The American people face an important choice in November. They will either re-elect President Barack Obama for another four-year term, or they will replace him with Governor Mitt Romney. Rather than recapitulate the case against a second term for the incumbent, let's scrutinize eight of the top prevailing arguments against electing his Republican challenger. Each of the following anti-Romney indictments has been advanced -- explicitly, or through surrogates -- by the president's campaign and the Democratic Party. Below you'll find my sincere attempt to address these criticisms in a balanced and honest way, even as I openly...
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While I think that this was a fair analysis, it doesn't mean a hill of beans. Obama will win if more voters think he is on their "side" than don't. Part of that is people who are don't want to be cut off from getting what they can through government from their fellow citizens and/or who believe that a more equal financial outcome should be legally coerced. But, liberals will vote for him anyway. However, also beneficial to Obama is the right's own personal attacks on him and their position of religious preference, particularly against gays, atheists and American Muslims. That hurts Romney with independents, who are key, even though he concentrates on the economy.
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