Despite the Rhetoric, It Boils Down to Turnout

This is one of the strangest election seasons I have ever witnessed.  Regardless of escalating momentum of both political sides, a subtle fatigue has been present among the voters.

I know we’re all exhausted.  We lived through last October when Governor Palin announced she wouldn’t be running for President.  Then, we watched an extremely volatile primary season ensue.   And now, we’ve watched the usual members of the lapdog media do everything in its power to whitewash President Obama’s failures.

Aside from the usual polling entities (often associated with much of that same lapdog media) who have insisted on oversampling Democrats consistently throughout the last month of the campaign, we’re seeing dramatic differences of projection coming from the so-called experts.

Nate Silver from the New York Times has held firm that the election between President Obama and Governor Romney has pretty much been over and decided over the last few weeks.  He’s predicting a landslide win for the President.

On the other hand, Dick Morris is predicting quite the opposite.  Not only does he believe Romney will pick up Ohio, he’s also confident about Pennsylvania and optimistic about states like Wisconsin and Iowa.

These are two very different views.  And depending on whom it is you’re batting for (if either), you’re going to naturally prefer one theory over the other.

These varying views are frankly dangerous for both sides.  If too many voters on one side of the aisle believes the scenario which best fits their team, they might be inspired to just stay home.  That is a big mistake.

Common sense always falls in the middle of the extremes.  Therefore, reality suggests that it’s going to be a close race.  Many of these states I believe will decide the next president on the basis of very thin margins of victory for whoever winds up with the 270 electoral votes needed to win.

As such, turnout is the key.  If you have friends in perceived battleground states, please consider calling them and reminding them to get out and vote.

We should talk to them about our nation’s future.  We should remember that justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg who are older will be retiring soon.  We have too much turmoil with our economy to have the extra burden of wondering who will replace her should she retire before 2016.  If President Obama prevails Tuesday, it’ll probably be another younger and much-healthier version of the same like Elena Kagan or Sonia Sotomayor.

We should discuss the lack of energy production, the slow of economic growth, the stagnating unemployment, the loss of median household income, the growth of food stamp recipients, the massive burden to our future generations with six trillion dollars added to our national debt in four years.  Then, we need to remind folks that this is our only chance at getting rid of Obamacare.

Despite the fact that all of these failures have provided the most dire consequences to innocent Americans, it’s all been whitewashed by the media.

Put the polls and pundit-rhetoric aside and consider doing what you can to make sure your friends and families residing in these states turn out and vote against Barack Obama having a second term to do whatever he likes without the worry of consequences.

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