November 5, 2012 – Some of us are more than just a little concerned about reaction to a Romney win come Wednesday morning. Considering the culture of violence which breeds in the urban areas of America, a loss for Obama could result in a violent outbreak of riots and worse for people caught in the wrong place at the right time. I’m even more concerned after reading a report which could be taken as an indication of Obama himself being worried about early reaction to poll results Tuesday evening. Reports are coming in that because of the unprecedented circumstances with this election, we may not know who our President will be for another week, maybe two.
This reported in Politicker.com today:
In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney.
“My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.”
The fear, she explained, was early numbers leaking before voters have finished going to the polls, creating unnecessary panic and pessimism among Democrats.
“Keep calm and tweet on,” Ms. Cutter said. “So, no matter what you hear tomorrow about turnout in Republican counties or exit polls, particularly early in the day, please remember and remind your readers that, because of early votes, we’re where we need to be to win….I don’t think there’s going to be official exits until the end of the day, but if things leak out that aren’t validated or weighted, please stay calm.”
So yea, sounds to me like the Obama campaign is just a little bit on edge about how their supporters will be reacting to bad news.
The New Black Panther Party is planning to “monitor” some poll locations which in itself is not a good sign. That my friends is a bomb with a fuse looking for a light.
I’ve said this before, and I’m saying it again… Smart folks will keep their guard up and consider staying home, or at least away from crowded urban inner city spots for the next couple of days until the results are in and calmer heads prevail. My family is treating this thing like an impending snow storm, with Lindsay doing the grocery shopping and errands in preparation for the worst. After all, we do live in downtown Atlanta. -JRoycroft