They’re a sharp group that now is starting to feel an Obama victory is at hand. They had long interviews with guests talking about how the market would react if the president was re-elected. And the people asking the questions were not in a good mood.
Translation, Obama wins.
Everyone felt Ohio was lost to the president. Even the Republican guests agreed Obama had a slight lead in Ohio. No Republican has won the White House in recent years without Ohio.
In Las Vegas, as of six o’clock this morning, the odds on an Obama Victory climbed to 3 1/2 to 1. I think by tonight it will climb above 4 to 1.
Most telling were the news clips of yesterday’s speeches from both candidates.
Obama looked very confident, smiling big – his wife looked even better – maybe the best she’s ever looked. Mitt and his wife looked tired, a bit worn and almost with false smiles. They’re kept informed of course and know they’re trailing, know it looks bleak.
Mitt even said in Florida, “If the president should win,(the booing than began) I will support him…Of course I doubt that will happen.” There were some cheers but the crowd not happy he said it. It was a strong sign of weakness.
Obama has said nothing about his feelings on a Romney win.
USA TODAY, WASHINGTON POST, THE HUFFINGTON POST all have electoral boards up online. And all of them have the president ahead close to huge. No poll that matters has Mitt ahead in the electoral voting.
Romney could pull off a miracle win!
But he will need to get most of the nine swing states. The president has a big advantage going into this because he was locked into more states than Mitt to begin with, or least ones with more electoral votes..i.e. California, New York.
It was a gallant charge by Mitt Romney. Personally he seems to be a decent man, a man who means well. In these troubled times, voters tend to stay the course just like they did with a less popular George W. Bush.
As I wrote yesterday and have felt for some time, Mitt was always anywhere from behind to way behind. The debates allowed the media to make this race look hot. I just don’t think it really ever was.
The deck was stacked against Mitt from the beginning.
The recent Republican comments on abortion and rape, taking away social security, welfare, and not looking interested enough in the middle class may have sealed Mitt’s fate. Most of those comments were not made by Romney, but they did hurt.
Notice how the Democrats shut the F up.
It was an exciting race. That was something most didn’t expect. Mitt Romney was supposed to be a sacrificial lamb but he was anything but that.
The big question coming next is will Hillary Clinton step down as Secretary of State. Word is she will. That the Clintons embraced Obama was huge. Mostly Bill Clinton.
Hillary according to many will run in 2016.