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Polls or No, Obama Could Crush Romney


By Sherwood Ross

 

If President Obama keeps drubbing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as he has this month, pollsters calling the election a toss-up may be in for a November surprise.

The president not only has the ability to stage headline-grabbing events but has a far better command of the issues than Romney and is infinitely better at expounding them.

Romney edged Obama 48 to 47 percent in a Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll and Obama beats Romney 47 to 45 percent in the Gallup Swing States poll, the Chicago “Tribune” reports.

But Obama’s margins could widen as he takes his case to the nation. George Packer writes in the May 14th “The New Yorker”: “A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has Obama beating Romney in every category from honesty and likability to ‘Looking out for the middle class’ and ‘Being a good commander-in-chief’….”

So far, May has been a disaster for Romney. Obama’s Afghan trip enabled him to dominate the media for three days, during which Romney’s remarks were blotted out as if by some stellar explosion.

The manner in which Obama entered and departed Afghanistan—under cover of darkness—should have tipped off Romney he’s got an issue about how badly that war is actually going. Instead of challenging Obama on his role in extending a military and moral fiasco, the best response Romney could muster was to say he was “pleased” by Obama’s trip to Kabul.

Next we saw Obama telling an audience of college students, how Republicans voted to allow the interest rates on college loans to rise. Romney also favors this but Congressional Republicans don’t help him by voting for the money-lenders.

And while Obama gave his blessing to same-sex marriage, Romney was allowing his foreign policy advisor Richard Grenell to resign on grounds that being gay disqualified him from that post.

To top it off, a story surfaces that Romney during his Cranford prep school days assaulted a fellow student whose “hair style” he didn’t like. Romney wielded the scissors personally while his fellows held the youth down. A Romney aide first said Romney could not remember the incident and Romney later denied the student’s haircut was over homosexuality. Whatever you believe, the episode put Romney on the defensive and strengthened Obama’s grip on the gay vote.

Considering Romney’s lukewarm endorsements from his own party and the likelihood that his lack of knowledge and nuance on the issues will bring him to grief, his delegates would make no mistake to rethink their commitments. They still have dogged Ron Paul as an intelligent alternative. Unfortunately for them, Paul wants U.S. forces out of Middle East while his backers seemingly only want to carry on the war.

As Michael Knox, chief executive officer of the non-profit U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, of Palm Harbor, Fla., noted, American voters really don’t have a major peace candidate to vote for this time around. And as for the polls, activist David Swanson, of Charlottesville, Va., says they only “distract” from the problem, which is “an unrepresentative bought-and-paid for government offering us a heads-they-win and tails-we-lose election.”


Sherwood Ross formerly worked for major dailies and wire services and currently directs a public relations firm “for good causes.” Reach him at sherwoodross10@gmail.com

Sherwood Ross

Sherwood Ross is an award-winning reporter. He served in the U.S Air Force where he contributed to his base newspaper.

He later worked for The Miami Herald and Chicago Daily News.He contributed a weekly column on working for a major wire service.

He is also an editorial and book publicist.He currently resides in Florida.

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10 Responses to "Polls or No, Obama Could Crush Romney"

  1. lola  May 16, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Gary you are correct. I agree with you. Obama is coming in for a second term no doubt. Good thing too as he stuck it to Israel. Nuttyahoo needs a stick up his ass. I am not a big Obama fan but Israel needs to F Off. Foreigners out of US State Dept (AIPAC F….OFF). They are beyond obnoxious. Just the worst.

    • Latney Davis  May 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      @lola, Obama has done much more than “stick it to Israel”, ‘he’ has “stuck it up the ass of every American citizen” now labeled as a probable domestic terrorist with all of the necessary “executive orders” to support/enforce that postition. I for one, am not willing to trade Obama’s illusion of facing down Israel as a “fair trade” for what ‘he’ is planning for US!!!!!

      There is NO CHOICE, the left/right paradigm is ONE…The NWO PARADIGM. Anyone, please tell me how this FACT continues to “hide-in-plain-sight”.

  2. Chris  May 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Moderation? For what? The word moron?

  3. Al  May 15, 2012 at 4:37 am

    It’s a replay of 2008, Romney is McCain; they want Obama as leader to complete the transformation to One World Government. Besides, there’s not much difference between the two of them. It seems to be an alignment of the 1%
    vs the 99%, and with Soro’s Spanish company counting the votes (like there’s not enough umemployed in America that could use the temp job), ultimately it falls into a Stalinesque catch phrase, that being it’s not who votes that counts, it’s he who counts the votes.

  4. ron101  May 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Romney is far from being the certain GOP nominee .
    According to the authentic delegate count , Romney has 300 delegates and Ron Paul has 100 delegates for sure .
    Also many Romney delegates are actually Ron Paul supporters who will refuse to vote in the first round, and then will be free to vote as they wish in the second round.
    See the data at : thereal2012delegatecount dot com

  5. Mike Kay  May 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    “…I twist the Truth,
    I rule the world,
    My crown is called deceit.
    I am the emperor of Lies, you grovel at my feet.
    I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain.
    All my promises are lies
    All my love is Hate,
    I am the politician, and I decide your fate…”
    -Motorhead, Orgasmatron.

    • wolf  May 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      All Hail…King Khazar!

  6. Hugh  May 14, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    A Romney or Obama win equals an American lost.

    • Hugh  May 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      err, make that loss. Or perhaps not; considering the intellect of the American electorate.

  7. eddieleaks  May 14, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Will Tom the Cat catch Jerry the Mouse?

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