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  1. Political Spectrum: A View From the Right — Can Romney Beat Obama?


    April 10, 2012 by Mike Landry

    It seems apparent that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. Can he beat President Obama?

 Pitting Mitt Romney against Barack Obama recalls some aspects of the election of 2008. Romney has more media presence than the wooden John McCain. And overexposure, gaffs, and wobbly abilities in extemporaneous speaking have revealed Obama as being less than his initial image. But this is not about the election of another of the nice, respectable Republicans that the party establishment seems to love to nominate. The election is about Barack Obama. And the President has real problems. He pledged to his supporters the ending of the wars, the providing of civilian trials for terrorists, the closing of Guantanamo, the freeing of us from the curse of Wall Street, and he said he’d give us national health care and more. To date, the wars have expanded, terrorists don’t clog our courts, Guantanamo remains, the administration is cozy with Wall Street, and national health care is on the ropes. As a result, President Obama’s supporters are not amused. On the other hand, the administration promised to release the dogs of scorched earth environmentalism (including destruction of the coal industry), raise gas prices, spread the wealth, …