The Drudge Report has the headline today, “Shock Poll!” The shocker is that in this poll Obama is losing to Romney by five points.
Is Matt Drudge the only one shocked by this poll?
Drudge may be the only one shocked by this poll. If he is shocked now, wait until he sees what is coming.
One of the first rules of presidential politics is that if you have an incumbent running for reelection, the election is a referendum on how he is doing as President. The decision making process for the average voter is pretty simple. They first ask themselves, ‘am I happy with the way the President has been running the nation?’ If the answer to that question is no, then they move on to the second question. That question is, ‘if I am unhappy with the current President, is the proposed replacement better than the alternative of keeping the President for four more years?’
Right now, Obama loses the first question overwhelmingly. Only 25% of Americans strongly approve of the way Obama is handling his job while 44% strongly disapprove. That is a huge gap. Only 30% of Americans believe the nation is headed in the right direction.
Obama’s numbers are bad now. They will get worse as the year goes on. With gas prices expected to spike into record territory in the next few weeks, Americans will be screaming at the pumps. Higher gas prices will mean higher prices for all items including staples such as food and clothing. The more people have to spend on food, clothing and fuel, the less money they will have for discretionary spending. With discretionary spending down, unemployment will tick back up again, despite the best efforts of the Obama regime to cook the numbers.
All of those factors will drive down Obama’s numbers even further.
The question will become, not whether Obama should be reelected. A huge majority of Americans, perhaps as much as 75% of Americans on a yes or no vote would vote for him not to have a second term. The real issue will be whether the Republican nominee can convince the American people that he is the better alternative.
The poll shows Romney beating Obama by five points. That is not really a shock. Even a candidate as flawed as Romney should be able to beat Obama.
What happens if we have a real conservative up against Obama? Then we have a chance to run the table. We have a chance to expand our lead in the House and take control of the Senate.
Romney as a nominee forfeits the greatest weapons we have against Obama. He supported all of Obama’s programs when he was the governor of Massachusetts. He has taken at least three positions on every issue.
If we can put a solid conservative up against Obama, such as Gingrich or Santorum, then we have a chance to really take America back.
It is no shock that a Republican is leading in the polls at this point. The real shocker may be if the Republicans manage not to blow it and put a conservative in the White House.
Dick Morris keeps sending out emails about how we need a nominee NOW. I wonder why
he's in the tank for Romney...?
He, Morris honestly feels that Romney can best "The Obama".
Heard Morris say that anyone at this point in time could beat Obama like the proverbial "drum".
Or words to that effect.
Sure HOPE Morris is correct in His assesment.
I used to watch FOX all the time. Used to listen to "Conservative" radio all the time. But now I know it is all bulls***; most are phonies. It is just a paycheck for them. When I heard nothing but cheer-leading for Romney, I knew then they were all idiots: especially O'Reilly, Medved, and that moron Bill Cunningham who sounds just like McCain. I used to love M. Savage until I heard him spend 3 hours ripping Santorum to shreds. I know Santorum will probably not have a chance against the barrage of Romney ass-kissers but I will still campaign, volunteer, and work for Santorum in my communist Illinois. I would rather go down with my pride and dignity in tact than jump on any band-wagon.
We can't tell the canidates what to do.
If they would listen, however, I would say they should work something out between them and gang up on the present White House. That wouldn't be fair, but what the hell.
I see a puddle of fish whom are rarely mentioned, THE CIVIL SERVICE. They factually run the Government. Or, more aptly said, drag their feet while pretending to do something.
Give you an example: a request to do X on Govt land. The request goes to the Interior Dept, The EPA, and the Commerce Dept. And maybe other Depts my limited knowledge of Govt can't see. When the request goes through each--in the rare instance it does--then the Depts mush have a reconciliation conference, and all agree. Forget it.
Take a utopian world, where each of the functions above were in one Dept. Everything relating to a Govt land request goes through one set of Civil Servants. Maybe then something would get done.
It really is.But I'm begging GOD to let us succeed. I'd prefer Newt, but even Santorum is better than the Massachusetts moderate.