Every 4 years right about this time, I find myself sick of it all. I'm sick of the ugly ads [by both sides should you wish to argue this] and I live in a state where we rarely see them. I'm sick to death of the media analyzing every single word uttered by any candidate anywhere.. Will this ad hurt Obama? Romney? Who will be VP? When will we know? Where are his tax returns? OMG, Mitt and Bain killed a woman! Paul Ryan. What the hell - why not? I'm sick of the spin. I'm sick of the repetition. I knew whom I'd be voting for long before I could spell out all the reasons. The relevant polls point the way. The economic stats are all negative for the O - 8.3 UE, GDP below 2.0 for past 2 qtrs, retail sales down, foreclosures still ongoing, job creation in the ditch and well below population growth for endless months, yada, yada, yada. And not getting better. Stagnant. Pub enthusiasm is UP. Dem enthusiasm is DOWN. And that translates in to voting or not voting. The O loses that game. It doesn't matter if the O is "more popular" than Mitt. It does matter that more people trust Mitt to handle the economy better than O. It doesn't matter if the O has the Hispanic vote when he's losing young people, blacks, blue collar men and, oh yeah, the Indies. It doesn't matter if the O is "leading" in this poll or that poll. They're dead even, neck and neck and inside the margin of error. After the VP pick, I anticipate Mitt will focus on laying out his "plan" in greater detail and as the election draws closer, that "plan" will only draw greater attention to the fact that the O has NO plan.Hit him right between the eyes when it counts. Not now. The Undecideds will call this game. They're not committing yet. Altho they know Mitt is a helluva lot more competent than the O, they're not sure they really like him. So they'll wait until the very last minute, waiting to see if some thunderbolt event will occur that will make up their mind for them. It won't happen. The only thing that will happen is that the October jobs report will come out the Friday before the election. And they'll hold their noses and vote for Mitt. I'm interested, of course, in the VP pick. I'll be interested in watching the conventions [both] and then the debates. But it's over. Mitt will win this. No, it won't be a landslide. But neither do I think it will be a repeat of 2000. I really don't believe this is nearly as close as some would have you believe.