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  •  Not to be a Debby Downer (0+ / 0-)

    But I think the numbers at this point aren't going to be very useful in reading the November election.

    Romney is just now emerging from a tough primary. He's been the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, and has been the focal point of most inter-Republican squabbles.

    Sure, Repubs have spent some of their time attacking Obama, but the majority of the time has been spent on fights within the party.

    Now comes the pivot to the general election. The entire republican machine now turns to Obama. They're going to pound Obamacare which is unpopular with the public and has a large chance of being overturned by the supreme court.

    In short, I think Romney is at his lowest now, facing bi-partisan attacks, and having to play to the conservative base, a demographic clearly outside the political mainstream. When the Republican machine is focusing all of its energy on Obama, and Romney is able to tack back to appealing to moderate/mainstream voters, the numbers between him and Obama will tighten considerably.

    Republicans were able to get Bush elected twice, I wouldn't count them out just yet.

    •  Correction - The Supreme Court gave an un-won (0+ / 0-)

      election to Bush which was clearly based on political appointment loyalties and "Republicans were able to get Bush elected" once.

      "I cannot live without books" -- Thomas Jefferson, 1815

      by Templar on Fri Apr 13, 2012 at 04:58:07 AM PDT

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