If you’re looking for hope for McCain, consider this…
By Chris Ingram
Two days before New Hampshire Democrats went to the polls in January of this year, CNN and the University of New Hampshire’s tracking poll predicted Barack Hussein Obama would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primary by ten points (39 percent to 29 percent). A day later, these same geniuses predicted HRC had narrowed her deficit, but only by a point (39 percent to 30 percent).
Meanwhile, over at American Research Group, the brains in their polling operation found Obama leading 40 percent to HRC’s 31 percent the two nights before the election. Over at CBS, their poll had it at 35 percent Obama and 28 percent for Clinton. While Reuters/Zogby had the race all but over for Clinton, with Obama getting 42 percent to her 29 percent.
Are you starting to detect a pattern here? All the pollsters predicted Obama, on the heels of victory in Iowa (which shocked most of them), would cruise to victory in the Granite State. They were all wrong. Hillary Rodham Clinton beat Barack Hussein Obama 39 percent to 37 percent when N.H. Dems went to the polls — thus the old saying, “the only poll that matters is on Election Day.”
So to all my Republican friends out there, I offer you this reminder and encouragement. There is hope. The polls, virtually every last stinking one of them could be wrong. They have been wrong before. Just don’t go betting the farm on the likelihood that you’ll be whistling “Hail to the Chief” to John McCain. He’s run a terrible campaign and Obama despite his lack of experience in office, has run a textbook political campaign.
Something strange has got to happen for McCain to win. Where is Katherine Harris when you need her?
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of http://www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.