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    Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggling?

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    Voters say they’re worse off after four years ofObama, so why is Romney struggling?

    .By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News 9/19/2012

    In the twilight ofPresident Barack Obama's first term, many polls, including a new QuinnipiacUniversity tri-state survey of likely voters, show that most Americans say theyare not better off than they were four years ago. But in those same polls, the presidentretains his edge over challenger Mitt Romney.

    That's not normal,says Quinnipiac University pollster Peter A. Brown.

    "Most times ifvoters think things haven't gone well, they say, 'Let's think of somebodyelse.' But at this point they're not saying that," Brown said."Clearly they think [Obama] is more in tune with their lives."

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    Do you know why?

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Because they aren't being offered an alternative that seems better.

    If things aren't going to get better, maybe they feel Obusha will be more sympathetic to them as they struggle.

    Just an opinion, of course.



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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Romney is struggling because he hasn't convinced people that he understands what they are going through or that he has a plan that is actually going to fix their problems. People see him as a very wealthy man who is out-of-touch with average Americans, a little cocky and dismissive of the poor and middle class, and a person who acquired his wealth mostly by cutting jobs or shipping them overseas. Whether any of those views are true or not, that is his problem.
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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    i haven't conducted a poll, but if i had to guess, it's because of several reasons :

    1. Romney doesn't come off as personable or genuine, though i'm sure that people close to him consider him to be so.

    2. Romney does come off as the corporate guy, and probably the corporate guy who would lay you off after many years with the company if it improved the bottom line.

    3. the height of the crash happened before Obama was in office and could do anything about it. it was so bad that many were expecting a depression. that can't be fixed in four years, especially with a hostile congress.

    looking at these three reasons, i'd say the most important one, unfortunately, is that Romney just doesn't come off as likable. that seems a poor way to pick a president. personally, i'm not interested in voting for him because he promotes the same supply side theories that helped to put us where we're at right now. i also don't like his hawkish foreign policy stances. to me, that's much more important than personality. but in the political dynamic, it is what it is.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    In my opinion Romney doesn't come off convincing at all, which is why he's still struggling. He doesn't inspire people, he doesn't get people excited, he constantly sounds as if he's on the defensive, and he just looks fake. Of course Obama may be just as fake but at least he can motivate people.

    By the way, I'm not saying Romney or Obama is better here, I'm just looking at it objectively as to why he's struggling and in all likelihood going to lose.

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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Romney is just a better looking John Kerry. He has the charisma of a potato. That's why people don't like him all that much.
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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
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    Do you know why?

    Because Romney is just as big of a bag of manure as Obama,at least with Obama you know where he actually stands.
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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

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    Do you know why?
    Yes, I do.

    The reason Romney is struggling is because the Democrats, with the help of the media, have been very effective with their campaign of distraction.
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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Yes, I do.

    The reason Romney is struggling is because the Democrats, with the help of the media, have been very effective with their campaign of distraction.
    Is that the same reason John Kerry lost? Or was the media not as effective then? Is the media like a Pokemon? Is it only very effective in some scenarios?
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    Re: Voters say they’re worse off after four years of Obama, so why is Romney struggli

    Don't trust a Mormon.

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