Economy — Bad; Romney Campaign — Worse

From “Obama’s a Good Bet,” Charlie Cook, NationalJournal:

“My view is that if Obama is reelected, it will be despite the economy and because of his campaign; if Mitt Romney wins, it will be because of the economy and despite his campaign. This economy is an enormous millstone around Obama’s neck, yet he and his campaign have managed to secure the upper hand—albeit with a very tenuous grip. At the same time, despite an enormous advantage that the sluggish economy and the sentiment for change affords him, Romney and his campaign, to an astonishing degree, seem to have squandered too many opportunities and undermined his chances of winning.

“It should be emphasized again and again that this campaign isn’t over and that the race is still awfully close. But without a change in the trajectory, it’s a good bet that Obama will come out on top. The questions are whether the opportunity will arise for that trajectory to change and whether the Romney campaign be able to effectively capitalize on it.”

The GOP post-mortem on this election, which should have been a landslide for them, is going to be fun.

One comment on “Economy — Bad; Romney Campaign — Worse

  1. Harris Jordan says:

    Romney’s wanting to be president for the sake of being president, and nothing more, has become so evident, that blind bats are seeing. 20/20.

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