Hopefully in the next 48 hours this whole ordeal will be over. Something happened to me this year. I’m not entirely sure of all the reasons why, but whereas I usually eat up political seasons, this year I am feeling more fed up. I’m still passionate, still engaged, but definitely ready for this to be over!
Here are a few things to keep in mind as we head into Election Day:
- Remember how wrong the exits polls were in 2004 and 2008. I hope the media remembers this, as well. It is going to be a late night as we wait for those more rural counties in Ohio and Wisconsin to report their tallies. Expect Obama to have a sizable lead in Ohio earlier on. Romney should cut away at that lead as more counties report.
- Expect shock and awe from the media if Romney wins. I recommend not even turning on MSNBC. It’s bad for your heart.
- If Obama wins, watch Conservatives light Chris Christie on fire. I’m not convinced that their palling around after Sandy really made that big of a difference, but I appear to be in the minority on this point.
Here are my “No Matter What…” bottom lines:
- We are so incredibly blessed to live in a country in which there will be a peaceful transition of power. Amazing.
- I believe God’s word over the polls. Regardless of who wins, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.” (Proverbs 21:1) God is sovereign and good. I’m going to be fine.
Now, my predictions on the results: Romney will win big. I think the pollsters have massively underestimated the shift in the electorate toward Republicans. I created my own map at Real Clear Politics. My biggest uncertainty is Pennsylvania. A Romney win there could be a stretch. But even if he loses Pennsylvania, he wins the Electoral College. I also see a Romney win in Michigan and/or Minnesota as a possibility.
What about the Senate? If Romney wins the Presidency, Republicans take back the Senate. If he does not, Democrats will retain control of the Senate.
I could be wrong. It happens from time to time.