Obama leads; Romney with chance in electoral race
COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Barack Obama enters the final hours of the 2012 campaign with an edge in the hunt for the 270 electoral votes needed to win and more ways to reach that magic number. Yet the race is remarkably close in at least six states that could go either way, giving Republican Mitt Romney hope that he can pull off a come-from-behind victory.Like Robb says, Romney is nowhere near outside the margin of cheat. I guarantee you that Romney won't win WI or NV; I don't even see him picking up NC. FL and OH, well, they're up for grabs and it's a Mormon businessman against a Chicago political machine graduate. Don't bet on the Mormon.
If the election were held now, an Associated Press analysis found that Obama would be all but assured of 249 votes, by carrying 20 states that are solidly Democratic or leaning his way — Iowa, Nevada and Pennsylvania among them — and the District of Columbia. Romney would lay claim to 206, from probable victories in 24 states that are strong Republican turf or tilt toward the GOP, including North Carolina.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict a 300+ electoral college vote win - for Obama. I suspect he'll "win" the majority of the toss-up states in play and cruise to an easy victory. Allegations of widespread voter fraud will be laughed off as conservative conspiracy theories, and Mitt Romney will go back to being just another rich dude. The only bright spot will be if the GOP can wrestle control of the Senate and create gridlock - but I'm not even counting on that.
I suspect there are going to be a lot of disappointed folks on Wednesday morning...
That is all.