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Sunday, June 17, 2012

5 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Remains Strong Against Obama



By Jared Allebest
Conservative Samizdat
Commentary magazine gives 5 reasons why Mitt Romney remains competitive and tied in the polls with  President Obama: 
1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he can’t offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years… If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yet last October, Obama had toconcede to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that “I don’t think [people are] better off than they were four years ago.”
In addition, the main achievements of the Obama presidency – including the Affordable Care Act and the stimulus package – are deeply unpopular. By virtually any measure, then, the president has presided over a failed first term. He cannot reinvent, and therefore he cannot successfully defend, his record.
2. A weakening economy. The Obama campaign rested its hopes on the American economy getting stronger rather than weaker. This would have allowed the president to argue that while things haven’t improved as quickly as Americans had hoped, the trajectory was encouraging, that progress was being made, that the building blocks to prosperity were in place. From there, Obama would say he needed a second term to complete what he (belatedly) started in his first. But the data this year – including dismal economic growth, job creation, and factory orders – have left the Obama narrative in ruins. In the fourth year of his presidency, Obama is presiding over a weak economy that is becoming weaker still. The issue the public cares most about (the economy) is the issue the president is most vulnerable on.
3. Intellectual exhaustion. The Obama campaign is out of ideas. On the economy, Obama has used virtually everything in his progressive toolkit. Nothing has worked. And so the president, unable to defend his record in the first term, is left with no compelling vision to offer in a second term. Witness his speech in Ohio yesterday. It was billed as a “major” address on the economy. But it was widely panned even on the left for being empty and uninteresting. The president himself cannot articulate why his agenda in a second term would be more effective than what he’s done in his first term. He’s running on empty.
4. A formidable opponent. The Obama campaign’s attempt to disqualify Mitt Romney on grounds that he’s too extreme to be president has fizzled. Whatever complaints one may have about Romney, being an extremist is not a plausible one. As Bill Clinton admitted, Romney has been a governor, had a “sterling business career,” and “crosses the qualification threshold.” Since securing the GOP nomination, Romney has made few unforced errors. He’s begun to repair the damage he had sustained. He’s shown impressive discipline and focus as a candidate. He’s outraising the president. And Governor Romney’s campaign is, at least as of now, clearly superior to the president’s.
5. The late break. In most presidential elections, undecided voters break in large numbers for the challenger. If someone is undecided about an incumbent they know well, they will usually cast their ballot for the challenger. That’s particularly true when the country is suffering from economic difficulties and the political fundamentals are bad for the person occupying the Oval Office, which is certainly the case today.

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7 comments:

Unknown said...

Im feeling really good about our chances this Nov. We got the right horse to hitch our cart to also! America does not know how lucky she is that good people are waking up in just in time! Mitt2012

Anonymous said...

Mitt Romney!

Eddie Haskell said...

I beg to differ. A corporate raider is no resume for Presidency. America is waking up to the fact that Reaganomics is a failure, couple that with a growing hatred of the gop grand obstructionist party lack of initiative, thankfully I can't see mittens winning.

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nomraht said...

Mitt Romney will win the election this coming November. Obama has nothing to run on and any third party has no chance either. Most people and the polls in each of the states regarding Obama's approval rating is below 50%, even in states that backed him up in 2008. This election is a message to our Government that we don't want socialism/communism and we want the Constitution to be upheld and followed. Smaller government, lower taxes and spending by our government. We want our military to be the best in the world. Obama has hurt us in this area tremendously, but you don't see the media reporting on these things, people are ignorant of this man and what he is doing to this country.

nomraht said...

Mitt Romney will win the election this coming November. Obama has nothing to run on and any third party has no chance either. Most people and the polls in each of the states regarding Obama's approval rating is below 50%, even in states that backed him up in 2008. This election is a message to our Government that we don't want socialism/communism and we want the Constitution to be upheld and followed. Smaller government, lower taxes and spending by our government. We want our military to be the best in the world. Obama has hurt us in this area tremendously, but you don't see the media reporting on these things, people are ignorant of this man and what he is doing to this country.

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