The Obama Farewell Tour: Size Matters
November 6, 2012 by Wayne Allyn Root
The Mitt Romney landslide I predicted on May 30 and in the media virtually every day since then is materializing. The signs are everywhere that Barack Obama is enjoying his farewell tour. These are the last days of his political career. Read on to experience the signs of the huge defeat coming today.
Protected by the biased liberal mainstream media and polls overpopulated with Democrats (based on the 2008 election turnout), most Americans haven’t a clue of the trouncing Obama is about to experience on Election Day. As a matter of fact, I’ve been a guest on several liberal talk shows of late where they actually think Obama’s re-election is a lock. They see a light at the end of the tunnel, but they have no clue it’s a train bearing down on them. Tonight will be a very long and sad night for Democrats.
But it will be even worse for the media that has drank the Obama Kool-Aid. Chris Matthews and all of MSNBC’s hosts will need special medical teams standing by on-site and “permission to use electric shock” orders clipped to their clothing.
What makes me so sure of a Romney landslide? The signs are everywhere.
First, enthusiasm always wins elections. Obama’s voters are disappointed and depressed. Many are in shock. They just can’t believe the anti-business policies of the messiah and his demonization of the wealthy didn’t magically create jobs and incomes. Actually, food stamp growth outpaced job growth by 75 percent under Obama. As my blue-collar butcher father used to say, “Son, I’d love to hate rich people, but no poor person ever gave me a job.” It turns out Dad knew better than all those books Obama read at Columbia and Harvard Law.
Obama’s core constituencies are blacks, Latinos, single women and young people. How could they be excited?
Black unemployment is 14.3 percent. Latino unemployment is close behind. Single women might get free contraception under Obama, but that $10 per month savings is immaterial if you have no job and no income. Besides, sex just feels so much better when you’ve got a job.
And then there are those naïve young people. Four years ago, Obama was a miracle man promising a bright future to college kids with wide eyes. Today, unemployment and under-employment for college grads is 53 percent. Yes, I said 53 percent. Vote on Tuesday? Most young people will likely be in bed, covers pulled over their heads, zoned out on Xanax and eating Doritos under the blanket with a flashlight.
Doubt my gut instincts? The most shocking tell-tale sign of Romney’s coming landslide is the panicked Democrat game plan in States like Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Polls show Romney leading or tied in these deep-blue Democratic States. Sensing blood, the Romney campaign has suddenly decided to spend millions of dollars on TV ads in these three States. Obama’s chief propagandist, David Axelrod, claims this is a sign of Romney’s desperation. He says Romney can’t find a path to get to 270 electoral votes.
How do you know who is telling the truth? Well, that’s pretty easy to figure out. Bill Clinton was dispatched to Minnesota a few days ago. Joe Biden was sent to campaign in Pennsylvania. Why? If these States are solidly in Obama’s column, why waste Clinton and Biden’s valuable time in the closing days of a Presidential campaign in front of home-team crowds? Why indeed? Democrats are panicking. Obama’s deep-blue firewall has been breached. Romney’s battleground has been expanded into States no one (except me) ever thought possible. Romney has Democrats on the run defending their no-longer-safe home turf.
But wait; the story gets better. On the last day of the campaign, Clinton made four appearances across the State of Pennsylvania. Why waste your biggest gun on the last day barnstorming a State already solidly in your win column? Clinton should be in Nevada, Colorado, Ohio and Florida. Why waste his time defending a deep-blue State that was supposed to be salted away six months ago? Because Pennsylvania isn’t in Obama’s win column. The State that has voted for Democrats for President for decades is now trending Romney.
Hint: Watch Pennsylvania tonight. If Romney wins it or is even close, a Romney landslide is happening. Pennsylvania is “the canary in the coal mine.”
But the most important sign is crowd size and enthusiasm. In my home State of Nevada, only 10 days ago, Democrats worked long and hard to pull barely 5,000 people off the streets to come to an Obama rally in North Las Vegas. Meanwhile, in Henderson, a quiet suburb of Las Vegas, an overflow crowd of 8,000 jammed into a rockin’ Romney rally that closed the streets for miles. Families came from far and wide with their children to see the next President.
Or take Ohio, the linchpin of the entire election. Whoever has the enthusiasm will surely take the State. This weekend, Obama attracted 2,500 people to a rally in a medium-sized city. Romney/Paul Ryan attracted more than 30,000 to a rally in a small town. Obama then traveled to Cleveland, where his rally attracted 4,000 fans. Four years ago, his Cleveland rally attracted 80,000. If only these were instead rallies for the unemployed, Obama would be playing to standing-room-only stadiums in every city in America.
The size of those crowds tells the depressing story that the Obama campaign and the mainstream media don’t want you to know. Obama is no longer a messiah. He’s just another lying politician, with a boring message that no one wants to hear anymore.
Yes, Obama, size matters. And you, sir, are suffering from shrinkage.