Why Obama is Winning

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    In response to andiejen's comment:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/09/09/niall-ferguson-why-is-obama-winning.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_afternoon&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_afternoon&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet

    The above article, written by Niall Ferguson of Newsweek, has some very interesting ideas on why Obama is leading, going against a great deal of conventional political wisdom.

    He gives many explanations. Sums up the whole thing with that unlike in Clinton's time, this time it is not the economy, stupid.

    For those of you wondering why Romney cannot get more traction despite some rather dismal economic numbers, I think this writer has several valid ideas worth discussing.



    Interesting article.  It boils down to a) people are stupid, or b) people are lying.

    I have another explanation.  The mainstream media has such bias that it have rendered them incapable of presenting the facts properly.  Most of the polls I have seen grossly over sample democrats, for example.  Also consider that Romney really isn't running as much as he is countring on Obama losing.  As I have said before, risky strategy.  But also consider if Romney gives any specifics on anything, i.e. starts to run a campaign of ideas, the biased press will evicerate him no matter what he says.  The mainstream media is intent on making this a race based on not Obama's record, but small things like contraception and abortion.

    I think it is a fair assumption that the current lead by Obama is the 4-6 points that pollsters assign to the bias in the media. 

    If Romney wakes up and runs, things will be different.  Maybe better, maybe worse, but different.
     
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    But also consider if Romney gives any specifics on anything, i.e. starts to run a campaign of ideas

    You can stop right there.
    He's only got a couple of months to actually come up with any substance. But he's too much of an empty suit. Things haven't changed from when he was the gov.


     
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    In response to BilltheKat's comment:

    But also consider if Romney gives any specifics on anything, i.e. starts to run a campaign of ideas

    You can stop right there.
    He's only got a couple of months to actually come up with any substance. But he's too much of an empty suit. Things haven't changed from when he was the gov.




    I wince, but iI agree.

    however, he is better than Obama.  Look at what Obama has done in four years:

    There are more poor, fewer people working, massive debt spending with no results.  There is no logical reason to vote for Obama on those facts/results alone.

    Agree?
     
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    Another factor to consider:  Mr. Obama has pushed ahead in a poll taken during and right after the same news cycle as the "...2016" hit piece.  Though it may take a while for it to factor in.
     
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    skeeter,

    The writer concedes that given many of economic factors, Romney should be gaining traction over Obama. He then tries to find explanations for why this is not happening.

    Of course, people could be lying to pollsters. Setting that aside, I found it compelling that perhaps people are deciding to vote prospectively...not retrospectively. Not are you better than you were 4 years ago, but who do you think you will be better with in 4 years.

    Also, many women are afraid of the Romney-Ryan ticket. 

    In addtion, though many list the economy as their number one issue, it really is not. More people are comfortable with Obama than Romney. 

    As the writer said, across the pond, Obama would lose. But not here. And for one reason, this time it is not just the economy.

     

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    Nice post Andie.  First...to comment on Skeeter's previous comment..Romney has essentially been running for President for almost 8 years. If he wanted to talk specifics, we'd be hearing about them. The fact is..he is already backtracking on the foundation of his platform- repeal and replace Obamacare.  This is the only specific thing he has said he will do and now he is even backing away from that.

    I come from a family of die hard Republicans. As independents, my son and I are considered the liberals of the family. However, this year, the women in my family have all expressed concern about the direction the Republican party is taking.  My female friends and coworkers have no use for the Republican party any more. Many of them say..and I agree..that even Ronald Reagan would not be welcome in this party.

    You raise a good point about the economy vs. likeability. People are getting back to work. The job sites have more listings than they did a year ago..and jobs are being added.  Even Romney himself admitted that economic recovery is going to take more like 8 years.

    It also comes down to a matter of trust. At the end of the day..do you trust the guy in office..? Or do you trust the guy who changes positions and views depending on his audience?
     
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    Also wanted to add that when you have someone like Romney, who won't tell us specifics..then what you have to do is look at his record. The only poltical record he has is Governor of Massachusetts. 47th in the nation in job creation..cut taxes..but raised fees and no one felt the pain more than small business.
     
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    After hearing romney stating that he would appoint judges who would overturn Roe v Wade I wondered why the SCOTUS doesn't overturn it now. They have enough conservatives on the court .

    I know why.  If they did that they would lose a wedge issue that they can always use to con that one issue voter out to support their lousy candidates.
     
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