Here's my prediction as to the direction this election is going to go:
Write the weekend of November 2-4 down on your calendar.
Over that weekend, the election is going to break decisively one way or the other. My guess is that it will be for Romney- and by enough that the electoral vote issue won't be an issue. In other words, I predict that events will follow the same path as in 1980.
Remember- you heard it here first.