October 19, 2012

AND WHILE MITT GETS TO CLOSE BY PORTRAYING HIMSELF AS A BIPARTISAN FIGURE...:

Obama spinning toward a loss (A.B. Stoddard, 10/18/12, The Hill)
    
President Obama is losing. So says the latest Gallup poll, and so do those swelling numbers in key states like Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia and Ohio. [...]

Obama can expect, even if he wins another debate on Oct. 22, that this will remain a tight race or that Romney will begin to break away at the end. Obama's September surge resulted from an increase in Democratic enthusiasm, which is waning. As Romney has hardened his support among Republicans, he is also winning over new voters, leaving Obama with the task of exciting his base of Latinos, women, African-Americans and young voters. Without enough of them he loses. With less than three weeks to go it's hard to see where he finds that excitement.

...the UR has to try to gin up the base, in a way that's necessarily broadly divisive, just to try to prevent a total blow-out.


Posted by at October 19, 2012 11:14 AM
  

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