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Obama Campaign no longer cocky about a victory

by Phantom Ace ( 6 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Elections 2012, Headlines, Mitt Romney, Progressives, Republican Party at May 25th, 2012 - 12:17 am

2 Months ago it seemed Obama would cruise to re-election. The Republican Party was divided and many Conservatives hated Mitt Romney. Polls showed Obama with a lead. Now that the atmosphere is different, after a series of missteps and continued economic stagnation, Mitt Romney is now running neck and neck with Obama. His campaign has caught the regime by surprise with their reposes to attacks. The Obama team is no longer cocky or over confident about a  victory.

Two difficult weeks for President Obama have shaken the overwhelming confidence of his campaign in Chicago and of Democratic leaders in Washington, and prompted a depressing realization: This is, at best, 2004, not 1996. At worst it’s 1992.

Democrats had taken comfort for months in the Republican Party’s seeming inability to get behind Mitt Romney, Obama’s healthy lead in the polls, and equally healthy job growth. And for a few, fleeting, moments, Democrats thought the election might just be easy. But Republican division appears to have been merely an artifact of primary politics, and Mitt Romney has proved a consistent, if unglamorous campaigner.

And this week, amid poor economic indicators and continuing voter frustration, Democrats returned to the harsh reality that this election is going to be anything but a walk in the park.

“There was this sense maybe a month or two ago that Obama was really riding high — that he had gotten his base behind him and the economy was doing better and it had this Clinton vs. Bob Dole 1996 feeling — that he was going to cruise,” said one 2008 Obama aide who does not work for this year’s campaign. “And now it feels like it’s going to be really tough — a 2004 race.”

Indeed the campaign is shaping up to be a close-combat battle for one percent of swing voters in a few hundred precincts across three or four states.

You can see that Obama is nervous in his desperate attacks. Romney needs to keep the pressure on.



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6 Responses to “Obama Campaign no longer cocky about a victory”
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  1. gibsonz
    1 | May 25, 2012 1:14 am

    You can`t keep a floater like Obama down no matter how hard they try, a turd will always rise to the top to be exposed as what he really is, regardless of how many Baby Ruth wrappers you mask him in, the stench will eventually give him away!

  2. The Osprey
    2 | May 25, 2012 6:59 pm

    Obama is not only cocky, he’s dickish.

  3. mfhorn
    3 | May 25, 2012 9:39 pm

    Send this jackass packing back to the home of corrupt politicians, Chicago.

  4. 4 | May 26, 2012 9:06 am

    mfhorn wrote:

    Send this jackass packing back to the home of corrupt politicians, Chicago.

    …where the world will then witness the First Wookiee divorcing his skanky, ghey ass!

  5. mfhorn
    5 | May 26, 2012 1:30 pm

    @ Macker:

    I’d rather see a thorough investigation into Fast & Furious and, if warranted, BarryO and Holder frog marched into a Mexican courtroom and (I hope) a long stint in a Mexican jail turning big rocks into little rocks, or whatever they do there.

  6. RIX
    6 | May 26, 2012 4:07 pm

    @ mfhorn:
    Fast and Furious should be the scandal that sinks
    Obama, but the MSM gives him cover.
    Thirty eight Catholic orgaizations sue him and
    you have to search for the story.

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