Why can Obama not pull ahead in the polls?
Obama has open access to a supportive media, over twice the campaign funding of his opponent, the largest political machine in history with the biggest campaign staff ever seen in America, control of executive branch policy, and all the other advantages incumbency and money can buy for the figurehead of the liberal establishment, yet he seems unable to secure a real lead over the uninspiring Romney, a candidate coming off a bruising primary process with a reluctant base of support. Why is Obama stuck in low gear?
For the same reasons Bush was in the same spot in 2004. We are a very polarized country and there is little wiggle room on either side of the line. The 2008 election landslide was an exception caused by the fervor of the crisis and the ineptitude of the McCain campaign, as well as the historically unpopular outgoing administration.
Everyone, right and left, ascribed powers to Obama he in fact did not have, and it's now been revealed that he is just another politician and campaigner. He's human, folks. He is poised for a solid re-election, though. Romney looks like a Republican John Kerry in every single way. You can count on a close election mirroring the previous several elections prior to 2008, and it's no surprise that Obama can't overcome the polarized divide. He's no better than anyone else in that regard.
I think he has pulled ahead and I think this so-called "supportive" media are the ones that are making it seem as if it is closer than it really is. Most of these polls are not representative of the American population so he could be ahead by a lot more than what they claiming. With all the mistakes that Romney is making, it is hard to believe that he is that close to Obama in the polls.
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Looks like Obama is pulling ahead in the polls, beyond the margin of error. I think the DNC gave him a nice boost!
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