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  •  The point is this shouldn't be a close contest. (0+ / 0-)

    Romney simply doesn't have the stuff, he's not of the caliber to be president.
    It's a tired bromide, but it's true; In Romney, there's no there, there.
    Yet the President's campaign has said all along this will be a close election.
    Perhaps about President Obama I sensed for a moment an awareness in him of the enormity of the stakes. Projecting, I suppose, but not meant as criticism.

    •  I think you're reading something (2+ / 0-)
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      into the President's mannerisms and schedule that isn't there.  Sometimes he's distracted because he is distracted by something - and it could be any of the zillions of things going on in the Presidency.  The fact is he's constantly in public view, far more than most Presidents and certainly more than the Crawford dictator we recently shook off.  Plus...how does the fact that he spent a night in Chicago mean anything?  I'm sure he knows the stakes, and so do we.

      Our Germans are better zan zeyr Germans.

      by Troubadour on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 07:42:58 AM PDT

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      •  Here's how lousy a candidate... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...Romney is. If this were a normal election cycle with the economic news we've been having, a somewhat decent GOP candidate may be leading President Obama in key areas. What we've got instead is a President who's in touch with average people and has been reaching across the aisle to try to get things done against an opponent who lacks any empathy for average folks like me and has a demonstrated penchant for mendacity even on things he shouldn't need to lie on. The mainstream media and its allies may not want to say this, but as much as it fawns over the GOP's money advantage, this will prove to be prove: a $1.8 billion campaign of negative ads against an opponent will not cover up the weaknesses of a lousy candidate the ads are supposed to benefit. Remember California in the red tide year of 2010 and how tremendous spending advantages didn't give the Republicans that state's governorship and U.S. Senate seat because (in part) Democratic candidates effectively exploited GOP candidate weaknesses.

        "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

        by alaprst on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 08:27:07 AM PDT

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      •  Okay. Don't beat it to death. (1+ / 0-)
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        I said I was projecting, it was not meant as criticism.
        I liked your diary, by the way. Well done.

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