Skip to comments.The balance sheet: Barack Obama’s top ten political assets, liabilities
Posted on 09/03/2012 2:01:15 PM PDT by SmithL
The balance sheet on Barack Obama stands at zero right now. The country is evenly divided about his performance as president. And hes tied in the polls with Republican Mitt Romney.
Its a neck-and-neck race, said Rick Snyder, Michigan Republican governor, in an opinion widely shared across the political spectrum.
Lets take a look at the Democratic incumbents assets as he heads into his partys national convention in Charlotte this week and his liabilities.
Which way do you think the ledger of public opinion will eventually tip?
1. Most Americans still like him.
Although the presidents personal approval rating has slipped from 79 percent to 50 percent since he took office, but more Americans have a favorable view of him than an unfavorable one (44 percent), according to the Washington Post/ABC News poll. Romneys likability level is dangerously deficient, particularly among swing voters. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that only 16 percent of undecided voters have a favorable view of the Republican nominee.
2. His oratorical skills are superior to his opponents.
Obama is a more fluid communicator than Mitt Romney. He is a better orator before big crowds, he connects better with people in small groups and he comes across better on television.
3. The Electoral College gives the Democrats a built-in edge in the presidential contest.
Texas is the only large state ruled by Republicans. President Obama has an Electoral College cushion because he can count on Democratic dominance in most of the nations Electoral Vote-rich states (California, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania). Romney cant afford to lose more than one of the three competitive big states: Florida, Ohio and Michigan. If Obama can win North Carolina, it becomes almost impossible for Romney to reach the magic number of 270 electoral votes.
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Spin these lousy economic numbers SF Comical:
Gas prices, unemployment rate, etc., etc. HIGHER than when Obama took office!
Every time I read “most Americans like him”, I wonder who these Americans are because I sure don’t know any of them. How can you like someone like Obama? What is “likable” about him? He voted to let botched abortion babies die! Who likes someone like that???
His orator skills??? LOL
Obama without a teleprompter -
Barack Obama Stuttering Uh Montage
The negatives were soft peddled laughably and the positives way overblown.
UNBELIEVABLE OBAMA GAFFES, Mistakes, Lies, and Confusion
At best, he is incompetent and way over his head. I recommend the book "The Amateur."
His oratorical skills are negated without the help of a teleprompter.
Marxism did not make the list. Huh. How could the SF propaganda organ miss that?
Like embarrassing the entire country by not being able even to toast the Queen properly? By getting up and screwing the dog by the numbers, before a vast audience, all over European television during a State visit?
Of course obama has a huge edge in liberal shitholes like Kalifornia , New York, PA and Illinois. That is where democrats are in total control (of counting the votes).