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Who Will Win Tuesday Night?

So what’s The Brody File’s prediction for Election night? Sorry to disappoint you but The Brody File doesn’t do predictions. Journalistically it wouldn’t be right. Instead, let me provide some final analysis.

It wouldn’t shock me at all to see Mitt Romney win by a bigger margin than what many political prognosticators are saying. Look, when Barack Obama won in 2008 the Tea Party wasn’t around. They are now. Something has changed politically in the last four years

The conversation has changed regarding the seriousness of the debt and deficit in this country. The Tea Party changed the conversation. A sleeping giant woke up. It made a huge difference in 2010 and you get the sense that it is these types of people who will show up and make a huge difference in 2012 as well.

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When I say, “these people” I’m not just referring to the Tea Party diehards. I’m also talking about Independent voters in this country who are extremely concerned about the nation’s debt. While they might not consider themselves Tea Party members, they do agree with their position on the debt and financial austerity.

Also, in 2008 evangelicals didn’t connect with John McCain. In 2012, they like Romney more than McCain (despite his Mormonism) but more than that they’ve had four years of President Obama to deal with. I’ve heard many evangelicals say this is a “broken glass” election, meaning that evangelicals will walk over broken glass to get to the polls to vote.

Then you throw in the fact that evangelical organizations are about to conclude the most massive GOTV (Get Out The Vote) effort ever in the history of their organizations and what you get is a combustible mix of fervent energy. Let’s remember, Ralph Reed’s group called the Faith and Freedom Coalition didn’t even exist four years ago. Today they have micro-targeted millions of evangelical voters that have never been contacted before.

Don’t be surprised to see millions more evangelicals show up at the polls, especially in the key swing states of Ohio, Florida, and Colorado. Don’t look so much to see what percentage of the evangelical vote Mitt Romney receives. Rather, look to see how many more evangelicals are turning out this election compared to four years ago.

You can easily make a case as to how President Obama gets to 270 electoral votes but the problem for the president is that in 2008 he was new, optimistic, and inspiring. In 2012, that has been replaced with an anti-Romney message. Typically, voters go with the more optimistic message. They vote for the future.

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# RE: Who Will Win Tuesday Night?

Yes indeed, the President now has a record that can be analyzed. He made promises that he has not kept accept to the ultra left. I think that the President really thought Green energy would work and it has not. We have numerous green energy companies going broke. He has been against oil production and coal production. The regulations have almost crippled coal production thus putting people out of work. The President brags about getting Ben Laden, but he couldn't keep our own ambassador to Libya safe. He has spent alot of money and has little show for it. He called GW Bush unpatriotic for 9 trillion in debt and now with the President we have 16 trillion in debt. GW Bush had 9/11 and Katrina. Mr. Obama has Benghazi and Superstorm Sandy. Be careful what you criticize Mr. President it looks like you got your own set of challenges.
Left by KellieC on Nov 05, 2012 10:14 AM

# RE: Who Will Win Tuesday Night?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem..those that bless her will be Blessed,those that curse her will be cursed.GOD will ALWAYS stand by his word. Romney has already publicly decreed Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. He will stand with Israel.We need a leader to stand for what GOD(in his word)is for: LIFE, Sanctity of marriage & Israel..fiscal responsibility & unity. Lets vote for "One nation under GOD" May GOD JESUS CHRIST)reign over our nation!
Left by grace on Nov 05, 2012 12:24 PM

# RE: Who Will Win Tuesday Night?

I have heard a statement from many pulpits that any who did not have the discernment to see WHO Obama was & voted for him & continues to support needs to check their walk with our LORD.The Holy Spirit gives us wisdom to detect EVIL..GODless people have an excuse to believe his lies.ignorance. The LORD has said "My people perish for lack of knowledge.PRAY daily for the spirit of wisdom & discernment that our precious Holy Spirit gives us though the WORD of GOD. REPENT if you have believed the lies of the enemy.
Left by grace on Nov 05, 2012 12:48 PM

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The Background Obama Can't Cover Up !

Islam, part of the Living River of History, can affect even the 2012 US election!
The "headwaters" of this River was Adam, according to Judaism, Christianity, Islam etc .
In the OT (Deut. 28), "tributaries" wanting to join the River will be blessed while "distributaries" who want to flow away from it will be cursed. Those wishing to totally separate from the fresh Living River will end up as polluted, dying "oxbow lakes."
In the OT we see Israelites repeatedly flowing away from God, then repenting and returning to Him; we also see heathen "oxbow lakes" creating their own "gods" and being allowed by God to plunder and kill the erring Israelites.
Then, at the right time, the Living River took on new life with the arrival of the Promised One who offers "living water."
In the 7th century Islam, drawing from both OT and NT, chose to be a distributary away from this River.
Left by JonEd on Nov 05, 2012 11:27 PM