As we get closer to Election day more and more importance is being put onto the electoral college maps.
Right now it depends who you talk to as to which are swing states and which are not.
If we look at the Real Clear Politics averages of the states we see of the most cited swing states Romney leads in three: Florida, Virginia, every so slightly in Colorado.
So imagine if the following scenario took place.
A close election. Romney wins the above three but also manages to squeak out wins in Nevada and Iowa.
Obama continued on his college campus tour today speaking at BGSU. It's a safe crowd for a liberal ("If you're 20 and not liberal, you have no heart. If you're 40 and not conservative, you have no brain." Winston Churchill). One of the mantras he espouses to the college kids is that he is going to find a way to pay off their student loans.
So Obama is proposing that you and I will be paying not once, not twice, but three times toward a student's college education. How's that?
First, if you pay taxes in Ohio, you are already subsidizing the students who attend a state-funded school (e.g. UT, BGSU, OSU, etc.). Let's review how that money is being used to operate a university by looking at the salaries of some UT administrators:
Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor $462,457
Lloyd Jacobs, President $392,700
Scott Scarborough, Provost $389,000
Larry Burns, Vice President for External Affairs $212,395
Chuck Lehnert, Vice President of Administration $225,000
David Dabney, Chief Financial Officer $215,540
Black clergy from churches across the country are telling their church members to stay home on election day. They believe that neither presidential candidate is worthy of their vote because Romney is a Mormon and Obama supports gay marriage.
This could be much more harmful to Obama because he has to rely on a large turnout of black voters in order to win.
In 2008, California had Proposition 8 on the ballot, which made gay marriage unconstitutional. It passed in large part due to the high black voter turnout because of the presidential election. Blacks have historically been anti-gay marriage.
Obama's flip flop on supporting gay marriage was to satisfy his leftwing base--totally disregarding the black vote (assuming he had it anyway).
I didn't see Michelle last night--I always fold towels on Tuesdays.
Anyway, did Michelle happen to talk about...
Have you ever used the term "Hold down the fort"? Well, if you have, you are a racist SOB! That's the message from John Robinson, the U.S. State Department's Chief Diversity Officer (yes, you read that correctly).
Robinson has compiled a list of "potentially offensive" terms that State Department employees should avoid.
Feeling inferior because you don't have as many Twitter followers as your friends and family? No need to despair--do like Obama and buy yourself some followers!
Who knew that buying Twitter "followers" was even an option. With a simple Google search, I found sites that would sell me followers for as little 1 cent each. Heck, for a mere $100, I could buy 10,000 followers. I'm feeling more confident already!
As reported in several publications including the New York Times, Fake Follower Check is a new software tool that can determine how many fake followers exist for a particular Twitter account. The software found that 70% of Obama's 18.8 million Twitter followers are fake! So much for the "most transparent administration in history."
Who knew that after all of his Marxist, class warfare rhetoric regarding Mitt Romney's experience in the private sector...
“When some people question why I would challenge his Bain record, the point I’ve made there in the past is, if you’re a head of a large private-equity firm or hedge fund, your job is to make money….That’s part of the American way. That’s part of the system. But that doesn’t necessarily make you qualified to think about the economy as a whole, because as president, my job is to think about the workers. My job is to think about communities, where jobs have been outsourced.”
That deep in his hypocritical heart, President Obama secretly had a crush on the boys at Bain Capital.
Continued after the fold.
Leadership rules your life.
In the recent news you have a chance to bear witness to several people in politics and who knows, perhaps your personal life, try to win you over with what they would like you to think a leader would be. They offer varying opinions on what would be best for you and our country while gaining them the most, with the messages they send you in speeches and sometimes lectures. But is what they are telling you necessarily good leadership qualities or rather are their actions and words truly what we the people need in a leader.
We've all heard the stories about how great GM is doing. The "secret" is now out that a primary reason for the rise in auto sales is that GM Financial has increased the number of subprime loans it is giving. A subprime loan is one made to someone with a FICO score under 660.
Just like the mortgage loan disaster where people who had no hope of repaying were given loans, GM Financial is doing the same thing with cars. In the 1st Quarter of 2012, 93% of its total loans went to people with FICO scores under 660.
"The White House hinted on Tuesday that President Barack Obama may address the politically sensitive issue of gun control more broadly in the aftermath of the recent shootings in Colorado.
Gun control is a tricky issue in the United States, especially during presidential campaigns, and the Democratic president has been cautious in expressing any support for gun-law changes that could alienate voters in key battleground states he needs to win in the November 6 election."
In light of the recent Obama ad on TV...
I know he is off key but at least it shows Patriotism:
THIS VIDEO IS PRICELESS! MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell was really trying to divert the conversation to blaming Romney for outsourcing jobs--the only problem was that she had no facts to support her claim. One can't help but to feel embarrassed for her as she stammered and stuttered as John Sununu chewed her up and spit her out!
While Obama and Kaptur were in Maumee touting how the private sector is "doing just fine," I was visiting, for the last time, a long-time local establishment that is going-out-of-business.
Colonial Cleaners on Monroe Street is closing its doors after 65 years in business due to what a posting on its door describes as the "insurmountable" cost of doing business.