I think that a lot of the younger voters will forget to go vote, especially the ones who have never voted in a presidential election before. (I almost
forgot the first time until my friend called to ask if I had done it yet, so this gives me reason to think others will do it too.
) Thus losing
Obama quite a few votes, possibly enough to lose him the election.
I think that the polls are misleading because this particular presidential election is different than any other election we have had due to the "race
factor". I believe that there are many people who claim they are going to vote for Obama so as not to be seen as racist, but once they get in that
booth they won't vote for him. Whether it will be because of his race or because of his policies or other reasons I don't know, but I believe there
are a lot of people claiming they are going to vote for him that actually won't.
I also think the polls are misleading because it has been my experience that the older generations don't particularly like to discuss who they are
voting for. They were raised to not talk about politics for the most part. That whole "don't talk about politics or religion" thing. I also believe
that the older generation not telling who they are voting for could cause several of the states where the polls say the race is close to go to McCain.
Overall, I think that this election will be a close one. I'm not sure if the reasons I listed above will be enough for McCain to pull a victory out
of this one, but I have to say I hope so.
If McCain wins we will hear nothing but cries for a recount, and Democrats will claim the race was stolen. Especially if he wins by a small margin.
If Obama wins, we will hear nothing but cries for a recount, and Republicans will claim the race was stolen. Especially if he wins by a small
The only way the results of this election will not be contested from here to eternity will be if one or the other wins both the electoral college by
more than 100 votes and the popular vote by thousands. If it is close, the losing side will cry foul.
I also predict that if Obama loses, some will claim that the "racist system" kept him from winning. Those who voted for McCain will be branded
racists for not voting for Obama.
And if McCain loses, some will claim that fear of being labeled racist caused people to vote for Obama.
And there you have it. My "predictions" for the upcoming presidential elections. Now I just have to wait a few weeks and see if I'm right.