GOP pundits predicting "Mitt in a landslide" have lost all connection to reality salon.com/2012/11/03/fiv… via @joshuahol
— Salon.com (@Salon) November 3, 2012
30 hours away from Romney Landslide. #tcot #LNYHBT #RomneyRyan2012 #teaparty #GOP
— Michael A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) November 4, 2012
Rove, Scarborough, Will, Morris, Kudlow, Beck -- fr @theblaze, some folks predicting a Romney landslide: theblaze.com/stories/romney…
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 4, 2012
@ewerickson It's over. Romney in a near-landslide. Bet money on it. 6-8 points nationally, 300+ EVs.
— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) November 5, 2012
Tuesday - chic filet landslide for Romney.The media and elite dismiss the "crazy fly over God people".Don't.Electoral college 300+ R.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) November 4, 2012
George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide - bit.ly/SJHJCi
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 4, 2012
George Will Predicts Romney Landslide:bit.ly/YFIBuN
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 4, 2012
Mitt Romney’s Political Director Predicts Landslide Victory (Video) mediaite.com/tv/mitt-romney…
— Mediaite (@mediaite) November 4, 2012
It would be funny if Romney won a 49-state landslide, with Obama carrying only the District of Columbia and Ohio.
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) October 28, 2012
Don't forget that Michael Barone has predicted Romney and he seems to feel pretty strongly about it. He is polling genius among other things
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 4, 2012
Michael Barone predicts Romney trounces Obama in electoral college 315-223. Read his state-by-state analysis: washingtonexaminer.com/barone-going-o…
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) November 3, 2012
Michael Barone: " #Romney can win even if 80% of non-whites vote again for #Obama." creators.com/conservative/m…
— Phil in Ft. Worth (@Un_Progressive) October 29, 2012
Boehner on CNN: Romney will win Ohio. Video. politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/04/cnn… #ohiopolitics
— Ohio_Politics (@Ohio_Politics) November 4, 2012
Kasich claims internal polls show Romney leading in Ohio... pwire.at/SQSZwq
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) October 28, 2012
Peggy Noonan on Romney Quietly Catching Up with Obama:
Romney’s crowds are building—28,000 in Morrisville, Pa., last night; 30,000 in West Chester, Ohio, Friday It isn’t only a triumph of advance planning: People came, they got through security and waited for hours in the cold. His rallies look like rallies now, not enactments. In some new way he’s caught his stride. He looks happy and grateful. His closing speech has been positive, future-looking, sweetly patriotic. His closing ads are sharp—the one about what’s going on at the rallies is moving.
All the vibrations are right. A person who is helping him who is not a longtime Romneyite told me, yesterday: “I joined because I was anti Obama—I’m a patriot, I’ll join up But now I am pro-Romney.” Why? “I’ve spent time with him and I care about him and admire him. He’s a genuinely good man.” Looking at the crowds on TV, hearing them chant “Three more days” and “Two more days”—it feels like a lot of Republicans have gone from anti-Obama to pro-Romney.
Something old is roaring back. One of the Romney campaign’s surrogates, who appeared at a rally with him the other night, spoke of the intensity and joy of the crowd “I worked the rope line, people wouldn’t let go of my hand.” It startled him. A former political figure who’s been in Ohio told me this morning something is moving with evangelicals, other church-going Protestants and religious Catholics. ...
. . . There is no denying the Republicans have the passion now, the enthusiasm. The Democrats do not. Independents are breaking for Romney. And there’s the thing about the yard signs. In Florida a few weeks ago I saw Romney signs, not Obama ones. From Ohio I hear the same. From tony Northwest Washington, D.C., I hear the same.
Is it possible this whole thing is playing out before our eyes and we’re not really noticing because we’re too busy looking at data on paper instead of what’s in front of us? Maybe that’s the real distortion of the polls this year: They left us discounting the world around us.