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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Mayan 2012 Romney-Biden Apocalypse

Dr. Peter Venkman:   This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor:   What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dr Ray Stantz:   What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman:   Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz:   Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler:   Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston Zeddemore:   The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman:   Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Ghostbusters (1984)


The Mayans Knew!
The 2012 Romney-Biden apocalypse is here.
  • Two college professors predict a 269-269 Electoral College tie.
  • A GOP House would select Romney for President.
  • A Democrat Senate would select Biden as Vice President.

An unusual speculation on the election outcome emanates from a small campus in Buffalo, N.Y.: agitated America could end up with President Mitt Romney and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, insist Canisius College political science professors Michael Haselswerdt, a Democrat, and Kevin Hardwick, a Republican.

The race is so close that there’s a viable chance that the presidential candidates could split the electoral votes evenly, 269-269.

‘“If that happens, the House, which I believe will retain the Republican majority, will decide the president,” explains Hardwick. “The Senate, which should retain the Democratic majority, will decide the vice president. That means that Joe Biden would be vice president for the next four years under President Mitt Romney. We would have the ‘Odd Couple’ on steroids.”

Team 2013
President Mitt Romney and his Vice President Joe Biden.

It’s happened three times. In 1800, the protocol broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson won. In 1824, it decided a four-way race that ultimately elected John Quincy Adams. And in 1876, it decided the infamous Samuel J. Tilden vs. Rutherford B. Hayes race. Hayes won.

“It’s more possible this time than it has been in a long time,” adds  Haselswerdt, who says that electors would have until Dec. 17 to vote in their respective states. Congress would vote on its first day back in session, on or around Jan. 6.

“To think that Congress would have to make that decision, when its approval rating is now inching into the double digits, is pretty wild,” the professor observes.

(Washington Times)

Canisius College political science professors Kevin Hardwick (left), a Republican, and Michael Haselswerdt, a Democrat, say there’s a viable chance that the presidential candidates could split the electoral votes 269-269, leaving Congress to elect the nation’s president and the Senate to choose the vice president. (Canisius College)

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

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