June 16, 2012

THEY'D HAVE TO WASTE A BILLION DOLLARS ON ADS....:

In Focus Group, Independent Voters Souring on Obama (Eleanor Clift Jun 15, 2012, Daily Beast)

Nine of the 12 people gathered in Denver on Tuesday voted for Obama in '08, but only three lean toward him at this point. They are a cross-section of America, working in real estate, health care, IT, and sales, and they're torn between a president whose performance they say has been underwhelming and who doesn't deserve reelection, and a challenger they know very little about beyond the fact that he's a rich and successful businessman.

When Democratic pollster Peter Hart probed for their thoughts about Bain Capital, the private-equity firm that Mitt Romney headed, nine of the group opted out, saying they didn't know enough to talk about it. Of the three who ventured they knew "a little," one said "Mitt ran it," while another said "He did well," three words that sum up the Obama campaign's challenge as they try to tarnish what Hart has called Romney's "halo effect" on the economy. They aren't biting on Bain.

...just explaining what private equity firms are, nevermind why the experience of running one is supposed to be poor preparation for the country's chief executive.  It's like folks on the Right who thought that Bill Ayres mattered. No one knows who he was and you can't squander a campaign trying to make voters care.

Posted by at June 16, 2012 6:11 AM
  

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