Skip to comments.Rand Paul: ‘I think the election is over. I think that Romney has already won’
Posted on 09/20/2012 9:06:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
(VIDEO AT LINK)
On Hugh Hewitts radio show on Wednesday, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said that as far as he was concerned, Mitt Romney was already the victor over incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama.
You know, I think Im in the minority here, but I think the election is over, said Paul, who was on to promote his new book Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds.
I think that Romney has already won, Paul continued. The people really are tired of the debt. Theyre tired of irresponsible leadership. I think theyre tired of having 23 million people out of work. So, I think youll find and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible.
Paul went on to tell Hewitt, who has his own recently released book, The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall & Epic Fail of the Hope & Change Presidency, that things are lining up much like they did in the 1980 election for Ronald Reagan on the economic front, which will work in Romneys favor.
But you remember when Reagan just pulled away from Carter at the end? Paul continued. I think thats what were going to see is people coalesce and find that the countrys just not headed in the right direction with all this unemployment and economic stagnation and that they want somebody whos been in business, somebody whos run successful businesses and created jobs. I think thats the way its going to break down, simply on that issue, is which way do we take the country with someone who likes American business, or someone who cant wait to sort of punish, regulate and tax American business.
and this is my prediction, and of course, I could be wrong. I am fallible.
...yep. He’s a Republican. No commitement whatsoever.
I agree Rand but we can’t stop working now....
Tired of the CHAOS, a regime of disrespect, dishonor, overturned traditions, unbelievable and outrageous comments and actions, heavy-handed domestic assault while weakness abroad, and a President who’s on TV EVERY DAY. Sick of it. Get the race card, gender card, and gay card OUT of our administration and get back to traditional American values again! Get the ghetto OUT of our White House. No more Jay-Z.. Get the Muslim Brotherhood OUT and return to meetings with Netanyahu and a NORMAL, FRIENDLY domestic economy and STRONG foreign policy and NOT GAY MILITARY and with NO apologies!
I’ve said this for months, and nothing has made me change my mind on this at all...
This thing isn’t even close and never was. I am not saying all the pollsters are manipulating data, though its BLINDINGLY obvious some of them are.. but the polls are just not picking up what’s going on on the ground.
I believe Obama has ZERO chance at any state where got 55% of the vote in 2008 or less, PERIOD. I believe Obama has an absolute popular vote max nationally in the 42-43% range and very possibly could end election day with less than 40% of the vote.
Now with Rand’s caviat, I am fallable.. but I have talked to so many people from so many different backgrounds and walks of life, political, socioeconomical, age, race, religion, creed.. and the support for Obama just isn’t there, I don’t care what the polls are saying.
I know anectdotal evidence doesn’t prove anything... but I am going OUT OF MY WAY to talk to known democrats, life long democrats, of all races.. and easily, easily 20% are openly stating they will not vote for Obama in 2012 and more than a few openly attack the guy in far worse words than anything I would use. “Swing” voters I talk to are easily 2-1 against Obama... Republicans are ROCK SOLID in their intent to get to the polls and vote, while Romney may not give them that old tingle down their legs, the hatred of Obama and the recognition of how he’s been a destructive force for America is universal. Now those that tend to be for Obama, I’ve talked to are more often than not fall into 2 categories insanely RABIDLY for him, or just I vote democrat, period types... that’s it. The overall support just isn’t there that I am seeing for this guy, the the absolute disgust with him is universal.
In fact the only place I consistely find SOLID support for OBama are folks in Academia, that’s about it.. no other group, traditionally democratic or not that I have spoken with remotely is solid for the guy. Blacks, whom I have spoke to, while I am sure Obama will win the majority of their vote in November, don’t remotely seem enthusiastic about it.. I know he’s going to take a huge percentage, but I don’t think it’ll be ANYWHERE near the 95% he got in 08.
I do, but the polls didn't change until the very end and even then, they didn't show a RR blow out.
The liberal poll pimps were sticking to their positions until the last second, and then only try to protect their future viability.
The Reagan victory was a giant ass whoppen and even more so because it was done without conservative talk radio and the net, so everyone of us that voted for Ronaldus were scared spitless because we had no way of knowing that we were the vast right wing conspiracy and were a very large majority.
Only the Shadow knew.
Under no circumstance can the Art of Stupidity be safely ignored.
....with apologies to Sun-Tsu.
If you don't think that Rand Paul is one of the 'good guys', then there aren't any good guys in your book.
Democrats are demoralized, ashamed to even proclaim support of Obama at this point. But November 6 is still a lifetime away in politics. Cry Havoc, and unleash the hounds Mr. Romney. This moment has been a long time comming.
“In fact the only place I consistently find SOLID support for OBama are folks in Academia”
In other words America-socialists want one of their own to win. This will never change as a long as draft-dodging American socialists dominate academia in this country.
Well it's undeniable now, Mitt Romney has sadly won the election. I say sadly because the only conclusion you can come to, given the huge lead Obama had in the polls, is that America is indeed a racist country.
Short of a major economic disturbance, a major domestic terror attack, or war with Iran, I strongly suspect that Romney will win going away.
Does anyone know anyone who voted for McCain but will vote for Obama now? I'll bet everyone knows three or four folks who will switch from Obama to Romney. And how many of those emotional, immature idiots who were so in love with mr. hopey changey are disillusioned now and won't show up to vote for the SECOND time in their lives? Things are a lot worse now than they were in November of 2010, that was just a taste of what's in lie for the democrats.
Deep democrat depression coming November 2012...
I am still very worried. The demographics of this country have changed dramatically since 1980 and 1984. Millions of people who voted for Reagan are now with him in heaven. Millions of Reagan voters have been replaced by sub-literate immigrants, the spawn of illegal aliens, and young people who have been brain washed with Marxist propaganda in gubmint schools. I also think that Romney is a vapid dork and a bad campaigner.
Demographics haven’t changed from 2010 and we all know what happened then.
I hope you are right and I am wrong.
Hopefully I've just got the jitters. It's not as if I'm any good at prognosicating. I was 100% positive that Mondale had a lock in '84 and Reagan went on to win 49 states. Jitters, I tells ya.
Big difference. In 1996 the Clinton media was out there screaming day in and day out how Clinton had single handedly turned the economy around. The economy was in fact improving in 1996 and a lot of voters said “Well let not rock the boat now that things are getting better.
In 2012 there is nothing for the media to point to and claim Obama is making things better. Across the board Americans are worse off after 4 years of Obama economics.
That is why they spend all day every day pushing the Romney attacks. They absolutely have to keep the focus off Obama’s epic failure as President. All that is left for the Obama propaganda machine is to try and distract and divert the people off the facts.
One other thing, remember Perot was a spoiler for Clinton in 1996
No third party candidate in this election is coming anywhere near pulling the sort of votes Perot did.
If these hold true Romney along with the Bradley effect we could see a landslide.
In 1980 I swallowed the CW and expected a long night. We invited both liberal and conservative friends over for a watch party. By the time I got home with the snacks to get started it was all over. The party didn’t last long, but boy did I have a good time!
Point conceded on Perot (may he rot in...oh, he’s not dead yet), but Ron effing Paul could cost Romney NV, which he desperately needs.
That was in '92 Bush I defeat, not Dole.
I knew then that any Republican would have beaten BJ after his scandals, EXCEPT Dole.
Clinton was popular in 1994 and the economy was ‘rockin’ as well. Completely different dynamic than today...
Romney and his advisers have so far screwed up a great opportunity.
All they have to do and need to do is focus on the economy, run ads just on the price of gas from when Obama took office and what it is now.
Yet they have made one mistake after another.
All they needed to do was follow the old Clinton Playbook of 1992, It’s The Damn Economy Stupid, and nothing else.
It’s Romney’s election to lose and he needs to turn it around or he will lose.
If he is right then all this Dem kabuki theater going on in the polls is all about maximizing post-election turmoil and outrage, and making it difficult for Romney to actually govern.
The only sad person in the house was my granddad, an old union man who thought every Democrat was JFK (he'd have dropped dead if he'd lived to see Zero; he was an unrepentant segregationist). But he celebrated with us anyway. Those were good times!
I love those. I may take to putting them around myself!
I don’t think we need to make voters think Romney is Nixon.
Prominent Members of Chicago Black Community: Those closest to Obama know there’s no 2nd term
Out here in California you don’t see very many Obama bumber stickers, in 2008 they were everywhere.
I think they are skewing the polls too. If they are willing to fake the unemployment numbers for him then fudging the polls would be no problem. And if the polls are off by as much as the unemployment.....
I think Mitt is going to win bigger than most people think.
No Perot ran in both 1992 and 1996
Details here. Perot drew in 8+ million votes in 1996
Mondale made a laugh line out of asking rhetorically if his audience could imagine waking up the day after the election to a President Ronald Reagan, but the laugh was on him. A lot of people could imagine that, they just weren’t telling the pollsters.
As the old story goes, if their lips are moving, they are lying. I don’t believe ANY of them, from either party. I will not stake or risk my life on anything one of them mutters. I do not TRUST ANYONE inside that beltway. NONE! I have faith in my God and in my family. That is it. Cause when it comes down to push or shove, people will normally go with their own. So, in the end, what human could you trust? Not very many in my humble opinion. I trust Christ. I know He will deliver. But, I NEVER trust any politicians.
Of course, Romney will win. Al the polls except Rasmussen are delusional.
Today, Rove had his white board which showed the new CBS poll had added 13% more dems .. and when Rove explained why that wouldn’t work in THIS election, it was obvious the dems are up to their old tricks.
Remember in 2004, the oversampling of dems got as high as 16-18% in their polls and then the dems couldn’t believe they didn’t win the election.
REMEMBER TOO: All this false polling is just to DEPRESS OUR VOTE - and make us think it’s over and Romney can’t win. We must encourage our family and friends not to fall for this stunt. It was the same when Reagan won .. they showed Reagan with 39% and Carter with 47% (I think), and then Reagan won by a landslide.
Also .. this constant lying by the WH over the last few days regarding what really happened at the Libian Consulate will show in the polls very soon.
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