Originally Posted by FloorJack
Considering Obama is around 7% and the margin of error on poll runs 3-5% I'd call that just about 50/50.
This election isn't even close to 50/50 where it counts...the EC. Current polling (that takes into account state-by-state polling) and projections (based on all of the EC rules) have Obama winning 351-187, 364-174 or 375-157 (6 tied) in three different projections. The election is over Obama has won it. The election was over about 2 months ago. As they say it's all over but the shouting (or the counting
in this case).
The more important issue now is how Obama and the Democrats will govern since they will have full control of the government for (at least) 2 years. Naturally, the excuse making has already begun here ("The mess is just too
big to be fixed that soon." or "They don't really
control." (but the Republicans did
) Whatever. They will now have to govern and there will be no one to blame (for 2 years anyway).
Will Obama be the socialist he's promised to be or will he drift to the "center"?
Will the Democrats, high on winning and drunk with power, get greedy about passing their complete big(ger) government agenda?
Will we see an even bigger expansion of government than we have under Bush?
What about fiscal restraint? Will there be any?
How much longer will the recession (depression) be as a result of Obama's soak the rich tax plan?
When will Obama sign the executive order for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq? The first day? What will be his first broken promise?
Those are the interesting questions at this point.
This election is over.