“All of the numbers say that the president won’t be,” Will said of the President Obama’s election prospects on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “But if the president carries the John Kerry states, he has 245 electoral votes. He needs 25 more. Don’t count the president out.”
ABC political analyst Cokie Roberts went further, saying that she thinks the odds are in favor of the president’s reelection.
“I think probably at this time next year it will be Barack Obama,” she said.
ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl said he’s not sure who will be elected president in 2012, but that he suspects it will so close a race that the results won’t be known until the next day.
“I will say this, I will say that we also – none of us will have any idea midnight on Election Night,” Karl said. “It’s going to be such a close race. The country is so evenly divided. George [Will] mentioned the Kerry map. This is going to be a close election and we’re going to be waiting until the following day to find out.”
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