Sunday, October 14, 2012

Resistance is NOT Futile

Romney is surging.
As little as six months ago we were being led to believe by polls and the mainstream media that Barack Obama's reelection was a foregone conclusion, a virtual lock. There was no conceivable way that anyone could beat him, we were told, because he was so popular and his fundraising was too organized for any Republican candidate to come close.

The underlying message for Conservatives, of course, is to give up and stay home, it is useless. Once upon a time, that might have worked, perhaps even in 2008, but not this time.

The midterm elections serve as a vivid reminder of what the people can do when they have had enough, and considering it's already two years past the midterms, the people have had that much time to have really had enough. That isn't stopping the liberal media, however.

Early this morning, Reuters posted an article telling us that a Reuters/IPSOS poll shows Obama has "grab[bed] a wide lead" among early voters. "59-31", trumpets Reuters, and although they do acknowledge that the sampling size is "relatively small", they couldn't help but to add that "the Democrat's margin is still well above the poll's credibility interval...of 10 percentage points", whatever that means.

After the 2000 election of George W. Bush -- which was close and bitterly contested -- the networks all agreed to hold back on polling results to allow everyone in other time zones to cast their ballots before hearing that a candidate had already sewn up the win. So why is Reuters now trying to give us election polling three weeks before Election Day? I maintain that it's an effort to portray the election as an exercise in futility.

Tell that to the massive crowds that keep showing up to Romney rallies around the country, particularly since the October 3rd debate. As Election Day gets closer, people are showing more enthusiasm and packing Romney appearances. In Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch has a photograph of a huge crowd for Romney. A telling passage from the accompanying article says it all:

For much of this year, Romney, the sometimes-stiff former businessman, has had a hard time generating the same electricity as Obama. 
Indeed, most of the GOP's most passionate voters did not back Romney during the extended Republican primary season. His campaign typically favors made-for-TV invitation-only events where the emphasis is imagery — Navy ships, manufacturing plants, farm equipment — rather than crowd size. Audiences did increase as Romney began campaigning alongside running mate Paul Ryan, a favorite of the tea party, but he has generally struggled to get people excited on his own. 
Until this week. 
He drew an estimated 12,000 people to a central Florida rally last weekend, 1,200 to an Iowa town of just 1,000, and several hundred more to Newport News, Va., under heavy October rain.

Contagion is not just for infectious diseases anymore, folks. Feed off of this and become part of it. When Election Day is here, let's go to the polls and give Romney the biggest crowd ever, and prove to the Democrats that resistance is not futile after all.

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