Saturday, October 27, 2012
Why Isn't Obama Ahead (By More)?
Frank Bruni in his Sunday NYT column ticks off the many indicators that suggest Obama should have a more clear lead over Romney in the final stretch, plus Romney's major flaws. Yet he does not. Instead he has "squandered advantages." You will probably argue with some of his points, agree with others. For example, he dismisses racism with the rightwing talking point that it can't be a factor because, after all, he did get elected last time! This ignores the fact that most white Americans voted against him last time, and that total has risen to about 62% this year. Obviously, most of them are not racists but is naive to suggest that this in no factor at all.
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