View Full Version : Obama to crush Romney in General Election

04-05-2012, 06:26 AM
Recent poll shows Obama holds 48 percent to 39 percent advantage over Romney among independents in 12 swing states.


In my opinion, Romneys problem is not that he has a history of flip flopping, its not that he is uncharismatic or that hes rich, Romneys problem is that he has had to win over a Republican establishment that is so far out of touch with independents and fringe Democrats that their views appear ridiculous. In gaining the support of the far right he has lost independents, the youth vote and the vast majority of women voters (contraception anyone?).

Meanwhile Ron Paul has the opposite problem. He cant win the republican nomination because he refuses to pander which is exactly the quality that would make him a threat in a general election. Although Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are worlds apart, their problem is the same, the Republican establishment.

With regards to Obama, no matter how much Republicans bash him or Fox smears him with propaganda he will be reelected simply because the Republicans wont be offering an alternative with social and foreign affairs views that modern day independent voters can swallow. In one week alone Obama has had a budget uniformly rejected, was caught plotting post election missile defence arrangements with Russia and insulted the power and wisdom of the supreme court. And you know what, it wont make a damned difference because Obama is in line with the social liberals that dominate among independents and youth voters and Romney provides no real contrast with regards to debt, foreign policy and civil rights.

Ron Paul is right. The republican platform of today is a losing platform. Now if Ron Paul were facing Obama there would be a contest. He could rail against the foreign policy Obama has adopted. He could speak out in support of the civil liberties Obama promised to defend. He could cite Obamas sponsors and corporate ties, including his crony cabinet. He could go on and on and he could show up Obama for the fraud he is. But alas barring a minor miracle in the republican nomination or a successful third party run that is a contest we will never get to see.

04-05-2012, 06:30 AM
The Republicans don't want to win, it's obvious. The bankers have decided to let Obama keep plundering for 4 more years.

04-05-2012, 10:53 AM
The Republicans don't want to win, it's obvious. The bankers have decided to let Obama keep plundering for 4 more years.yeap, pretty much... Wall St/Banksters have their 2 ringers of the false dichotomy of the duopoly set. Either way... WE LOSE

04-05-2012, 12:08 PM
Raimondo: Mitt Romney: In Your Heart, You Know He’s A Loser

The economy is in a mess, and – in spite of the Obama administration’s pathetic attempts to conjure a "recovery" out of thin air — looks like it is tanking. The European banks are on the verge of a meltdown, and the jobless rate in this country is much higher than anyone in officialdom is willing to acknowledge (although ordinary people know the truth). What’s more, America’s position abroad is none too good: after being driven out of Iraq, which is falling into the Iranian orbit, we’re well on our way to losing the war in Afghanistan, and the whole region is in turmoil. Israel is threatening to start World War III with an attack on Tehran, an act that would drive the world economy over a cliff. Would you want to be President when the price of oil is over $200 a barrel?
It makes sense if we take the economic critique proffered by anti-inflationists like Ron Paul and Gerald Celente seriously: would you want to be President if we’re on the brink of another Great Depression? As the American dollar is destroyed, and the buying power of the average American is about to become the equivalent of a consumer in, say, Zimbabwe, is it really in the GOP’s interest to take the White House this year?

In spite of Romney’s rhapsodizing over the joys of yet another "American century" on the way if he wins the White House, I suspect the judgment of the Republican Establishment deviates quite a bit from this rosy scenario. They know that, whatever the outcome of this election, the country faces what the Israelis call an "existential crisis," albeit not one embodied by the specter of non-existent Iranian nukes. And while the cause of the crisis is economic, the consequences will be felt in virtually every sphere, including the foreign policy realm. With a much-reduced ability to project military power overseas, the US will be caught in a conundrum: how to reconcile our image as a "great power" – indeed, the world’s last remaining "superpower" – with the gritty reality of a nation going into foreclosure.

Ron Paul isn’t the only one conjuring visions of America as Greece-times-ten, and it doesn’t take much imagination to see how the march to austerity will be met here in this country, where Americans’ sense of entitlement is almost as well-developed as their taste for vulgarity. What happens when the bread-and-circuses stop, and Americans are forced to confront the grim reality of being broke?

Back in the winter of 2008, when the economy was taking a major nose-dive and the too-big-to-fail crowd was threatening a financial version of the Samson Option, top US officials were quietly discussing the prospect of rationing food and fuel, and making plans to call out the military to keep order. Although President Bush was still officially in office, Obama was waiting in the wings, preparing to take the reins – and one imagines the defeated GOP didn’t envy him. Quite the contrary: and I doubt they ever want to be in the position Obama found himself in, which is why I believe it is quite possible that the Republican leadership – by which I mean the Republicans’ big money backers – have decided to throw the election this time around.

The strategic thinking behind this can be summed up in three words: After them – us! That was the slogan of Germany’s Communist party in the 1930s after the fateful election which brought the National Socialists to power. The Communists, having rejected an alliance with the German Social Democrats on orders from Moscow, were convinced they would be catapulted into power as a result of the backlash from Hitler’s victory at the polls – a strategic calculation that had "backfire" written all over it, as Trotsky pointed out at the time.

Before taking that historical note too far, however, I have to admit the idea of the Republican high mucka-mucks getting together and deciding it would be better for them to throw the election to Obama by putting up a loser like Romney does seem a bit far-fetched. Perhaps they’ve convinced themselves, on one level, that Romney can actually win, while – on quite another level – they don’t believe it for a minute. People usually have no trouble holding mutually exclusive beliefs in other areas, and politics is certainly no exception.
If voters are in the mood to punish the Democrats somehow, and if they can’t in good conscience do it on the presidential level, then isn’t it more likely they’ll take it out on the rest of the ticket? If Republicans can retain control of the House, that may be enough to keep them from regretting their loss at the top of the ticket. Another wave of victories on the state and local level will perhaps be enough to satiate them, at least for the moment, until they get another crack at the White House. Then they can sit back and blame the President for everything, as the crisis unfolds, while cat-calling from the sidelines: a perfect set-up for career politicians who have no principles, no sense of duty to the country, and no compunctions about defrauding their supporters. With Congress in their hot little hands, they can obstruct the President’s domestic agenda and heckle him into getting more aggressive on the overseas front – a perfect vantage point from which to observe the rapidly accelerating decline of the American empire.

04-05-2012, 12:42 PM
Raimondo: Mitt Romney: In Your Heart, You Know He’s A Loser

Great article.