Confidence that Romney/Ryan will Win is Good; Overconfidence is Not.

The news of late has been very good.
That is
not a valid reason to slack off.
It is an excellent reason to push harder.

According to recent reports, President Obama’s reelection seems to be increasingly unlikely and Governor Romney is beginning to look like our next President. It may be time for the Democrats to panic and they are likely to do so.

Shortly before the recent elections in Venezuela, it seemed that Henrique Capriles would prevail and that el Presidente Chávez would lose. It did not happen that way. Now is not a time for those of us who oppose President Obama’s reelection to relax.

Here are a few excerpts from an excellent article posted today by Daniel at Venezuela News and Views summarizing the results, and analyzing the circumstances, of the October 7th election results in Venezuela.

The elections were not free

It is clear now that there were a lot of people that voted under duress. They were scared to find out at 3 PM that . . . the chavista electoral steam roller knew they had not voted yet. They got scared when they were hauled unto a van with other people that had not voted yet and were also found out. They were scared when they arrived at the voting center and saw strange machines and realized the privacy of vote was compromised. And thus they truly thought that chavismo would know whether they voted for Chavez or not.

. . . .

The elections were not fair

Making a complete account on why the elections were not fair would be a treatise. I will just limit myself to two very telling examples.

The media was overwhelmingly in favor of Chavez.  It bears repeating over and over again that Chavez controls Venezuelan media because people outside either cannot believe the extent of the control, or are outright lying about it. (Emphasis in original.)

Unions paying or bullying people into supporting President Obama? Busloads of voters arriving at the polls? Media bias in favor of President Obama? Buying votes with ObamaPhones and other goodies? Rejection of self-reliance in favor of dependency on Government? Additional similarities are apparent, but those above should suffice to compel everyone who wants to keep the United States’ electoral process free and fair to remain awake and alert. Here are a few things to look for. When the election is over it will be too late to change the results. Working now to prevent fraud and other abuse is necessary.

The United States is not Venezuela and President Obama is not el Presidente Chávez; yet. Could that happen? Maybe, unless we do our best to prevent it.

About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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2 Responses to Confidence that Romney/Ryan will Win is Good; Overconfidence is Not.

  1. joe barton says:

    Hey Dan, I want to remind you of something I wrote on a post of yours from Oct. 1 when Obama was leading comfortably and most liberals were thinking he had it in the bag:

    “Not that I think Obama will surely win. All common sense says that he [Obama] should be down in the polls. He’s a train wreck himself. I have little faith in him. The killings of the Ambassador and others in Libya appears to be a major security lapse, his supposed strong suit. Then he’s got the debates and two more economic reports coming out plus the Republican voter suppression efforts. I’m worried.
    I also don’t dismiss the critiques of the polls despite my bias telling me I should because the people who are peddling that stuff are the most biased people on the political scene.”

    Now it’s conservatives’ turn to be overconfident. And only now will they believe the Gallup poll (because it has Romney way up) even though it’s an outlier. (what happened to the conspiracy by the pollsters? unless, of course, the strategy is to make conservatives complacent so they won’t bother to vote. it only works that way for conservatives, never liberals) Never mind the other polls that have Obama up slightly. Or the Rasmussen poll (the only one they used to believe because it had better results for Romney) that shows it practically even.

    I tend to be a pessimist but not overly so. I knew things could change, and they did. To me, it looks like Romney probably has a slight lead. But that could change too. This Benghazi thing could hurt Obama but another good jobs report could help him.

    And Dan, this ‘voter fraud’ fraud is the real fraud. After all their yelling and hysteria and accusations, the ‘fraud’ fraudsters haven’t presented a single incident of significant voter fraud. Meanwhile, it’s the conservatives who have engaged in all sorts of underhanded shenanigans to manipulate the votes and have been caught doing so many times. The only convictions I’ve ever heard of are on the Republican side. Hopefully, their efforts will backfire and produce a larger Dem turnout.

    Anyway Dan, how’s it going? I’ve been wanting to ask you some questions about your years at Yale. I’ll get to that next time.

  2. bunkerville says:

    I suspect that at the very least, Obama will tie up many state elections in court if it does not go his way. He will not go quietly into that dark night.

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