A Few Predictions

My Map  272 Romney/266 Obama is my bet/hope for election day. FL, CO, WI, OH, NC  go to Romney.    More on that here from Peggy Noonan.  So what happens next?

While not on the ballot this election, the debate is fundamentally about the role of Government in our affairs. Either the american people believe that teachers are the answers to all things, per Obama’s only growth initiative offered for his  next four years,  or that reviving a once thriving private sector is our way out of this mess.  If the private sector prevails, this means a move to less government, the blunting of the most egregious taxes that are set to hit the American people in 2013, and implementing a plan that realistically deals with our debts.

At a minimum,  Mitt Romney must repeal Obamacare, roll back EPA and other regulations stifling growth and pass a budget that demonstrates a path to fiscal sanity. All of this most likely without the benefit of a GOP controlled Senate.  Not to mention that a repeal of Dodd-Frank is critical for reviving small banks and that every effort must be made to stoke energy production, incentivize capital formation and risk taking.  I imagine he also won’t have as much latitude to blame his predecessor nor a press complicit in cheerleading his initiatives. The road ahead is not easy so I leave you with a small upside to an Obama loss. The return Government to its proper place in people’s lives. Politicians are not  lightbringers nor Hope incarnate. They work for us and we should remind them of that on Tuesday.

No Matter Who Wins, There’s this..

“We have always known that eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. It’s worse now, because capture of government is so much more important than it once was. There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time — not during most of your lifetimes, and for much of mine — and it will probably never be true again.- Jerry Pournelle

Via Instapundit today

Second Prize this Election is a Set of Steak Knives..

Third prize is fiscal doom.  Some choice words from David Mamet today in the Jewish Journal:

“Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them? Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will you explain to your children that top-down economic policies will increasingly limit their ability to find challenging and well-paid work, and that the diminution in employment and income will decrease their opportunity to marry and raise children? Will you explain (as you have observed) that a large part of their incomes will be used to fund programs that they may find immoral, wasteful and/or indeed absurd? And that the bulk of their taxes go to no programs at all, but merely service the debt you entailed on them?” – More from David Mamet here

Elizabeth Emken California Candidate for Senate Interview November 3rd 2012

Elizabeth Emken, GOP Senate Candidate from California, talks about Diane Feinstein refusing to debate her and her outdated left wing solutions for American and California.  Amy Otto @CAAmyO talks to Elizabeth.

Link : http://the405radio.com/ November 3rd 2012 Podcast

Itunes Link : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-405-live/id548997144?mt=2

Visit www.Emken2012.com to help out her campaign