Skip to comments.Why is the race close?
Posted on 09/20/2012 3:00:21 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
President Obamas re-election hopes should be growing dimmer by the hour.
His domestic policy has caused unprecedented suffering: high unemployment, gas prices that have doubled, and record numbers on food stamps and disability.
His foreign policy has emboldened our enemies. Our embassies are under attack and Irans genocidal leaders are closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.
And yet it is a tight race. How can that be?
Perhaps the polls are wrong. But its more likely that decades of media propaganda and public school indoctrination, as well as growing dependency on government, are taking their toll.
Conservative pundits complain that poll samples are skewed in favor of Democrats. When polls conducted just prior to elections are compared with the actual election results, they are frequently found to have overestimated Democrats strength. And there are many other potential sources of error in polls. Most polls are conducted via landline telephones despite the fact that more and more people use cellphones exclusively. Some people also believe that conservatives are less likely to participate in polls.
But even polls conducted by Fox News and the Wall Street Journal show President Obama ahead. If we give Romney a 3-point handicap, then the race is dead even.
The media influences how people perceive the issues and candidates, which is why responsible news organizations should strive to be accurate and fair. The fact that most reporters and editors are left-of-center is not necessarily a problem. But it is a problem that many reporters and editors have bought into the idea that since perfect objectivity is unattainable there is no point in trying to be objective. Some of these journalists end up becoming full-fledged propagandists.
The medias role as propagandist is evidenced in several ways. News stories freely mix opinion with fact. Interviews are conducted not to gather
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Something about Romney being the incumbent’s shadow maybe . . . ?
I was going to say it was because the candidates are too close, but your explanation works.
Always remember, it’s to the MEDIA’s advantage to
have a close race, it’s all about RATINGS.
85% of Dems have been convinced that the economy is improving
easy for them since their welfare checks and stuff haven’t been cut
Yep, other than one is black and the other is white there really is no difference.
Another thing is if it’s a close race, it can be spun.
It can be desputed, it can be tied up in the courts,
too close to call, etc.
Carter was ahead of Reagan at this time in 1980...Just work harder and ignore the meme from the leftist stooges
Kill small businesses & hiring
People sign-up for entitlements (and they just got their free health care)
Advertise yourself as the 'free stuff' President!
Get lots and LOTS of VOTES, yipppeeee!!!!!!
Ronald Reagan debate with Jimmy Carter
Arguably the most important event of the entire 1980 presidential campaign was the second presidential debate, which was held one week to the day before the election (October 28). On October 26, two days prior to the debate, Gallup released a survey that suggested that Carter was leading Reagan by a margin of 47% to 39%. Over the course of two hours, the entire race changed drastically, and what was considered an extremely tight race with the President slightly ahead became a comfortable Republican victory for Reagan. Nothing of that magnitude has happened since in any televised confrontations.
In his closing remarks, Reagan asked the viewers a simple yet devastating question that would resonate with voters in 1980 and beyond: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? And if you answer all of those questions 'yes', why then, I think your choice is very obvious as to whom you will vote for. If you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then I could suggest another choice that you have." According to President Carter's Press Secretary Jody Powell's memoirs, internal tracking polls showed the President's tiny lead turning into a major Reagan landslide over the final weekend.
Because Romney is about as exciting as Bob Dole?
A moderate and a democrat.
I remember it well indeed
Because people are idiots.
One is white and the other is half white.
You and I both remember. If Romney can just follow Reagan’s debate remarks that I repeated in my post #10, he will win.
absolutely correct...he doesn’t have to be perfect at it just good enough
Debates may help turn the tide, but people have to actually watch the debates. TV is far, far more complex today than it was in 1980. Think about it. I’m not putting my faith in debates.