Hello, I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. This is my last commentary before Election Day, perhaps the most important day in modern American political history — the day we stop Barack Obama and defend capitalism. My prediction is a Mitt Romney landslide. I’m calling this “The Chick-fil-A Election” because Christian and faith-based voters will lead this Romney tidal wave that will shock the biased, liberal mainstream media that never saw it coming.
But first, I want to offer my prayers and best wishes to everyone suffering from the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy. The Northeast is in crisis. My prayers are with you as you deal with the most destructive and powerful hurricane ever seen in the Northeast United States. This tragedy deserves sympathy, support and prayer. Every American stands by your side and stands ready to help.
I’ve been predicting a Romney landslide since May 30 in media across the country. I doubled down in early October with my opinion pieces here at Personal Liberty. I tripled down with my appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” about 10 days ago. On “O’Reilly,” I coined the phrase “The Chick-fil-A Election” to describe the tidal wave of Christians and faith-based American voters that will rush to the polls on Nov. 6 with intensity and enthusiasm levels never seen in modern U.S. political history.
People hearing my predictions must have thought I was stark raving mad — perhaps like some of you do now. After all, most Americans have been bombarded with flawed national polls that based their election models on the once-in-a-lifetime 2008 Democrat turnout.
That is not the turnout of 2012.
My commentaries were not based on polls. I’m not a pollster. I’m a Vegas-oddsmaker-turned-Vice-Presidential-nominee (in 2008 for the Libertarian Presidential ticket) and now political analyst. My polls are my gut instincts. My subjects aren’t 500 random strangers on the phone afraid to tell the truth to pollsters. My subjects are my diverse group of middle-class American friends — the kind who determine the winner of virtually every election. I’ve seen this political earthquake coming for months.
While the media and pollsters talked about “Romney’s single female gap,” I talked to married women and found them angry, offended, motivated and mobilized to defeat Obama.
While the media talked about “Romney’s black voter gap,” I talked to white voters and found them angry, offended, motivated and mobilized to defeat Obama — and not because he’s black. Many of them voted for him in 2008 because he’s black, out of guilt. Four years later, they are motivated to throw him out because he’s either a socialist or completely incompetent.
While the media talked about “Romney’s Latino gap,” I talked to small-business owners who understand up close and personal how terrible the economy really is, and who see it getting worse. While about 30 percent of my small-business owner friends gave Obama a chance four years ago, today I can’t find one who supports Obama. Not one. And they are also motivated and mobilized to defeat Obama.
And then there’s the group that liberals in the media don’t know, don’t care about and don’t understand. This group is mad as hell and won’t take it anymore. I talked to Catholics and evangelical Christians and found them the angriest, the most offended, the most motivated and the most mobilized of all.
From the seething anger I witnessed, I predicted a turnout of Christians and people of faith in numbers never seen before. Remember the long lines in front of Chick-fil-A restaurants a few months ago? I predicted you’d see those same long lines in front of polling places on Election Day (or sooner). Christians are sick of turning the other cheek while their values are denigrated and their country is destroyed. Christians will lead the conservative tidal wave on Election Day. They can’t wait to take their country back from a man (President Obama) that seems to despise capitalism, disrespects faith and religion, never misses an opportunity to offend or damage our relationship with Israel, and fails to recognize the massive threat we face from radical Islam.
Chick-fil-A was the subtle hint of what’s coming on Nov. 6. I guess New York Times pollster Nate Silver didn’t notice. I suppose none of the New York Times-reading, latte-drinking, hypocritical limousine liberals noticed the other big development of the past few days: the Rev. Billy Graham endorsing Romney and supporting him with full-page ads in newspapers across America. Just another monumental development ignored by the mainstream media.
Then came the shocking polls that confirmed my gut instincts. First, Gallop released its extensive poll regarding the makeup of the 2012 electorate. For the first time in history, Republican voters outnumber Democrats. And independents, who form an enormous chunk of the electorate, also vote overwhelmingly Republican. All the polls based on the 2008 Democrat turnout were based on the wrong model — just as I predicted.
Then Gallop released its findings of the early Presidential voting. Shocking. Romney leads by 7 points, despite Obama’s vaunted get-out-the-vote machine — 7 points. That’s a 22-point turnaround from 2008 when Obama led John McCain by 15 points in early voting — 22 points.
Then Battleground Polling released its bipartisan prediction of the final outcome of the election: Romney by 5 points. Keep in mind this is a bipartisan polling organization headed by one Republican and one Democrat.
Finally, Rasmussen released its poll showing Romney leading for the first time in Ohio. The Obama firewall is disintegrating.
I went out on a limb three weeks ago at Personal Liberty to predict a 5 point to 7 point Romney popular vote victory and an electoral landslide of 100 to 120 votes.
I’m going out on a limb again. My prediction will be right on the money; or if it’s off, it was perhaps just a tad on the low side. Romney has already salted away 2008 Obama States like Florida, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and Indiana. States such as Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire are all trending toward Romney.
Romney has now extended the battlefield to States no one ever imagined. He is adding last-second media buys (TV ads) to deep-blue Democrat States like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota. Obama’s firewall has been breached. The rout is on.
Just as I predicted, just like Ronald Reagan/Jimmy Carter, it took voters a while to make their decision — to make the connection between a horrible economy, the collapse of small business, the loss of jobs and the man in the White House who is either incompetent or a Marxist. Same economy, same circumstances, same clueless fool in the White House, same decision. If we are ever to see economic growth and jobs again, it’s Obama that needs to join the unemployment line.
By Election Day, with the momentum all in favor of Romney, I believe deep-blue Pennsylvania will go red for Romney. Michigan and Minnesota are also within reach.
A Reagan-like landslide is now a very real possibility. And liberals should give delusional and clueless pollster Silver of The New York Times a gold watch and a retirement dinner.
I’m Wayne Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week with a post-election celebration.