This has been a tough one for me.
I voted against McCain in 2008 (charisma without ability), and for four years Obama’s been moving retrograde. I am no fan. But Romney has never done it for me (ability without charisma).
It should be an easy thing for me to pick a winner since I don’t have a horse in the race. Perhaps I’m having trouble because living in rural Utah when a Mormon is running is a bit like Bart and Lisa when they wanted to go to Mt. Splashmore.
So, here’s my gut feeling: 1) Obama isn’t Carter, they may not like him but they don’t regard him as a buffoon, and 2) it’s not a good sign that the Romney people are pushing Pennsylvania at the end … this is a move of panic.
Here you go: Obama with 290 electoral votes … holding Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Hampshire and Colorado … so not even as close as Bush-Kerry.