Last spring I predicted that Barack Obama would pull out a narrow victory over Mitt Romney in the Presidential election. The polls have consistently shown Obama leading by a slim margin. Obviously I have great psychic powers and am able to predict the future.
Or not. As it happens, I predicted that Obama would win by “between one and two percentage points”. Most recent polls show him with a much larger margin, possibly as much as nine percentage points. One thing is for sure: the dude is gonna’ win.
I could give you a state-by-state analysis of the polls to show that statistically, it’s nearly certain that Obama will win the electoral college. Better statisticians than I have already done that, however, and in any case it’s not necessary. Everyone seems aware that Romney is circling the drain. Or, if I may shift metaphors, Tim Pawlenty is the latest rat to get off this particular sinking ship. It’s impossible to imagine Romney winning this election because he’s such a lousy candidate. We might as well start writing the obituaries now. Or better yet, let’s just offer the Republicans some advice for 2016.
- Find a candidate who is not a Mormon.
- Find a candidate who did not amass a huge fortune by destroying American companies, short-changing investors, and sending jobs overseas.
- Find a candidate who’s willing to offer actual economic and foreign policies, rather than dodging every question with vague promises.
- Find a candidate who can actually articulate conservative ideas and the case for those ideas.