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Despite Media Pile-On, Romney Isn’t Toast


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There is still plenty of time before November for an aggressive Romney push against the media’s double standards to undermine their narrative about him being finished. It’s a stance that can also help Romney win the debates. Not taking any guff and refusing to accept the premises of liberals posing as objective moderators could do even more for Romney that it did for Newt Gingrich during the GOP debates.

Trailing with less than seven weeks to go is not the position Romney wanted to be in. Obama was already the clear favorite, but if this becomes the moment when Romney finds his voice and hits his stride by speaking out on both his economic philosophy and against the media, it is not too late for him to turn this thing around.

Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary magazine and chief political blogger at www.commentarymagazine.com, where this first appeared. He can be reached via e-mail at jtobin@commentarymagazine.com.

About the Author: Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary magazine and chief political blogger at www.commentarymagazine.com, where this first appeared. He can be reached via e-mail at jtobin@commentarymagazine.com.


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5 Responses to “Despite Media Pile-On, Romney Isn’t Toast”

  1. Joel Keller says:

    After a very brief post convention bounce by President Obama, the race has now settled into a national 47% to 47% tie. Obama is ostensibly ahead in 2 swing states (Florida and Ohio) and Romney is ahead in three others. Let's remember that the election isn't being held today and that the winner will be the one with at least 270 electoral votes, which are determined state by state.

  2. Juliet Giles says:

    romneys good traits;march-1947 born-zodiac signs;-chinese animal zodiac sign good traits are; helpful-affectionate-amusing-caring-charitable-courteous-detrmined-forgiving-generous-knowledgeable-obliging-optimistic-outgoing-peaceful-self-sacrificing-sensible.ROMNEYS POEM-HIS BIRTHYEA;MY ANALYSES;.
    I HAVE THE PUREST HEART-WITH INNOCENCE AND FAITH-I WALK IN LOVES PROTECTIVE LIGHT-BY GIVING OF MYSELF FREELY-BONDED TO ALL MANKIND BY COMMON FELLOWSHIP-MY GOOD WILL IS UNIVERSAL-AND KNOWS NO BOUNDS.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Agreed, Juliet. Romney's sign is that of the "great advisor". The problem with this sign for a presidential candidate is that it is more of a 'power behind the throne' kind of personality that does not do well in the limelight. But it is far, far preferable in a president than Obama's astrological traits. Obama' chinese animal zodiac sign is one of extreme rigidity, stubbornness, lack of creativity, slowness, and inability to change course. Obama's sign is the most extreme form of the 'ox', which, if faced with proof that his ideas aren't working, will just stand still and stagnate. This sign also enforces a herd mentality, demanding conformity in others. His behavior for the past 4 years has confirmed his astrology remarkably!

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    What in the world is astrology doing in an Orthodox Jewish site?

  5. Charlie Hall says:

    Obama and Romney are tied only in two tracking polls. Every conventional poll in the past week has Obama up by 1 to 8 points according to the RealClearPolitics summary.

    Obama is indeed ahead in the last 7 polls in Ohio, 5 of the last 8 polls in FL (the other 3 being Republican polling firms), the last 8 polls in Virginia, 3 of the last 4 polls in New Hampshire (the exception being the Republican-leaning Rasmussen poll), 2 of the last 3 polls in Iowa (again Rasmussen is the exception), 6 of the last 7 polls in Colorado (again Rasmussen is the exception), the last 7 polls in Wisconsin, the last 7 polls in Michigan (the latest by 14 points), and in every Pennsylvania poll since early February (including a 12 point lead in the latest Rasmussen poll; the Republicans have apparently thrown in the towel as they are running no ads there), and in every Nevada poll going back to last December. If you add up all states that have voted Democratic in the past five Presidential elections, that adds up to 242 electoral votes. Only Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are even on the above list and Obama is ahead in all three. The Republicans have also conceded New Mexico (5 EV) and if you simply add Virginia and Ohio the election is over. And the "bad economy" argument doesn't work in either Virginia and Ohio as both have unemployment rates well below the national average. Things look very bad for Romney.

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