Yesterday, we discussed that the Obama Campaign’s allocation of funds and resources indicated that they are panicking, using scarce resources in places that a democrat incumbent should never have to defend this late in the game. Today, however, even more indications of collapse and impending doom came to light.
Reason for Panic 1: Dwindling Crowds at Obama Events…
In a related presidential campaign rally in Commerce City, Colorado, former President Bill Clinton was the designated cheerleader to speak to the gathered faithful. However, the rally, held at a Commerce City High School, wasn’t “optimal,” to use a phrase from President Obama. The school extended the gymnasium’s partition across the half-court line, so as to give the rally a more intimate setting.
This Obama rally was in start contrast to the Romney/Ryan rally held last week at Red Rocks which was filled to overflowing capacity and had to turn away thousands who attempted to attend the rally.
Can you spell e.t.h.u.s.i.a.s.m? Apparently, team Romney has a ton, and team Obama…not so much.
Reason for Panic 2: Romney Leading in Early Voting…
According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s reporting of early voting, Republican’s continue to lead the way in returning their early voting ballots. With total votes of 1,150,698, reported so far the breakdown is as follows;
Republican – 439,269 (38.2%)
Democrat – 404,870 (35.2%)
Undecided – 295,122 (25.6%)
If that keeps up, maybe the Democrats will shy away from early voting. Though, they probably think that the truckloads full of “absentee ballots” that they have on hand will counter this.
Reason to Panic 3: Obama Having a Hard Time Leading in Cooked Polls
But with one week to go the last gasp effort to rally the MSNBC troops took place today on Morning Joe as they touted the Quinnipiac/CBS?NYT polls Saying Obama is up 5 in Ohio with a week to go.
What really got me was their claim that the Quinnipiac poll was the “most accurate” and again playing the “poll denier” card. I’ve personally found their numbers the least believable and while they were talking about the fights in other states as an alternative to Ohio for Romney I looked up the internals of this Ohio/VA/Florida poll and found this:
After talking about how reliable Quinnipiac is, for 15 minutes and while I was tweeting out the D+8 samples in all of these states D+7 in Florida, they suddenly pivoted as Mark Halperin brought up the D+8 sample and people asked how can this be the case if Mitt is up by huge margins among independents in this poll?
Um, if you have a hard time leading in a poll that is over-sampled to your side, how do you have confidence that you’re going to win the election? It’s not looking good.
Reason to Panic 4: Freefall in Michigan?
And, Obama is in a free-fall collapse in Michigan.
Business Insider reported:
President Barack Obama has seen a once-steady lead in Michigan decline to just 2 points in a recent poll, and Michigan has been thrown into “toss-up” status in the election’s final week.
The poll, from The Detroit News, finds Obama leading Republican rival Mitt Romney, 47.7 percent to 45 percent. That’s the second poll in a week that has shown an increasingly tight race in the state, including a Foster McCollum White Baydoun poll that showed the race virtually tied. And it comes as a pro-Romney super PAC, American Crossroads, includes Michigan in its $50 million, final-week ad buy.
Intriguingly, when comparing the Michigan poll to a new poll of Ohio released today, it shows that the race in Michigan is actually closer.
Only leading by 2.7 points? With most polls, that will be within the margin of error. And, if Democrats are over-sampled, as they are in most polls, it can spell doom for Obama.
Reason to Panic 5: Has Obama Lost Independents?
Take a look at this…
The evidence is piling up. The Obama Campaign has many reasons to panic. The problem is that as they panic, their lies will become more outlandish, and their ability to justify illegal acts to win will only be amplified. It could get very interesting.