CNN has it tied up at 49-49 with a high Democrat sample that probably doesn’t reflect reality. So, before the voting really begins tomorrow, here is my predicton for the 2012 election.

I fear that Romney will lose the close states (OH, PA, MN, CO, NV) and get very close to winning but not enough to put him over the top. While the polls may be biased, I just have a feeling he will not be pulling this one out. So that’s my prediction.

If Romney does win, I’ll celebrate (and watch MSNBC all night of course), but on 11/7, I’ll go back to hating him. He is/was marginally better than Obama, but not enough to make me happy he’s the new President. Maybe he’d surprise me, but I doubt it.

Make your own prediction at Hotair.

First we have this ad from Obama yesterday:

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Which very closely reflects Putin’s ad a few years prior. Although, I must admit that – at least – Putin had the taste to put attractive women in his ad. So point Putin, I guess.

Now, Obama has decided to up the ante and channel Mao in putting a dunce cap on Romney.

And Obama’s version:

And, as we all know Obama’s “Forward” campaign theme is a popular one among socialists around the world. So I guess it shouldn’t surprise you where we are at with about ten days to go until election.

Vote accordingly.

I think it’s come time to call a spade a spade. The Daily Caller is awful. It’s almost as bad as listening or watching to Sean Hannity on a regular basis. And believe me, it pains to me to say this, as both are ideologically inline with me. But let me explain.

Back on 10/2/2012, Daily Caller promised a huge expose on Obama from a tape they had acquired. It’d be huge – red headlined on the Drudge Report and everything. So it drops later that night and it turns out to be an unedited tape from a known 2007 speech Obama had given. Daily Caller made the decision to highlight certain aspects of the speech – the accent he uses and acknowledging his connections to Reverend Wright. Because of this, the tape was widely ignored (and panned, even in much of conservative circles) as nothing new – which it wasn’t. Well, it wasn’t new for what Daily Caller had highlighted.

But they completely ignored the blow out point of this video – the part which hadn’t been seen elsewhere. And that was Obama’s railing against the Federal Government’s supposed decision to not waive the Stafford Act after Hurricane Katrina. He was reinforcing Kanye West’s point that Bush doesn’t care about black people – in an attempt to forment rage at Bush. In fact, the Stafford Act had been waived. And Obama had voted against this measure.

As Thomas Sowell writes:

Because, less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that requirement for New York and Florida. More federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 and in Florida after hurricane Andrew, combined.

Unlike Jeremiah Wright’s church, the U.S. Senate keeps a record of who was there on a given day. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against — repeat, AGAINST — the legislation which included the waiver.

So. Obama both knew that the act had been waived. And he had voted against the waiver. So, he was lying to his audience to stir them up.

This was the only real news from the tape that the Daily Caller released. And it didn’t even register with them at the time of release. It took nearly a week for people to look into those remarks. A week too late for it to matter. So Daily Caller had a great scoop right in their grasp and fumbled it away.

So fast forward to today. Daily Caller has another “scoop” on Obama. That he had more connections with Wright than previously admitted to and he wanted his radical buddies put into positions of power. Earth shattering news? More like old news. This isn’t new, either. It just fits Obama’s pattern since he’s been in public life.

And here’s the problem. Daily Caller advertises all of these scoops as explosive, when they are really just duds or bad reporting. I get that the goal is to generate hits for their site, but these dud “scoops” are just going to make conservatives less likely to link to them in the future.

And this brings me to Sean Hannity. Hannity, in many conservatives’ estimation, is a GOP talking point robot much like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. He has had this same pattern. Market a huge scoop so that people will turn into his radio show or his Fox News show – then when people do, it turns into a dud. So what pull does Hannity have with the grass roots? None. And Daily Caller is following this same lead.

Which is probably why Hannity was in on the the 2007 tape revelation along with Daily Caller.

This is a great video for the campaign season.

Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.

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I know some people don’t believe that we are in a war between freedom and socialism in this country; but many on the right do. And the left, over these past 4 years, has not really done much to quell such fears. They’ve happily embraced every government intrusion that came long. Things unthinkable 10 years ago, are happily bandied about up DC. Liberals wanting to suppress free speech (in the name of blasphemy, naturally) is the next thing, of course.

And with the SCOTUS about to decide if we can sell our own property, the end game may be closer than one would imagine.

I tend to agree with Instapundit here, that the tape is most interesting thing about the new version of the tape is that it simply shows how far in the tank the media is for Obama and how invested in his victory they really are. Multiple news outlets went to Twitter before it was even re-released, to knock it down. Objectivity is completely out the window. What’s worse though are people like Althouse, who claims to be undecided turning this thing into an anti-Romney thing. Really? Really?

From my perspective, the tape doesn’t show anything that you didn’t already know about Obama. He’s a socialist. We’ve known that. He wants government involved in every aspect of your life. We know that. If you like this way of thinking – and its inevitable conclusion – that’s entirely on you and you have to live with that. But the idea that Althouse would say “Oh this video turns me off of Republicans” is stupid. After she spent months in Wisconsin covering the unions up there, she’s going to vote for people who wanted Scott Walker murdered? That didn’t reflect badly enough, apparently.

How any even mildly right thinking person could vote for a democrat after their shameful exercise in Wisconsin is beyond me. Hell, how any person with a brain would vote democrat after is confounding.

Nick Gillespie of Reason chimes in too. All I have to say about Nick and the people at Reason Magazine is this. Go back to your 2008 endorsements. If you endorsed Obama or said you’d vote for him, you are what’s wrong. McCain or Palin were too “scary” or “stupid” so you voted and endorsed a socialist. Good job, there. And, for the record – considering the buffoon we have for VP now, we really dodged a bullet with that Sarah Palin chick, didn’t we? Hasn’t everything she said about Obama in 2008 been proven accurate?