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Win or lose, no regrets

Win or lose, no regrets

Events will move quickly tonight.

On the presidential level, we will get a sense of where things are headed when the polls close in Virginia and Florida at 7 p.m. Eastern (8 in the Pandhandle), Ohio and North Carolina at 7:30, and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at 8.  (Closing times in all states are available at Ballotpedia.)  It could be a late night, but my hunch is it will not be.

Of interest also will be Indiana which closes at 6 p.m. Eastern.  While Romney is all but guaranteed to win, we’ll see how the Senate race plays out between Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly.  If Mourdock finishes strong despite the recent controversy, it will be a good sign for taking back the Senate and an indicator of a motivated Republican base since Lugar supporters are working against Mourdock.

I’m making no predictions.  As I have said many times, the polls and the predictions mean nothing in terms of what we need to do. Whether we are ahead in the polls or behind, we need to get our vote out.

If you have not voted, do so this morning.  If you know Romney supporters who has not voted, get them to the polls even if you have to drive them.  If you have time today, phone bank (links here).

Voters in solid red states still need to vote, since down ballot races are important.  Also, we need as large a nationwide absolute vote for Romney as possible — if he wins to protect against the inevitable attempt to delegitimize the victory or if he loses to prevent claims of another Obama mandate.

Leave nothing on the table.  Win or lose, no regrets.

Update:  I agree with this sentiment, Crush Them! (I added the !)

It’s not enough for the GOP to win [today]. It needs to win big, a win so convincing that even the Left won’t be able to explain it away.

And this from Rob Eno at Red Mass Group: “Fight like you’re the third monkey at Noah’s Ark”.


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FWIW: Medford, MA, Ward 8, Pct. 1 (VFW, Mystic Avenue). At 815, 270+ voters, substantially more than ’08 and 2010 special Senate (Brown) election (election inspectors concurred). Poll watchers (none wearing blue helmets) showed up, were keeping quiet. Unlike most elections, no signs or sign holders at fringe of “no electioneering” (i.e., the driveway).

theduchessofkitty | November 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

As y’all know by now, I already voted. Straight R down, from Romney to dog catcher. Today, I must do what I can for my family’s survival: I’m preparing for the worst.

I will have a parent/teacher chat in a few hours. That’s easy. Little Duchess is doing fine, but there are things to tweak out, so to speak.

After that, I’m heading straight to the Post Office… to get three passport applications, for my children and myself. The Duke already has one, being a Merchant Marine and engaged in international commerce for a very long time. If The One wins, we will have to think about a place to start over, out of TX… or out of the country.

It shouldn’t be difficult for us to find work to do. But I already know trade worldwide is at a standstill. I looked around for international maritime jobs. (Those are the kinds of jobs that are quite solid for those who have the degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.) The number that I found worldwide: zero. That should tell you something.

I cannot rely upon hope. Good Ole’ Ben Franklin said it best: “He that lives upon hope will die fasting.” Well, that quote of his totally summarizes all these past four years… don’t you think?

    1) disagree about what Ben said about “hope” perhaps I do not understand the meaning of his intent it’s early and Gentle Jack and I had a late, late night so, I’ll just say don’t give up on hope after all, hasn’t it gotten you through these past four years?

    2) don’t go anywhere we need you and yours to stay here for the hard work ahead this will be either a) doing all that we can to keep things in check, to contain him and, as much as possbile, see that the captain doesn’t sink the ship; or, b) work with the newly elected president to help bring restoration to our country I think it’s obvious who I’m referring to in each of these

    Anyway I’ve got to run along and find the dang coffee pot and find some breakfast and get a shower and go vote!!! As they say, “Hang in there!”

Lordy, I’m glad I voted here a week ago(Central Florida)as I have a heck of a cold and semi-misery.

Mitt’s going to take it, Doc J..! Baa-Daa-Bing. Like dat.

    Jack The Ripper in reply to NeoConScum. | November 6, 2012 at 10:33 am


    Can you get us any anecdotal evidence from Central and Northern Florida about turnout in various places?

    I am worried about the rain in those parts of the state.


      NeoConScum in reply to Jack The Ripper. | November 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Jack…Not to fret, Friend. My wife just passed a long line here in Winter Park and the rain seems to have spat a tad and boogied outta here. ‘Course, the saying in C.Florida re-The Weather is,”If you don’t like the weather, stick around 5-minutes & it’ll change.” My “sense”, having witnessed the Long Lines for a week of Early Voting, is that Floridians are energized way past weather worries. Especially the Repubs.

Had a report from a paralegal friend of mine about an hour ago.

He arrived at his Baytown, Texas, polling place BEFORE it opened, and was met by a modest line already formed.

Voted straight ticket GOP, which I did during early voting.

Everyone I know has been encouraged to vote for Romney…or stay home.

Liberals seem to be quite confident…constant references to Nate Silver and Princeton

Haywood says something I agree with…that Romney has surprised and “appointed” many of us as a candidate.

Many Americans go to the polls today to enthusiastically vote for a good man…not just to vote against a very bad one.

Sadly, there is no such thing as “a win so convincing the Left can’t explain it away.”

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OneVoiceInAmerica | November 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm

The most sacred day for our nation has arrived once again. Election Day is here!
For me this is like all holidays rolled into one. Here’s why:

New Years Day as everyone tries to stay awake and welcome the new world, what ever it brings.
Washington’s Birthday, the father of our country. Nuff said!
Martin Luther King, as we try to judge the candidates by the content of their character and record, not the image.
Memorial Day: the day to remember the price our military men and women have paid to secure our right to vote for the regular and peaceful transition of power.
Independence Day, because we are able to vote and give voice to our independent opinion.
Columbus Day for all the murky waters we have to navigate to find the info needed to vote in an informed way.
Veterans Day: I inform myself and vote for their sake, because our volunteer forces give of themselves for my sake.
Thanksgiving Day: give thanks to God for that same force.
Christmas: Election results are that big mystery package; and the fact that what you want, may not be what your friend or family member wanted to you to have.

It is our right to vote, and our duty to be informed.
Talk policy, not party and you’ll find this country is not as divided as portrayed by the pundits.
To all my Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Constitutional and Green Party family and friends:

Let us all revel in our own hopes today, before we get impatient and grumpy watching the slow tedious roll out later. 😉 XOXO