Frankly speaking, the race is not as close as the pundits have been calling for. This race is going be a soft landslide to Obama. Here are my two predictions:
1.First, let’s start with 2004 electoral map where by John Kerry lost with 252 electoral votes with Bush winning with 286 electoral votes. Using this map as a benchmark, Obama will carry all John Kerry states plus IOWA, NEW MEXICO, NEVADA, COLORADO, VIRGINIA AND OHIO giving him a total of 309 electoral votes. I called this a soft landslide and the probability of this scenario happening is 85%
2.Secondly, let’s start with 2008 electoral Map where by Obama won with 365 electoral votes. Using this map as benchmark, Obama will carry all of his 2008 states MINUS FRORIDA,INDIANA, NORTH COROLINA giving him a total of 310 electoral votes:The probability of this scenario happening is 90%. NOTE: Ohio in 2008 had 20 electoral votes but has lost 2 electoral votes which means instead of 20 electoral votes, Ohio now has 18 electoral votes this election cycle.
Therefore, don’t lose your sleep because this race is not as close as wolf Blitzer, Chuck Todd and John King have painted to be. The reason behind their arguments of the so called “Horse race” is to increase their network ratings while looking after their commission at the same time because come Nov 7 some of them would probably be out of business. So here is my November 6 election map look like.
1 Reducing taxes and regulations will create jobs. This was the policy under Bush that took our country from a budget surplus to a budget deficit and failed to sustain a vital growing economy.
2. Only those individuals currently covered by medical insurance should be covered for pre-existing conditions.
3. Competition between the insurance companies will reduce medical costs. Isn’t this what we have today for everyone under the age of 65? Have you premiums gone up and health care improved?
4. The current Social Security system should be changed to allow individuals to invest their retirement funds in the stock market in hopes of getting a higher return. How much money would you have lost if you had sold the stocks in your retirement fund at the bottom of the recession?
5.You believe that higher income earners (those in the top 10%) should pay taxes at lower rate than Warren Buffet’s secretary or the average wage earner.
6. Taxes and regulations, not the lack of demand, were the major cause of the recession.
7. That the banking and financial industry does not need to be regulated. What do you think caused the housing industry to collapse and the banks to need financial aid from the government to survive?
8. Women should be paid less than men for the same job.
9. That the United States should increase its military spending even though the U.S.
already spends more on defense than the next 13 countries with the highest defense budgets.
10 That companies are people and should be allowed to make unlimited political contributions without disclosure.
It is your vote. This former Republican is voting for Obama
In his 1994 debate with Sen Ted Kennedy, Romney said "I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country." He also said "I have since the time my mom took that position since she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe vs. Wade has been the law for 20 years that we should sustain and support it and I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. And my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign.” Romney asked for rebuttal time and said, "I have my own beliefs and those beliefs are very dear to me. One of them is that I do not impose my beliefs on other people. Many, many years ago I had a dear, close family relative that was very close to me that passed away from an illegal abortion. It is since that time that my mother and my family have committed to the belief that we can believe as we want but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter and you will not see me wavering on that or be a multiple choice."
As recently as this year during GOP primary season Romney said he would support efforts to remove funding for Planned Parenthood, a women's health group that provides abortion services. Several House Republicans have introduced legislation that would strip funding from the group and Romney said he would any legislation that would take a way a women’s right to choose. Romney has also said that for any Supreme Court vacancies, he would nominate candidates who would support overturning Roe v. Wade.
So, did he lie then or is he lying now? One way or the other he lied. He will tell you whatever you want to hear folks. Please standby, every comment he has made WILL change, guaranteed!
American need to wake up before this guy gets to the Whitehouse else we are headed to dooms days where the few control everything.
Over the last 60 years, the shadow government and their shill politicans on both sides of the aisle have guided this country down the road to self destruction and enrichment for just themselves:
This is a light post so excuse me but I would like to point out that S&P downgrade was politically calculated.The owner has donated to Mitt Romney since 07.Standard & Poor is run by McGraw-Hill Co. Harold McGraw III is CEO. He supports Romney. This is easier than a Scooby Doo mystery, folk.
check the filing below
Congratulate yourself on being fortunate enough to live in the exact time where you can bear witness to history - the end of an era in economics that dates back to the 1690s! That' right.
What you are really seeing is the end of the idea that wealth can be created out of a requirement to be indebted to someone who added nothing to your position. That's what fractional-reserve banking is all about and your country (like mine-USA) is now coming to that place in the road where there no longer is a choice. The fractional-reserve/liability inflation method of banking is failing on an incredibly huge scale. Instead of getting rid of it decades ago after the banking debacle of the 1930s lead to World War II, we all kept at it for the sole benefit of the commercial banking industry's fortunes and those of its allied members in the ruling-class of all sovereign nation-states.
Yet it is all coming to an end and you are going to bear witness to its destruction in your lifetime. The banking crisis facing Europe and the U.S. is no different than that we faced in the 1930s. This time there is nowhere to run to and only a great world war will give fractional-reserve banking another chance.
You can stop it and in the process be part of ushering in a whole new era on this planet in an economic society that leaves none behind but those with the backwards ideas such as fascism, socialism, communism and feudalism.
It's time. You can be part of the solution or continue to let the problem kill you one day at a time.
This is the coundown to the end of America as a super power nation.It is real and undeniable.Tea Party goal is not about fiscal responsibility but about getting rid of Obama administration. Below is a letter headed to mr. president. He must act on his own if he wants to save this country from right wing hijackers.
I have been a supporter since day one when you first announced your candidacy for president of United States back in 2007 and have continue to support you mr.president but I am deeply concerned about the direction this country is headed to.
I think this country is losing the sense of direction and that its reflected on this politicians who only want to make theater of situations like this; Maybe playing tuff to see if they win votes from some electorate that may still believe in them. There is a lot of cracks happening, reflecting the end of an era in this countrys history and the end of a superpower, as once it was the Greek or the Roman empires.
If the tea party is so concerned about government spending, where were they when we chose to invade Iraq with no plan to pay for it? Where were they when congress passed Medicare Part D, which added hundreds of billions in unfunded entitlement spending? We've been running deficits for the last 40+ years, but there hasn't been a single complaint from the tea party until 2010. It seems rather odd that they suddenly "got religion
Tea party is demanding a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment which will deny the government the ability to confront with big challenges like we had in 2008 and I bet if we'd had a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment in 1941, we probably would have lost World War II and we never would have gotten out of the Great Depression. Seriously. It was a very close thing as it was. Think about it.
Mr. President , all these theater shown by Tea Party is gimmick and just about getting rid of you and your administration because they still dont approved someone like you to govern so please use all the power you have to avert this crisis.Only if you act then America is headed to a toilet.If this country is to default or we arrive at August 2 credibility of United States will be damaged foreover and China will rise overnight.
I think america is headed to a hotel if america people getting stupid and stupid electing right wingers whose agenda is to destroy this great nation.After pushing the government to brink of shutdown few months ago, Republican Congressional leaders are now preparing to push America to the edge of default by refusing to increase the nation’s debt limit without first getting Democrats to concede to large spending cuts.
The Senate has one last chance to pass clean energy measures before the 111th Congress adjourns for the year. Many other clean energy and climate measures were blocked in this Congress, but there’s hope for a better ending to this clean energy legislative tragedy: The pending bill currently is composed of proposals with bipartisan authors.
It has been quite a long time but I thought I will drop something this feed here:
Next, think domestic policy. Think of Mitch McConnell’s "Mission Impossible" vow to do anything, including kill our economic recovery for the next two years, anything to make Obama look bad, make him a one-term president. Call it Kamikaze Capitalism!
I am still new here and I wanted to share with you a letter I wrote it to Mr.President Obama.So please don't mind if this diary is short.Please respond in a nice way.I will improve my posts in future.Thanks.
Here we go.
This is my first time here and I would like to write a short diary before Election 08 is over so please bear with me. I know most of us here if not all of us are nervous because we either don’t have a clue what would happened on Tuesday at 7pm eastern time when polls closed in Indiana and Virginia or when all polls across the nation closed. So I would like to break the news to you now, if you are an Obama supporter like me start your celebration now and if you are McCain supporter start to research if nanotechnology can cure your long lasting depression that is going to be induced due to an upset. Ok if you do not like this diary please do not use sarcastic language when commenting but just comments with a polite language.Follow me and welcome aboard Flight 08 east bound to White house