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Nice Try Shrum, but Obama Ain't Truman, and this Ain't 1948

Anne440 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 1:20 PM
Obama has no good national message so his game is to slice and dice the electorate. He's dividing the population into groups he thinks will likely vote for him and pandering to each individually. War on women, pro gay marrage, putting public sector union workers back to work with stimulus and his latest immigration stand. He feels that's his best option. Go around congress and clinch each group. He doesn't have to pander to blacks, they will vote for him because he is half black. Sad, but it may work.

Democrat political consultant Robert Shrum tried paint Mitt Romney yesterday as another Thomas Dewey, who lost to Harry Truman in 1948 after being favored going into the fall.

In the Daily Beast, Shrum calls Romney “the little man on the wedding cake,” “stiff” and a few other things that look like a Hail Mary designed to paint Mitt as out of touch.

But more important than who is Thomas Dewey in 2012 is the question who, in this scenario, will play the part of the no-nonsense Truman in a “Dewey Defeats Truman” reprise.

Because it ain’t Obama.


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