I'm a wreck. My Gators and my Yanks play tonight and it's tough sledding for both.
Make a new
Of course some of the comments are battering him.
One nifty side effect, which I dont recall the author mentioning, would be the greater likelihood of ridding ourselves finally of the Electoral College as well as implementing strict national laws and regs on our voting processes for federal office, including harsh penalties for those trying to suppress or manipulate the vote.
We could finally begin cutting more deeply into the Pentagon budget too, although we might need to find ways to replace all the good ol boy southerners who now largely fill the ranks of our armed forces.
Anyway, I'm all for the split. The South will never change enough or quickly enough and it's backward, reactionary ways will always be a political drag on the rest of the country.
Texas will turn in a decade or so.
TX is too much economic power to lose, especially if we're gonna let FL go. He also notes that TX produces the best cheerleaders. It's also not precisely as "southern" as regular Southern states, being western and also once being a Lone Star Republic.
YANKS in town for the PLAYOFFS, and still thousands of tickets available.
The Yankees just announced that Jeter's left ankle is indeed fractured, and he's done for the year.
Best wishes for Jeter's full recovery.
But maybe you are talking about games 3-5, which will be played in Detroit.
There are two guys talking incessantly about just about everything but what is happening on the field.
They're talking about other teams, other games, how tall somebody is and how much they weigh.
It's really hard to visualize what is happening and to experience the drama.
I miss Phil Rizzuto.
In 2004, it seemed like the state-level polling lagged a bit behind the national polling. If that's true, Romney might still overtake Obama in places like Ohio, the way he seems to have done in Florida.
But if Romney's leads in national polls are based on crushing Obama by 30 instead of 15-20 in red states, and/or losing to Obama by 10-15 instead of by 20 in blue states, Romney could still be screwed in the electoral college.
Ciruclar firing squad that just demoralizes the base when this a base election.
It is weird to see the electoral map - It looks like a sea of red surrounded by a few spots of blue.
Yet the total is 271 Obama vs 206 Romney.
Not even close.
That story should have been all over the place - especially out of Democratic mouths.
IMHO, we did ourselves a huge disservice by dwelling on Obama's passive performance (even though it WAS maddening)instead of Romney's lies. He was altering his views because he knows the public will not vote for him if he's honest.
It kills me that the media just pass this by.
Martha Raddatz on ABC This Week saying Biden was too "big" for the format and "SO aggressive!"
The best case scenario is of course that Obama takes those electoral tossups, and then as you say it's not close.
I'm also reading, for the first time in months, that "the path may be through Wisconsin," with its 10 votes. To think that Obama had a lead of 7 to 11 points, dependent upon the poll, and that it's now barely 2 points -- so possibly a tie, as that's well within the margin of error -- and that it could return to its status as the closest state, after his huge margin in 2008, is stunning. But the state's job situation is horrible owing to Gov. Perp Walker, and Obama could take the hit for it.
Btw, 'twas also said some weeks ago that Romney was pulling back on his ads there. Not so.
A little more credible source, Nate Silver, has O's likelihood of winning on a given day down to the high 50%s, compared to the 80s pre first debate.
Sober minded observers like Obama backer historian David Kaiser believe O needs to actually win this next debate to avoid Nov defeet.
It's nervous time for Dems, even allowing for CNN's pro-GOP poll bias. What looked like an easy D win two weeks ago is now within range for the Repubs to steal -- or win outright if O turns in another limp debate performance.
He has recently mentioned two details in his data tracking formula that may need to be altered next election cycle. One of those dealing with post-debate polling which would give a little added chance to Romney right now. The other is bilingual polling carrying additional weight in some states which would give a small polling boost to Obama in places like Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Florida.
If those two are a wash, the current 538 Nov 6 forecast is 285-253.
Look at Romney without facial expression while he is talking.
If you find the chance, interrupt Romney with a quick one or two word disagreement--Romney will flip his lid--that is when he made all his mistakes in the Primary debates....It throws him off his script and shows him for the jerk he is.
One would think any debate coach or even litigator could tell them this.
And with Romney that shouldn't be too hard since just about every time he opens his mouth he contradicts a past stated position. Major scoring opps right there.
But Obama has to have done his homework. Like on SS...
It's unlikely to happen in our lifetime. It would probably take several more candidates winning the presidency without winning the popular vote before it's considered, and probably would need to happen a couple times (by both parties) in a row to stir enough emotion to change it.
But with GOP shenanigans over "voter fraud" and electronic ballots, and the insane amounts of money spent in small states with early primaries and caucuses, I can see more citizens getting riled up over the process. I'm 53. Maybe it will change when I'm 83.
Kinda Nuts, dontcha think?
Even in defeat, congratulations to LaTech for never giving up. That 44-point 2nd half blitz came agonizingly close -- a failed two-point conversion attempt with 0:39 to go in the game -- to catching the A&M Aggies at the wire.