The pundits have spoken, but are they full of crap?
Karl Rove, who famously did this in 2012 is weighing in on this election:
Seems like Karl is giving up quickly.
Karl Rove appeared on Fox News Sunday, pointing out that while Trump can comfortably win 186 electoral votes, the odds are stacked against him to pick up enough swing states to make it to the necessary 270 to win.
Rove, who famously refused to acknowledge that President Obama beat Republican nominee Mitt Romney in Ohio during the 2012 elections, appears to have given up early this time around.
Answering host Chris Wallace’s questions about Trump’s path to victory, Rove said: ‘Well, if he plays an inside straight, he could get it, but I doubt that he’s going to be able to play it.’
Rove’s suggestion is that Trump is struggling to lock down the necessary states to win, since an inside straight describes an incomplete hand in poker…
…He said, ‘I don’t see it happening’ – an admission that seemed to take Wallace aback.
Rove continued: ‘I don’t see it happening. Maybe it could, but I doubt that in the just over two weeks that we’ve got left, conducting the kind of campaign he is conducting, that he’s going to be able to swing one out of every, you know, 10 voters…in a state, and convert them.’
…Speaking on NBC’s meet The Press with Chuck Todd, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway laid out a path to the requisite 270 electoral votes that goes through make-or-break states Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Ohio.
‘We are behind. She has some advantages,’ Conway said Sunday. Yet she argued that Clinton’s advantages – like a slew of bold-name Democrats campaigning for her – belied her lack of true support.
‘The current president and first lady, vice president, all are much more popular than she can hope to be.’
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus added: ‘We expect to win.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Maybe Rove is just in that funk of acknowledging the futility of a win for a Republican in a rigged system.
Perhaps he is concerned about the rampant voter fraud acknowledged by Democrat operatives in the Project Veritas videos.
Kellyanne Conway says ‘it ain’t over ’til it’s over’.
Crowds at rallies show that ‘Trumpmania’ has continued across the country despite the sexual assault allegations and Hillary dodging the WikiLeaks revelations.
Can Trump still win the White House?