Posted on | October 30, 2012 | 48 Comments
This will be seen in retrospect as the day liberals began to realize that Obama was going to lose the election, the day The Great Wall of Denial (erected by Nate Silver and the Democrat Graveyard Whistling Choir) proved itself too weak to withstand an encounter with reality.
Yesterday, Jim Messina called the Romney super-PAC’s ad buy in Pennsylvania “desperate.”
Today? Yeah, Obama’s buying ads in Pennsylvania.
Does this mean Romney is going to win Pennsylvania? No, but it does mean that it’s close enough that Team Obama couldn’t afford to let Romney air ads unopposed in Pennsylvania. And this news, coming just four days after it was reported that Team Obama is buying ads in Minnesota, is the best indication that Democrat insiders know that the president’s re-election is seriously endangered.
Liberals may be stupid, but they’re not so stupid they can’t understand what John Nolte’s headline means:
Dude. If Romney’s leading by SEVEN FREAKING POINTS in the early vote — and also leading by six points among voters who tell Gallup they plan to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6 — there is no way that Nate Silver can continue gazing at his Magic Forecasting Model™ and seeing a 72.9% chance of Obama being re-elected. He may continue telling that to his readers, but Nate cannot actually believe that.
Here’s Mark Halperin on MSNBC, grudgingly admitting what the situation in Pennsylvania really means:
If Obama was winning, he could afford to ignore the Romney play in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. But . . . Obama isn’t winning.
- Oct. 29: FROM OHIO: Schedule Scrambled; Obama, Romney Cancel Campaign Events
- Oct. 28: FROM OHIO: ROMNEY GAINS IN STATE POLL, NOW TIED WITH OBAMA
- Oct. 27: If Bias Doesn’t Matter …
- Oct. 26: Are You a ‘Nate Silver Truther’?
- Oct. 25: Polls Continue to Show Trend Toward Romney — Nate Silver Notwithstanding
- Oct. 23: Signs and Omens: Obama’s Fading Hope and the Graveyard Whistling Choir
- Oct. 22: The Democrat Graveyard Whistling Choir Ignores ‘Preference Cascade’ Scenario
- Oct. 20: My Beer vs. Nate Silver’s Two Beers
- Oct. 19: Nate Silver Asks: Whose Shark Is This, and Why Do I Feel a Need to Jump It?
- Oct. 18: GALLUP: ROMNEY 52, OBAMA 45 — Let the Great 2012 Liberal Freak-Out Begin!
- Oct. 15: Did You Say ‘Preference Cascade’?
- Oct. 14: ‘Media Credibility Day Is Coming’
- Oct. 11: Benghazi Breakdown: Team Obama, Liberals Now in Full Freak-Out Mode
- Oct. 9: Expect the Unexpected: Why Liberals Suddenly Melted Down After the Debate
- Oct. 8: Liberals Beginning to Realize They’ve Overestimated Obama’s Popularity?