Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obama to Declare Victory Early to Demoralize Mitt Romney Supporters?

Such is the word/concern from someone who claims 'very reliable sources'. I am a bit dubious. While it may be true that the Obama campaign war-gamed such a scenario (and they may not be the only ones), it is a very risky move. Anyone who has decided to pull the lever for Romney is not going to believe anything they here coming out of the Obama camp. Indeed it seems just as likely, if not more likely, that an Obama supporter would hear the message and decide not to waist their time voting if their candidate has it in the bag, than a Romney voter being demoralized into not voting. I am also not sure I see how the timeline works. As bad as the media is, it seems inconceivable that they would hand the election to one candidate before the Mountain Time state polls even close. Lastly, the fact that this report is out, and has gotten some circulation, makes the move even less likely. Now if the Obama campaign tries it people will point back to this story and say that the Democrats are panicking.

Certainly someone thing to watch out for, but I would be surprised if either campaign tires this as a way to discourage the other side's supporters from voting.


"New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory in the presidential election based on early voting numbers in an attempt to “demoralize Mitt Romney supporters.”

Citing a “very solid source” in Chicago, Thor says the Obama campaign is looking to make it appear to voters that they have “this thing sewed up and are less than 24 hours to victory,” according to his source.

Meanwhile, team Obama will also urge voters to get out and vote so they can say they were part of the important 2012 election that resulted in a second term for Obama.

While Thor can’t reveal his source, he told TheBlaze multiple times that the source is very reliable.

The flip side of the coin, the author explained, is that the Obama campaign is counting on the mainstream media to drive home their narrative should they implement this strategy.

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