If wishing and wanting could swing an election …

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

433 comments Add your comment

Truth-o-meter

November 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

Oh snap! First!

getalife

November 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

ABCWASHPOST: O 50% R 47%

Boom.

Truth-o-meter

November 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

I have voted already and will be helping drive others on tomorrow. I will have my camera ready to record anyone making trouble and trying to intimidate. Smile, you’re on candid camera. Thanks to twitter we can all do our part to stop these busy bodiies. Send it to every major news outlet.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
6:34 pm

Tomorrow. It’ll all be over tomorrow. Right?

Heh, heh, heh.

saywhat?

November 5th, 2012
6:36 pm

I just posted this at Kyles, but it is on topic here as well. If Romney wins, I hope my kids aren’t with me when it happens. The sight of monkeys flying from my butt might disturb them.

Truth-o-meter

November 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

Jay, perhaps their confidence comes from knowing the tricks they have up their sleeves. From some of the stories I am hearing, I put nothing past this gang!
Wonder why the Evangelical right are not concerned about Romney’s lies, but they condemn the president for sins never committted.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

barking frog

November 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

As yogi said it ain’t over til it’s over
and in the USA it ain’t ever over.

josef

November 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

IMAM

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

And just where did I say that? What I said was,

“Methinks I am a prophet new inspired
And thus expiring do foretell of him:
blah, blah, blah,etc., etc.

:-)

nobodyyouknow

November 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

The area I live in are all Romney supporters. If I judge from that it should be a landslide for Romney. However we don’t know what the leanings are in other areas of the country. We will surely know by this time tuesday evening.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

“Tomorrow. It’ll all be over tomorrow. Right?”

Yes:

Either sanity will be restored and the nightmare of “Obamination” will be over.

Or:

The Republic will continue its downhill slide politically, economically and morally.

LUCIFER

November 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

Ann Coulter: “If we don’t pick Chris Christie, Romney will be our nominee and we’ll lose.” Sorry National Review, four more years stuck with “that black guy.” Get over it!

ragnar danneskjold

November 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Agree. My bottom line from previous blog: Just sat down with an electoral map, assumed Romney would lose Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan, but I still have him winning. I differ from Joe Trippi by giving Romney Wisconsin, Colorado, and Virginia. Those six states seem to be the ones to watch – if Obama loses as many as three of them, he loses the election, he has to take four out of six. Romney could run the table and finish with 325.

St Simons

November 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

I noticed that – and Faux raydio down here is on its 7th breathless
hour predicting, all but guaranteeing a Lord Hairgel victory.

So of course when he loses, so somebody in that demographic will
righteously in their minds have a reason to blow up something over.

TM

November 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

I kinda like it when none of the head lines have Obama wining since last year they predicted an Obama landslide

saywhat?

November 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

I just hope the republicans are stocking up on cheese.

Granny Godzilla

November 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

Is their an onomatopoeia for a snicker?

To the loyal opposition, I love ya’ and you are great Americans.

To the haters, see line 1

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

Even if Obama wins there will be no mandate.

Republicans will win the House again and possibly the Senate.

Either way they will fight him and his destructive policies at every opportunity.

If that means another four year stalemate then so be it.

It’s worth it to save the Republic.

Paul

November 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

“Tomorrow. It’ll all be over tomorrow. Right?”

Jay’s sense of humor comes through again.

Ya’ pervert!

josef

November 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

The Dems can take solace in the “fact” that even if Romney does win, he’ll never be sworn in. The world’s coming to an end on Dec. 21 anyway…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY

Goldie

November 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

I hope it’s over by midnight tomorrow with The Big O winning Big! The majority of Americans really like Our President and trust him to tell the truth — and that other guy? No Way!

4 More For 44!

William J. Clinton

November 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

Wait until the Benghazi $hit hits the fan! He will be wishing he had to explain a cigar & a dress. I did not have sexual relations with that woman!

Paul

November 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

0311

“Either way they will fight him and his destructive policies at every opportunity.

If that means another four year stalemate then so be it.

It’s worth it to save the Republic.”

Want to give a serious answer to a serious question?

Do you say ‘then so be it’ if Romney wins, Democrats retain the Senate and fight Romney at every turn if they view his policies to be destructive?

Okay, another question: does your post mean Republicans are incapable of compromising on anything? Note I did not ask what they will not compromise on. I asked ‘anything’.

TM

November 5th, 2012
7:01 pm

Mean while the head line on the Daily Kos
Dana Perino says Obama rally with Jay-Z and The Boss was like watching a male enhancement ad.
Open thread: Will Ferrell will do anything to get you to vote
Bad news for Republicans: Romney’s relying on teleprompters now

Keeping looking for the one that says Obama going to Kick ars tomorrow but don’t dee it

moonbat betty

November 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

If Obama wins it will be over.

If Romney wins, it will not.

josef

November 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

IMAM

“Tomorrow. It’ll all be over tomorrow…”

If you’re gonna go plagiarizing me, do it right…what I said was

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing. “

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

“It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.”

Who knew Will was another Nostradamus? How could he have possibly known about the lunacy of the Romney campaign all those centuries ago? Now the end of the world scholars have a whole new set of texts to parse!!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

“Do you say ‘then so be it’ if Romney wins, Democrats retain the Senate and fight Romney at every turn if they view his policies to be destructive?”

Yes ……. Dems. will do exactly that.

“Okay, another question: does your post mean Republicans are incapable of compromising on anything? Note I did not ask what they will not compromise on. I asked ‘anything’.”

Very little when the Republic is at stake. In addition, Obama has been the most uncompromising president in modern history.

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

The world’s coming to an end on Dec. 21 anyway…

Thanks for that josef. I’ll quit worrying about all my insurance bills that come at the end of the year.

Granny Godzilla

November 5th, 2012
7:07 pm

TM

Define kick arse.

Arse’s can be a broad subject

H.E. Pennypacker

November 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

A part of me has to admire how unified the right remains, even in the face of likely defeat. Not only do many continue to predict a Romney victory, but some are going so far as to utter words like landslide. In addition to the National Review, Peggy Noonan senses a certain vibration for Mitt, George Will thinks states like Minnesota will even turn Red on the way to 321 EVs, and of course Kyle has a gut feeling.

The common thread is one that has burdened the GOP throughout this election cycle is that they are only able to view the electorate through a partisan lens and even though polls don’t support them, they believe that if Democrats and independents just hear their pitch one more time it will finally sink in and all will once again be right in the United States. How could it be any other way?

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

jay,
can you finally, for everyone here, define what obama meant four years ago when he said he wants to fundamentally change the USA?

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

“Wait until the Benghazi $hit hits the fan!”

Yeah, turns out that was brown colored marshmallow fluff. The repubs were all so constipated worrying over the election that they couldn’t get enough real stuff to fill a teaspoon…

barking frog

November 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

s a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury Signifying nothing
…….
the Bookman blog ?

Joe The Plumber Too

November 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

Looks like saywhat is going to have one sore hindside……….

DannyX

November 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

So if Romney does win do Republicans think the number one goal of the Democrats should be trying to make sure Romney is a one term president?

pete

November 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

If Obama wins, Romney shakes hands and wishes him well.

If Romney wins, Obama and his lap dogs will launch investigations and law suits a la AlGore.

Bet on it.

josef

November 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Prolly the bestest lines I ever wrote…

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

“In addition, Obama has been the most uncompromising president in modern history.”

If I weren’t so freakin’ tired of the same broken record being played, I’d challenge you to prove that, but you guys have thrown that crap around for four years without any real substance, so I’ll just let you stay in your bubble where so you can get your 24hr. Rush/Sean noise therapy…

Jay

November 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

BillyBob, I have no desire to wallow in that very odd obsession of the right. But you go right ahead, we’ll watch…

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

here is an easy one libs and RF…..
did susan rice lie when she said the attack was due to a video?
did clinton lie when she said it was due to a video?
did obama lie 2 weeks after when he told the UN and the world it was due to a video?

Paul

November 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

0311

So if Senate and House Democrats offer to compromise on entitlement reform if Republicans agree that million-dollar incomes should carry a minimum effective tax rate, you say Republicans should say no?

I do not see how you arrive at priorities if you view nearly everything that comes before Congress that Rs and Ds can disagree on as having the fate of the Republic at stake. Seems like everything is a priority, nothing is middle or marginal by your reasoning.

josef

November 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

“In addition, Obama has been the most uncompromising president in modern history.”

Doesn’t it take at least two parties to reach a compromise?

williamuga1

November 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

Jay,
I’m just glad you are voting in Ga. rather than Ohio or Fl. That will be one less vote for our failed President in a state that could make a difference.

Jay

November 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

So Josef, when they talk about the Stratfordians vs. the Oxfordians, they’re really referring to Oxford, Mississippi?

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

On the night before the election, I will restate the prediction I’ve made all year. Obama will win.

Some will gloat, some will wring their hands and rend their garments, but the outcome of the Presidential election will little effect on any of our lives. The ginormous Federal Government is like a super tanker plowing through the sea. The President’s helm is connected to a small rudder. What really steers the ship is the people’s desire for safety, security, and the easy way out. The ship will survive for a few more generations before it runs aground, but we’ll all be gone then, so why care?

ad

November 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

I remember wanting an Etch-a-sketch for Christmas one year. I never wanted one for president.

getalife

November 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

con pundits all say romney wins but the polls show President Obama wins.

What will their excuse be when they lose?

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

jay,k
that is a very fair question and the fact that you still can not or will not answer that tells me all i need to know about a democrat party taken over by the radical left and liberal hacks like you who aren’t even honest with yourself…..why would you be honest with anyone else…..see how easy you make it?
that question isn’t an obsession it is actual words that obama said that he planned to do………..and the fact that you ignore that is why you are culpable for what he is doing and what he will do if he is re-elected(will you finally define those words then?)

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Paul:

It’s really not so much Republicans and Democrats as it is conservative and liberal philosophy.

You know that. Some Democrats are conservative and some Republicans are liberal.

The bottom line is that liberalism (in all of its forms) if left unchecked will destroy this Republic.

Therein lies the election and the continuing battle.

josef

November 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

BIG DADDY

Do a Rebel Black Bear sh*t in the woods? :-)

TaxPayer

November 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

If the Floridians are standing in line before polls close Tuesday, they still get to vote even if the wait is several days, right?

Brosephus™

November 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Tomorrow. It’ll all be over tomorrow. Right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0hjSaYCRnA&feature=related
*NSFW

Jay

November 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

“(will you finally define those words then?)

No BillyBob. You see, it’s a secret, and you won’t know until the full plan has already been put into place and it’s too late for you to do anything to stop us. Even then, we may or may not let you in on it.

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

So if Romney does win do Republicans think the number one goal of the Democrats should be trying to make sure Romney is a one term president?

I wouldn’t expect anything less.

TaxPayer

November 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

Remember to vote against all Republicans unless they are running for something like coroner or surveyor.

pete

November 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

getalife,

Left leaning media says Obama, right wing media says Romney.

But, the huge difference this year is the independents and the un-decided. EVERY poll has independents breaking BIG for Romney, like +12 and higher. As always, the election hangs on the independents, and no one can argue that they are breaking towards Romney.

clem

November 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

they are not slowed by factcheckers

Paul

November 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

0311

I made the same point some years back about con vs lib. But… given what’s happened in the House with the Tea Party Republicans holding such power over Speaker Boehner so as to render him less than effective in many cases, and given what’s happened in the Senate with moderate Republicans being turned out, now I think it is much more of a case of Republican = conservative on the Congressional scene.

But what I’m reading from you is a zealousness that anything that does not adhere to your conservative ideology is is a threat to be eliminated. And if one can’t eliminate it, then do not compromise and stall.

Given the great issues facing this county, I think your philosophy is much more detrimental to the welfare of the county than is any possible compromise agreement that could be reached between Republicans and Democrats.

getalife

November 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

scout,

Funny, your party already destroyed the “Republic” and you cheered it on.

Brosephus™

November 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

does your post mean Republicans are incapable of compromising on anything?

Do you really even need to ask that, Paul?

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

“The bottom line is that liberalism (in all of its forms) if left unchecked will destroy this Republic.”

So will unabated conservatism. That’s the bottom line- neither party can control it all and make it work. Just because a minority Democrat is in the White House doesn’t mean the glorious republic is in dire threat of doom. It was Democrat, granted a white guy, who actually balanced the federal budget and left it with a surplus. The republic didn’t end then and rampant liberalism didn’t infect us all with entitlement mentalities.

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

Remember to vote based on the R or D following the name instead of whether or not you think they will best serve your community, state or country.

getalife

November 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

pete,

You got that from rw media right.

Figure it out.

Oscar

November 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Over tomorrorw night. Don’t count on it.

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Actually 0311, I think the real battle for the republic right now is in the Republican party itself. How will the party reconcile it’s far-right takeover in recent years with it’s more moderate traditions? The battle for power within the party is far more potentially destructive to our republic, in my opinion, than one moderate Democrat could ever be.

Corey

November 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

I remember less than two years ago some of my brethen on the right who comment here often boasted that a skeleton with a corn cob in its mouth could defeat Mr. Obama in the election. I don’t know if Mr. Obama will win, but I do sense from the comments posted here by Mr. Republican brethen that they aren’t too sure about the guy who walks as if a corn cob is stuck up his … winning.

TaxPayer

November 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

If they have an R after their name, then they do not have the best interest of the country in mind. Therefore, vote against the Republican unless it is for something like coroner or surveyor. After all, Republicans do have a place. They just need to be shown where it is.

ad

November 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

0311 – I guess you can worry about unchecked liberalism. I’ll worry about a political party that denies climate change (or, if admits it, says that manmade CO2 isn’t a cause), thinks the earth is 9000 years old and evolution is a myth (and wants that taught in schools), and thinks women can’t get pregnant if a rape wasn’t legit. If you want to see the real Mitt Romney, watch this video of a radio interview he did – this was a radio station that carries Rush L., so it isn’t exactly an unfriendly audience. Mitt is not a moderate -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxMD02zU9SE

TM

November 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

Billy Bob-no one lied. You just didn’t hear the truth

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Corey: it’s not a corn cob, it’s that god-awful underwear Mormon doctrine dictates that’s riding up and….restricting things….you know?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Remember to vote based on the R or D following the name instead of whether or not you think they will best serve your community, state or country.

Remember to marginalize the first lady because you think she has a weight problem.

Paul

November 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Brosephus

Just trying to clearly identify the positions, free of slogans and other distracting tactics.

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

jay,
bad sarcasm doesn’t change the fact that you blindly follow, parrot and will vote for a man who said he will fundamentally change this country and after 4 years you don’t even have a curiousity to define what that means after what we have gone through during his administration……….shows a lack of character, honor and integrity towards your country my friend………that’s why conservatives have finally drawn the line with libs and the pushback starts tomorrow…..compromising with a liberal historically means taking their position and that stops now……conservative or liberal is the new line in the sand and we know where that leaves your ilk in this country….. enjoy tomorrow

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

“a man who said he will fundamentally change this country”

So, after four years, what does that mean in your interpretation? I think if he were hell-bent on making it a socialist state or upending captialism, he would have done a little more in the one term the conservatives declared their intent to hold him to…

ad

November 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

Ah, billybob – all those uncompromising liberals must be why Congress has such a low approval rating.

Jay

November 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

BillyBob, what is this “sarcasm” of which you speak?

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

RF: I was actually hoping that the Republicans would nominate someone like Santorum this cycle. So he could get humiliated in the election and cripple the whacko wing of the Republican Party.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

…doesn’t change the fact that you blindly follow, parrot and will vote for a man…

The smoking gun is the mushroom cloud.

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

tm,
so it was caused by a video
rf,
the fight is in the dem party after the election and the leftist radicals who control it will be in the crosshairs of the moderates…..

JamVet

November 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

some Republicans are liberal.

Name even one, corporal.

Brosephus™

November 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Just trying to clearly identify the positions, free of slogans and other distracting tactics.

You’re setting yourself up for epic failure. The position IS the slogans and distracting tactics.

Oscar

November 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

Name even one, corporal.

__________

The last liberal republican was Nelson Rockerfeller. He died.

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

it’s fun to watch liberal revert to elementary school mindsets and arguments over actual facts and words spoken by their ilk…..par for the course though…..shows why obama can’t lead and makes excuses for EVERYTHING…..this is fun

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

Remember that some people only post here to try for the gotcha moment where they can piss somebody off. They are small minded and unworthy any respect.

Brosephus™

November 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

godless @ 7:38

I admire your enthusiasm, but I don’t know if that would have had the effect that you desired. I’d also say that, if Romney loses, you’re going to see a doubling down on the previous double down on the numptiness of the far right. I can’t wait for the day where we have two sensible options as opposed to the current parade of garbage we’ve been subjected to.

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:43 pm

godless: me too, although I think Mittens has done quite well on his own…:-)

I think if they had nominated Mickey Mouse, we’d see the same hysterical devotion and spit-spewing nonsense. There’s a desperation on that side that gave up reason and sanity in 2008.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 5th, 2012
7:43 pm

…words spoken by their ilk…

We will be greeted as liberators.
The invasion of Iraq will pay for itself.

josef

November 5th, 2012
7:43 pm

Well, if Barack the Moor should fall, I already got his epitaph done…

“Done to death by slanderous tongue
Was the Hero that here lies”

getalife

November 5th, 2012
7:43 pm

The right has nothing to lose because they have no credibility and made fools of themselves.

I doubt Christie would dump mitt if he thought mitt would win.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

Obama will win (although I will remain a dedicated reader of George Will…he still rocks), we can expect 20 trillion of debt to service and our deficit spending will continue to approximate 30% of our annual collections..BO will either piss all LIBS off by succombing to GOP positions or he won’t do anything…I do trust he will cut college tuition in half by 2022…and we thought Romney said some stupid stuff..

Too many incentives against taxpayers for either of these guys to effect “change”…I guess it’s gonna come from the outside…I have no clue what that means..

Let the floodgates of insults begin!!

RF

November 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

“shows why obama can’t lead and makes excuses for EVERYTHING…..this is fun”

Practicing the “elementary school mindset” so you can join in? Any chance you’ll answer my question at 7:38?

TM

November 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

Billy-bob– I am worried are you going to be able to handle 4 more years??

JamVet

November 5th, 2012
7:46 pm

billybob, for gawdsakes man, quit whining!

Talk about a broken record!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz5PYxEHb6o

ad

November 5th, 2012
7:46 pm

I’ve started to see Romney ads on Atlanta TV. I wonder if his folks are worried that Georgia is in play?

pete

November 5th, 2012
7:46 pm

getalife ,

Just like you get your from the lw media.

We’ll see.

josef

November 5th, 2012
7:47 pm

Okay, y’all, don’ say I didn’ try to warn you

“Even now, now, very now, an old black ram
Is tupping your white ewe. Arise, arise;
Awake the snorting citizens with the bell,
Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you.
Arise I say!”

Billybob

November 5th, 2012
7:47 pm

obama said today to a crowd that his way the last 4 years brought down deficits……has obama brought down deficits? what say you libs?
fact is that if you can’t be honest with yourself then you are somebody like jay

godless heathen

November 5th, 2012
7:47 pm

I admire your enthusiasm, but I don’t know if that would have had the effect that you desired. I’d also say that, if Romney loses, you’re going to see a doubling down on the previous double down on the numptiness of the far right.

That was my point, Bro. The whackos will say that the reason Obama was re-elected was that the GOP didn’t nominate someone like Santorum.

YouLibs

November 5th, 2012
7:49 pm

Right now, Nate Silver is calling an 86.3% probability that Obama wins. Silver won lots of accolades from statisticians last election, well before he almost aced his predictions.

If Romney wins, Silver would be remembered as the Gene Chizik of national polling analysts. I see Silver as more of a Nick Saban or Les Miles type.