Having seen the polls numbers, all good wingnuts appear to have fled to Planet Bizarro, where they can comfort themselves knowing that their stock portfolios are doing 20%, the Cubs won the World Series and George W. Bush enjoys an 80 percent approval rating. Oh, and John McCain is on his way to winning the White House.
Especially Rush Limbaugh, whose rumbling gut tells us that "Obama campaign workers" have been "throwing off the lid" about the real story inside the campaign, and he's been reading their "inside information" over the airwaves. To wit:
"The Bradley Effect. Do not believe these public polls for a second. I just went over our numbers, found that we have next to no chance --" this is regarding Obama, "-- in the following states: Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada. Ohio leans heavily to McCain but it's too close to call it for him. Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, and Iowa are the true toss-up states. The only two of these the Obama campaign feels confident are Iowa and New Mexico, but now Obama's headed back to Iowa on Monday. The reason for such polling discrepancy is the Bradley Effect, and this is a subject of much discussion in the campaign. In general, we in the Obama campaign tend to take a ten-point percentage in allowing for this, a minus ten-point percentage for allowing this and are not comfortable until the polls give us a spread well over this mark."
She goes on to decry the "demonization" of Sarah Palin and concludes that she won't be voting Obama.
Um, right. And of course, Limbaugh assures us that we can know for certain that this is a real "Obama campaign worker" because ...
Now, you might be saying, "Rush, are you sure this is not a setup?" Well, tell me something. I share this stuff with you. I tell you it comes from the Obama campaign, disaffected female members of the Obama campaign. Does it depress you? Does it inspire you not to vote, or does it do the opposite? What could be in it for Obama to have people going on websites putting this stuff out? I can't think of anything. If you can, let me know.
Gee, I dunno. How about if it were another right-wing dittohead nutcase posing as an "Obama campaign worker" and hoping to spread as much disinformation as possible?
I guess that possibility just never crossed Limbaugh's mind. Gee. I wonder why.