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New AP Poll: Americans Are Dumb And Petty, Like Always (And Also Romney Is Winning)

Enjoy a brief freakout, liberal weeniesOH CRAP ROMNEY’S AHEAD BY TWO POINTS IN THE LATEST AP POLL AND THE LADIES ALL LOVE HIM NOW TIME TO FREAK OUT??? No, don’t worry, libs, your math and numbers boyfriend Nate Silver still has Barry with a 70% chance of winning (and also offers soothing words about how the media specifically pays attention to outlier polls, which makes for a misleading picture). But! The AP poll does contain some delightful quotes from ordinary Americans and other little details that seem, well, kind of hilarious? Not on purpose? Join us for a children’s treasury, after the jump.

Here is the number one greatest quote from anyone ever about politics:

Ginny Lewis, a Democrat and 72-year-old retired district attorney from Princeton, Ky., says she’ll vote for Romney because “I’m tired of the Republicans blaming all the debt on Democrats, so let them take over and see what they do.”

Not that she’s optimistic about how that will turn out, though. “I think things will get worse before they get better,” she said.

As near as we can parse this, Ms. Lewis intends to put the Republicans in charge of the country as an act of revenge, on the Republicans. “Oh, you think it’s so easy to cut the debt? WELL FINE, LET’S SEE YOU TRY.” Then four years from now we’ll be all “See, see how unfair you were being?” and also we’ll be living in a smoldering ruin.

Anyway, ladies like Ginny have now totally defected to Romney, according to the AP, with the “gender gap” having totally closed, lady-wise. Obama still beats Romney on “women’s issues” 55-41, which means that big chunks of ladydom aren’t voting on “women’s issues,” apparently (but maybe they will in a few weeks because it’ll be that time of the month, amirght fellas).

Interestingly, the gender gap is also closing dude-wise, “with most of the shift toward Mr. Obama coming among unmarried men” who have suddenly realized that ladies are more likely to do sex with you if they can get their birth control for free, probably.

We conclude this children’s treasury with the modern American economy distilled down to a few sentences:

David Bierwirth, who owns an autograph sales business in Las Vegas, turned out at a Romney rally in Henderson this week to show his support for the GOP nominee. To Bierwirth, his vote for Romney is all about the economy.

“I want people back to work,” he says, “because then they will buy my products.

When will America be wealthy enough again that a man can, in a city built by gangsters in the waterless desert and predicated on fleecing the gullible and the horny, run a successful business selling people the handwritten names of prominent base-ball players and matinee idols? [AP]

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Josh was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, leaving him with a love of chicken wings and a tendency to say “pop”. He taught ancient Greek and Roman history to undergraduates before fleeing from academia in terror; worked for a failed San Francisco dot-com that neglected to supply him with stock options or an Aeron chair; lived in Berlin, where he mostly ate Indian and Ethiopian food; finished in third place on his sole Jeopardy! appearance (the correct answer was “Golda Meir”); and was named 2007 Blogger of the Year by The Week, for obvious reasons. Josh is the creator/editor of COMICS CURMUDGEON (which you should read) and does geeky editing and writing about geeky things such as "the Java programming industry for JavaWorld." He lives in Baltimore with his wife Amber and his cat Hoagie.

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  1. johnnyzhivago

    That Romney's a fine fellow…. He seems to have all the same ideas as that Obama guy, but he just LOOKS more like a president. Must be the shoulders and the "touch of gray".

    1. bikerlaureate

      Words – pshaw!
      You can't take anything seriously that a candidate says. Everybody knows that.
      Mistuh Romney looks just like the guys who play the President in a big Hollywood movie.

    2. Jukesgrrl

      It's the blonde wife-unit. Must-have for many Americans, particularly south of the Mason-Dixon line (just for the record, the 'burbs of Phoenix and San Diego are south of the Mason-Dixon line).

  2. BaldarTFlagass

    “I think things will get worse before they get better,” she said.

    Myself, I think they're just going to continue to get worse.

    1. Nibbler of Niblonia

      the bittersweet of it is these rubes will likely suffer just as badly under the Romney administration as they pretend they are suffering under Obama. fuck em

      1. tessiee

        "these rubes will likely suffer just as badly under the Romney administration as they pretend they are suffering under Obama"

        Yeah, but I'll bet $10,000 they won't blame it Romney and Ryan the way they blame it on Obama… for SOME reason.

    2. BoroPrimorac

      Even if Obama wins, I hope congress passes voucherized care. I want to see how all the wanabe John Galts in the GOTP manage once they opt out of traditional Medicare. You hate government? Have at it. Let's see that smile when you realize that you have to pay way more out of pocket while going mano a mano with a private insurance behemoth.

      Let's do the same with social security. Tell those who are against government to try their luck with the markets and us big government liberals will stay put. In twenty or thirty years from now, when old republicans are on the streets pushing around their belongings, I'll make sure to not give them a hand out. Nope. Sorry, buddy, you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

  3. Loch_Nessosaur

    “I’m tired of the Republicans blaming all the debt on Democrats, so let them take over and see what they do.”

    Isn't that what happened in 2010 and that's working out oh so well.

      1. Loch_Nessosaur

        I was thinking of the 2010 Congressional and Senate races that gave us Joe Walsh, Allen West, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and all the other nutter teabaggerz.

  4. slithytoves

    Nate Silver is the lone beacon of sanity in this new age of posturing, prevaricating, manipulating, soul-sucking douchebags and their kin.

        1. tessiee

          "And slaw, TUBS of slaw."

          You can have tubs of slaw if I can have a separate but equal (heh) amount of guacamole.
          Have we got a deal?

    1. Terry

      Exactly. I check Nate Silver's blog and ignore the rest of the discussion of polling as people looking for a hook to draw in readership.

    2. GunToting[Redacted]

      But 538.com goes against conservitard wisdom, so therefore he is wrong/in the bag for Obama/evil.

    3. gurukalehuru

      One of these days, guys, Nate Silver is going to predict somebody we don't like, because he is a no-nonsense pollster and American voters are retards. We will then turn on him faster than a windmill in a hurricane.
      Until that day, all hail the mighty Nate Silver.

      1. bobbert

        He already does so in some of the down-ticket races. And he did so in spades in 2010. I don't know about you, but I hail him because he is thorough and demonstrably accurate, not because he makes predictions I like.

      2. Negropolis

        He does this on a nearly daily basis. I think he's actually given Florida and North Carolina (at least the latter) to Romney despite reputable polls showing no such thing.

    4. Callyson

      Snark off–if it weren't for Nate I'd probably be in a mental institution by now, or rehab. My anxiety over this election is sky high and I have been absolutely manic.

      Also, from that AP article, for those who could not bear to click on it:

      For all of the good news for Republicans, however, what matters most in the election endgame is Romney's standing in the handful of states whose electoral votes still are up for grabs. And polls in a number of those battleground states still appear to favor Mr. Obama.

      Stay strong and fight on! (Repeating three times, looking in mirror, as necessary…)

      1. fuflans

        yeah, these polls have got usoff our butts and into iowa this weekend. and this is the only other thing keeping me sane:

        Oct. 24: In Polls, Romney’s Momentum Seems to Have Stopped
        By NATE SILVER

        Mitt Romney clearly gained ground in the polls in the week or two after the Denver debate. However, the FiveThirtyEight forecast finds a slightly favorable trend for President Obama over the past 10 days.

      2. Jukesgrrl

        Something else to worry about. Nate says he has grown to hate politics so much he's threatening to quit and go back to sports full-time. He says you can predict someone's team is going to get crushed and they might get mad, but they won't threaten you with bodily harm.

  5. NorthStarSpanx

    Yeah, the first thing my disposable income goes to is signed paraphernalia.

    I'm looking for necon signatures on transvaginal ultrasound equipment.

    1. PsycWench

      Somehow I read that as a "automobile sales business" because my brain just wouldn't compute someone selling autographs in the current economy.

          1. LibertyLover

            It is actually a very lazy signature, just the S and the P… she quits on spelling out the rest of her name…also, too.

    2. kittensdontlie

      I have a Great Investment™ in some Extra-Dry™ swampland in Florida™ on which we could dispose a bit of that income of yours.

  6. freakishlywrong

    Oh fuck this shit. I've voted already. Can't take another muthafucking poll on this muthafuckin' election.

      1. freakishlywrong

        Yes. If by interesting, we mean that I've actually started to watch reruns of Real Housewives just to get away from it.

  7. Nibbler of Niblonia

    we're doomed. dooooooooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeed

    *credit to my dear friend bender bending rodriguez

      1. Nibbler of Niblonia

        All the niblonians are getting together for a feast of a thousand beasts this thanksgiving and you're not invited.

    1. tessiee

      I thought that was more of a Kang and Kodos thing.
      The appropriate Bender quote would be:
      "Ask not for whom the bone bones; it bones for thee".

  8. freakishlywrong

    Hate to break it to Ginny there. You're in Kentucky. Your Miffed vote will mean absolutely nothing. And Ginny, Mitch McConnell? Can we talk?

    1. freddymcmurray

      Exactly. it's why I love fighting with Repugs in Illinois. Their opinion's worth jack and shit, vote-wise.

  9. mrblifil

    Autograph sales huckster goes for Romney? I am floored by this news. We need to boost our economy so I can by more FONZIE MEMORABILIA!!1!

    1. zumpie

      I'm pretty usre he's the wingnut who whines about having to get a real job because his "small business" failed under the Evil Kenyan Muslin Usurper

      1. shelwood46

        One amazing thing this election cycle has taught me is that being a business owner is easy. As long as you don't have to pay any taxes or employee healthcare, and, preferably, virtually no wages, you will succeed, no matter what your talents or product. Things like marketing and demand and efficiency are all immaterial.

        Which is why Romney being a successful businessman is no big thang.

  10. Nibbler of Niblonia

    at this stage people are more concerned with voting for, and being right about, the winner than any real understanding of policy or governing.

  11. JustPixelz

    Now we'll have to hear a bunch of whining from Repubicans about "biased polls" again. … WHAT?! Silent? Really?

  12. BaldarTFlagass

    “I want people back to work,” he says, “because then they will buy my products."

    Maybe you should get back to work, guy-who-sells-useless-shit-for-a-living.

        1. ThundercatHo

          I happen to have an extra, when is your birthday? Now, I'm going to look up Brony since DokZoom wouldn't tell me the other day.

    1. bikerlaureate

      Well, those job loss numbers from the last half of 2008 definitely prove that Republicans are the people you want in charge, then.
      President Obama's had 45 months – why is anyone still unemployed? We need W's economic geniuses back in command…

  13. AlterNewt

    "I want people back to work,” he says, “because then they will buy my products."

    Autographs. He sells autographs.

    1. ph7

      Nothing says "Daddy's back to work, bitches!" like flashing a new Pete Rose autograph to your emaciated children.

  14. ThundercatHo

    Rachael Maddow did this really scary scenario in which John Boner becomes president in the event of an electoral tie. The really facinating part is that Handsome Joe Biden becomes VP and would probably kick the shit out of him in one of those quiet rooms.

      1. ThundercatHo

        Ha! No, that would have been good though. Actually, the most disturbing part of her show was her story on how close we really are to losing Roe v. Wade. I had no idea and I'll bet most other vaginal americans do either.

          1. ThundercatHo

            Denial I guess or maybe it is a right we have taken for granted and did not believe that these less intelligently designed folks could truly make this come to pass.

          2. Jukesgrrl

            Yes, and all of the people taking it for granted are why everyone still left contributing to NARAL (that's the National Abortion Rights Action League for you kiddies), are collecting Social Security.

        1. tessiee

          My pulled out of my hat observation is that even the Repukes don't really want to overturn Roe v. Wade, because even a group of people so dogma-blinded and, how you say?, stupid, realize that the majority of Americans are pro-choice, and that an overturn would make them VERY unpopular — so what they've spent the last 40 or so years doing instead is making abortions impossible to get, rather than illegal; a de facto ban on abortion works as well or better than a de jure one, and relieves them of accountability.

          1. shelwood46

            No, their new meme is that, absolutely, let's overturn Roe v. Wade, but don't worry your purty lil head about it because then the matter of abortion goes to the states, doncha see? So, as long as you live in one of those blue states, you can still murder your babbies. But the right-thinking folks in the red states, well, they can put a stop to that inside their sovereign borders.

          2. ThundercatHo

            I don't think they care since they have so many "low information" voters, religious zealots and Karl Rove. We may eventually win by attrition but it's gonna take awhile, especially if Mama Duggar keeps droppin' calves.

          3. HistoriCat

            Statistically speaking, one of those kids has to be gay. Can't wait for him or her to come out of the closet.

      1. tessiee

        I'll sit on him until he cries; except it would the the closest to a woman's ass he's been in 50 years.

  15. kittensdontlie

    Someday we are gonna have an apocalyptic nuclear war that wipes out all humanity, and I want a Republican to start it, that is why Mittens has my support.

    1. lumpenprole

      I was hoping that the war would be started by some idiot trying to kickstart the Rapture, but Mormon apocalypse will do.

      1. Dr_Zoidberg

        "Mormon apocalypse' actually sounds like the most boring apocalypse ever. Nothing but bland people and white-bread sandwiches everywhere.

      1. hagajim

        So only two-thirds of us (state-wise) are racist assholes? Good thing most of us don't live in those states.

    1. fuflans

      so THAT's whose making all that confounded noise as i attempt to prepare for a job interview.

      (seriously, someone is wielding a chainsaw with vigor).

  16. OneYieldRegular

    A Las Vegas autograph sales business is struggling? D'uh! Like someone's actually going to buy the autograph of an Elvis or Michael Jackson impersonator.

  17. actor212

    Ginny Lewis, a Democrat and 72-year-old retired district attorney from Princeton, Ky., says she’ll vote for Romney because “I’m tired of the Republicans blaming all the debt on Democrats, so let them take over and see what they do.”

    Bet she voted for Nader, too

      1. actor212

        Y'know, thinking about this statement even more, did she forget the Bush years, too?

        How the hell does she think we got into this mess in the first place?

  18. Negropolis

    And, yet Willard continues to trail in Ohio despite all this bullshit narrative of momentum, and thus won't win the presidency, bless his heart.

    Joe Scarborough was already freaking out, this morning, realizing that Romney can't do much of shit without Ohio, and his people are already conceding Nevada behind the scenes.

    One of these days, they'll be able to buy one of these elections, but, no sir, not today.

    1. elviouslyqueer

      Good lord, thanks for this. After listening to NPR this morning (NPR, for crying out loud!), I was ready to crawl out on the ledge.

      1. actor212

        Yea, NBC was saying this morning that if Ohio goes to Obama, Romney basically needs Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico and China to win, plus five of the seven other battleground states.

    2. DemmeFatale

      Are these the land-line polls?
      Cause if they are, they are REALLY messed up.
      My girls and husband are all Obama voters and non land-line users.
      Polls like this will totally motivate Obama's base.

    3. tessiee

      As much as I'm enjoying your optimism, don't Romney's sons and friends own great big chunks of the voting machine companies, particularly in Ohio?

      1. Negropolis

        If they want to try that shit, again, they are going to have to be ready for even more blowback than in 2004, because early voting is making up more and more of the total vote, and we're getting numbers back earlier and earlier, so it would be extremely difficult to engineer a "surprise" on election day.

  19. actor212

    Errrrrrrrrrr, uhhhhh, Josh?

    Nate talks about the Gallup poll, but it's AP that's polling Romney with a sizable lead now. That means Gallup is no longer an outlier, and neither is AP

  20. JustPixelz

    [men] who have suddenly realized that ladies are more likely to do sex with you if they can get their birth control for free.."

    But what about the 47% men who couldn't get laid on AIDS-is-cured-day? They'll vote for Romney no matter what. They keep Fleshbot in business (job creators!) but my job is not to worry about them.

      1. eggsacklywright

        My mom used to try and get me to drink Ovaltine. I thought it tasted like chocolate milk with ground-up, uncooked oatmeal in it.

    1. Native_of_SL_UT

      That should totally be a campaign ad for Obama.
      Women: Get your free government issued birth control.
      Men: Enjoy all the newly available loose women.

      That message would completely take away the advantage Republicans have with us men if our other head got to do some thinking while we are voting.

    1. lulzmonger

      … for values of "lagger" that = "wingnuts pouring loads of money into Romney bets to simulate momentum," sure.

  21. Incitefully_Joe

    Right, but what's the internal gender breakdown of the AP poll? For all we know, all the ladies went for Romney because it was during their monthly bleedy-cranky-time*.

    Unskew the polls!

    *FUN FACT: this is actually the technical medical term here. I've worked for a GYN doc, so I must be right.

  22. Negropolis

    OT: And BOOM goes the dynamite. Colin Powell endorses Obama, again. I know he's the guy who put his credibility and dignity on the line to make the Iraq War happen, but if this fools a few rubes, I couldn't care less who endorses the president.

  23. PsycWench

    I gave up on polls a while back when I realized that everyone else is probably ignoring their ringing phone the way that the PsycWench household has been doing since September.

    1. eggsacklywright

      At least they're nice enough to have that dead air after you say hello so you know to just hang up immediately.

    2. Native_of_SL_UT

      With everybody now having caller ID, I suspect only stupid people answer their phones when an unknown number pops up during an election cycle.

      We only find out what stupid people think.

  24. Negropolis

    This election season has seen more troll polling than I've ever seen in a presidential election. Lots of shitty, fly-by-night hit-jobs trying to shape public opinion in favor of Romney. superPAC money is a helluva drug.

    1. PsycWench

      This election season has seen a lot of crap that I don't remember seeing at this level before. But at least no one has stolen our Obama sign.

  25. FlownOver

    "AP Poll?" Are you kidding me? The AP's terminal journalistic atrophy doesn't inspire hella confidence in their ability to gauge public opinion.

  26. Wadisay

    With reasoning skills like that, I bet Ginny Lewis found herself getting boned about 3 times a day when she was younger.

  27. FakaktaSouth

    Yes, well then, I suppose I should vote Republitard as well. I wanna see if I can have me one of them bona fide God sanctioned rape babies.

      1. FakaktaSouth

        hmmm, yes most definitely and pretty much all the time…I'll let you decide which answer goes with which question…biology? fidelity? how does that work? something something aspirin and whore pills, so confusing…

          1. FakaktaSouth

            Well stop it, we ain't gonna get ANY kinda babies thaaat way, my one and only true love forever.
            (Is that better? I really do not want to be stranded in Newark.)

          2. prommie

            You are like a hurricane (yes Neil Young), its appropriate you show up with one coming right behind you, my only love.

  28. actor212

    Listen, is there something we can put in the drinking water now that will force nationwide ovulation on Nov 6?

    No. Wait. That would mean on Nov. 20, the entire nation would be on the rag, and I just gave up my membership in Fallout Shelter Of The Month Club

  29. Goonemeritus

    It’s always darkest right before someone sneaks up behind you stabs you to death and steels your I-Phone.

  30. fawkedifiknow

    It's quotes from other voters like these that make me question the whole idea of self-government.

  31. GregComlish

    let [the Republicans] take over and see what they do.”

    They'll probabaly cut Medicare and Social Security and then piss on your grave.

      1. weejee

        And with moar Thor's day polls today & tomorrow, that will show Bamz hammering Mittens, so that tomorrow on Freges day Silver's polling calcs will be filled with mass ovulation showing Barry's odds taking off like a rocket.

  32. James Michael Curley

    There is a perspective to Nate Silver's "Chance of Winning" statistic which is at 70.1% this morning. The closer the election the more a smaller difference in the electoral vote and popular vote will produce the same or a larger percentage in the "Chance of Winning."

      1. James Michael Curley

        No “Chance of Winning” can be accurate but if Obama has a 70.1% chance 12 days out relying on 290 electoral votes then on the night before the election if he can rely on 290 electoral votes would the model still have the “Chance of Winning” at only 70.1%?

  33. Monsieur_Grumpe

    Obviously the solution is to have all the women synchronize their menstruation cycles. Ready? Begin!

  34. actor212

    That's possibly a function of the nearness of the election: fewer undecideds, for one thing, so a swing in the polls means one candidate is taking votes away from the other side as opposed to persuading the undecided.

  35. James Michael Curley

    This just in: "Oregon scientists make embryos with 2 women, 1 man."

    That's the way I always wanted to do it.

  36. Monsieur_Grumpe

    My 401k can’t take another Republican presidency. All that fiscal responsibility is making me poor.

  37. Esteev

    I still do not understand the appeal of Mitt Romney. The man is like every bullshit businessman I've ever known.

      1. Esteev

        True, but it's usually despite the salesman.

        Also, I think most people do more research on the car itself prior to purchase than they do the issues prior to voting.

      1. Esteev

        As a white guy, it is kind of confusing. If I vote for Obama, it's because I'm racist. But, if I vote for Romney, it's also because I'm racist.

        And here I thought I just hated everybody.

        1. bikerlaureate

          Wow, you're angry. Just seething with frustrated entitlement and fear.

          Quit it. You're just fulfilling the stereotype of us white guys.

  38. proudgrampa





    (proudgrampa takes shotgun and fires it at TV and laptop, tears off clothes, screaming obscenities, and runs into street, frightening the children)

    *proudgrampa would like to apologize for this outburst, he feels better now*

  39. pdiddycornchips

    It'll be interesting to see what happens on election night. Will Florida's huge Hispanic demo surprise everyone and bring it home for Barry? Will rural Ohio voters vote in huge numbers and turn Ohio from Blue to Red? Will Michigan be the biggest surprise of all? Will I survive the mixture of anxiety, meth, cocaine and scotch?

  40. Monsieur_Grumpe

    Hey! Colin Powel just endorsed Hopey! This changes everything. I guess he’s still bitter about being lied to by the Bush administration and tricked into supporting a couple of wars.

    1. James Michael Curley

      Powell will endorse anyone who doesn't do a crude joke when he mentions his first name. Dubya was too stupid to know until Rumsfeld started calling him Asshole Powell.

    2. Negropolis

      I am happy for his endorsement, if only for cynical and political reasons, but let's not get carried away, now. Regardless of how he wants to spin his legacy, he knew what was going on. I consider these endorsements just the very start of making up for the deep wound he inflicted on this nation by extending his credibility and the good-will built up for him when he went and lied in front of the UN along with Condi & Co.

      Let this be part of his journey on the road to redemption. I don't want people to forget that redemption is a marathon and not a sprint, and Powell still has a very long way to go for his involvement in Iraq.

  41. RomneysLogCabin

    Like Ginny (KY) and unfortunately, my own mother (NY), I'm comforted by the fact that their votes don't matter one fucking bit.

    Any hotlines or intervention specialists available for Fox News addicts?

  42. ttommyunger

    Interesting clip of a young Colin Powell catching a glimpse of his future as a sold-out tool for THE COMPANY, starting with his "Containment" of the Mai Lai Massacre as a young Major in the 'Nam.

        1. Generation[redacted]

          I remember how outraged America was… that one of our soldiers might be held responsible or face any kind of punishment.

          1. ttommyunger

            Sick, just sick. As if no one understood what “Free-Fire Zone” meant.Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

    1. bikerlaureate

      General Casey: [talking on phone] Hello? This is General Casey. I get to meet the Martian Ambassador! Ain't that great? Oh, it's a hell of an honor. But didn't I always tell you honey, if I just stayed in place and never spoke up, good things are bound to happen.

      (That's not entirely fair to Powell, but I just wanted an excuse to post that quote.)

      1. ttommyunger

        At first, just a few in the Pentagon knew he was just a reliable tool. Thanks to Dubya, the whole world knows it now. This is how it works, from Jamie Dimon down to the lowest Second Louie in the Army: to get along, you better go along.Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

  43. finallyhappy

    The AP is getting older women (and men) who answer any phone call. My mom did that until we got her a phone that told her who is calling. I get almost no real calls on my landline anymore – probably time to get rid of it.

  44. Millennial Malaise

    Let's face it, us pussified Libtards were more ready to storm the White House when Bush was pissing on the constitution than we are now, when Obama's just kind of crumpling it up behind his desk. Now we're all, "let's be rational voters, lesser of two evils, buttsex and abortions for everyone!!"

    Ginny is just trying to get the revolution started as soon as possible.

  45. Blunderthing

    I just LOVE the concept that if the country loses, EVERYBODY WINS! It's a madcap mirror world and we're just rays of light bouncing to the beat.

    1. Gleem McShineys

      They are very useful to people like Ginny, for when your ears start bleeding due to all that big thinking.

  46. Gorillionaire

    My Mom, who is 71, yesterday was asking me some stuff about Medicare, and I explained to her how Medicare changed during the Bush years with the ps drug program, and she said "I'm not voting for him either!"

    1. Negropolis

      Reminds me of how close McCain was polling in Michigan a few weeks before the election, and people weren't worried, but still a bit wary…and then Obama won by nearly 17 points. That's not going to happen, this time, but it's always good to remind people to concentrate less on the numbers and more on the trends.

  47. decentcitizen

    Luckily, decentcitizen moved from a state where his vote didn't count to a state that has Obama people dropping by his house to chat twice a week. If you're canvassing KY, you're doing it wrong.

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