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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

David1104 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:01 AM
Sorry Mr Barone, you need to quit the mouth-piece-for-Romney bit. We conservatives see the real Mit and aren't buying. Romney can't compete with Obama for the moderate vote because he is the same as Obama, only less believable and less charismatic. RomneyCare was the blueprint for ObamaCare so no push there. Obama can hang Wall Street around Romney's neck like an anchor so no push on the Romney for Plumber Joe fornt either. Romney is such a RINO that McCain is a little speck in the rear-view mirror, and McCain could count on the Veteran vote, which Romney can't (see Wall Street again). He will not, can not inspire the conservative base of the Republican party and, while they won't vote for Obama, they just won't vote.

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...