Is time running out for Obama?

October 4, 2012

Voting has already begun in most swing states, and the next presidential debate isn’t until October 16th. Even scarier: What if, like me, Obama thinks he WON yesterday’s round? How do you fix something when you don’t know that it’s broken?

9 Responses to Is time running out for Obama?

  1. Dismantle ObamaCare on October 4, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Gallup had Obama’s approval jump to 54 today. WTF? Even if you factor in his debate performance, what drove the jump before that.

    Conservatives cannot rest until Obama is gone. This race is going to get uglier, especially if Obama thinks he’s losing.

    • Drew on October 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Gallup does what Holder’s justice department tells them to do.

      Gallup cannot be trusted while they’re being sued and intimidated by BHussienO’s lackeys

  2. unclefred on October 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

    It doesn’t matter much if Obama privately thinks he won. His handlers know that the overwhelming perception among the electorate is that he lost, and a plurality think he lost very very badly. The campaign will react (already is reacting) to that perception.

    However your point about early voting is spot on. For the next few days, at least, unaffiliated/independent early voters are going to have a higher vote for Romney than they would have two days ago. Further, some small percentage of “undecideds” decided last night and if they decide to vote they are likely voting for Romney.

    Probably most importantly, the carefully crafted illusion that Obama holds an unbeatable advantage against an out of touch “rich guy” has been shattered. Obama may manage to win the next debate, and his campaign may manage to spin this result to some extent, but the electorate now sees Romney as a viable candidate who can beat Obama head to head.

  3. Mad Dog on October 4, 2012 at 10:34 am

    While I thought Romney won the debate last night by a comfortable (but not overwhelming) margin, it’s always possible to incorrectly evaluate something, even when one is trying to be objective and doesn’t have a dog, or at least a big dog, in the fight. Back in the early days of the Clinton Administration, Gore got into a debate with Perot about NAFTA. While I had and have no use for Al Gore, except possibly as ballast in an oil tanker, I supported NAFTA. I thought Perot wiped the floor with Gore, which was contrary to my interest in seeing NAFTA pass. However, the polls all showed that the public thought Gore wiped the floor with Perot and NAFTA, of course, passed. I never figured out why I was so wrong in my perception of the debate–just one of those things. In other words, Poli, don’t dwell on why you were convinced Romney lost and The Obama Messiah won last night and instead have a cookie washed down with a pint or two of Old Crow.

    • MikeN on October 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

      Perot opened with won’t take me 2 minutes to kill this skunk. Didn’t go over well.
      I think Obama’s bad performance may have been because he was forced to make a play to women about his anniversary with Michelle. Don’t the advisers know all the adulation has to go in his direction?

      • Drew on October 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        Perot opened with won’t take me 2 minutes to kill this skunk. Didn’t go over well.

        That’s about what anyone could expect if Ron Paul were up there. He has a lot of the Ross Perot grating personality that just makes you want to stop listening to his screechy whiney voice. They’d better get Rand Paul suited up to carry the torch because Ron’s days are over – this was the final nail in his coffin.

  4. Greg on October 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Who on earth would have thought Obama won?

    • allie on October 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Only the willfully ignorant or the very, very stupid. Same as the ones who voted for Obama in 2008 or who will vote for Obama again this year. Willfully ignorant or stupid, has to be one or the other.

      • Drew on October 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

        Also the wonky bean counters like poli who was too close to the forest to see the trees.

        Looks like he finally figured it out though. Good for him.