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This morning we include a piece of ham sent to us by a listener (and it’s still fresh despite the slow-moving US Postal Circus). Listener Scotty McFadden points out that for the first time in a very long time, the Des Moines Register has chosen to endorse the GOP candidate. And Scotty’s right – if this isn’t a sure sign that this is the year of the GOP, I don’t know what is!
Beyond that fact, however, we do have further evidence that the GOP will emerge victorious in 2012. First up, the new Rasmussen poll out yesterday shows not only that Romney has caught up with Obama in the linchpin state of OH, but has now pulled into the lead. Indeed, Romney leads the president 50/48, and you’ll note that Romney has also reached the all-important 50% - the minimum threshold for election – and Obama still isn’t quite there.
We also have additional new evidence that both Pennsylvania and Minnesota may be in play. If either of these states goes to Romney in the Electoral College, it’s a pretty safe bet that numerous other formerly blue or purple states have also shifted red. Minnesota, in particular, is a deeply blue state, and if it’s even in play, Team Obama must be terrified.
Finally – and this is the real kicker – it appears that Romney leads among early voters, 52/46, according to Gallup. Early voting success has always been a key to Democrat success – since time immemorial, the Dems invariably lead initially, but then things tend to even up on Election Day. This time, however, Romney’s way out front in advance of the big day. How will the Democrats catch up? Hopefully they won’t! Either way this development is yet another that must absolutely terrify the Obama campaign. And it ought to – it renders the president vulnerable to being beaten by a Ham Sandwich.
Ham is Stacking Up . . .