When we all wake up on the morning of November 7, what is our government going to look like? Pundits from all over the place are offering their opinions, and some of them are changing those opinions almost daily. With Obama and his administration hell bent on continuing to shoot themselves in the foot time after time, public sentiment is changing. As more and more people come to the realization about what this man has done to our economy, our country, public sentiment is changing.
Remember that the majority of folks have already made up their minds. The fight over the coming months is going to be about those 20% or so that are in the middle (unless something really catastrophic comes out about one of the candidates).
Based upon my admitedly limited expertise, and seeing what these pundits are spouting out (on both sides), here are the possibilities, listed in order of how likely I think they are to actually coming to fruition:
1) Obama squeaks out a narrow victory, perhaps losing the popular vote along the way. Republicans take control of the Senate by one seat, and retain a decent margin in the House. This will result in 4 years of gridlock, as a Republican Congress is repeatedly vetoed in almost everything it tries to do by Obama.
2) Romney wins by a considerable margin. Riding his coattails, Republicans take control of the Senate by 2 votes, and hold onto the House. This will result in four years of damage repair by Republicans, hindered by Democrats who continually use the 60 vote rule in the Senate to try to block any meaningful reform.
3) Obama (again) by a narrow margin. Democrats retain the Senate by one vote. Republicans retain the House. Same four year result as 1) above.
4) Romney wins, Democrats keep the Senate, and Republicans keep the House. Vindictive Democrats in the Senate will block every attempt by the House and Romney to roll back Obama's damage, implement reform, and cut spending. The Democrat task will be the same one they had back in 2006 - to sabotage any effort to rescue the country in order to make Romney look bad, setting the stage for Hillary in 2016.
5) Obama wins, Dems retain the Senate, and retake control of the House. Very, very unlikely - but God help us if it does happen, for that truly will be the end of the United States as we know it.
Of course, this prediction is only good for about a week ...