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2012 Campaign Very Different Than Kerry vs. Bush

Ken6226 Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 12:46 PM
There is one huge difference. In 2004, the unemployment rate was only 5.6%, and that was supposedly "the worst economy since the Great Depression." Today the unemployment rate is 8.2%.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 1:54 PM
But it is only that low if you use the phony government figures. In reality it is over 20%.
Ken6226 Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 2:56 PM
I agree. That only reinforces my point.

Does the 2012 campaign look a lot like the 2004 campaign? Many Democrats think so.

And there are some resemblances. As in 2004, current polling suggests a close race and shows only about a dozen states in contention.

As in 2004, the incumbent has been running negative ads against the challenger, hoping to disqualify him as Bill Clinton disqualified Bob Dole in 1996. Many Democrats think that Barack Obama's attacks on Mitt Romney's business career will have the same effect that they think the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads had on John Kerry in 2004.

But, as...