Originally Posted by patteeu
No one should even need to hear what Romney is about given the obvious failure we've experienced for the past 4 years. There's no excuse for giving a vote to Barack Obama in 2012.
This is really where the Republicans fail. You want to run on the same "platform" that Obama used in 2008 --- "vote for us, the other guy/party SUCKS!!"
By 2008 the vast majority of Americans were in fact convinced that the other guy/party did suck, and were willing to vote for a ham sandwich instead.
Non-Republicans don't feel that way towards Obama. They're uncertain whether the lingering bad economy should be blamed all, partly, or not at all on him because of the incredible pile of feces he inherited. They see progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, etc.
I was thinking the other day about how very few Presidents inherited such a bad situation. Lincoln and FDR came into worse situations. Reagan had one that was comparable. Not too many others. Truman's situation wasn't as bad day 1, but by day 300 was worse.
The American electorate may have somewhat longer memories than most tend to think.