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Rollins: Obama Headed For Landslide Win

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Rollins: Obama Headed For Landslide Win Former Reagan political adviser Ed Rollins likened today's landscape to that in 1980, when voters were angry at President Jimmy Carter and the Democrats and turned to Reagan in droves once they felt comfortable with the idea of him as president. "Barack has met the threshold," Rollins said. "Once Reagan met the threshold, people wanted to get rid of Carter and they did in a landslide. This is going to turn into a landslide."

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geebers geebers 8 years
I really hope this is true...really really hope so.
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Dave, I'm thinking electoral landslide. (which compiles a ton of different polls) has him up in the popular vote by 8 points, and ahead by about 160 in electoral votes. If he does get a bump in turnout (as all the pundits predict in every election cycle but rarely happens, but maybe they're right this time because it was the case in the primaries...) I think he could easily be ahead 10 points in the final popular vote count. If Bush counts 51% as a mandate, I think Obama can count 55% as a landslide.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I'm wondering where the landslide picture is coming in. Zogby has Obama up by only 4% among likely voters as of today. That doesn't sound like a landslide
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Oh how exciting - my state allows early voting no excuse needed! wooohooo!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
oh cool Brandy I would love to early vote. I'm going to have to check our state though. I think we may only have it for the senior citizens and disable here. The only reason I say that is because we've received numerous flyers in the mail about it but the only things it mentions on them are the senior citizen and disabled exceptions to early voting. Thanks again.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Please Jinx it.
Kim, it varies by state, but I know in Texas it is for everyone, and I will be taking advantage in about 5 days! The above site seems to have a good breakdown of the rules in each state. It's also pretty easy to just search "early voting 'your state.'" If you have it available, I say take advantage, because it sure beats having to wait in line to vote.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Am I confused about early voting? Isn't it only for the senior citizens or disabled? Or does it vary by state?
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
But that's plenty of time. I(a 18-25 voter) have plenty of time. I can also wait until Sunday night to do the homework that was due Monday morning. Yeah, I agree that they have plenty of time, but I think that they won't vote now because they have lots of time.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
They have 2 weeks of early voting, I don't want to hear any excuses.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Also, let's see if we get the record voter turnout. The 18-25 crowd has never been reliable, especially when I was in that age group.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I think feel that the election process has proven pretty unreliable. There were people in the last election that had to wait in line 10 HOURS to vote! I think that who wins the election will be decided by: 1. wait times 2. the number of polling locations that are challenging large numbers of voters 3. whether a polling location has enough ballots and/or provisional ballots. I think that early voting will help lessen some of these variables, but I just don't know how many polling locations are going to be prepared for record voter turnout.
audreystar audreystar 8 years
We shall see. But I agree there is plenty of time for things to happen both positively and negatively.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
hope2be hope2be 8 years
If I have to make a prediction, I'd say Obama will win in a landslide based on today's polls. Of course, nothing is set in stone until the election!
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
Shhhhh.. do not jinx it!! Any damn thing can happen in the next 20 some odd days.. I couldn't remember what today was to do the correct math! LOL! Anything can happen and don't under estimate the character smear in progress by those terrified by his name alone. :OY:
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
I don't want to get my hopes up. I'm pretty sure it is going to be close.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
It's not over until it's over. I certainly hope this is the case, but I'm not convinced yet. There is still so much misinformation and hate being spewed at Obama...saw some footage on Meet the Press this morning...yikes! Anything can happen. It's still too early to rule out an October Surprise from McCain giving him an important last minute boost. Besides polls aren't always right. That's why we vote.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
The problem I see with this analysis is that with Carter, he was running for another term. Bush isn't running again, so no one has to worry about him. I think it'll be close either way.
stephley stephley 8 years
Don't count your chickens...
True-Song True-Song 8 years
Yay! Though I worry what could happen in the next three weeks, and I worry people will get too comfortable with our lead in the polls and not turn out to vote. I just got canvassed for the second time today by Obama volunteers!
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 8 years
I like Ed Rollins, and his opinions while biased more to the right are insightful. I think he's wrong though. I wish it were that easy. But seeing all the hate filled cr*p coming from the McCain camp and their supporters attending these rallies, I'm really worried this will be a close one.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
NO! Don't jinx it!
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