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Electoral College Map: Likely Scenarios

Nate Silver now predicts President Obama will win with 303 electoral college votes.

Friday’s polling should make it easy to discern why Mr. Obama has the Electoral College advantage. There were 22 polls of swing states published Friday. Of these, Mr. Obama led in 19 polls, and two showed a tie. Mitt Romney led in just one of the surveys, a Mason-Dixon poll of Florida.

Most electoral map predictors favor President Obama -- even if he loses Florida and Virginia.
You can make your own here.

Which states will be the deciding factor? If Romney were to win Florida and Virginia, it could come down to Nevada or Colorado. Obama may not need both, one would do. [More...]

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Biden: Romney "Wants to Turn Back Time"

Joe Biden in Arvada, Colorado today:

When taking the stage, Biden reminded the crowd that tonight was end of Daylight Savings time. "It's Mitt Romney's favorite time of the year because he gets to turn the clock back," Biden said.

A new Ipsos/Reuters poll on early vote results shows Obama leading in key swing states: [More...]

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Romney Supporter Interviews: Ignorance and Bigotry Abounds

Watch Mitt Romney supporters' unbelievable (or should I say predictable) comments after his recent campaign event in Dalliance, Ohio (the one where he said Jeep is thinking of moving all jeep production to China.) That the reporter keeps a straight face during the interviews is quite a feat. The really crazy comments start around 0.50 seconds in.

According to his supporters, Obama is a Muslim who reads the Koran, a socialist, and a communist. He isn't a good President because he's too angry. He and his aides all have "bad things" in their past that the media has failed to report. The scary looking, unhinged white- haired lady (0.56 seconds) is completely off her rocker. Keep watching, she returns throughout becoming more unglued each time.

Not one of these supporters can describe Mitt Romney's plan (even though they are leaving a rally where he just gave a speech about it ) but they all support it. Either they are beyond stupid or Romney has no articulable plan. (Probably a combination of both.)

After two minutes, you'll want to take a shower to rid yourself of any residue of these people. Then you'll want to vote three times just to make sure they aren't picking our next President. I can't imagine anyone forgetting to vote Tuesday after watching this sorry lot explain their ignorant, bigoted opposition to Obama and support of Romney. In one day, it's had 209,000 views. I hope it goes viral over the weekend. Pass it around.

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537 Votes Gave Us Bush: Let's Not Get Fooled Again

“Five hundred and thirty seven. The number of votes that changed the course of American history … If you’re thinking that your vote doesn’t count, that it won’t matter. Well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people who felt the same way.”

We get the Government we elect. Don't forget to vote. [More...]

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Bill Clinton Holds 2 Colorado Events Today for Obama

Former President Bill Clinton is in town, campaigning for President Obama. At 5:30 pm, he held a campaign rally in Adams County, near Denver. At 7:30 pm, he will be at Denver's Manual High School.

On Thursday, President Obama will campaign in Boulder.

Sounds like a "Get Out the Vote" effort, since Denver, Boulder and Adams County are largely Democratic.

In Mitt Romney news, I just muted the TV. The same ad has come on twice in 15 minutes: an elderly woman talking about how Mitt gave the eulogy at her 14 year old son's funeral -- more than 30 years ago. That qualifies him to be President? It's sickening to see those making his campaign ads (in this case Crossroads) use this elderly woman and exploit her son's death. Is there anything Mitt Romney won't try and capitalize on? Mitt Romney: Capitalize and Privatize.

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Romney's Whopper On Jeeps and China

A new Mitt Romney ad began airing over the weekend,

The 30-second spot shows cars being crushed as a narrator says Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.”

At a campaign event last week, the one at which Meatloaf butchered America the Beautiful, Romney said "he read a story somewhere" that "Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China... “I will fight for every good job in America, I’m going to fight to make sure trade is fair.”

Jeeps production is not being outsourced to China. Chrysler says it has no intention of moving production, even for the new Jeep Patriot. To the contrary, it says it is increasing production at its Toledo and Detroit plants, with up to 2,200 new jobs.[More...]

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Romney to Use Storm Sandy as Campaign Booster

Mitt Romney is pathetic. He's holding a "storm relief" campaign event tomorrow -- in Ohio, with NASCAR driver Richard Petty and singer Randy Owen. Is there anything the shameless know-nothing won't exploit in his attempt to win the election? AmericaBlog has more.

Earlier today, as his MittMobile van drove around, supposedly collecting supplies, he asked people to donate canned goods and blankets. Had he bothered to check the Red Cross website, he would have seen this is exactly what the relief agencies advises against doing. It can actually impede aid efforts.

Hey, Mitt, if you want to help, how about writing a check and making a personal donation? Or better yet, staying out of the way.

On a lighter note, check out #romneystormtips and #mittstormtips on Twitter -- some funny ones below: [More..]

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New York Times Endorses Barack Obama

The New York Times has endorsed President Obama. It leads with the dangers of a Romney win:

  • The economy is slowly recovering from the 2008 meltdown, and the country could suffer another recession if the wrong policies take hold.
  • The United States is embroiled in unstable regions that could easily explode into full-blown disaster.
  • An ideological assault from the right has started to undermine the vital health reform law passed in 2010. Those forces are eroding women’s access to health care, and their right to control their lives.
  • Nearly 50 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act, all Americans’ rights are cheapened by the right wing’s determination to deny marriage benefits to a selected group of us. Astonishingly, even the very right to vote is being challenged.

As to Mitt:

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Mitt Romney Gets Overflow Crowd at Red Rocks

I'm watching the local news. 7 news reports the crowd showing up for Mitt Romney tonight at Red Rocks tonight exceeded the outdoor amphitheater's 10,000 capacity. (The campaign gave out 25,000 tickets.)

Unless several thousand went to see Kid Rock perform for Romney instead of Romney himself that's a big showing. (Kid Rock sang Born Free and yes, I'm being facetious.) Also stumping for Romney at the event: New Mexico's female "Latino Governor" The news referred to her as "star power" and said the appearance of star power "wasn't an accident." The supporters placed closest to Romney were those holding signs that read "Democrats for Romney."

Traffic to Red Rocks was seriously delayed at rush hour, but the news said part of the reason was someone had hit a deer. [More...]

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Final Debate Live Thread

The third and final debate is about to begin. The New York Times says voters don't really care about foreign policy, they are looking for leadership qualities.

In polls this year, voters have practically screamed at the top of their lungs how little they care about foreign policy. In recent polls of three battleground states, Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, fewer than 10 percent of voters in each state said national security was the most important issue to them, ranking below the economy, deficit and health care.

On NBC just now, in between the Mitt Romney ads tonight, there was a great ad in support of Amendment 64 and the legalization of marijuana.

And here we go, updates below.

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Nobody Puts Baby in a Binder

Even Jennifer Gray is retweeting photos of "Nobody Puts Baby in a Binder."

On Amazon, more than 8,700 people have liked this review of the Avery View binder:

As a woman, I'm not adept at making decisions that concern me. So when I need the right choice, I turn to the presidential candidate that KNOWS. One with prideful experience in this department. I don't want to be filed away in an inferior & confusing electronic doohickey that I couldn't possibly understand. Or heaven forbid, have a man ask for & listen to my ideas! I'd much rather rely on this top of the line, 1980s style, Avery Durable binder. It's the choice America can trust. My education, my ideas, my opinions, my choices, please PLEASE keep them safely stored away here and far away from the men that might fear them (I mean, want to use them to hire me somedaynever). I'd write more about this most useful product, but it's time I hurry home to make dinner.

Romney's remarks have also found their way to binder reviews on Staples. [More...]

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Mitt Romney: Pardons and Stem Cell Research

Mitt Romney is fond of reminding voters he granted no pardons or petitions for clemency as Governor. Not even for the soldier in Iraq who sought a pardon for a conviction at age 13 for using a b.b. gun. The soldier wanted to become a police officer.

He often criticized the pardon and clemency decisions of others -- except for one: He had no problem with GW Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence. He called it reasonable, saying the prosecutor knew Libby had committed no crime. [More...]

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