The hints that Obama is going to face a landslide next week is evident not just in California -- but on my street in Redlands.
My wife and I get one yard sign each. She's a liberal, so she stuck an "Obama 2012" sign in our yard. My skin crackles like a rice cake every time I see that stain in my yard when I leave for work. It sours my stomach even before coming home for dinner.
So imagine my delight recently when the two Democrats on my street planted a sign saying, "Anybody but Obama for President." (Okay -- you may not be able to imagine it; but I assure you. It was a euphoric feeling.)
I run into the neighbors every few days. I spoke with the wife. She said they were upset over Obama's failure to support Israel, inability to revive the economy, apology tour for America, among many other reasons.
The liberals must sense the election is already over when legions of their own are planting yard signs for the Republican side. This sentiment is what Republicans felt in 2008 when the nation was drinking Obama's "hope and change" Kool-Aide.
I've noticed this fall that voters all over Redlands -- I run the canvassing initiative for the Redlands Tea Party Patriots -- can't wait to vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
That sentiment is coming from more than just Republicans; it's also coming from numerous declined-to-state voters as well.
Yes, these voters realize California is hopelessly liberal and will, like sheep, fall in line for Obamaon Nov. 6. But despite that resignation, they are planting numerous "Romney/Ryan 2012" yard signs and placing a million bumper stickers nevertheless to show that not all Golden Staters are liberal.
And so we vote next week.
I'm sticking by my July prediction that Romney will win with more than 300 Electoral College votes. Considering states like Minnesota and Oregon are now in play, I'm wondering whether I was too soft in my prediction.
If I had seen my neighbors' sign in July, I might have picked a higher Electoral College number.