42 thoughts on “Closing Argument

  1. GMB November 4, 2012 / 8:43 am

    Again, Mitt speaks well. Words are nice but they do not change anything. We will see how he governs.

    Actions are what is needed now. Not flowery speeches.

    • dbschmidt November 4, 2012 / 1:45 pm

      Once Romney is in office–I believe it will be relatively easy for him to get the economy roaring again by de-Obama’ing everything; however, then we will see how he governs–towards the Constitution or just a slower version of the Progressive dream.

  2. Cluster November 4, 2012 / 9:23 am

    Obama is polling over 50% in only three swing states according to RCP – NV, WI, & MN, and MN just recently came into play. Historically, when an incumbent is consistently polling less than 50%, that means the independents break for the challenger, and considering that Romney is polling +6% on average with independents in swing states, I think we all know what that means for Tuesday.

    Big military emdorsement coming tomorrow for Romney.

  3. Cluster November 4, 2012 / 9:36 am

    Romney has hit his stride and is properly pointing out that Obama is the anti energy President that has cost Americans money and jobs. Obama’s misguided and brain dead attitude towards traditional energy, in favor of crony run green energy fantasies have cost this country and many people dearly, and that will be the reason he is thrown out of the white house on Tuesday.

    Americans are paying twice for gas then what they did just four years ago, we are paying more for heating oil, electricity, diesel, and coal operators are suffering. Coal is responsible for suppluing nearly half the energy needs of this country, yet Obama has done everything within his power to hurt their business, and in fact said – “you can start a coal business, but you will go bankrupt”. Another mindless uttering from our childish President was – “We can’t continue to drive SUV’s, and keep our thermostats at 72 degrees and expect the rest of the world to be ok with that”

    Obama’s closing argument is “Who do you trust?”. Well I can tell you that most Americans don’t trust him.

    • Amazona November 4, 2012 / 10:03 am

      As I said last night, it looks like the Undecideds who voted for him last time are still Undecided—not much of a vote of confidence, is it?

      The way I see it, the Dems are counting on these same people swinging their way on Tuesday, in spite of the fact that they are so unimpressed with Obama and the job he has been doing that they have not been won over, and are STILL Undecided.

      We have hard-core Dems coming out for Romney, we have people who voted for Obama last time coming out for Romney, we have people who swung to Obama at the last minute last time unconvinced that they should do it again. What we don’t have is people who voted for McCain now saying they are going to vote for Obama.

      And you know what else we don’t have, at least in most of Colorado? Obama bumper stickers and yard signs. Four years ago we had that Obama O all over the place, and this year they are nearly nonexistent. True, I have not been to Boulder, or into downtown Denver, but I have been up and down the state on business and seen a lot of cars, and when I see a bumper sticker it is almost always for Romney and Ryan. And I’ve noticed that some of the few Obama stickers I HAVE seen have been really small, and in the rear window, not on the bumper.

      I don’t do predictions. I am the kiss of death when it comes to predictions. But I remember the emotional surge of positive energy that swept Colorado last time, for Obama, and this year it is for Romney—but the Romney surge is not that hysterical, swooning, tent-revival kind of personal adoration we saw for Obama. It is relief at having such a wonderful alternative to Obama, and enthusiasm for the chance to elect a real leader.

      • Cluster November 4, 2012 / 10:22 am

        I hesitate to predict too, but I have to think Romeny will win comfortably. I think he wins WI, PA and OH along with FL, NC, CO and VA, which will be more than enough.

        The economy is horrible, less than 2% GDP growth and 7.9% unemployment which is a best case scenario. Actual unemployment is close to 10%. No President has ever been elected with the economy is this poor shape, and worse yet, Obama has no plan going forward.

        Here’s a contrast in the mindset. I am going back and forth between Fox and MSNBC this morning. Fox is talking about the economy, Sandy, and Benghazi – real issues that matter. MSNBC is talking about same sex marriage and voter suppression. Need I say more?

      • Amazona November 4, 2012 / 10:53 am

        Hey, Obama laid out his game plan in the speech where he admitted that for some people the only way to win is to “make big elections about small things” and of course the corollary to that is that for this to work you have to gear your approach to small people.

  4. Retired Spook November 4, 2012 / 11:46 am

    The two factors I see most at play in this election are (a) Romney is an exponentially better candidate than McCain, and (b) Obama has been an exponentially worse President than George Bush. I think those dynamics are going to be reflected in the results on Tuesday.

  5. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) November 4, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    My recollection is that nearly 20 million Evangelicals in 2008 were either registered and didn’t vote, or didn’t even bother to register. It’ll be interesting to see, when the smoke clears Wednesday morning, how that demographic participated in this election.

    • GMB November 4, 2012 / 12:50 pm

      J.R. I can’t speak for anyone other than myself and those I know. The Mennonite/Amish communities usually avoid politics like the plague. Myself and a few other Volkerwanderers aside.

      Not this time around. They will vote in numbers never seen before and they will not be voting for barky. I have seen estimates that anywhere from 60k to 100k first time voters in are expected to go to the polls in Ohio alone.

      This alone could tilt Ohio over to Mitt.

      This election is going to be nowhere near as close as the proggie pundits believe.

      • Cluster November 4, 2012 / 1:10 pm

        I hope you are right. And if so, I am not sure what will be more fun – watching Romney’s victory speech, or watching the MSNBC pundit’s heads explode.

      • neocon01 November 4, 2012 / 1:27 pm

        If Romney wins I am going to buy a Romney shirt and wear it next friday night just to watch my liberal buds heads explode…..De Lish!!

      • neocon01 November 4, 2012 / 1:28 pm


        I will be armed in case some of Ubamas sons have a problem with it!

      • neocon01 November 4, 2012 / 1:30 pm


        You are a volkswagen? Who Knew…LOL

      • GMB November 4, 2012 / 1:35 pm

        🙂 No Neo. Literally it means a vast migration of people. In this usage it means one who has left the farm. A wanderer, if you will. One who has a serious case of foot itch and horizon fever.


  6. dbschmidt November 4, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    Just wondering here as I see the issue of voting machines placing improper votes has expanded to 6 States now. I can tell you it is not an issue of “calibration” unless you are talking about the programmers because the location of the pixels is absolute as relative to the location on the screen. In other words–the coordinates (Tp Lft,, Bttm Lft, TpRght, Bttm Rght or any other method used) from the top left of the screen should create an absolute rectangle in the exact same position on every machine. That and why is it just Ronmey votes that are changed to Obama? Haven’t heard of the reverse happening.

    • Amazona November 4, 2012 / 3:52 pm

      We also have not heard of gangs of conservatives flooding polling places, clearly identified as conservatives by signs on their clothing, instructing people to vote for Romney after handing out goodies, or moving people up in the line to vote if they indicate a preference for Romney.

      We haven’t heard of anything like this, and we won’t.

      NAACP—think there might be a racial component here, which will be overlooked by the Attorney General?

      I think the entire precinct’s votes should be set aside, every one of them, and not be counted, as they are all tainted by the approved antics of this mob of thugs. I also think the election officials who approved of it should be held accountable, charged with any relevant charge, face any relevant penalty, and never be allowed to officiate at any election again.

  7. GMB November 4, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    I see one big problem with a Mitt/Paul win. This is not your run of the mill, typical GMB, doom and gloom scenario.

    This is a serious problem folks. One that deserves at least a small B4V post on. That problem is Joe Biden. What the hell will the choo choo do out of D.C.? He’s been there forever and probably doesn’t even remember his own home phone number.

    We need some recommendations for ole joe so he can cope with life outside the beltway.

    I recommend that he become a muppet. That way he can find out what it feels like to have someone elses hand up his butt.

    • Amazona November 4, 2012 / 8:22 pm

      What would you call him?

      The problem is that even Oscar is kind of lovable. I’m not sure a Muppet could be so unpleasant.

      • tiredoflibbs November 4, 2012 / 8:58 pm

        Old joe could be a stand-in for one of the two “old guy” muppets in the balcony, who insult everyone!

  8. Amazona November 4, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    As of now, Barry is on his way to Cincinnati, where Stevie Wonder is supposedly warming up the crowd for him. Hope he’s got a blowtorch……………

    • tiredoflibbs November 4, 2012 / 9:00 pm

      The last crowd Stevie entertained for obAMATEUR numbered in the hundreds……

  9. M. Noonan November 4, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    Anecdotal, I know – but a lady I know who is (a) an immigrant, (b) Latina and (c) voting for the first time cast her ballot for Mitt Romney…another friend who’s husband is a life-long Democrat and union worker won’t tell her who he voted for.

    Gonna be a blow out on Tuesday.

  10. Cluster November 5, 2012 / 9:00 am

    There is a very good chance PA will go for Romney. In 2010, the state elected a Republican governor, 5 congressman, one senator, and a state legislature, and with just 2 days notice, nearly 30,000 people came to see Romney speak on a cold night.

    I am very optimistic. I feel a landslide.

  11. Cluster November 5, 2012 / 9:25 am

    Obama will party with, or excuse me – campaign with Jay Z today while Hurricane Sandy victims are still waiting for water. Heckuva of a job Barry.

  12. GMB November 5, 2012 / 10:05 am

    Just a little update from friendly Illinois here. Early voting in Cook County seems to be down a bit. If you consider fifty-seven percent a “bit” Another small tid bit is how the dead are voting in Cook County. Normally the dead break one hundred percent for the donkrats, this time around, twelve percent of the dead vote is going to the repubs.

    Even the dead have had enough.

    • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 10:13 am

      Bill Clinton: American Military Is Now ‘Less Racist, Less Sexist, And Less Homophobic’…

      does he mean under his watch it was racist, sexist and homophobic?

      how could that be? he was the biggest pervert pig ever to

    • GMB November 5, 2012 / 10:16 am

      Thanks for that absolutely horrible mental image. I will get revenge for that. Oh yes, just you wait. Revenge will be mine!


    • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 10:18 am


      that is a terrible thought…..

      • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 10:47 am

        Was Obama Once an Indonesian Citizen? Here’s What We Found When We Went There Looking

        “That was just the norm.”

      • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 10:50 am

        500 Former Generals, Admirals Announce Support for Romney In Powerful Full-Page Ad

        “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next President and Commander-in-Chief”

      • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 10:57 am

        gee ya think? a FOREIGN muslim………

        Enrollment documents viewed by TheBlaze confirm that a young Barack Obama was listed as an Indonesian citizen and a Muslim on school registration in the 1960s. And while the document has been reported on before, albeit lightly, TheBlaze has compiled the most complete view thus far of the document and the circumstances surrounding it – including an interview with the president’s first-ever principal while he was in Indonesia.

      • GMB November 5, 2012 / 11:01 am

        The truth Neo. No one wants to to hear it or see it. It will make them uncomfortable. It will make them realize just how cowardly they are for letting that creature occupy the Oval Office.

        Just ignore it. It will go away. Right?

      • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 11:23 am

        2 Thessalonians 2:11

        11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

        PSALM 109:8

      • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 12:50 pm


        ‘Million Puppet March’ Falls 999,400 Short…

      • neocon01 November 5, 2012 / 12:55 pm

        November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation

        President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.

        More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.


      • Cluster November 5, 2012 / 7:30 pm

        This is why Romney wins OH and PA. Those people know what’s going on.

  13. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) November 5, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    Heard a great line this morning: in 2008 Obama said he would unite the country and cut the deficit in half. Instead, he’s divided the country and doubled the deficit. If there’s anything voters need to get revenge for it’s that. FOUR MORE YEARS, NOT!!

  14. dbschmidt November 5, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    Oh No! Doom and Gloom on the horizon. The “October surprise” just a day before the election. It’s all over I tell you.
    Obama Lands Coveted Pee Wee Herman Endorsement

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