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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

bworei Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 8:05 AM
As for Romney's record of nominating liberal justices, again, answer my questions: Would he nominate Sotomayor or Kagan? Absolutely not, and you know it. Bush, another squishy moderate, gave us Roberts and Alito, and Alito weathered an attempted filibuster just fine. (And Romney will have a strong GOP Senate, too, so you can't compare it to the situation in Massachusetts: Romney will have the Senate as President, but he didn't in Mass. Mass's electorate is liberal, but the country is center-right. In short, it's not a legitimate comparison.) That's the honest truth, and how dare you question my honesty!

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...