User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: It's All Over But the Vote Counting

  1. #1
    Original Ranter
    Points: 83,174, Level: 70
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 1,676
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registeredTagger Second Class50000 Experience PointsYour first Group
    Conley's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    7385
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    22,473
    Points
    83,174
    Level
    70
    Thanks Given
    4,582
    Thanked 2,491x in 2,002 Posts
    Mentioned
    227 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    99

    It's All Over But the Vote Counting

    If RCP is to be believed, these last polls don't look great for Romney:



    We'll know soon enough. More interesting to me, in the article:

    A stark example, spotlighted recently by The Washington Post, is in the southern Iowa town of Lineville, which straddles the Missouri border. Those on the Missouri side have received no attention from the presidential candidates. Residents on the other side, in too-close-to-call Iowa, have been virtually stalked by the campaigns. That phenomenon brings up another anomalous aspect of American-style democracy in the 21st century: Only swing voters in swing states matter, and there are fewer of both than in any time in recent U.S. history -- at a time of incomparably large campaign war chests.

    “Never has so much money been spent,” Obama pollster Joel Benenson told RCP, “in pursuit of so small a group of voters.”

    Not all that long ago, this country held presidential elections in which the two major party tickets had to compete, and win, in the populous states of California, Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania -- while Missouri and New Mexico were reliable bellwether states.

    Today, there are no bellwethers, only battlegrounds -- and they are few. Of the nation’s large states, only Ohio and Florida were actively contested this election cycle, and when pro-Romney forces made their late push in Pennsylvania, senior Obama adviser David Plouffe ridiculed the GOP gambit as “a desperate ploy,” while his colleague David Axelrod vowed to shave his mustache if Romney carried Pennsylvania, Michigan or Minnesota.
    I think that polarization is irrefutable evidence that politics in this country is the most divided it has ever been. I don't see it getting better anytime soon, not after this election. Plus, it is well past time to get rid of the electoral college...again we are having just a tiny group of people be the ones who decide the next POTUS for all of us. The primary system, where a few Iowans, South Carolinians, etc. have such a say in the nominees is bad enough, but for the national presidential election it'd be great if all had a voice.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/art...ng_116058.html

  2. #2
    Points: 11,465, Level: 25
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 285
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdrive1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    truthmatters's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    -689
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    4,478
    Points
    11,465
    Level
    25
    Thanks Given
    324
    Thanked 125x in 113 Posts
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    0
    hopefully the Ohio software patch gets dumped by the courts

  3. #3
    Points: 65,137, Level: 62
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,413
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupCreated Album picturesTagger First Class1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    KC's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    20920
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    8,879
    Points
    65,137
    Level
    62
    Thanks Given
    4,290
    Thanked 4,026x in 2,806 Posts
    Mentioned
    269 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    220
    That's what I've been going off. Polls can be wrong though.

  4. #4
    Points: 11,465, Level: 25
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 285
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdrive1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    truthmatters's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    -689
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    4,478
    Points
    11,465
    Level
    25
    Thanks Given
    324
    Thanked 125x in 113 Posts
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    0

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Forum Topsite Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO