Rove electoral prediction favors Obama win
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Monday November 3, 2008

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John McCain's Election Day prospects are so bad that even Karl Rove doesn't see much chance that he wins.

Rove appeared on Fox News Monday morning to share his pre-Election Day predictions. His state-by-state model showed Barack Obama taking at least 310 electoral college votes on Tuesday, far more than he needs for victory.

"If McCain hopes to win, he has to win all of the [toss-up] states ... then that's not enough," Rove said. "He has to do some takeaway, and the two biggest takeaways are Ohio and Virginia and if he does that he wins the election."

Obama currently leads in polls in both those states.

Confronted with the stark news that his favored candidate has virtually no chance to win, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy pulled the morning anchor equivalent of sticking his fingers in his ears and singing, "la-la-la-la I can't hear you."

Ever the reliable conservative hack, Doocy turns the conversation to the latest entirely false GOP attack against Obama -- that his support for clean coal technology and a cap & trade program to moderate carbon emissions is aimed at "bankrupting" the industry. McCain supports virtually the same approach to moderating pollution from coal-fired power plans.

Doocy noted that two key swing states, Ohio and Virginia, have substantial coal industries, apparently hoping against hope that the attack being pushed by the McCain campaign and Republican National Committee with an assist from Fox, the Drudge Report and right-wing blogs would some how catch on in the last 24 hours before voters head to the polls.

This video is from Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast November 3, 2008.

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