Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Can McCain Pull it Out?

Roeser thinks optimistically.

At this writing, Realclearpolitics.com’s national average has Obama at 49.8%, McCain at 43%, a spread of 6.8% That’s doable. With all the crises that have been popping recently, Obama should be duplicating Franklin Roosevelt over Alf Landon. He’s not.

...There’s something out there that registers voter uncertainty with Obama. I wonder why. It stems from what John Kass calls “the Chicago Way.” Obama’s chief financial supporter was Tony Rezko now in federal prison. His spiritual adviser and mentor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of god-damn America notoriety. And the guy who got his him only administrative job and put him in charge of doling out $50 million is William Ayers, the domestic Osama bin Laden of yesterday. See what I mean?

That's the "can't close the sale" meme of Limbaugh and Belling--and Roeser's smarter than at least ONE of those two.

He didn't even mention Obama's .....ahhhh.....close connections with ACORN.


Dan said...

If the new poll can be believed, McCain is down 17 points in Wisconsin. It went from a close race to a blow out, if this poll is to be lieved. McCain only has himself to blame.

Dad29 said...

That poll is on "the edge of credibility."

Remember that Wisconsin is a lefty State; moreso in the last 10 years than ever before.

I think 17 is high; if they had said 10 it would be very believable.

Other Side said...

Despite all the attacks on Obama, his lead has actually solidified over the past week. Meanwhile, at 538.com, Rick Esenberg's favorite place, the Obama lead is only 6%, but it has steadily increased each day for the past two weeks.

I think you're dreaming, daddio. It would take a Bradley Effect to make a difference now. I am fearful of that.

Anonymous said...

If Obama is 17 points ahead then Obama supporters can stay home and relax on 11/04


Peter said...

Not a prayer. In fact, I'll bet my house on the outcome. Right now, McCain could get as few as 36 EVs, according to the Dick Morris electoral map. He doesn't even have Texas locked up.

This will be a rout at the level of either of Reagan's wins. And that's sad, that a quasi-socialist can get that much support.

Of course, when you're promising everyone everything and saying you'll make someone else pay for it ...

PaulNoonan said...

The afformentioned fivethirtyeight.com has Obama winning in 95.8% of possible scenarios. Absent some new major shock (which would be in addition to the current financial shock), Obama has in fact "put McCain away." As long as your definition is reasonable.