What are President Obama's chances in real life of being re-elected? Well, pretty good according to the very well respected website fivethirtyeight.com. SEE: The Simple Case for Why Obama Is the Favorite Traditionally, a candidates' support is overrated immediately after their convention. After the Republican convention, Romney was virtually tied in the polls with Obama. If tying the president is an overstatement of the support that actually exists for Romney, it is a fairly dismal possibility that he is going to get over that hump, and overtake the president by election day. Alright, let's learn a little bit more. SEE: Conventions May Put Obama in Front-Runner’s Position Polls are indicating, Obama is getting a bounce from his convention, which will put him in a front-runner position, forcing team Romney, to play catch up vs. a sitting president.
|President Obama in real life|
Romney, does have one advantage. His side will have more money to work with, thanks to the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court. But what really is there, for the Romney supporters to put in a political ad about Obama, that the American people haven't already heard a gorillion times? George W. Bush was able to win close elections by mobilizing his base. However, the true believers of the Republican party are really Christian Evangelicals. They are the ones that went out, and busted their rumps for President Bush. Mitt Romney is not an Evangelical, and has flip flopped on the issues that are most important to them. Paul Ryan might be more their style, but he is not an Evangelical either. Ryan is Catholic, and more famous for his desire to slash social programs, than his stance on social issues. I personally don't see the Evangelical churches working with the same fervor for Romney-Ryan, as they did for Bush-Cheney.
BLAH BLAH BLAH, long story short... President Obama is going to be re-elected. Sorry to ruin the suspense for ya all. (DISCLAIMER: I have not really factored in the effect Independent presidential candidate Abraham Fungus Jr. will have on all this, since the media universally ignores him... Yeah. So, maybe I'm wrong.)
CLONKED MY BONKERS
There is a new craze that has just hit the internets. It is the CLONKED MY BONKERS craze. As far as I can tell...getting your bonkers clonked, is sort of like getting your jimmies rustled. SEE: That Really Rustled My Jimmies: The Complete Collection
Anyway, here are some examples of this exciting new meme...
|the THAT REALLY CLONKED MY BONKERS gorilla|
|the YOU JUST CLONKED MY BONKERS bear|
|BONKERS STATUS: CLONKED|
Well kids, I don't know who is directly responsible for all this bonkers clonking... But as soon as I find out, I will get back to you dear readers, and you will be the first ones to get the scoop on it.
Once again, God bless you, and please remember to support your local zoo.
Stay classy, Chicago!