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Could Barack Obama Win in a Landslide?

A while back Republican strategists imagined a situation where John McCain would sweep the election. Now, it's Barack Obama's team picturing a generous November for its candidate.

The case for a strong Obama showing on Nov. 4 includes his muscular organization in swing states, his popularity among first-time voters, a surge in newly registered Democrats, and indications that he can pick up at least nine George W. Bush-voting states. A new poll showing Obama up by five in typically-red Virginia, adds a piece of support to the landslide pie.

Right now Obama is up eight points in Gallup's (volatile) national tracking poll. As for Electoral College predictions, when leaners are included Obama has 255 compared to McCain's 227. Do all signs point to an Obama landslide?


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tiger33 tiger33 8 years
Can I ask you guys a question? Why is it that whenever I see a picture of attendees at a Mccain rally they all look like overweight inbred white trash wearing American flag and Mcdonalds and Disney Land t-shirts? Its gotten to the point where I scope out these pictures, just for a good laugh.
thrinald thrinald 8 years
I think this is dead on. The GOP is in a flat spin out to sea. Remember an electoral landslide is not the same thing as a popular landslide. Obama will take all the now-close states and run with this.
N-nee1 N-nee1 8 years
I believe Senator Obama will win - not by a landslide - however by a substantial enough margin. If we continue to be in this economic turmoil and if Palin will be proven unqualified in the debates on Thursday, things will definitely (*fingers crossed though, ya never know*) be even more favorable for Obama-Biden.
janneth janneth 8 years
I want to count on it!!
I also think we should stop counting out the youth vote. That is the mentality of the past, in which the "older" media would say things like the "youth don't vote" thereby convincing the youth that their vote doesnt count and promoting apathy. We are the ones dying in these international conflicts, we are the ones who won't be able to get a loan to buy a house when we get older, or aren't able toj get by on our entry level jobs, or are defaulting on our student loans. We are affected by this political climate more than any other since Vietnam. The youth will vote, count on it.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
"I see, YOU can tell what would have happened if we had listened to McCain in 2004, but no one can predict if things would have turned out better if someone else had been elected president in 2004." Let's see, if the deocratic party had listened to McCain, the reform of Freddie and Fannie would've began before the housing bubble burst. Financial institutions would've had the opportunity renegotiate or sell bad loans before everything came to a head. That's just common sense. But that's also just it, common sense isn't common, especially on the internet.
I was going to say that we should be cautious because this is a very important election and convincing people that either side will win by a landslide might prove to discourage voters from coming in to vote. But forget that! This country is tired of the way things are going, Obama is going to win this election in a very decisive vote. And I can't wait!
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
If elections were all about experience than McCain would have defeated Bush in the primaries in 2000. Just as said in other posts, voting on one issue or trait alone (like experience, which I believe can also be spun to be establishment whatever way you want to look at it) is short sighted. Vote on the host of issues that our president will face in the next 4 years, educate yourself on energy policy, healthcare plans, government reform, all the other issues and then make your choice. 'Experience' to me in just a buzz word. And I still think middle america will ALWAYS vote for a republican because that's what has been ingrained into their heads as the only choice they have if they want to be good christians and Americans. Thank Karl Rove for that.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Barack is half white! Barack is the change our country needs! VOTE OBAMA 2008! YEAH!!!1
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
jewel, everything he has proposed has failed? really. MCCain believes in most of the policies Bush has passed. Really?
stephley stephley 8 years
I see, YOU can tell what would have happened if we had listened to McCain in 2004, but no one can predict if things would have turned out better if someone else had been elected president in 2004.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Oh, and if we had listened to John in 2004, when he was warning us about Fanny and Freddie, wewouldn't be in this mess. But instead the democrats in committee decided the CEO's of those corporations were indeed trustworthy individuals who put the American people's interest ahead of their own.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Jewel and Dave- You're both...not wrong, but also not right. It's not possible to predict what would happen if x or y were different.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Jewel - If Barak were white with these qualifications, he wouldn't be the nominee, Hillary Clinton would be. He hasn't been in charge of anything, and has no real senate experience. Don't make this a race issue, because it's an experience issue.
jewel123 jewel123 8 years
To all the people who say that they are going to Vote for McCain because he is more experienced is a cop out to me. If Barack Obama was White and had the same qualifications he has now, you would vote for him!Race is a major issue to a lot of people. Barack Obama is half white!Barack Obama graduated top of his Harvard Law class, and John McCain, barely made it out of ASU. John McCain reminds me of George Bush, everything that Bush has proposed in his candidacy has failed. We spent Millions of Dollars in Iraq and our about to spend billions of dollars on Wall Street. John McCain believes in most of the policies that George Bush has passed. If McCain is elected I pray for country.I am voting for Barack Obama, because he is the Change that our country needs. VOTE OBAMA 2008!
stephley stephley 8 years
How is the steadfast leadership and experience of McCain best seen in this crisis?
tink08 tink08 8 years
It will be close, but I think Americans will calm down, the markets will calm down, and mainstreet America will vote for the older, more experienced candidate - McCain. Obama has had a LOT of hype from Hollywood and the media. I think at the end of the day, he does not have the confidence of middle America. McCain will win - he will be in office 4 years, and then we will go at it again - perhaps will Hillary this time. I am thankful for the steadfast leadership and experience of McCain.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Em, to me, I don't see people saying Obama will win by a landslide is necessarily implying that he will win because he is cool. IMO, I think that feeling is out there because he has a powerful ground force and that polls show his supporters have more excitement in voting for him (making it more likely that they will get to the polls), and that the issues are in his favor and they are becoming more important. I am one to not get my hopes up though, and I am of a firm belief that every vote is important and needs to be placed. When people get over confident, that is when they skip on voting!
em1282 em1282 8 years
...and that whole "one issue voting" thing gets me, too. I can't tell you how many people I know will vote for a candidate based on ONE issue! It's infuriating!
em1282 em1282 8 years
Oh, GS, I definitely see that from your perspective, too. I'm just a little tired with people saying that Obama's going to win by a huge margin--that is more upsetting to me than anything, because it furthers the idea of people just voting for Obama because he seems "cool".
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Em and Myd, you have to see that those on the other side feel that way about quite a few Obama supporters too. For the most part, everyone take their thoughts and stereotypes about the "enemy" party and you can pretty much be sure that the other side is thinking the same thing. I am so fed up with this us vs. them mentality in this election.
jessie jessie 8 years
very close indeed...will the young and old be coming out of the woodwork to vote? i certainly hope so...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
well i did take it personally didnt I? maybe because i am sensitive to the thought (of anti bush commenters thinking) that the people who voted for Bush just did so because of being uninformed ,or making a vote on the fly , "hey he might be fun to have a beer with" decisions. sorry if i came off as being defensive. My vote just means more to me than I thought.
em1282 em1282 8 years
mydiadem--the pessimist in me doesn't want to admit that you're right, but I think you are. My bf's parents are very much the same way, and never really look at the issues at hand, and instead only focus on "family values". I love my family and I have good morals (or so I'd like to think ;)), but there is no way I'd vote for a candidate based on ONE issue, even though I identify myself as being part of a particular party.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
I still think at the end of the day no matter how bad the economy is, or how much republicans don't seem to side with the middle class, many Americans will vote republican without a second thought. This is because 1) they see Democrats as New York liberals that are crazy 2) the are very religious and see the Republican party as the party of the religious 3) their friends, family, and town have always voted Republican. For example, I know my grandparents will only vote for republicans because they are super pro-life. No other issue matters to them at all.
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