John Ransom

If you were expecting a cliff hanger, you still could get one, but really it’s Romney and it likely won’t be close.

There are a few reasons why I think that.

We will delve into those, but we will also look at the voting datapoints provided by pollster Chris Wilson that say an Obama win just isn’t in the cards.

First, let’s list my “feelings” as to why I don’t think Obama will win.

Obama hasn’t delivered.

On anything.

Except perhaps bankrupting anyone who wants to operate coal-fired power plants.

Oh, and keeping gas prices high.

And apologizing to rest of the world for America’s greatness.

He has not been the great unifier he promised to be, and, if Sandy is any indication, the seas have not receded on his watch.

I thought Obama promised that if elected he’d put out an executive order telling the seas to recede. He’s put one out on everything else.

What the heck is the EPA doing? Shouldn’t that be their first priority to stop the seas from overwhelming us?

It would be nice if instead of trying to pass Cap and Trade, Obama would have passed something less ambitious like trying to remediate the higher sea levels for costal communities like New York City.

As the editors of National Review write: “Tunnel-improvement projects do not have the sex appeal of a global climate crusade, but they represent a more prudent use of our capital, both political and real.”

That’s something a president can help do.

It’s another example of where Obama’s priorities often fashion upon fantasies rather than facts. Healthcare, auto bailout, Cap and Trade, Dodd-Frank, voter IDs and immigration reform. The list of solutions under Obama grows from the improbable to the impractical.              

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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