An Eye on the Electoral Count

Dr. J.’s buddy, Jamie Jeffords, at the Eye of Polyphemus, writes today regarding potential Blue-state pickoffs for Mr. Romney. Now, Dr. J. quibbles about they way he defines a blue state (a state that went for Obama in 2008, rather than a state that over the last few election has been firmly blue or red, but like Dr. J. said, that’s a minor point).

He did make this interesting point about Virginia that got Dr. J. to worry.

I am cautiously optimistic about Virginia, but those blue-ish DC suburbs in the northern part of the state are loaded with self-loathing affluent progressives who feel obligated to guide the rest of the red state yokels whom they believe do not know any better. On a less snaky note, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s organization handed Mitt Romney the primary. It may put him over the in the commonwealth in November. McDonnell will noty (sic.) be Romney’s running mate, but a Cabinet post is his for the taking.

Those affluent blue-ish DC suburbs are might become bluer in the near future given the tax increase that affluent Montgomery County Marylanders are facing, making it a tougher battleground in the future. However Dr. J. doesn’t expect the state to enjoy a demographic shift due to an exodus from navy blue Maryland in time for November. That being said, you never know.

Go read the rest of Jamie’s predictions. He did a great job prognosticating the Republican Primaries (nailing the trifecta almost every time) so his analysis of the battleground states is worth reading.

Oh yeah, the bonus babe of the day is Catwoman.

About Dr. J.

Dr. J. was born the son of a New Atlantean sharecropper who cornered the market on notoriously delicious seaweed Himanthalia elongata (popularly known as Thongweed). With his newly minted seaweed fortune, Mr. J. the Elder sent his son to attend the Academy of Sorcery, Alchemy and Surgery where the good doctor apprenticed with the finest sorcerer surgeons in New Atlantis. Dr. J.'s areas of expertise grew to include bleeding, cutting for stone, trephination, medical divination with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, cybernetic sorcery and medicinal alchemy. When King Orin of Atlantis fell ill with the Ick, Dr. J. stepped in with an elixir he devised from a combination of minerals, herbs and saps. Curing the king, Dr. J. gained significant notoriety which afforded him the luxury of time to devote himself to his side hobbies which include porpoise racing, the study of supply-side economics, cooking and raising his lovely merchildren alongside his lovely bride the archconservative Mrs. Dr. J.