Originally Posted by Reaper16
Even on my social media feeds, the posts that encourage voting for Obama aren't enthusiastic. They're either 1.) "look how terrible Mitt Romney is!" (which is valid), or 2.) "here are some excuses to vote for Obama." All the positivity is gone.
I'm not sure there has ever been such a blatant campaign to specific groups that I can remember. Obama isn't even trying for independents anymore, which is a big part of the reason why Romney's dominating in that category. If Gallup is correct, and the electorate is more GOP this year then in 2004 (when Bush won the IND vote by a smaller margin then a lot of the polls have Romney up by now) then Obama is history.
Being an incumbant who can't break 48% (he's done it just three times since the first debate) makes it difficult to win. Romney, on the other hand, has been at or above that figure in half the polls taken during the same time, including a couple today that have him over the magic 50% threshold.