Help your Democrat neighbor Cope. SF Gate reports:
Liberals so freaked out about the prospect of President Obama losing his re-election bid that they can’t sleep at night. Can’t talk about anything else. Can’t stop parsing the latest polls.
They’ve been freaked out like that since the first Presidential debate, which, in some people’s opinion, their candidate only lost because “stupid Americans want him to be more aggressive”. I think that was an invitation for me to step in and share some foreign-born wisdom. So I figure I’ll indulge.
First off, when I was a student at a community college my economics instructor drew a chart correlating the state of the economy with the outcomes of post-WW2 presidential elections. In a good economy, the incumbent gets reelected, in a bad economy he gets tossed out. How’s Obama supposed to win when so many people are out of work? He knows it, and, yes, he looks tired and he probably doesn’t want the job. I wouldn’t want his job either. Would you?
Actually, there is something wrong with people who go into politics. My sister never votes in Presidential elections because, she says, she will never vote for the person who has it in him to become the nominee. (True story, and no, her inactivity is not making fascism possible; she’s just apolitical. It’s fascistic to insist that everyone votes. OK, I’m not bringing up that bit about fascism.) Obama doesn’t want the job, but Hillary sure does. She’ll probably run in 2016.
I’m not sure she will, actually. She looks tired these days herself.
Anywho, here is my plan for next Tuesday. If, when the results of the election are first finalized on live TV Pennsylvania is called for Romney, break out the bubbly, election is over. If Pennsylvania is too closed to call, break out the bubbly, a few Midwestern states where polling was tighter surely went for Romney. If Pennsylvania is called for the Bamster, keep chilling the bubbly and wait for his famed blue state “firewall” to break. If Virginia is called early, it’s a good sign. Am I getting cocky?