For those NOT a fan…
The fact that this electorate model, which has correctly predicted EVERY President since 1980, says Obama will not win?
Not really much of surprise.
[via HuffPo]Electoral College Prediction Model Points To A Mitt Romney Win In 2012
Two University of Colorado professors, one from Boulder and one from Denver, have put together an Electoral College forecast model to predict who will win the 2012 presidential election and the result is bad news for Barack Obama. The model points to a Mitt Romney victory in 2012.
Ken Bickers from CU-Boulder and Michael Berry from CU-Denver, the two political science professors who devised the prediction model, say that it has correctly forecast every winner of the electoral race since 1980.
“Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble,” Bickers said in a press statement.
To predict the race’s outcome, the model uses economic indicators from all 50 states and it shows 320 electoral votes for Romney and 218 for Obama, according to The Associated Press. The model also suggests that Romney will win every state currently considered a swing state which includes Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Colorado. [Read More]
But for those who are fans?
Really, the truth of the reality of an Obama loss all comes down to some basic reasoning.
The Democratic party is focused on all the WRONG things.
With the economy in the crapper, what with people worrying about jobs, the price of gas, the price of food and how in the hell they are going to pay for it all…
What does the Democratic Party focus their election campaign on?
Bad idea there guys.
[via HotAir] Voters fret about economy, Dems focus on abortion
There will be a lot of talk about abortion, all of it from one side. But not all Democrats agree with Fluke and her fellow speakers when it comes to abortion; in May of this year, Gallup found 34 percent of Democrats identify themselves as pro-life. And, perhaps more important to President Obama’s re-election prospects, 47 percent of independents describe themselves as pro-life.
Why would a party that wants to attract the largest possible number of votes this November make such extravagant pronouncements on abortion, knowing that one-third of its own members and nearly one-half of independents disagree? …
The rational design behind all this is that Barack Obama can’t be re-elected without winning big among women. The newest Gallup polling shows equal gender gaps: Mitt Romney leads the president 50 percent to 42 percent among men, while the president leads Romney 50 to 42 percent among women. It’s a gap that has been consistent for months now, and Obama hopes to eke out a victory by making a few more women nervous about voting Republican in the last weeks of the campaign. “The Obama campaign believes that college-educated women, and the margin the president could win among them, will decide the election,” says a well-informed Democratic strategist not connected to the campaign. [Read More]
The fact that it is indeed the Romney/Ryan campaign who has their laser focus on the main issue everyone is concerned with…
Very much why they are surging, and continue to do so, gaining ground, while the Obama campaign only loses it.
And more every day.
But surely all Obama would have to do, to turn this constant, devolving loss of public support around, would be talk about all he has done–Successfully!– to improve the economy, right?
[via HotAir] In 2009, the Obama administration approved a set of loan guarantees to Solyndra that totaled over $520 million, which supposedly would have created thousands of new jobs. Most of that money, $300 million, went to build a new manufacturing plant for the solar panels that cost more to build than the market price they could fetch. For some reason, the Department of Energy and the White House found this to be a solid business model. Eventually, the company went bankrupt despite an effort by the Obama administration to bring new cash into Solyndra — by illegally subordinating taxpayer standing in event of a collapse.
The bankruptcy continued to unwind this week with the sale of the new facility. The $300 million facility managed to go for 30 cents on the dollar:
Seagate Technology Plc (STX.O), maker of hard drives and storage devices, has agreed to pay $90.3 million for the former manufacturing plant and headquarters building of bankrupt Solyndra LLC, which was financed by a controversial government loan, according to bankruptcy court documents.
Seagate’s offer will be considered an initial bid, or “stalking horse,” which could be topped by a competing offer of at least $1 million more when an auction is held, according to court documents filed late Wednesday. A hearing to set the terms and date for the auction and declare Seagate’s offer the stalking horse has been set for September 24. …
Solyndra’s Fremont, California, building cost more than $300 million and was completed in 2010, according to prior court documents.
What platform, does it seem, has Obama chosen to run on this election season?
Not saying that is a bad issue, by any means…
However since it is not THE main issue on everyone’s mind?
Oh, I can pretty much guess how it will turn out for him…
It’s all he will get.
Simple as that.