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Early voters in Miami on Saturday.
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Early voters in Miami on Saturday.

The amazing race

Politics

Two-thirds of Intrade online bettors expect Barack Obama to win tomorrow. That makes sense. He has a potent political operation and benefits from the liberal assumptions that have bombarded most public school and college attendees, along with TV-watchers and moviegoers.

Yes, FOX News and talk radio provide some balance, but the combined power of CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and NPR is far greater. Yes, many business owners will vote for Mitt Romney, but many more people are dependent on government and will vote their short-term interests, hoping that trillion-dollar deficits are of little import.

Given such tilt in the high places of media and academia, and the number of people dependent on government, it’s amazing that this election is close. Since Ronald Reagan won in 1980, decades of miseducation, increased entitlements, and cultural coarsening have bulwarked the left. The GOP’s alienating of non-Cuban Hispanics has also had an effect.

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We sometimes hear that if Christians only did this or that politically, victory would be at hand. Uh-uh. While surveys show lots of people loosely calling themselves “born again,” deeper polling shows not more than one-out-of-10 Americans professing Christ and trying to think biblically about public policy questions.

Let’s all be sure to vote. And may God have mercy on the United States of America.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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