Eighteen days to go, folks.

And, as always: we can still lose.  So volunteer, if you’re worried.

But just remember: at about this point in August it was believed that Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia were going to be tough nuts to crack, instead of simply falling into Romney’s lap at this point.  Nobody was really talking that much about Colorado, New Hampshire, and/or Wisconsin. Or Iowa, ME-01, Nevada, or – this is a new one – Michigan.  And Pennsylvania was its usual heartbreaker.  Bad two months for Obama, in other words… and October isn’t over yet.


  • jetty says:

    Just remember how you felt when SCOTUS upheld Obamacare…this time, though, the fate of the Republic is in our own hands, not a bunch of nitwits.

  • Doc Holliday says:

    I think we should go for Michigan. I could see Michigan flipping before PA. Sure PA is welcome aboard, but no way will they get my hopes up again.

  • acat says:

    It’s not going to be a cakewalk, but it sure ain’t lookin’ like a squeaker anymore.
    I suppose the key thing to watch for is how many of the *remaining* wheels come off…
    p.s. I had made a wager, some time ago, about whether Obama would appear on the ballot in 2012. It appears that I bet .. poorly. Provide proof that you entered into such a wager, and let’s get through the election, and I will pay up before Thanksgiving 2012.

  • Doc Holliday says:


    one word for ya, plastics.

    ok two more, ground game.

  • Paul K says:

    Remember ’96? About this time in Oct Clinton was delivering DOOOOMMM to hapless Dole and everything downticket. Then the Chinese money thing broke hard, and Dole sort of woke up and we saved the House.

    Obama can not afford another sub obtimal shoe to drop. When it does we hit the Deeda cycle.

  • earlgrey says:

    Is anyone else exhausted? Has anyone else noticed new highs in idiocy, paranoia and mud-slinging from liberals? What bugs is the women that talk about how anti -woman he is, and then when you go through obama’s deplorable record with women, thy come back with Romney can’t relate to the middle class. I think that for many the real reason they support Obama is either wealth redistribution or abortion and they don’t want to admit to either one.

  • Doc Holliday says:

    I am polled out. It is ground game time, if we don’t get EVERY potential GOP voter to the polls, including the handicapped, those that can’t drive, etc, then we are asking for a comeuppance.

    We still have the upcoming October Surprise (and they can happen in Nov, see. Bush DWI) and we still have Demonrat cheating to overcome.

  • Luke says:

    Heck, I’m in Idaho. The only question is the margin by which Romney will win.

  • Earlgrey says:

    Hey Luke, in TN, we were doing some calling for a swing state (not TN) at our county headqtrs. You might check if your county GOP group has some GOTV calls for swing states.

  • Just Dave says:

    It ain’t over yet, folks. It’ll be surprising if the Dems don’t work out some kind of October surprise in the next couple weeks.


    It’s just a question of if they have anything better than “Romney is a Mormon!

  • egoist says:

    Hate to be the cynic. After the election, there’ll be the battle with the lawyers. Then the uncooperative transition. Then the sudden noticeable poverty / unemployment / homelessness / recession… on January 20 @ 2:01PM by the media. Then the endless Romney Derangement Syndrome.

  • Mija 'acat' Cat says:

    Eaelgrey – I wish I could explain liberal behaviour, but it’s completely bizarre to me. They seem to have a very flexible relationship with reality, making decisions based on lies, passing lies on, and when challenged, rather than refuting or accepting truth, they rotate to a fresh lie. It’s like they have a protective coccoon of deception around them… I’m sure that’s got a classification in DSM
    IV, but I’m not licensed…


  • scf says:

    You’ve listed the good news. The bad news is that even with Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in the Romney column, he still needs to do more. He needs to flip either Ohio, Iowa and Nevada, or Wisconsin. This is far from over.

  • DonK says:

    It looks better than it did a few weeks ago.

    But NOTHINMG is certain. No one who wants this to happen should get overconfident. These are evil people (anyone who thinks Obama is likable hasn’t been watching real hard). They will lie, cheat, steal — anything they can do to get their man back for another term. Their allies in the mainstream media will say or do anything to get him re-elected. They have no shame and no scruples.

    If the GOP does not have hordes of poll watchers, lawyers, etc. deployed on Election Day, they’re fools. Like any form of evil, it will prosper if good men (and women) do nothing.

    There’s a lot more work to be done. But the prize is in sight.

  • AlTexas says:

    I think President Romney, while doing everything he can to turn this liberal-led economic train wreck around, should just blame Oblablah for anything and everything. I mean, why have a double-standard?

  • Big Bob from KY says:

    And as Instapundit always cautions his readers – Don’t get cocky, kid! So, we still have to work/contribute like it’s not in the bag, it’s not even close.

  • Cord Hamrick says:

    Okay, there, Doc Holliday, did you just (“one word for ya, plastics”) borrow my joke about Romney being good enough?


    Eh, actually, I suppose not. That scene from the Graduate is famous; I’m not the only one to think of Romney!

    Still, Mr. McGuire’s advice is looking pretty good for the whole country, just about now.

  • The Rebel says:

    To all the faint-hearted, check out the crowd tonight at Daytona Beach for Romney and Ryan. Unbelievable!


  • dw dude says:

    just donated to the r/r camp for a second time…Biden makes me want to puke and Obama makes me want to slug him…I know, I know, get in line. never donated to any candidate before, but I’m not going to be part of the problem.

  • Doc Holliday says:

    @Cord Hamrick

    Interesting article. I think I agree with the make up of our Mr. Potato Head candidate.

  • At this point, the big question is whether the Romney campaign can get the election beyond the “margin of lawyer” (Mark Steyn). Vote fraud, voter intimidation, and the suppression of the military vote could still throw the election otherwise. Therefore, as has already been said in other places: the cockiness, it is to be avoided!

  • Ruth says:

    I’m in Oklahoma so there’s not a lot to do. I have been donating to out-of-state senate and rep races.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    Going out today to knock on doors. Get out to the trenches and do likewise, or make calls. Do SOMETHING. This election is not going to be won by making comments on blogs.

  • Doc Holliday says:

    what Wombat-socho said.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    I’m beginning to let myself hope that Mitt Romney will win this thing. But what bothers me is the fact that even if he loses, Barack Obama will still be President for ten more weeks. Imagine how much damage can be done by a narcissistic sociopath who has been rejected by the people he thinks should worship him. Who will he pardon? Who will he favor if war breaks out over Iran, or Taiwan, or Palestine, or the Falklands, or the Senkaku Islands? What executive orders will he issue? Even if Mitt Romney wins, it ain’t over …

  • Xasteius says:

    DOOM: Reno-Gazette Journal Endorses Romney


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