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Telegraph: Republicans Fear an Obama Landslide

The Daily Telegraph reports that senior Republicans believe we are on the precipice of an epic election:

Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to lose on November 4, but also believe that Mr Obama is poised to win a crushing mandate.

The article goes on to suggest that they anticipate the election will provide Obama more political capital to remake the political landscape than Ronald Reagan enjoyed after the 1980 election.  

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama)

The Telegraph last Friday published an article about police concern that were McCain to win on Tuesday night and the facts on the ground look suspicious, such an outcome would result in civil unrest.  James Carville on CNN summed up the situation when he observed:

If Obama goes in and he has a consistent five-point lead and loses the election, it would be very, very, very dramatic out there.

The article sums up the situation:

Law enforcement officials say the intense public interest and historic nature of the vote could lead to violent outbreaks if people are unhappy with the results, encounter problems casting their ballots or suspect voting irregularities.

I suspect that is true.  I know my house is open as a place to crash for potential protesters who come to DC in that eventuality.


  1. When Obama ran for president of the Harvard law Review, the conservative faction supported him.  When we get past the slime of the campaign people will realize that he is a pragmatic centrist with liberal views, not the raving Communist he is being cast as today.

  2. NavyBlueWife

    I can see people getting extremely pissed about someone trying to deny them the right to vote.  With all the coverage of this election, I’m sure that more people will fight for their right to vote than in past elections.

  3. sricki

    the people will make their displeasure known if the Republicans steal this election. Hopefully, they don’t dare.

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