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It's virtually inevitable, given the way the media covers campaigns.
How could America re-elect a president that has produced no recovery, virtually no growth, a failed surge in Afghanistan with Americans dying when we have conceded, excessive unemployment, deficits beyond belief, Obamacare, doubling of food stamp recipients, middle east on fire and a nation convinced we are flawed and need government? What kind of leader do we want? Hopefully not this one.
Conservative complaints about bias ignore the media's central mission: to make money. Obama coasting to an easy win, something that should have been over and done with a long time ago after the huge and constant unpresidential missteps of the man the Brits labeled "Mitt the Twit" is too easy a story. There's no drama. Mittens hangs on and yes, he'll be due for a comeback, because a tight story, a horse race, draws in viewers. It creates anxiety and fear and gets the masses watching. Just imagine if the billion plus dollars both campaigns are going to spend on advertising were used instead to create jobs...
How could America reelect this president?? Easy: he started with an economy shedding 800K jobs per month and turned that around to nearly 5 million private sector jobs added; revived the auto industry, kept the country safe for four years while ridding it of 22 terrorists including bin Laden, and has a several-page list of accomplishments most of which he hasn't even spoken to. He's a steady, bright and strong leader. The DOW has doubled, housing is improving, we have the first health care overall reform in history. It's no accident that he's now been included in America's top 10 best presidents - and the only one with just one term. Few presidents have worked harder or gotten more done. Given the all-out obstructionism, his achievements are even more remarkable. So long, Mittens.
The Five Thirty Eight statistical analysis of the campaign now has President Obama's chances of re-election at 86%. It has only gone up the last few weeks. The race is not over but Romney's chances seem to be getting to the point of no return.
NY Times 10/8/80: Texas "suddenly tightened and now shapes up as a close" Poll: 40-39 Carter (actual result: Reagan +13)......NY Times 10/13/80 "Carter Gains and Reagan Slips in Close Illinois Race" Poll: 34-33 Reagan (actual result Reagan +8).....NY Times Ohio Poll 34-32 Reagan (actual Reagan +10).....NY Times Florida Poll 10/19/80 42-40 Reagan (actual result Reagn +17)......NY Times 10/19/80 New York Poll: 38-29 Carter (actual result Reagan +2)......etc... etc.... etc....
Neal, thanks for the laughs
As long as he puts up a good voter suppression effort and reaches who he needs to reach with coded language... he will still have a chance. There isn't a rational reason to vote for him.
This article is almost total nonsense.
What number revival is this now?
Here is the truth about Obama's "stellar" jobs record. Ironically the August 2012 "employed" number is exactly the same as January '09 for a net job growth under Obama of zero.(142.1 million employed). However, the working age population has grown by 9 million in that time! Where did these people go? Well, they aren't included as "unemployed" (that number was 12.5 million in August compared to 11.6 million in January of '09). Instead Obama "poof" makes them disappear in the "not in labor force" category. That number has grown from 81 million in '09 to 88.9 million in August. A big chunk of this is people Obama stashed on SSDI (5.4 million added on his watch). Hey, more 47%er's dependent on government, great! The numbers from Obama's own BLS tell a sad, sad, story about the state of the nation under his watch. Oh and by the way, the data indicates we're heading into another recession! Good Luck!
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