Here’s a smattering of current headlines on the home page at National Review:
Romney’s Optimism Will Win:
It’s no year for a big-government pessimist
Romney in Pennsylvania:
Huge crowds brave the cold
Romney Wins on Tuesday
Here’s how he does it
Romney Beats Obama
Predicting the target states
Parsing the Polls
If Gallup’s right, Obama’s toast
The Unlikely Swing State
Wisconsin, in play again, is poised to turn right
Why Romney Wins Ohio
Independents are comfortable with Mitt
Again, that’s just the headlines on the home page. The stories themselves are in some cases even more optimistic and confident. Longtime political analyst Michael Barone, for example, predicts a veritable Mittslide (Headline: “Prediction: Romney Beats Obama, Handily”) with Romney pulling 315 electoral votes and Obama winning 223. Barone puts North Carolina, Florida and Ohio all in the GOP column.
And Virginia, Colorado and Iowa. And New Hampshire. And Pennsylvania. And Wisconsin too.
Now, maybe the writers and editors at National Review really do think Romney is going to win tomorrow. Maybe that’s what a lot of exuberant confidence looks like.
Or, as Will Shakespeare once observed, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
Tomorrow. It’ll all be over tomorrow. Right?
– Jay Bookman