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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

bworei Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 7:36 AM
The libertarians WILL shrink the gov't? They WILL NEVER get elected because they WILL NEVER be (and have never been, I might add) more than a fringe party. Your pipe dream of a third party as the answer is a CRACK PIPE one at that! There are much-more conservative, young heavyweights coming up in 4-8 years (e.g. Rubio, Ryan, Rand Paul et al). We have to HOLD ON in the meantime! If you contribute to O's re-election, it will be too late! That is REALITY! Don't you get it?!

Now that Rick Santorum has "suspended" his campaign, we can stop pretending and can say what has been clear for weeks: Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. The general election campaign has begun.

In some quarters, it is assumed that Barack Obama will be re-elected without too much difficulty. There are reports that staffers at Obama's Chicago headquarters consider Romney's candidacy a joke.

One suspects the adults there take a different view. For the fundamentals say that this will be a seriously contested race, with many outcomes possible. Obama's job-approval numbers in the realclearpolitics.com average of...