Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” – Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography: The Chapters from the North American Review
That Liberal Bastion (I said “Bastion”, not…well, you know…), The Washington Post, led with the following story this morning…
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven’t won in a generation, or to stay a current course that, if conditions hold, would deliver her a resounding electoral college victory.
After two tumultuous weeks focused on Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, Clinton is ahead in nearly all of the key battleground states where her campaign has directed the most resources, according to many recent polls. But some once-solidly Republican states — notably Arizona, Georgia and Utah — now also appear to be in play.
Clinton aides said they see advantages to running up the score in the electoral college, where 270 votes wins the White House. Victories in unexpected places could boost that total, handing her more of a mandate come January and decreasing the potency of Trump’s complaints of a “rigged” election.
But victories in core battleground states such as Pennsylvania and New Hampshire would almost assuredly cut off Trump’s path as well. Those states are also home to key down-ballot races that will determine control of the Senate, an important factor in how much support Clinton would have while launching an agenda in January.
“It’s true more and more states are emerging as truly competitive,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said. “We are closely following the situations in those states even as we refuse to take anything for granted in the core battlegrounds, which also happen to be the sites of some of the biggest Senate races.”
The issue is predominantly about resources. Clinton and the Democratic Party entered October with twice as much money in the bank as Trump and the Republicans, but some in Clinton’s camp have cautioned against any late moves that could jeopardize a victory in states she appears to have nailed down.
“We’ve got to get our win,” said a senior Clinton aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the campaign’s strategy. “We have to make sure we focus on keeping the pressure on and doing the things we need to build up as many electoral votes as we can.”
The campaign is expected to decide in the coming days whether to make a more aggressive play for states such as Georgia, which is being eyed as one of the more promising opportunities for Clinton, and Arizona, where a couple of high-profile surrogates are being deployed this week: Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on Tuesday and Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is not willing to concede publicly that any states on the map are lost, maintaining that Clinton’s low favorability ratings and Trump’s anti-establishment message will push undecided voters and independents to break for Trump in the final leg of the campaign.
“We’re seeing a much more competitive contest than you’re analyzing them to be. We’re still playing a very active role in these states and obviously making as big of a play as possible,” said Trump spokesman Jason Miller. “There isn’t anything that’s not a priority. We don’t want to isolate it and say, everything comes down to these states.”
Added Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway: “Every time they get overconfident, we snap back.”
Conway said there may be a need to reallocate resources in the remaining weeks, but she noted that it’s “a little premature” to announce when or where that might happen.
“Premature” is an interesting word for Ms. Conway to use in a Presidential Campaign Race..
In fact. it brings to mind another case of the Main Stream Media attempting to make history rather than report on it, which backfired spectacularly…
“Dewey Defeats Truman” was a famously incorrect banner headline on the front page of the first edition of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948. Incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman, who had been expected to lose to Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential race, won the election. A delighted Truman was photographed at St. Louis Union Station holding a copy of his premature political obituary. Only a few hundred copies of the paper were published before the Tribune issued a second edition that backed off from proclaiming a winner. The headline is a cautionary tale for journalists about the dangers of being first to break a story without being certain of its accuracy. It is also a caution about allowing editorial preference to cloud judgment; the Tribune had been strongly against Truman throughout the campaign.
The story by reporter Arthur Sears Henning also reported Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate that would work with President Dewey. Henning wrote “Dewey and Warren won a sweeping victory in the presidential election yesterday. The early returns showed the Republican ticket leading Truman and Vice President Alben W. Barkley pretty consistently in the western and southern states” and added that “indications were that the complete returns would disclose that Dewey won the presidency by an overwhelming majority of the electoral vote.” As it turned out, Truman won the electoral vote by a 303-189 majority over Dewey and Strom Thurmond (though a swing of just a few thousand votes in Ohio, Illinois, and California would have produced a Dewey victory), and the Democrats regained control of both the House and the Senate. Truman was handed a copy of the paper and displayed it to a crowd of well-wishers from his train in St. Louis, Missouri.
In later years, the publishers of the Tribune were able to laugh about the blunder. As the 25th anniversary of the 1948 election approached, the Tribune had planned to give Truman a plaque containing a replica of the erroneous banner headline. However, Truman died on December 26, 1972, before the gift could be bestowed.
When you begin to enter a discussion with Liberals on a Facebook Political Page or on a Political Website, they will hit you with a barrage of push polls to prove that Hillary Clinton will be elected President on November 8th.
The truth is, the national polls, which they love so much, are designed by Liberal Pollsters to show you what they want you to see.
A poll is a manipulated “reality”. It is a snapshot in time of a pre-arranged sample of anywhere from 500 to 2,000 Americans, which is usually weighted to show what the pollster wants to show.
The majority of national polls are usually weighted to show the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is ahead of Donald J Trump in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
This is accomplished by the simple method of polling more democratic Registered Voters than Republicans or self-identified “Independents”, who usually turn out to be Liberal Democrats who purposely identify themselves falsely as being Independent Voters.
The Godfather of Conservative Talk Radio, Rush Limbaugh, recently gave the following advice concerning these polls…
Now, I even find it fascinating that some of the Drive-By Media commentators on these estimable networks like CNN are actually now wringing their hands in concern that it looks like such a landslide win for Hillary that they are worried Democrat turnout will be suppressed. They think, because of their polls and just their general analysis of things, they think it’s gonna be a 50-state landslide. They think Hillary’s gonna win every electoral vote.
And they’re afraid that if too many people on their side think this, that there’s gonna be massive people staying at home. No need for me to vote. It’s a pain in the butt to get out of the house and get to the polls and stand in line. If I don’t need to, I’m not going. That’s what they claim they’re worried about. Maybe. But what they’re really trying to do is make you think there’s no point in you voting. So I can’t tell you about the polls. I mean, we’ve been through this backwards and forwards. Just don’t let ’em affect you one way or the other.
The Main Stream Media’s obvious advocacy of Hillary Clinton , which involves the manufacturing of these “push polls” and which also includes their intentional Media Blackout of stories pertaining to the WikiLeaks E-mail Scandal, her sparsely attended Campaign Rallies, and her obviously failing health are an egregious violation of Journalistic Ethics which endangers the safety of our Sovereign Nation and our Electoral Process.
The cold, harsh reality is the fact that America simply cannot afford to elect an Marxist-Alinsky-ite, whose health is failing, as our next President, whom the overwhelming majority of average Americans view as untrustworthy.
Morally, ethically, mentally, and physically, Hillary Clinton is unfit to occupy the Office of the Presidency of the United States of America.
And, despite the best efforts of Liberal Pollsters, no “manufactured reality” is going to change that fact.
Until He Comes,