And I don’t think it’s because 46% of Americans are racist. Let’s look at what’s going on here.
Obama is very charismatic. Romney has the gravitas of wet newspaper.
Vice-President selections don’t seem to be a factor like they were in 2008 which helps Obama because Biden is the Democrat version of SNL’s Drunk Uncle.
Obama gets a pass on almost anything. Racist pastor, undelivered promises (reasonable or not), no real plan for the future (similar to the 2008 campaign), a much-maligned UHC law. He is the Teflon President. Meanwhile with Romney he makes a joke about the 47% (and I think he’s joking about Democrats) and somehow he’s insulted all of America. Reid makes an unfounded, unproven accusation about Romney’s taxes and Romney is tried and convicted by the public. What happened to innocent until proven guilty.
Obama is not a brilliant campaigner. His entire campaign is “I’m not the other guy.” Thing is, in this day and age when we vote for the lesser of 2 evils, that’s a great strategy when running against Bush III/Palin. So what does Romney do, take a situation and tries to figure out the worst way to handle/spin it. I mean I’m watching the debate and I can’t believe this guy was a Governor/Corporate leader. Cookie Monster came across as more sincere when he explained cookies are a “sometimes snack” and Romney never looks totally prepared.
Personal note: I’m a lifelong Pub and in addition cannot stand Obama as you all know so I’m sure you are all convinced that I’m going to vote Romney/Ryan. Thing is, I’m still undecided. I want to go third party (not Roseanne/Sheehan) but in this election not voting for Romney is a vote for Obama.
So how is it with all of the advantages Obama has and the negatives Romney has, that this election may come down to my vote as a Coloradan undecided?