Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tell me it ain't so .....


In the Fall of 1980 my friend Tom and me took a sail on the Bay—it was cold, but we were young and hearty—and discussed the upcoming election.  I was hardcore Reagan, Tom a Carter man.  Even though polls showed an even race, or even favoring Jummy, I remember saying that there was no fkg
There’s a new Bloomberg national poll out, and if you ever had any illusions about the well-documented evidence that Donald Trump would be a Hindenburg-sized disaster as a general election candidate against Hillary Clinton, this should lay those doubts to rest. Trump trails Hillary by 18 points, 54-36, and the news gets worse from there. [RED STATE]
way Carter could be re-elected after his miserable performance.  We bet something, probably beers, and in a few short days I collected.  Two words: Silent Majority.

It took me a long time to realize that news media had sufficiently concentrated forces to changed the landscape.  I lost my bet to Tom in 1992 when Clinton swept into office with less then 50% of the vote, thanks also to Ross fkg Perot.  I thought it was an anomaly, but it was me who got fluked.

Today it seems impossible that Hillary Clinton could be elected President.  I don't have to go through the litany.   Red State, the erstwhile sensible conservative blog  is just one of the anti-Trump GOP handmaidens predicting disaster if the GOP doesn't nominate ABT.  But I'm thinking déjà vu all over again.  Silent Majority. If I'm wrong, then I shall have been lucky enough to have lived a great life in the best nation heretofore known on earth.  Fkm.


Juice said...

The more Libs cry the more they fear and set out to destroy a candidate and deceive the public. Wait, did I type Libs? Insert the comfy GOP bastids in that spot as well.

Anonymous said...

Early polling (Wikipedia) in Feb/Mar 1980 had Carter ahead. Reagan 31% to Carter at 60% (pre John Anderson). Not saying Trump is a Reagan, just saying polls this early often don't mean much.

Anonymous said...

I think the tea party activists are just the tip of the iceberg of the silent majority I saw in my youth.

Sonoboy said...

As Rush-baby has stated on numerous occasions concerning the Left: 'They will show us who they fear'. I believe the polling at this point is to provide ammo both for the Demos and the GOP. Oh, and the Pundits, can't leave them out. But they can't cover up the voter turnout, so that's what's guiding my views at this point.

And, BTW, I still remember THAT election day in 1980. Carter had gotten the internal polling and knew he had lost. His VOICE was the other thing he lost that day; true symbolism, if you ask me...

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