i am optimistic that mitt romney will win the u.s. presidential race.
the major polls show romney in the lead, ever the rasmussen and gallup polls, which have to this point been skewed slightly to obama's favor. this has to be very disquieting to the obama camp.
the stars seem ascendant in romney's camp. the polls have come his way. his political rallies have played to packed houses, with very enthusiastic crowds. and, romney is picking up newspaper endorsement after newspaper endorsement, some from papers that endorsed obama in 2008 and refuse to do so now, some from a liberal bent.
obama's campaign, by contrast, seems to have lost its momentum, his crowds are sparse and not very jacked up, and his backers from 2008 abandon him just as the rats abandon a sinking ship. he seems to have shot his wad, to use the vernacular.
his stars seem to be setting.
we'll know tomorrow evening. if the various networks and pbs start calling states for romney pretty quickly, i'll know that i am correct.
we'll see. but, i am allowing myself a smile now and again, just a little smile, and it feels nice.
john jay @ 11.05.2012
p.s. others, less cautious then me, are buoyant. this is reassuring in its own way, as i am, by nature, inclined to have the wisdom of hindsight before i make "predictions." but, i think, given my druthers, that i would rather be mitt romney this evening when i drift off to sleep, than barack obama. his sleep, i think, will be fitful, and not very sustaining.
we'll see, very soon.
knock on wood.