Ridge Predicts Romney Win in Pennsylvania
Tom Ridge, a big establishment Republican guy, is predicting Pennsylvania for Romney. Now, if he really didn’t think Romney was gonna win, would he say that? Would he say, “Well, I don’t really know”? He wouldn’t say that. What he would say is, “Bill, it’s too close to call. It’s really hard to say. Anything can happen. It all depends on…” He could have said that to cover himself.
No. He said, “I think he’s gonna win it.”
Now, he won’t pay a price if they don’t. Don’t misunderstand. But still, he could have gone the other way. Here’s Major Garrett, formerly of Fox, now at National Journal. He’s on CBS This Morning with Norah O’Donnell. She said, “State polls. They show Obama with a lead in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Ohio. He has a five-point lead in Ohio. You’ve been talking to team Obama, top officials in Chicago. What do they make of these numbers?”
GARRETT: I was in Chicago two days ago, and they are supernaturally confident about the president’s ability to win reelection. That’s a normal place for the Obama campaign. The Obama campaign know their voter contacts, and if they know what they know they’re going to win. But if everything they knew was wrong, they’re going to lose. If everything we understand about this election is wrong, then we’re gonna lose.
RUSH: That’s a hell of a thing to say. “If everything that we know is wrong, we’re going to lose.” These people do have the ability to lie to themselves. That’s just a strange thing to say. Here’s Karl Rove. He was on The O’Reilly Factor last night. By the way, the Koch brothers — the evil, scheming, one-percenter Koch brothers — have a PAC, Americans for Prosperity.