Years have turned to months, months to weeks and weeks to days. Soon it will be a matter of hours until the polls open for the most important election of our lifetime. Nearly four years ago, I sat and watched newly-elected Barack Obama give his victory speech in front of 240,000 people in Chicago’s Grant Park while tens of millions watched around the world. The pit-in-my-stomach feeling I had that night never truly ceased. At that time, I knew who Barack Obama was when most did not. Now, in 2012, so much more of America has woken up, yet so many still bury their heads in the sand, content to live in ignorance. In many ways, ignorance can be bliss, until the realities of endless debt, skyrocketing prices, massive tax hikes and the true consequences of socialized medicine finally hit home. In other words, what the America of 2016 will look like if this administration is not defeated.
Here’s the good news: we are going to win. This is not some wild guess or naive conservative conjecturing. Take all the information and facts at hand, and you have a Mitt Romney victory on November 6th. The airwaves are inundated with the constant barrage of news attempting to discourage and prevent you from voting. The narrative has always been that Barack Obama is unbeatable, that his reign is guaranteed for eight years. That all changed October 3rd in Denver. It was the political equivalent of Rocky IV, when the thought-to-be-invincible Soviet Drago is cut open by a big hook from Rocky Balboa. No one saw it coming – not conservatives, not liberals and especially not Obama. That night, he went down hard, and the final five weeks of the election instantly became an epic battle. The momentum shifted, continued to build and is now an unstoppable force one week from decision day.
Even before the massive swing of momentum, there were signs that this election would not be a cake walk for the President. The economy had remained stagnant for his entire term. Each year, growth was slower than the previous year. The jobless rate dropped to 7.8%, albeit through accounting tricks and shady counting. Regardless, this was the same unemployment rate that Obama started with when he took the presidency. In other words – no change.
Secondly, a majority of the nation still abhors Obamacare. After the Supreme Court upheld it, a new outcry sprung from the masses, building from where it was the first time the albatross was shoved down our throats. The 2010 midterm elections, which brought sweeping change and a Republican landslide from top to bottom, was a referendum on Barack Obama and Obamacare. Two years later, with the opportunity to remove the ultimate target from office, do you think that sentiment has changed?
The final major nail in the coffin was the Libya attack on September 11. Though the administration, with an assist from the mainstream media, has continued to cover-up all the facts, even as they become readily available, enough information and doubt permeated through the shield into the public’s view. Foreign policy had somehow been considered the feather in Obama’s cap. If it wasn’t for the death of Osama Bin Laden, this would never have been the case. He had spent his years bowing, apologizing and failing to improve relations world-wide, yet public opinion rated him highly in this category. Not anymore. His numbers of foreign policy have tanked, all due to Libya. If the Commander in Chief can’t be trusted to do his primary duty, it spells trouble at the polls.
Speaking of polls – trusted ones with a track record of success and accuracy – Mitt Romney has soared past Barack Obama, using the momentum to improve in every category. Rasmussen and Gallup are considered the most consistently accurate in their data-tracking. If you haven’t seen these, it should be a real morale booster:
Gallup National Poll of Likely Voters – October 29
Romney 51% Obama 46%
Rasmussen National Poll of Likely Voters – October 30
Romney 49% Obama 47%
• 51% see Romney favorably. 48% see Obama favorably.
• 51% trust Romney with economy. 45% trust Obama.
Rasmussen Ohio Poll of Likely Voters – October 29
Romney 50% Obama 48%
• 53% trust Romney with economy. 41% trust Obama.
Gallup National Poll of Early Voters – October 29
Romney 52% Obama 45%
Rasmussen Swing State Tracking Poll – October 29
Romney 50% Obama 46%
• Romney has led this poll for nearly two weeks.
Rasmussen Electoral Vote Prediction (based on state polls) – October 29
Romney 279 votes Obama 259 votes
• 270 needed to win the presidency.
• If Romney wins Wisconsin and Iowa (which are currently tied), he will be at 295 electoral votes.
Combine these polls with the fact that Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama by double-digits with Independents and nearly splits the women’s vote with him (so much for the “War on Women”), and you can see the path to victory.
Days turn to hours, hours to minutes and minutes to seconds.
The presidency of Barack Obama is coming to a close.