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George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide
Daily Caller ^ | 11/04/2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 11/04/2012 9:16:10 AM PST by GonzoII

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George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide

Posted By Jeff Poor On 11:21 AM 11/04/2012 @ 11:21 AM In DC Exclusives,DC Exclusives - Video,Politics | No Comments

Add Washington Post George Will to the landslide column along with Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone.

On this weekend’s broadcast of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Will revealed his prediction and added a bonus surprise by saying traditional Democratic state Minnesota would go for Romney as well.

“I’m projecting Minnesota to go for Romney,” Will said. “It’s the only state that’s voted democratic in nine consecutive elections, but this year, there’s marriage amendment on the ballot that will bring out the evangelicals and I think could make the difference.”

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The Landsliders continue to come out of the closet!!
1 posted on 11/04/2012 9:16:17 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Will is not someone to say something like this unless he has a good reason.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 9:17:40 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: GonzoII

Funny how NONE are predicting a landslide for Zer0.

Not even close.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 9:18:15 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: GonzoII

The polls coming out right now are garbage. They do not reflect what I’m seeing out here where “the rubber meets the road.” I live in one of the ‘RAT strongholds in Arizona. It doesn’t look good for Barry.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 9:19:39 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: GonzoII
I wish you would stay in the closet.

George Will frequently upsets conservatives by being too critical of Republican candidates and Republican campaigns.

It is not like Will to be a cheerleader.

this is VERY good news!

5 posted on 11/04/2012 9:19:55 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: unixfox

Reminds me of the 1980 election which was supposed to be so close.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 9:26:38 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Kansas58

Beltway Will jumps on the bandwagon after Barone and a few more went out ahead of him.


7 posted on 11/04/2012 9:26:46 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: GonzoII

Will and Barone have stuck their necks out. If they don’t temper these predictions in the next day or so (”I’ve seen reports of increased Obama support ...”), it will be interesting to see if they are close. 321 EVs does seem to be pushing it, unless the polls are really off, including Rasmussen.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 9:27:26 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: GonzoII

Reminds me of the talk about how people were shocked that Nixon won a landslide in 1972, because nobody ever said that they voted for him.


9 posted on 11/04/2012 9:27:26 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: Kansas58

No, Will is not a cheerleader. He is very, very, very well connected, and he does not shoot from the hip.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 9:27:59 AM PST by sphinx
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"The polls coming out right now are garbage."

Gallup's next poll should be interesting they had Romney up by 6 or 7% last Monday I think.

11 posted on 11/04/2012 9:28:49 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: Shadow44

2012 is not 1972. The political landscape has changed far too much in the negative I’m afraid.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 9:29:10 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: GonzoII

That`s a strong statement coming from a guy like George Will. I can`t remember him making a direct prediction this bold. He`s seen something that`s giving over a good indication Romney is indeed drawing the inside straight the pundits said he needed.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 9:30:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Pray hard!)
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To: Shadow44

Nixon 72. The only time I can recall not voting for an R at the top of the ticket. My vote went to Spock as a protest vote, did not like Nixon.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 9:32:30 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: CatOwner

Michael Barone called it 315 for Romney.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: CatOwner
Ahhh .. we see you're still Quite Concerned ©
16 posted on 11/04/2012 9:35:18 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: ScottinVA

Will predicted Obama 378 McCain 160. Pretty close.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 9:35:46 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: GonzoII

“On Election Day, go VOTE the CRIMINALS out!!!”

18 posted on 11/04/2012 9:35:46 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: mware

huge, simply on the basis of Mr. Will always cognizant of appearing above the political fray. He is by NO means a republican cheerleading hack.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 9:36:10 AM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: GonzoII

I think Obama may steal Ohio but lose Pennsylvania, stunning the insiders. If we add Michigan or Minnesota, that’s gravy. But PA puts Romney back in the same scenario he had if he had won Ohio, assuming he also takes Florida and Virginia. Then he’ll just need one more swing state like Colorado, Iowa or Wisconsin to get to 270.


20 posted on 11/04/2012 9:36:45 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Will is not someone to say something like this unless he has a good reason.

Yes, and he has been very negative about the GOP in recent months.

21 posted on 11/04/2012 9:38:14 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: GonzoII

An notice everyone else on all the “Media” panels predict Obama is going to win. Going to be a bunch of red faces on Wed. One side or the other is WAY out of touch.


22 posted on 11/04/2012 9:38:14 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: CatOwner

(”I’ve seen reports of increased Obama support ...”)

Links please.

TY

: )


23 posted on 11/04/2012 9:39:40 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: TruthWillWin

My dad didn’t either, but he voted McGovern. Something he’s rather embarrassed to talk about.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 9:40:48 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: VanDeKoik

You’re right about that. Will has, at times, appeared apologetic that he’s conservative.


25 posted on 11/04/2012 9:41:09 AM PST by Jake8898
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To: OrangeHoof

If obama steals ohio, he deserves it.

There’s no excuse. Republicans own ohio from the state to the local/county level.


26 posted on 11/04/2012 9:43:56 AM PST by BuckeyeGOP
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To: Shadow44

I suppose if the election would have been close (72) would have voted for Nixon. It was evident however, that there was something not right about Nixon. Got the same feeling from Gore (2000), Kerry (2004), and Obama.


27 posted on 11/04/2012 9:46:36 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: GonzoII; All
"Gallup's next poll should be interesting they had Romney up by 6 or 7% last Monday I think."

What say Rasmussen (sic?)?

28 posted on 11/04/2012 9:47:44 AM PST by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: Diogenesis

If a candidate wore a hat and a mustache like that, he would be a shoe-in


29 posted on 11/04/2012 9:50:46 AM PST by wille777
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To: TruthWillWin

The main thing which is different now from 72 is the thing about the pigs all calling themselves demoKKKrats in recent years.


30 posted on 11/04/2012 9:51:41 AM PST by varmintman (November Sixth || Obunga is Through || Bork Obunga || Before He Borks You || Burma Shave)
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To: ScottinVA

“He`s seen something that`s giving over a good indication Romney is indeed drawing the inside straight the pundits said he needed.”

The press gets pre-released poll numbers, like they get POTUS speeches ahead of time. My guess?

Also, I didn’t know MN had gay marriage issue on ballot. That is an interesting angle.


31 posted on 11/04/2012 9:51:41 AM PST by Factfinder
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To: GonzoII

When conservatives have won George Will, that says something!


32 posted on 11/04/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: OrangeHoof

What about Nevada & Virginias?


33 posted on 11/04/2012 9:53:16 AM PST by hummingbird (Obama campaigns right in our faces. Doesn't bother him at all, does it?)
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To: GonzoII

There is no way Minnesota will go Romney, it is vast wasteland of single brain celled Union members (although they are quite a bit friendlier than the thugs in other states), bleeding hearts, LGBT weirdos and it will be the first state with Sharia law implemented as muzzies continue to flood the state. I lived there for 15 years and go back to visit my family, it’s just getting worse...Feel sorry for conservatives trapped in the state I would get out now...


34 posted on 11/04/2012 9:54:34 AM PST by RonaldReagan4Ever
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From George’s lips to God’s ears.

I hope he is right. I cast my ballot for Romney yesterday.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 10:00:36 AM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (Akin is a dumb____ (a three letter word that rhymes with crass))
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To: GonzoII

I am less optimistic. I think this thing is going to be real close.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 10:01:43 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I agree. This feels a lot like 1980 to me also and I believe it will be. We will see.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 10:02:16 AM PST by nicksaunt
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To: GonzoII

Look for Gallup to be tied tomorrow or zero up by one.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 10:16:17 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: RonaldReagan4Ever

“”””There is no way Minnesota will go Romney, it is vast wasteland of single brain celled Union members (although they are quite a bit friendlier than the thugs in other states), bleeding hearts, LGBT weirdos and it will be the first state with Sharia law implemented as muzzies continue to flood the state. I lived there for 15 years and go back to visit my family, it’s just getting worse...Feel sorry for conservatives trapped in the state I would get out now””””

you need to look again. Two years ago the Republicans took the State Senate. This year it is impossible to find a hussein yard sign. Romney could win Mn this time.


39 posted on 11/04/2012 10:17:43 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: GonzoII

George Will takes great pride in being a pessimist. Ir he’s predicting a Romney win, it’s because he’s just returned from the future in a time machine.


40 posted on 11/04/2012 10:17:57 AM PST by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: GonzoII

From last election:

George Will, conservative columnist
Winner: Obama
Electoral College: Obama 378 McCain 160
Senate Seats: 57 Democrats 41 Republicans
House Seats: 254 Democrats 181 Republicans

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/02/election-predictions-pund_n_140149.html


41 posted on 11/04/2012 10:21:03 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: OrangeHoof
I think Obama may steal Ohio but lose Pennsylvania, stunning the insiders.

Obama courted Ohio for four years, then put an enormous amount of his campaign funds and personal effort into Ohio this election season. He carpeted Ohio with advertisements slandering Romney to the point where every inch of ground gained now requires a herculean effort.

Romney has just side-stepped Ohio into Pennsylvania where no such effort has been made by Team Obama.

Political jiu-jitsu.

42 posted on 11/04/2012 10:23:44 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: GonzoII

OK so what did George Steponallofus say after they picked him up off the floor?


43 posted on 11/04/2012 10:24:14 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: OrangeHoof
I think Obama may steal Ohio but lose Pennsylvania

I've wondered about that. BO has poured a huge amount of money, direct, union, etc, into Ohio. A lot of that money might have done better elsewhere. But I'm pretty sure that Mr "corpse-man" has never heard of a Phyrric Victory.

44 posted on 11/04/2012 10:24:46 AM PST by Pilsner
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To: unixfox
Funny how NONE are predicting a landslide for Zer0.

Actually, I think Eleanor Clift did.

45 posted on 11/04/2012 10:26:49 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: RonaldReagan4Ever
There is no way Minnesota will go Romney ...

Obama's margin of victory in 2008 in Minnesota was roughly the same as Iowa, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. It was also well below Michigan and Wisconsin. It also has favorable demographics. Minnesota is definitely in play.
46 posted on 11/04/2012 10:28:56 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: catfish1957

I agree.

While I’m cautiously optimistic, I find myself nervously seeing an 0bama win or a Romney landslide.

Like sitting on a knifes edge where the tipping point may come from an unexpected place.

I hope that the 2010 Tea Party enthusiasm will make the difference.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 10:30:08 AM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: jjsheridan5
Minnesota is definitely in play.

The same state that voted for Al Franken?

48 posted on 11/04/2012 10:30:14 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: wille777

I personally think he’d be a shoo-in....but that’s just me.


49 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:36 AM PST by Tucker39
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To: Factfinder
Yes it also has a Voter ID amendment on the ballot.
50 posted on 11/04/2012 10:34:28 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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