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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

bworei Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 8:45 AM
The point you third-party idealists fail to realize (or admit) is that IT DOESN'T MATTER who controls Congress when you have a maverick like Obama in the WH! So what if we re-take the Senate. Obama has ALREADY demonstrated that he will do as he pleases, either via executive order or executive fiat. He just reassured the Russians that that's the case just last week. 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...