The title of a Yahoo! article released on November 4, 2012 is “OBAMA SEEMS TO have EARLY VOTE lead in key states” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-seems-early-vote-lead-key-states-204705391–election.html).
According to Michael McDonald, “an early voting expert at George Mason University who tallies voting statistics for the United States Elections Project”, “In 2008, the McCain campaign DIDN’T have ANY mobilization in place to really do early voting. This time around, the Romney campaign IS NOT making the same mistake as the McCain campaign did” obviously. Romney certainly WOULDN’T pick a COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT person like SARAH PALIN, who couldn’t distinguish NICOLAS SARKOZY from an imposter to be his running mate. Paul Ryan is WAY better than that.
“Romney’s campaign aides say they are doing SO MUCH (?) better than McCain did four years ago (2008) that Romney is in GREAT (?) shape to overtake Obama in MANY (?) of the MOST competitive states”. “so much better than” and “great shape” are the latest INTERPRETATIONS and the latest examples of a POLITICIAN‘s ARROGANCE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to Rich Beeson, “Romney’s political director”, “They are UNDERperforming what their 2008 numbers were and WE are OVERperforming where we were in 2008 (?)” Romney WAS NO LONGER IN PUBLIC OFFICE in 2008 (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney). “We feel VERY GOOD heading into the Tuesday (November 6, 2012) election”. Is this “good feeling” JUSTIFIED or is it the latest/yet another example of a POLITICIAN’s ARROGANCE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI)?
Finally, “Obama’s campaign counters that Romney CAN’T win the presidency simply by doing better than McCain”. McCain was undone in 2008 by SARAH PALIN. According to Jeremy Bird, “Obama’s national field director”,
To conclude, let’s return once again to the title and note “seems to”. Once again, this is a TENTATIVE situation and again, let’s reiterate the fact that THIS RACE WILL GO DOWN TO THE WIRE.