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  •  Romney hasn't lost ANYTHING. Again - these... (3+ / 0-)
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    Micheline, drmah, Shippo1776

    ...are POLLS - and NOTHING BUT polls: people answering phone calls from their COUCHES.

    NONE of these polls - OR the electoral college maps - NONE of it, which looks so nice for President Obama right now, mean ANYTHING. Not ONE. DAMN. THING...

    ...without TURNOUT.

    If the people answering these polls don't vote? NONE OF THIS MATTERS - and NONE of it matters now. STOP POSTING POLLS and COMMENTING, people, and VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL OFA OFFICE FOR SHIFTS OF PHONEBANKING, CANVASSING AND REGISTERING VOTERS. THEN EDUCATE VOTERS IN YOUR STATE ON THE NEW I.D. LAWS. THEN, on election day, after you vote, DRIVE PEOPLE TO THE POLLS. People in your neighborhood - knock on doors - ask them if they've voted - if they haven't, GET THEM THERE.

    As far as we're concerned, we're LOSING. Right wingers and conservative indies will be CAMPING OUT at polling places the night before election day. They'll be SWARMING poll places on the day. The right wing will probably be driving people in from OTHER STATES to vote. Election machines will, as they always do, break down in minority districts in GOP-governed blue states. Rick Scott and Scott Walker and in PA, and elsewhere, don't think for ONE SECOND that there won't be votes "LOST" or "misplaced". Don't think for a SECOND that voting machines won't be tampered with or that votes won't be counted in secret locations, with no oversight.

    And ESPECIALLY: don't think for a SECOND that African-American or Latino turnout will be what it was in 2008 - or that Democrats and liberals will vote in the numbers we did in 2008 - PEOPLE WILL STAY HOME - so GET THEM OFF THEIR BUTTS - because if we DON'T - and if we aren't working in the STREET for OFA EVERY chance we get for the next 6 weeks, Romney WILL win. PERIOD. Romney will WIN. PERIOD. Romney will win. PERIOD. And all of us will wonder, along with the pollsters, how the polls got it all wrong - and it will be because of TURNOUT - because we got COMPLACENT.

    THIS IS ALL HANDS ON DECK. GET OFF THE INTERNET - AND GET INTO THE STREET.

    My WIFE's (who has a chronic illness and can't get health insurance right now) life DEPENDS on Obama's re-election. Our FUTURE depends on this election in the most PERSONAL TERMS.

    GET OFF YOUR ASS, PEOPLE.

    Sincerely,

    Me - who refuses to wake up on November 7th to President-Elect Romney and VP-Elect Ryan and find out it was because THEIR SIDE GOT MORE PEOPLE TO THE POLLS.

    ONCE AGAIN: POLLS. MEAN. NOTHING. TURNOUT. MEANS. EVERYTHING.

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