Monday, August 22, 2011

Poll: Obama and Rick Perry are All Tied Up

I just had to read this ABC News article that reports on a poll conducted by Gallup this past week shows that if the election were held today, Barack Obama and Rick Perry would be in a tie at 47% each.

Obviously then, the Presidency would be thrown to the House of Representatives where insanity prevails.

Unless, of course, there is a question on the legality of some of the votes in some of the swing states. Then, of course, the Presidency would be thrown to the Supreme Court which these days makes the House look like a paragon of judicial sobriety.

These are two scenarios, but the chances of them coming to pass are highly unlikely.

As the article further explains, a poll taken this far away from the General Election is about as likely to be a predictive tool of who will actually win the election as a wet thumb being able to predict the path of a hurricane.

A year away from the 1980 election, polls had Jimmy Carter handily beating Ronald Reagan.

Bill Clinton was in real trouble running against Bob Dole a year out, another dead heat, until he pulled out an 8 point difference.

And George W. handily beat Al Gore a year before the elections, and that is just a little different than the actual result: Legalized Coronation in the Supreme Court.

No, polls this far out in front of the General Election are pretty pointless. Don’t believe me? The same poll has Barack Obama beating Ron Paul by a paltry 2 points.

Ron Paul? Are you kidding me?

What is completely obvious to me is that the American people still have no idea who Rick Perry is. So let me edumacate you: Rick Perry is the guy who wants to turn Medicare into a private business. He is the guy who says that Social Security is a Ponzi Scheme. Rick Perry is the guy who believes that Earth is 6000 years old and global climate change is a hoax. Rick Perry is the guy who questions some aspects of the Voting Rights Act and also forgot that The South actually lost that little argument about being able to secede from the Union whenever they want to.

 A hundred and forty six years ago.

And that’s just the tip of the (melting) iceberg.

Believe me, I am the first to doubt the competence of the average American voter, but a 47-47 tie?

No way.

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