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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

bworei Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 7:55 AM
First of all, don't put words in my mouth. I'm not trying to "push" Romney. Read my post: I said there's much to dislike about him. NOTHING is worse than 4 more years of Obama, though, and we're left with Romney as our only hope in that regard, until the more-conservative young guns are ready in 4-8 years.

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...