Super Quick Thoughts Before It’s Over

The bottom line is the Obama ground game was outstanding win or lose.  Full marks to them.  Even though at this juncture the inside straight of Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado are available for Romney the reality is Team Obama out-flanked Team Romney in the fringe Battlegrounds.  Everywhere I expected there to be insufficient Democrats to match the polls, Team Obama appears to have found votes to outperform Romney’s supposed advantage with Independents. We’ll see what the internals say over the coming days but no matter the national outcome, Democrats win in the Senate and Republicans win in the House means both sides need to better evaluate how best to move the country forward regardless of who wins the top of the ticket prize.

72 Comments

  1. William Jefferson Jr.
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “The bottom line is the Obama ground game was outstanding win or lose.” Very true. They definitely got their people out.

    • damien
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

      we got ours out..only problem is more of them now…we better make inroads among hispanics and better start contesting the msm…fox and blogs aint gonna do it and start going after the schools

      • easternimm
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

        that’s what I have been saying for a while. 2016 with Marco Rubio is the best chance for Reps to take the White House.

      • MikeN
        Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:07 am | Permalink

        Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico are 20 electoral votes. It is not clear that Rubio a Cuban even helps with the Hispanic vote.
        Republicans need to capture the Midwest, with WIsconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Ohio, and Iowa offering 80 votes, plus Illinois.

  2. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    They got the busloads of Somalians out and their company.

  3. damien
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    you cant cede the country higher levels for 50 years and expect to stay close…dems run the arts,the media and education from high school on up…you cant not contest these and expect to win…and now with hispanics taking over..pubs better find inroads!!! it looks like florida will be a point obama..ohio bout 2 or 3 obama…colorado bout 2 or 3 obama and va bout 1 or 2 obama….we got close..we turned out…but turning out a dying breed doesnt do ou much good

    • easternimm
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

      VA will go republican. maybe even the popular vote.

  4. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Really an amazing display of pure power politics by Team Obama. I’m staggered. Flabbergasted. In Florida they somehow dragged every one of their people to the polls.

  5. No Tribe
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Keith, it’s been great blogging here in the comments the past month or so. Kudo’s on all your hard work. Since they just called Iowa, Wisconsin, all that’s left is FL, OH, and NV as the only path left!!!

    Oh well, life goes on. I can’t imagine where this nation is headed with the cliff ahead. Forward we all go…

    • damien
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

      and im sure bush will get blamed and the msm will cover for obama

  6. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It ended up to be a D+6 election. Unbelievable.

    • William Jefferson Jr.
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Holy crap! We only shaved off one point????

    • Alex
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Romney won Independents 49-45. Was expected to win them by more.

    • damien
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      well even d6…we got close in ohio,fla,va,co….so if we can just shave a few off we might get it next time

      • MikeN
        Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:08 am | Permalink

        No, Romney could have won by 4, and he’d have still lost. There isn’t a swing state out there under 4 after Ohio, Florida, and Virginia.

  7. Bob San Diego
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Game over.

  8. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ohio. Game over.

  9. Marshmallow Candidate
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ohio is gone. It’s over.

  10. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Surprise story of the evening…dem get their massive turnout…fair or fradulent (i suspect both)?, doesn’t matter…they got their unexpected turnout.

    • Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

      if you are going to start talking of fraud it means you have learned nothing

      • William Jefferson Jr.
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

        Dems did it in ’04, too. Please indulge some of us as we expel some steam, ok? Seriously, guys–some of us are upset and are just dealing with it naturally. No way Republicans make a scene in Congress when the electoral votes are presented alleging fraud.

      • Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

        fair point

  11. Medicine Man
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Trolls..and Peter…you guys were right. I admit. Still would like to see the popular vote.

    • Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

      well, thanks for not calling me a troll!

      🙂

      I just hope in 2014 we can all trust polls and focus on other issues.

    • nvClark
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I admit it too, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

  12. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    BTW…market sold off with an Obama win..just for the record. Looks like that little rally we today had had something to do with the possibility of a Romney win.

  13. Bob San Diego
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    My final thought is George W. Bush screwed over the country (and the republican party) by not acting like a fiscally conservative republican.

    Had he governed like a fiscal conservative, we’d be in a better spot as a country, and a better spot as a party.

    • Dave
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yup. And that he lacked statesmanship (i.e. a dufus). Gave the repub party a bad name, Keep running guys like Romney on the national stage and keep the Newt Gingrich’s off the stage and the world might just forget about them.

      • MrX
        Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:30 am | Permalink

        As an outsider (Canadian), I thought Romney ran an outstanding campaign. In fact, I don’t remember ever seeing such a good campaign anywhere. What’s worse is that Reagan would have lost. He had the same advantage with white people and minorities (or lack thereof). But it was 88% white in 1980. It’s now 74%. Hispanics went 70% for Obama. Mitt only narrowly won Independents.

        This is why I never understood the push for conservatives against amnesty. Granted I don’t know the situation, but it seemed off to me. Also, I was a lib when Bush was in power. I can’t tell you how scared people are of the Bush family. I hear some people talk about running Jeb. 50+1 state landslide for his opponent.

        GOP has gotta find some new demographics.

      • MikeN
        Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:11 am | Permalink

        Amnesty means more HIspanics to vote for Democrats. Who cares if it is now just 55-45. And gaining 20% of the Hispanic vote is only worth the same as 2% of the white vote.

  14. christopher
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I will always hate Stepanie Cuter… Always.

  15. ed
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Keith…you were radically off on all your predictions. But so was I. Our country is now changed…America is in descent…

  16. Marshmallow Candidate
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Well, this is another reason my hope resides in another country, ruled by a Lord whose power does not lie with the whims of an electorate.

  17. FromTexas
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    So this country just voted FOR food stamps and trillion dollar deficits. Wow. What the FUQK happened to my country? The number one issue was the economy, and polls say Romney was better able to fix the economy. Yet he lost. That just proves that this country is full of imbeciles who do not know what’s good for them. The Russians, Chinese and Iranians have got to be laughing their asses off right now.

    • ed
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I agree….very well said….

    • Xdust
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Yea, Fact is, people don’t care about Debt.

      And yea, Stamps are great “Free” stuff. And yep, that’s where we stand as a country.

  18. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Keith. Keep up the good fight.

  19. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Keith, many of us on this blog deeply appreciate the dedicated work you have done — especially in keeping our spirits up in this difficult time. We now suffer the pangs of defeat after what turns out to have been excessive optimism. But you helped us fight the good fight. Our nation faces a very uncertain future now, as we all realize. Still, human nature remains constant. God’s laws are still inviolate, even if the secular state flaunts them. We do not break the laws of nature, but we will break ourselves upon them. Eventually, an awakening will come through sheer necessity. It is not our option as human beings to surrender to the forces of evil. Tomorrow we must start again. Maybe keeping this site alive will help us to do so. Eventually, good always triumphs over evil. This is still God’s world.

    • FromTexas
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry Dennis – I just found out that there is no God.

      • William Jefferson Jr.
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

        There is always a god. He is still with us for our individual salvation. What happens next for our country–who knows?

      • FromTexas
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

        I think you know what happens next. We just stepped on the accelerator as we head toward the cliff.

  20. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “ruled by a Lord whose power does not lie with the whims of an electorate.”

    You mean a country like Iran? Russia? China? I mean if not an electorate then what’s the alternative? A cult?

    • Marshmallow Candidate
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I was talking about Christ.

    • Dave
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I can respect that. Fortunately we live in a country where religious freedom is a choice and we are free to choose what spiritual/moral laws we are bound by. Though, I can understand why Christians may be getting nervous as so many other religions enter the country. But Latinos are usually Christian so that religion as the national relgious identity is probably safe for now.

      • Marshmallow Candidate
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

        Oh, I am very happy with religious pluralism in this country. Don’t get me wrong. I do not want to return to the Middle Ages. I just mean my hope is eschatologically grounded. I am invested in politics, but it is not my ultimate hope. Sorry if that was unclear.

  21. Bob San Diego
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Not so fast – Karl Rove says it’s only a 900 vote difference in Ohio.

    • Xdust
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Wont matter FL is gone.

      Miami-Dade will finish it.

    • Bob San Diego
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe not, but they think it’s still in play.

    • edtitan77
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Ohio is tightening but Florida will go to Obama also Colorado. Makes no difference.

      • Xdust
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

        Hell, VA is swinging also. I bet O wins that also.

  22. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh come on, the repubs can find 901 indian immigrants who want green cards can’t they? Somebody beat these guys at their own game…

  23. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    OH and if the vote < 900 then the there are 2500+ provisional ballots to be counted

    • Dave
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Which won’t be counted for up to 10 days

    • Bob San Diego
      Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

      .25 of 1% of about 5 Million votes, that’s what – 12,500 votes.

      • Bob San Diego
        Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

        For a recount.

  24. Bob San Diego
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Unbelievable. D+5 probably Romney wins.

  25. JGS
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Quick question. On the Florida Secretary of State election results page (by county), there are columns with red X’s indicating that particular counties have not yet counted their early and absentee votes, and none of the counties have yet counted any provisional ballots. I note that Miami-Dade has counted its early ballots, but 5 counties have not. I also note that many, many counties (including both heavily Democratic and heavily Republican counties) have not yet counted their absentee ballots, according to the red X’s in that particular column. Anyone have any knowledge about this?

    http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/CountyReportingStatus/

  26. Dave
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink | Reply

    “Unbelievable. D+5 probably Romney wins.”

    Exactly. It’s as if they already knew exactly what the number would be needed to win and they went out and got it. The closer you inspect the numbers the more it makes sense the dems had a plan for exact headcount and votecount planned…if they can print money and fake a stock market they can easily fake an election where needed.

    • MikeN
      Posted November 7, 2012 at 2:13 am | Permalink | Reply

      No, Romney needed to do 4 points better to have a chance. Look at Iowa,Colorado,Nevada,Penn, Wisc, Minn, NH, where is the 270th vote?

  27. FromTexas
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    And another thing: FUQK that fatass in NJ who couldn’t stop licking Obama’s ball sack. What the HELL was that?!?!?!

  28. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hannity is a true soldier. One of the few media Republicans who actually sounds like he’s taking the loss hard.

  29. SpiritOF1776
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hard days are ahead. America is in true decent. I think MItt Romney is a decent man but he is flawed. Marco Rubio is someone who could win the presidency.

  30. Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Colorado called for O, I was hoping to avoid 300

  31. GT
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Keynesian Economics lives…Death panels live (If you think they wont exist look up the Liverpool Service in Britons NHS) ,,Food stamps (need to get me some). Why would anybody that now makes 40K a year work? You can go on UI for 99 weeks and make the same $$,,Maybe I’m just getting old but i am shocked. I understand the whole Hope and Change thing from 08 but this…wow

  32. M.White
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    FORWARD WE GO OFF THE CLIFF INTO HELL IN AMERICA! MY FAITH IS IN GOD AND HE HAS TAKEN CARE OF ME AND MY FAMILY, SO I WILL CONTINUE TO PUT MY TRUST IN HIM. I HAVE PRAYED FOR DAYS THAT GOD’S WILL BE DONE IN THIS ELECTION, MY CONCLUSION, HE HAS DECIDED TO TAKE HIS HAND OF BLESSING OFF THIS NATION BECAUSE HE GIVES PEOPLE FREEWILL AND THEY HAVE REJECTED HIM, SO HE WILL REJECT THEM. A NATION WITHOUT GOD WILL MAKE PEOPLE TREMBLE. GOD IS ALL POWERFUL AND WE GET WHAT WE DESERVE…WE HAVE TURNED OUR BACKS ON THE CREATOR AND THIS COUNTRY WILL PAY FOR IT. THOSE WHO TURN THEIR BACK ON ISRAEL WILL SUFFER…THOSE WHO CHOSE TO FOLLOW THIS WORLD WILL BE REJECTED IN THE END. THIS COUNTRY HAS BECOME A SAD PLACE TO LIVE, I AM ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN AND A WOMAN TONIGHT. THIS ENONOMY WILL GO INTO DEPRESSION, MANY MORE MILLIONS WITHOUT JOBS, NATIONAL DISASTERS ON THE RISE, DROUGHTS AND FAMINE, IT’S COMING…BE PREPARED AND GUARD YOURSELF. OUR NATION TONIGHT CHOSE TO REJECT MORALS AND VALUES AND IT PAINS ME TO REALIZE THIS. I NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD BE RE-ELECTED IN THIS ECONOMY AND THE DANGEROUS THINGS HE HAS DONE TO THIS COUNTRY BUT I WAS WRONG, THIS COUNTRY IS TRENDING EVER FASTER INTO COMPLETE LIBERALISM, CONSERVATISM IS DEAD! I DOUBT A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT WILL EVER WIN AGAIN, AT LEAST NOT FOR GENERATIONS. PEOPLE THAT WANT SOMETHING FOR NOTHING WILL KEEP VOTING FOR THE ONE DISHING OUT THE FREE STUFF, AT LEAST 47% OF THEM AND COUNTING. THE OTHERS JUST FALL INTO PLACE. THIS SICKENS ME TO MY SOUL DEEPLY. THE MORE PEOPLE FEEDING OFF THE GOVERNMENT THE MORE TAXES THE REST OF US WILL PAY, BUT WHEN THERE ARE NO JOBS LEFT, THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO TAX. CHICAGO-STYLE POLITICS AT IT’S BEST, CAN’T BEAT THEM, THERE WAS TOO MUCH MONEY INVESTED IN OBAMA, PEOPLE IN HIGH PLACES NEEDED HIM TO WIN. I NOW KNOW HE WAS DESTINED TO WIN NO MATTER WHO VOTED FOR REASONS THAT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO TYPE. THEY NEEDED X NUMBER OF VOTES AND IT SEEMS THEY GOT THEM DOWN TO THE EXACT NUMBER, AMAZING. I THINK I WILL CANCEL MY CABLE, STOP WATCHING THE NEWS OR ANY TV AT ALL FOR THAT MATTER BECAUSE I PERSONALLY HAD ENOUGH AFTER 4 YEARS, WILL CLOSE IT OUT FOR THE NEXT FOUR, THEN SEE WHAT HAPPENS. FUNNY HOW OUR ANCESTORS CAME HERE FOR FREEDOM & LIBERTY BUT WE HAVE BECOME WHAT THEY FOUGHT TO GET AWAY FROM, WE HAVE COME FULL CIRCLE…WE ARE THE NEW EUROPE. THIS NATION HAS SOLD ITSELF, LITERALLY! YOU KNOW HE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 2 SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS THAT WIL PLAGUE US FOR GENERATIONS!

    • ed
      Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:26 am | Permalink | Reply

      will liberty slip away….

      • SpiritOF1776
        Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:36 am | Permalink

        M.White, I am an Evangelical, i thought God would give us a window of grace by allowing Romney to win. I guess that is not the case. It sounds kooky to most, even Republicans but this nation has once again shaken it’s fist at God. I am so glad to be under the covering of the blood of Jesus. I think Obama will persecute the Church, the true Church. You want to know what is going to happen? Read The Vision and Beyond by the late Pastor David Wilkerson out of NYC, Times Square Church. Very hard times are coming.

  33. M.White
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 12:07 am | Permalink | Reply

    One more scary note…these people know everything about us, where we live, what we do, who we vote for, they know everything, that’s how they micro-target…be careful, guard and arm yourself. We will see the real Obama the next four years, no guns, socialism, marxism, wow, it’s scary!

  34. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Keith!!! You made this loss a whole lot more tolerable. On the bright side we still have the house:) Ain’t America great!!!

  35. Posted November 7, 2012 at 1:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    Two can play the game! To Harry Reid, Obama’s agenda is dead on arrival in the house!!!!!!

  36. Lady
    Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    The most telling thing is that Romney comment regarding the 47% was actually the most accurate thing about this election….

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