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Obama Will Win the 2012 Presidential Election
Change and a new direction may be what is needed, but not with Mitt Romney. Don't get me wrong, I like some of this platforms, but at the end of the day, overall, I think President Obama will win by a narrow margin-maybe 5%. It will be a nailbiter election for some of the night.
Romney simply continues to show the American public just how out of touch he his with reality at times. For instance, his latest snafu, when asked how he defined what middle class income means to him, he stated it is those who make $200-250,000 a year!! Obama indicated it was families earning up to that amount, which is a big difference. When asked if families earning $100,000 a year are middle income, Romney said no !?
Doesn't Romney know that the median of all American incomes is just more than $50,000 a year? He must think that earning this amount is for the poor. Has he been so rich for so long, that he cannot recall what it is like earning even $100,000, which many professionals make. So, these people are poor, according Romney? He really has no clue about what most Americans (at least 50%) earn with such richboy statements.
It is one thing to be rich, but one should not forget that they are in minority of wage earners. It is this kind of arrogance that whether intended or not, insults voters earning far less. Romney has said other out of touch comments on women's health and so on.
Obama gets it. He really lived it, that is, being poor and struggling as a student, driving a beat up old car, working at low pay gigs. Sure, he's is rich now, but he's never forgotten what it was like to earn little and make ends meet. He lived a typical middle class life for a good 25 years, so did his wife.
That is different between being a rich kid from a rich family and one that is not.