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The Confidence Game

Vicki129 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 11:45 PM
Michael, right or wrong, a lot of people who are aware of every point you make herein are nevertheless mortally afraid of something you didn't mention. Voter fraud, massive voter fraud. Maybe we are all over-hyping the potential harm this menace could do. But consider that much of the pessimism of conservatives stems from this fear. Don't underestimate it as a reason people think Obama will pull this election out of his bag of tricks. Everything else seems to go his way....to the point that some of us cannot even picture what an Obama loss might look like. All the favorable stats in the world won't raise people's confidence when they believe voter fraud could make a difference of at least several percentage points.
New polls showing President Obama enlarging his lead over challenger Mitt Romney have brought some Republicans to the point of panic, but logic and history should reassure them that the race will inevitably tilt in their direction.

These expectations matter, since Democrats seem to understand that their most significant advantage stems from the increasingly common conviction that Romney can’t win. Barack Obama may enjoy only a tenuous lead in the ongoing struggle for public opinion, but he’s decisively beating his opponent in the confidence game.

For four months, ever since Mitt Romney became the all-but-certain GOP nominee,...