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2012-10-26 08:59:20 AM  
He must be dreaming. 538 has Minnesota at 97.4% of going Obama. Obama would have better luck taking NC and Florida
 
2012-10-26 09:24:36 AM  
Hahano.
 
2012-10-26 09:27:10 AM  
Is Mitt Romney the Unskewed Polls guy?
 
2012-10-26 09:32:34 AM  

Yeah, I could rock her like a doctor
If I found a way to get her off first
I could own her, the crazy loner If I found my way to Minnesoter
I'm in a slumber, I'm sawing lumber
I saw my baby dance a Latin number With her shirt off, man her skin's soft
But in a mood she'd rather if I jerked off
If I found my way to Minnesoter Minnesoter, oh yeah

 
2012-10-26 09:34:39 AM  
Would Unskewed lie?

unskewedpolls.com
 
2012-10-26 09:38:13 AM  

BunkoSquad: Would Unskewed lie?

[unskewedpolls.com image 600x515]


Oregon? really? I get that it's unskewed and everything, but they really think a bunch of pot-smoking hippies are going to vote for a Mormon who is so uptight, the English shunned him?
 
2012-10-26 09:48:37 AM  
On the Political and Intelligence spectrum I am somewhere between JerseyTim and BillCo and Skinnyhead and even I am conceding Minnesota to Obama.
 
2012-10-26 10:01:15 AM  

SlothB77: On the Political and Intelligence spectrum I am somewhere between JerseyTim and BillCo and Skinnyhead and even I am conceding Minnesota to Obama.


How about you click on a profile every now and then.
 
2012-10-26 10:05:01 AM  
Romney's doing the same thing Bush did in 2000 when he campaigned in CA near the end of the campaign - you project confidence, hoping it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
 
2012-10-26 10:05:54 AM  

SlothB77: BillCo and Skinnyhead


I haven't seen them in a while. I guess Skinny lost his internet privileged again. Maybe Bill was finally committed.
 
2012-10-26 10:10:46 AM  

JerseyTim: SlothB77: On the Political and Intelligence spectrum I am somewhere between JerseyTim and BillCo and Skinnyhead and even I am conceding Minnesota to Obama.

How about you click on a profile every now and then.


LMAO!

That's funny. Very funny.
 
2012-10-26 10:14:31 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-26 10:21:03 AM  
Romney also believes that Syria is Iran's path to the sea.

pixel.nymag.com
 
2012-10-26 10:27:46 AM  

JerseyTim: SlothB77: On the Political and Intelligence spectrum I am somewhere between JerseyTim and BillCo and Skinnyhead and even I am conceding Minnesota to Obama.

How about you click on a profile every now and then.


My apologies, JerseyTim. I have you confused with someone else. That error on my part pretty much validates my comment, though.
 
2012-10-26 10:30:59 AM  

ManateeGag: SlothB77: BillCo and Skinnyhead

I haven't seen them in a while. I guess Skinny lost his internet privileged again. Maybe Bill was finally committed.


just a week and a half before the election and they leave me to carry the derp load all by myself.
 
2012-10-26 11:04:07 AM  

cretinbob: Romney also believes that Syria is Iran's path to the sea.

[pixel.nymag.com image 560x375]


Well he didn't specify which sea now, did he, Mr. Smartypants?
 
2012-10-26 11:05:52 AM  

SlothB77: ManateeGag: SlothB77: BillCo and Skinnyhead

I haven't seen them in a while. I guess Skinny lost his internet privileged again. Maybe Bill was finally committed.

just a week and a half before the election and they leave me to carry the derp load all by myself.


Heavy is the head that wears the crown. And unfortunately, you're not nearly as obnoxious. I fear you may not be up to that challenge.
 
2012-10-26 11:07:35 AM  
I heartily approve of Mitt Romney wasting money in Minnesota instead of Ohio and Iowa.
 
2012-10-26 11:08:02 AM  
Yeah my state isn't completely moronic. Sure we have Bachmann, but I am hoping that the I Dig Graves! campaign slogan works and Jim Graves unseats the twuntsneeze.
 
2012-10-26 11:09:25 AM  

SlothB77: ManateeGag: SlothB77: BillCo and Skinnyhead

I haven't seen them in a while. I guess Skinny lost his internet privileged again. Maybe Bill was finally committed.

just a week and a half before the election and they leave me to carry the derp load all by myself.


I fear that this display of humanity may automatically disqualify you from the position.
 
2012-10-26 11:10:39 AM  

LlamaGirl: Yeah my state isn't completely moronic. Sure we have Bachmann, but I am hoping that the I Dig Graves! campaign slogan works and Jim Graves unseats the twuntsneeze.


That's really the slogan? That's far funnier than it should be
 
2012-10-26 11:12:06 AM  

somedude210: BunkoSquad: Would Unskewed lie?

[unskewedpolls.com image 600x515]

Oregon? really? I get that it's unskewed and everything


lmao. I've never read that site before. They have Romney winning Minnesota by 4. Oregon by 6. Iowa and Ohio by 8. Colorodo by 9.
 
2012-10-26 11:16:44 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: somedude210: BunkoSquad: Would Unskewed lie?

[unskewedpolls.com image 600x515]

Oregon? really? I get that it's unskewed and everything

lmao. I've never read that site before. They have Romney winning Minnesota by 4. Oregon by 6. Iowa and Ohio by 8. Colorodo by 9.


See now, I could at least understand why they put Iowa, Ohio and Colorado in there since they are technically swing states, but seriously Oregon? They have state-sponsored suicide and they're pushing for legalization of pot. These guys are more delusional than I thought
 
2012-10-26 11:21:29 AM  
It's not about Minnesota - it's about covering the media markets on the west side of Wisconsin. Running ads in the Twin Cities media markets gets you coverage not only in Minnesota, but parts of Wisconsin as well, and maybe parts of Northern Iowa.

No way in hell Romney will win Minnesota, but Wisconsin is very competitive this year, and if you have the money to spend on ad buys, that's not a bad place to run some ads.
 
2012-10-26 11:21:51 AM  
In fairness to Reagan (peace be upon his name) he probably would have won Minnesota if it hadn't been his opponent's home state.
 
2012-10-26 11:22:13 AM  

SlothB77: ManateeGag: SlothB77: BillCo and Skinnyhead

I haven't seen them in a while. I guess Skinny lost his internet privileged again. Maybe Bill was finally committed.

just a week and a half before the election and they leave me to carry the derp load all by myself.


I lol'd.

This thread sure could use some statisticals from Portland.
 
2012-10-26 11:23:14 AM  

WombatControl: It's not about Minnesota - it's about covering the media markets on the west side of Wisconsin. Running ads in the Twin Cities media markets gets you coverage not only in Minnesota, but parts of Wisconsin as well, and maybe parts of Northern Iowa.

No way in hell Romney will win Minnesota, but Wisconsin is very competitive this year, and if you have the money to spend on ad buys, that's not a bad place to run some ads.


Adding Paul Ryan to the ticket should make Wisconsin....a tie? What does your derp model tell you, WI going red?
 
2012-10-26 11:23:24 AM  
Where's that electoral prediction map by Glenn Beck when you need it?
 
2012-10-26 11:24:53 AM  

JerseyTim: SlothB77: On the Political and Intelligence spectrum I am somewhere between JerseyTim and BillCo and Skinnyhead and even I am conceding Minnesota to Obama.

How about you click on a profile every now and then.


Just read your statements on politics in your profile.


Is a subscription to your newsletter more or less expensive than TotalFark? In any case, sign me up.
 
2012-10-26 11:26:41 AM  
So, you're telling me that my state, the one where I watched both my Democratic Senators, my Democratic Governor and my Democratic Congressman (who is also a Muslim) march in the Pride Weekend Parade, is gonna vote Romney?

What color is the sky while you have your head up your own ass?
 
2012-10-26 11:26:48 AM  
p.twimg.com

Book it libs.
 
2012-10-26 11:27:30 AM  

NateGrey: SlothB77: ManateeGag: SlothB77: BillCo and Skinnyhead

I haven't seen them in a while. I guess Skinny lost his internet privileged again. Maybe Bill was finally committed.

just a week and a half before the election and they leave me to carry the derp load all by myself.

I lol'd.

This thread sure could use some statisticals from Portland.


I miss that frightened and delusional little weirdo.
 
2012-10-26 11:30:36 AM  

userserve-ak.last.fm
"Take Minnesota....please!"

 
2012-10-26 11:31:35 AM  
They also think Wisconsin is in play.
 
2012-10-26 11:32:51 AM  
I'd be surprised but they've been constantly dumping (a relatively) small amout of cash in Michigan for months as well. Good luck with that.

Romney's campaign and allied PACs have left an awful lot to be desired regarding how they spend their cash.
 
2012-10-26 11:33:53 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-26 11:33:55 AM  
I will add the same information as in the "OMG, Obama has to advertise in MN!!!!" thread, MN stations are watched by a large portion of NW Wisconsin. There are not a lot of powerful stations in Northern Wisconsin.
 
2012-10-26 11:34:10 AM  

dywed88: 1) To try and influence down-ticket races. I don't know whether there are any close House races in the state, but just getting the party more attention (and more voters to the polls) will help other races


Minnesota has a chance to send crazy eyes packing.

Businessman Jim Graves is new type of challenge for Bachmann
 
2012-10-26 11:34:59 AM  
take it where? Canadia? Good riddance, frozen wasteland!

/never been
 
2012-10-26 11:35:18 AM  
Romney believes he can do what Reagan could not: Take MinnesotaDenounce Apartheid Refuse Negotiations with Terrorists Cut Taxes Reduce the Deficit Out-scumbag Nixon?
 
2012-10-26 11:36:19 AM  

skullkrusher: take it where? Canadia? Good riddance, frozen wasteland!

/never been


It's a nice place to visit, especially the Boundary Waters, if you don't mind mosquitoes and black flies.
 
2012-10-26 11:37:01 AM  

dywed88: somedude210: He must be dreaming. 538 has Minnesota at 97.4% of going Obama. Obama would have better luck taking NC and Florida

Winning the state is not the point. There are a few reasons to do this:

1) To try and influence down-ticket races. I don't know whether there are any close House races in the state, but just getting the party more attention (and more voters to the polls) will help other races
2) Try and divert Democratic attention to the state
3) Project confidence to your party and hopefully demoralize the opposition (make a few Democratic voters think "if he is going after Minnesota he already has the others in the bag")
4) The money is going to some friend (i.e. the TV station he is buying from is a backer)
5) To be able to claim he paid attention to such states in the future

As it is, they probably have enough money that a few small buys in strongly democratic states is negligable


1) Bachmann is in some danger. I know they've got some state house elections too.
2) This might be a thought, but I think Axelrod et al are too smart to fall for it. It's like McCain refusing to put much of an effort into IN four years ago, figuring if he's lost IN, he's already lost. Also IIRC the Dem base in WI is Madison, Milwaukee, and the counties on the river itself.
3) I wonder though how much effect an ad barrage might be on a previously unexposed electorate. Folks in VA, OH, FL, are all jaded and ads are just there to prevent the other side from having ALL the ads. But if Romney came on and bombarded say PA or MI with ads, would that make more of a useful difference? Or for Obama, bombarding AZ, GA, or MO with ads? (Is anyone contesting MO seriously?)
4) Possible.
5) Possible.
 
2012-10-26 11:37:19 AM  

meat0918: skullkrusher: take it where? Canadia? Good riddance, frozen wasteland!

/never been

It's a nice place to visit, especially the Boundary Waters, if you don't mind mosquitoes and black flies.


yeah I was just messing around. I wanna go see it one day. Wouldn't mind checking out Minnie.
 
2012-10-26 11:38:25 AM  

somedude210: Oregon? really? I get that it's unskewed and everything, but they really think a bunch of pot-smoking hippies are going to vote for a Mormon who is so uptight, the English shunned him?


Not just the English, but the Amish as well!

/Ba-dum. TSH!
 
2012-10-26 11:38:45 AM  
Do these people know that they are lying to themselves or do they honestly believe it? Are political schizophrenics self aware?
 
2012-10-26 11:38:45 AM  

dywed88: somedude210: He must be dreaming. 538 has Minnesota at 97.4% of going Obama. Obama would have better luck taking NC and Florida

Winning the state is not the point. There are a few reasons to do this:

1) To try and influence down-ticket races. I don't know whether there are any close House races in the state, but just getting the party more attention (and more voters to the polls) will help other races
2) Try and divert Democratic attention to the state
3) Project confidence to your party and hopefully demoralize the opposition (make a few Democratic voters think "if he is going after Minnesota he already has the others in the bag")
4) The money is going to some friend (i.e. the TV station he is buying from is a backer)
5) To be able to claim he paid attention to such states in the future

As it is, they probably have enough money that a few small buys in strongly democratic states is negligable


I agree with 1,2 and 4. but 3 is laughable. I think most democrats seeing Romney ads in MN are going to think he's delusional at worst. I'm not so sure about 5 either, since if Romney loses, he's probably gone from running for office for good. I do understand doing it to influence the WI markets, since I'm in MA and I get ads from Boston channels (both tv and radio) that's directed at NH voters. I can't see it working on down-ticket voters though. I mean the only tight congressional race I know of there is Bachmann's and I think it would do more harm if the association was made between her and Romney because one or both of them are radioactive

/just my 2 cents
 
2012-10-26 11:39:45 AM  

somedude210: See now, I could at least understand why they put Iowa, Ohio and Colorado


By 8, 8 and 9 points respectively? That's just as crazy as saying Romney will carry Oregon and Minnesota.
 
2012-10-26 11:40:01 AM  
Also, MN has the gay marriage issue on the ballot. They may want to try and get GOP voters to come out. I suspect it will pass in MD, WA, and ME; the simple fact that gay marriage isn't heading to a preordained flaming defeat at the polls is encouraging long-term.
 
2012-10-26 11:40:06 AM  

BunkoSquad: Would Unskewed lie?

[unskewedpolls.com image 600x515]


That's clever. It's weighting the historic record with current trends in such a way as to agree with the skew of the site operator.

The only way it's not unrealistic is that the evangelical fundamentalists in the south have gone so racist bug nutty they've called a truce on the fact it's a Mormon / Catholic ticket.

/It's mayonnaise on Wonder Bread.
 
2012-10-26 11:40:30 AM  
I expect a far greater blacklash from liberal voters who are against the anti-gay amendment....this will hopefully blow up in their faces.
 
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