The ongoing collapse of President Obama's campaign may lead to some extraordinary stunts during Monday's last debate, but no matter what he tries, it is very unlikely that the president can reverse the enormous momentum behind Mitt Romney's campaign.
(One data point. Congressman John Campbell, a frequent guest on my radio show, polled his district this week. It is Califronia's 45. John McCain carried it by 4.7 points in 2008. Mitt Romney is almost 20 points ahead in this cycle. Campbell reports that this sort of result is showing up across the country.)
I don't know if we are in a position at the present to make such a sweeping and optimistic statement, but I'll tell you how to determine when the other side has given up. It will be simple to recognize. Ready?The nation is simply finished with a president whose rhetoric has never been matched by his actions, and whose performance has removed Jimmy Carter from the bottom of the rankings of the modern president.
When the major news outlets start tantalizing us that an Obama loss might lead to riots and violence, you will know that it's over. Now, my statement is not a reflection on minorities in this country. On the contrary, it is a reflection of white liberals in this country. They are the ones who will tote this line of reasoning, because they are indeed racist. To white liberals, minorities are a tool to their success. If they can whip up fervor to their personal cause, all the better. But, white liberals never perceive minorities as thinking, patriotic Americans. They define them in generalities, just like they do everything else.
So, when the threat of violence and riots hit the mainstream media bylines, toast the victory, for that's all she wrote.