November 2, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Presidential Election: The Right-Wing’s Last Minute Desperation
Only 4 days until election day and the right-wing is looking desperate. Oh sure, they attempt to disguise their angst as overwhelming optimism that Mitt Romney will win, but they know, that we know, what they know — Barack Obama is likely going to win this election.
You know confidence is not high when you start an article by saying:
Both political science and the political polls too often imply a scientific precision that I no longer think actually exists in American politics. I have slowly learned that politics is a lot more art than science than I once believed.
Accordingly, what follows is a prediction based on my interpretation of the lay of the land. I know others see it differently–and they could very well be right, and I could be wrong. – Morning Jay: Why Romney Is Likely to Win
All the lies, the negative ads and the Romney cheerleading on Fox News won’t change reality. No, we don’t know with 100% confidence Obama will win, but for as close as this election is, it would be an upset if Romney did succeed based on the polling trends and the electoral college math.
But if you are a card-carrying member of the right-wing, you might be making predictions like this:
Bottom line: Romney 315, Obama 223. That sounds high for Romney. But he could drop Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election. Fundamentals. – Barone: Going out on a limb: Romney beats Obama, handily
It’s the last days of a presidential election and you are going to hear both sides saying with confidence that they will win. But regardless of what you might hear from the right-wing, this is still Obama’s election to lose.