I’m no fan of Karl Rove’s RINO, Washington Insider, Tea Party-hostile politics or his campaign strategies, which made Bush-Kerry far closer than it should have been in 2004. But his analytical chops are undeniable (if his actual responses to the info were better, Republicans might have a Senate majority right now).
In any event, Rove’s analysis of the Electoral College situation in the presidential race, is at Andrew Malcolm’s perch at Investor’s Business Daily, and reads in part:
Obama suddenly slips, Romney gains in updated Rove Electoral Map
“Seven states changed status since last week’s Electoral College map, with four moving in Mitt Romney’s direction and only three moving toward Barack Obama.
“Mr. Romney saw Georgia move from ‘lean’ to ‘safe’ Romney, New Hampshire change from ‘lean’ Obama to ‘toss up,’ and New Mexico and Pennsylvania both shift from ‘safe’ to ‘lean’ Obama.
“Mr. Obama saw Oregon shift from ‘lean’ to ‘safe’ Obama, Wisconsin change from ‘toss up’ to ‘lean’ Obama, and Arizona move from ‘safe’ Romney to ‘lean’ Romney.
“Mr. Obama is down to 196 ‘safe Electoral College votes with four states (51 EC votes) ‘leaning’ in his favor.
“Mr. Romney’s ‘safe’ EC votes increased to 159, with three ‘lean’ states (32 EC votes) that are more than likely to be in his column on Election Day.
“It should be noted this is the first time since August 1st that Mr. Obama’s ‘safe’ EC vote total decreased while Mr. Romney’s grew.”
Add this to the “Tide Is Shifting” file.