There are two kinds of salesmen. The first guy says "I'm so cool, don't you wish you were like me." The second guy says, "You're so cool, I wish I were like you." No surprise, the second guy sells a lot more goods.
In the 2008 election, Obama was a lot like the first guy. He was a slam-dunk to win, given the horrible economy and the general perception that Dubya had lied us into an expensive, blood and ultimately pointless war, and he didn't try very hard to hide his enormous self-regard. But over the course of 4 years, as he has learned how hard the job of President really is, he has softened a lot and while he isn't warm and fuzzy (like Bill Clinton, say) he's become a lot more approachable.
Now it's Romney's turn to present himself as a man so obviously entitled to be President that he can't understand why we all don't see that. He seems genuinely puzzled that the public doesn't get how superior he is. He acts like a man who expects his face to be carved into Mt. Rushmore. He is Obama's secret weapon: the more people get to know him, the less they like him.
Don't get me wrong: it's a close election, he could still win. But given the state of the economy, it should not be close at all.
Please...obama just got people killed in our embassy by not doing the job, 6 trillion in new debt, (where is the outrage?) new taxes for the middle class, tanked the economy with detestable ideology, and is a clown on national security. No one should vote for the mark-cyst-in cheif
LOL...so who is playing the "race card" now? The only way the race card would have anything to do with keeping "Obama in the game" would be if Romney was actually African-American! Obama is in the game because the GOP nominated Romney.
Romney now seems to have tacked straight into the wind. He is campaigning against the "takers", while claiming his supporters are the "makers.". He defines the "takers" as those who pay no income taxes and receive government benefits, while the "makers" are those who pay income taxes, and take nothing from the government.
But who are those makers and takers? The Tax Foundation has checked out who pays taxes and who doesn't; taxfoundation dot org:81 slash article slash states-vary-widely-number-tax-filers-no-income-tax-liability
The top ten maker states? - Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota, Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Three of them will probably vote for Romney.
The top ten taker states? That would be New Mexico, Idaho, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida! 8 or 9 of them will most likely vote for Romney.
And he thinks that none of the takers are going to vote for him? Where does he expect to find anyone to vote for him? If he runs a campaign like this, who would want him to run anything big or important, like a country, for example?