So the Romney campaign believes it is going to flip Pennsylvania, Michigan AND Minnesota. They truly believe all three states are in play and that by hitting them hard with ads they are “expanding the electoral map” thus giving them “more options to get to 270 electoral votes.”
Interesting. The Romney campaign is looking to “expand” its “options.” Yeah, right, and I’m still looking for that old man in the red suit and whiskers to bring me a pony. It’s been 40 years and still no pony. Damn you, Kringle!
Read between the lines and what you have is a staggering reality: Ohio and Wisconsin are slipping away and they know it. Were it not for Scott Rasmussen, the lead in both states would be over 3 percent easily - Wisonsin would be 4 percent. With Nevada now all but certain to go blue, Obama is already at 271 electoral votes, even without Iowa, Colorado and Virginia.
Counting on states that have been perennially blue for several election cycles isn’t just wishful thinking; it’s utter desperation. Think about it, even with Florida now likely to go red and with North Carolina now a clear lean red state, the path to 270 for Romney is about as steep as a mountain. The fact is that the best Mitt Romney has been able to achieve are slight leads in Colorado and Virginia. The Rust Belt has remained beyond his grasp. Even during the surge after the Denver debate, Barack Obama never lost his lead. Astonishing!
There’s no question about it; Romney is paying dearly for his auto bailout stance and his latest attack ad about Chrysler shipping jobs to China to build the Jeep is so deplorable, Chrysler’s GM publicly came out to denounce it.
I wouldn’t call the election over just yet, but things are sure looking bleak over in Gordon Gekko land.