up front. Oh one other thing: either bust the unions or make laws so they can never become involved in politics again and that the money they collect from the membership is used for the purpose of serving that membership. They may NEVER support any politician or political party and they may NEVER lobby for special favors again (that would mean repealing the law that exempts them from prosecution for committing criminal acts).

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 30, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

      I like your fantasy world. Of course all those things will never come to pass, but one can dream; those dreams would be better than the nightmares the thought of four more Obama years brings. Perhaps, gradually, we can see some of your wishes come true, at least. Of course, that would mean finding enough Republican politicians with the backbone to push these things, and good luck with that.

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      August 31, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

      preaching to the choir, cj. 10 stars.

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  21. annieinkcComment by annieinkc
    August 30, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I do pray that Obama gets kicked to the curb in Nov. I am
    more pessimistic however & don’t see that happening. He will
    do whatever he sees as necessary to stay where he is. And I
    fear for this country when & if that happens.

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      August 30, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

      My fear is not with BO’s tactics, but with the stupidity of many Americans who believe this fraud’s lies. People hear what they want to hear. That’s more dangerous than a weapon–especially today.

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  22. jimck30Comment by jimck30
    August 30, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I see people expressing fear that Obama will refuse to leave office or cancel the election or pull some other type of BS. Take it for granted that the dems are going to cheat like nothing we’ve ever seen before. They are going to cheat, cheat, cheat, lie, lie, lie and we will see their mob mentality. But to attempt to cancel an election, or declare martial law, or refuse to leave? Be real. Be honest with yourselves. Do you know what will happen if that were attempted? Violence will ensue and leftists, statists, whatever you call them, all across the country will have the wrath brought down on them and they WILL NOT walk away from it. It will literally be their end. I do not hope for it to come to that but do you really think we are going to just sit quietly by and allow that to happen? We’ve been sitting on our buts and hands for 4 years watching what the statists have been doing which has been nothing short of a direct threat to our freedom and personal liberty. Time for them to go. One way or another, IT IS time for them to go.

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  23. loriecComment by loriec
    August 30, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    I pray to God on my knees that this guy is right!

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    • GHUComment by GHU
      August 30, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

      I’m praying as well. Even though I’m not thrilled with Romney ( he is no Conservative), I love Paul Ryan. His speech last night was wonderful!

      We NEED to get B.O out of office, then disinfect the Capital and perform an EXORCISM!

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      August 30, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

      GHU,
      My wife, in addition to paying attention to issues and monitoring her 1000ppm BS filter, thought Ryan was cute. My response was probably not appropriate to this forum, but suffice it to say my idea for a bumper sticker appropriate to the Republican’s “war against women” was, “Gals, voting for Romney/Ryan will make you _ _ _”. All in good fun and hoping to restore the shining city on a hill.

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  24. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    August 30, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    I hope that you are right. We need to gain control of the Senate as well if Romney will be able to repeal Obamacare.

    Anyone with an ounce of intelligence should vote for Romney.

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  25. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    August 30, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    I certainly hope that Romney/Ryan win the election, along with control of the Senate and the House. If they do win I hope it will be with the results we hope for.
    The negative thoughts I have come along with discussions I have had with a random group of folks. Most are really not aware and a good number don’t care.
    Someone else said here, “Americans are just too smart to let Obama win” I wonder about that. I sometimes wonder how some find their way to the polls, if they have.

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