There Just May Be A Bigger Local Camera Hog Than David Ramadan

By Loudoun Insider

And that would be Barbara Comstock, working herself next to whoever may be the main attraction in just about every instance possible.  And even though he is very very busy, Ramadan still manages to force himself into the front row in a line of women staged for the “Women for Romney” theme. Yes, Romney and Virginia Republicans need help with women, but goddammit, he’s David Ramadan and he deserves to be front and center!

Leesburg Today photo from this article on Haley’s appearance.


  • Barbara Munsey says:

    eb, you’re correct that the only poll that counts occurs on election day.

    That’s why the voter suppression through massaged polling is shameful, and the unravelling coverup of the fatally dropped ball in Libya is near criminal (if not actually so).

    I read of a new web service that has begun hosting all polls with all metrics. Sounds useful.

    My personal opinion, eb, is that the polls may be showing that it is currently tied in many places listed as O ahead, and in some squeakers, he may actually be running a bit behind.

    The debates will be fun–too bad Univision can’t moderate! rotflmao

    LAT is already running a piece that says Obama is too busy running the country (snort!) to do much prep, so don’t be surprised if he underwhelms at the debates. Laying the groundwork for the ers and ums, and the possible fights off into smartest guy evah/muslim-tension-easing, planet-healing, oceans-falling, it’s Bush’s fault so No I Can’t, and other unicorn flatulence?

    We’ll see.


  • Cato the Elder says:

    What Marist thinks the turnout model would look like:

    Republicans Democrats

    Iowa -6.1% Iowa +5.9%
    Colorado +3.2% Colorado +13.3%
    Virginia -21.2% Virginia -20.5%
    Florida +11.7% Florida +10.8%
    Ohio -9.7% Ohio -2.6%

    Ohio 2008 exits: 39% Democrat, 31% Republican, 30% Independent.
    Ohio New York Times/Quinnipiac 2012 sample: 35% Democrat, 26% Republican, 35% Independent.
    Pennsylvania 2008 exits: 44% Democrat, 37% Republican, 18% Independent.
    Pennsylvania New York Times/Quinnipiac 2012 sample: 39% Democrat, 28% Republican, 27% Independent.
    Florida 2008 exits: 37% Democrat, 34% Republican, 29% Independent.
    Florida New York Times/Quinnipiac 2012 sample: 36% Democrat, 27% Republican, 33% Independent.

    The technique is the same, which is to massively erode the Rs and to a much lesser degree erode the Ds and replace them with indys. Quinnipiac in particular is calling the spread between D and R to be higher than 2008, a watershed year for the Ds.

    Having said that, my confirmation bias is firmly in check. I believe that if the election were held today O would win somewhere between 50.8 and 51.4% of the popular vote. But to project that O is going to win Ohio by 10 points when in 2008 he carried it by 4 and change is a pretty fantastical prediction, with no basis in reality.

  • NateDogg614 says:

    “But to project that O is going to win Ohio by 10 points when in 2008 he carried it by 4 and change is a pretty fantastical prediction, with no basis in reality.”

    Well, I don’t know….Americans are better off today than they were 4 years ago, and the economy is just cruisin’ right along!

    Oh, wait….

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Seeing as the vote-age population is about 3% less white than last time – down to a little under 64% compared to 67% four years ago – that very easily makes the Republican drop-offs believable. If they ask 5,000 people on a poll how they self identify, the numbers are what they are. A lot more people are self identifying as Independent this year as compared to 2008. That, along with the demographic changes explain a lot.

    Old whites are dying and half are being replaced by young, minority voters. Almost all population growth in the US is minority. Republicans make it a point to shit on minorities, thus very few blacks, latinos or a asians self-identify as Republicans.

  • Hillsboro says:

    Interesting that NoJSM chose this thread — which features a Republican Indian-American governor, and a Republican Lebanese-American delegate — to tell us how old and white the Republican party is.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Yeah, it’s a veritable melting pot over in the GOP. You guys are truly the big tent party.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Maybe he’s hitting that talking point because not only was he chided about attacking via inappropriate remarks about gynecology, but THAT blows the meme that only Republicans are inappropriate in re lady parts. There’s no doubt much he’d like to say, but “old white men” is pretty safe.

    Funny that blacks, women, latinos, etc HAVE to be Democrats, or they don’t count. The big tent is supposed to be just that, not assigned seating for official victims.

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