by SonlitKnight @ The Deeper Truth Deepertruthblog- helping Catholics defend the holy faith In 2004, with 4 days to go until election day, a top operative with the Bush campaign told me that you could tell Kerry was in trouble by where both of the candidates were campaigning and spending money. It was almost exclusively in blue states. With a week to go until the election, ads are being run in, and trips are being made to, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. These were states that all went to Obama in 2008 by wide margins and none were considered to be in play until the last couple of weeks. Obama's firewall of Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Ohio is in ashes. Romney now leads in all 4, as well as Missouri, Indiana, Colorado and New Hampshire. Iowa and Wisconsin are toss-ups. The Tarrance group, in their Battleground Poll is projecting a 52-47 Romney win, the Gallup organization shows Romney leading early voting by about the same margin and virtually every pollster from ABC to Rasmussen has Romney at or near the 50% mark in the National numbers and in swing state polling.. Republicans enjoy huge, and growing, leads among Independents and Party ID and Intensity are at historic levels. Credible objective evidence shows that this election is over and is showing definitive signs of being a rout.