Jonah Goldberg: prescient thoughts on a youth-focused culture

Yeah, yeah, this is an older video, but given the sway of the youth vote this past election, it is certainly relevant:

Video Roundup: Bill O’Reilly (on traditional America) and Adam Carolla (on why the system isn’t rigged)

Bill O’Reilly outlines what is really at state in the coming years:

Adam Carolla opines regarding the Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren’s stance that the “system is rigged:”

Peggy Noonan: This loss provides the Republican Party an opportunity to change

The most interesting snippet from Peggy Noonan’s comments was her breakdown of two key questions in the exit polling: Democrats prevailed on the “who cares about you” question, but the “who shares your values,” question went for the Republicans.

New campaign strategy: next time let’s not nominate “wackos and weirdos and witches”

The loss of the White House was bad…the missed opportunity in the Senate was worse.  Michael Barone breaks it down:

 

Romney’s momentum accelerating

James Pethokoukis writes that Mitt Romney may be cruising to a “decisive victory” on Election Day. Fox News also has had a few videos of the latest take on the race out of Ohio.

Obama’s (weird) voting-as-your-“first time”-ad vs. Romney’s ad about momentum

The ad is telling, in that it belies a certain level of desperation that must be pervading the Obama campaign at this point. Ask yourself: is this the type of political ad that an incumbent President, with building momentum into the last week of the campaign, puts out?  It doesn’t feel like it does it?  It feels small.

Now, take a look at the most recent ad released online from the Romney campaign (I didn’t cherry pick-it, it was just the more recent one that I found when I navigated over to the campaign website…but it makes the point beautifully):

 

State of the race: Trajectory is bending towards Romney (thank heavens)

Michael Barone points out that part of the reason why Romney is gaining ground on Obama is as a result of the voter preference in swing-state suburbs.  He’s seeing a patterns similar to the 1980 election:

What we may be seeing, as we drink from the fire hose of multiple poll results pouring in, is a slow motion 1980.  The Gallup tracking poll, whose procedure for designating likely voters makes it very susceptible to shifts in the balance of enthusiasm, has been showing Romney ahead by 5 to 7 points.  That suggests that since the Oct. 3 debate Republicans have been consistently more motivated to vote than at least temporarily disheartened Democrats.

 Karl Rove outlines diagnoses the state of the campaign.  The good news is that Romney’s momentum is building and the Obama campaign is becoming increasingly desperate.

Wednesday’s RealClearPolitics.com average of polls showed Mr. Romney with 48% support to President Barack Obama’s 47.1%. On the eve of the Denver debate, Mr. Romney had 46% and Mr. Obama 49.1%.

More revealing, in the past week’s 40 national surveys, Mr. Romney was at or above 50% in 11, with Mr. Obama at or above 50% in one. Mr. Romney leads 48.9% to 46.7% in an average of these surveys. At this same point in 2004, President George W. Bush led Sen. John Kerry in this composite average, 48.9% to 45.8%…

This race will be close, depending on a few states. The good news for Mr. Romney is that the ones he needs are breaking his way. He leads in most recent polls in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire and Colorado.

That puts the former Massachusetts governor at 263 in the Electoral College with Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and the great prize, Ohio, still up for grabs. In those states, Mr. Obama has at best a thin edge, while Mr. Romney has momentum, a stronger argument, and time to grab the seven additional electoral votes he needs.

An incumbent president’s final number in opinion polls is often his Election Day share of his vote. Undecided voters generally swing the challenger’s way. So if Mr. Obama goes into Nov. 6 below 50% in these states—as he now is in almost every one—he is likely to lose them and his chance at a second term.

The Des Moines Register writes about a visit by Mitt Romney.  They’re assessment?  “This must be what momentum looks like.”

 

Video: Colorado Rally at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Walt Disney World already at work on Mitt Romney figure for Hall of Presidents!

Walt Disney World already at work on Mitt Romney figure for Hall of Presidents!.

Debate Video Roundup

Dick Morris: Romney won (making it 3-0 in the debates)

CBS Focus Group of undecided voters: Romney won

Britt Hume adds his assessment: Romney was “smooth, fluid, and well-informed.”

Charles Krauthammer: Romney won unequivocally.

 George Will: Debate shows us the reversal between parties.