Ultimately, this will be a race decided upon by a couple of hundred people in a handful of counties, in 5 states (Florida, Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania). Everything else would appear to be window dressing right now.
My hope that Mitt Romney wins stems from different, almost aesthetic factors. As a former diplomat I am revolted by the ducking and weaving displayed by the Obama administration over the debacle in Benghazi when the American ambassador was killed.
Despite the vast sums being spent to court the vote of the American electorate, it can safely be said that anywhere between 40-45% of the population will simply chose not to participate in the election. How can I say that?