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Romney Trails Obama, but Key Numbers Break His Way

David1104 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:11 AM
If Bush, as unpopular as he was, can win re-election, when the national media (except for Fox News) was against him, I ask, Why not Obama? Bush won because the conservative base thought he was conservative (and he is very conservative compared to Romney) and went to the polls in droves to keep him in office. RINO Romney can't inspire the moderate voters to leave Obama and vote Republican, so to expect Him to inspire the conservative base of the Republican party is fantasy. Romney+Republican Nomination = Obama re-election.

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...