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Well folks it's over. The master has spoken and I really feel like it's time to simply power down the DailyKos servers and just start selling T-shirts on what's left of the beach.

Dick Morris has come down from Prognostication Mountain and declared that... Wait for this... "Here comes the landslide." It looks like it's going to be a barnburner for Mr. Romney. Here's how Professor Morris sees the Swing States:

Then, in October, Obama lost the Southern swing states of Florida (29) and Virginia (13). He also lost Colorado (10), bringing his total to 255 votes.

And now, he faces the erosion of the northern swing states: Ohio (18), New Hampshire (4) and Iowa (6). Only in the union-anchored state of Nevada (9) does Obama still cling to a lead.

In the next few days, the battle will move to Pennsylvania (20), Michigan (15), Wisconsin (10) and Minnesota (16). Ahead in Pennsylvania, tied in Michigan and Wisconsin, and slightly behind in Minnesota, these new swing states look to be the battleground.

Or will the Romney momentum grow and wash into formerly safe Democratic territory in New Jersey and Oregon?

Possibly more disturbing is the Masters decree about the Senate. After going through a long and erudite analysis of the various races (he does "accurately" say that the Brown/Warren fight is "tied"), he gives us the real bad news:
The most likely outcome? Eight GOP takeaways and two giveaways for a net gain of six. A 53-47 Senate, just like we have now, only opposite.

Barack Obama’s parting gift to the Democratic Party.

You just really have to read the whole article to get the full intellectual flavor of the analysis.

I even marvel at his sensitivity and choice of words. For example, when speaking about New Jersey, here's what he has to say:

Or will the Romney momentum grow and wash into formerly safe Democratic territory in New Jersey ...
I am most certain that the citizens of New Jersey would welcome Romney "washing" into their state right now.

Again, I just feel defeated and disheartened. I know how everyone else feels about Dick Morris around here and how his predictions are treasured. But, as the recent events on the coast have taught us, let us persevere. Maybe, after two terms of Pres. Romney, we can come back in 2020 and be able to hold our head up high.

Until next time.


PS: Oh, have someone turn out the lights at 538. I don't have the heart to break it to Nate.

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