By Obama, Barack; Romney, Mitt; Romney, Mitt; Balz, Daniel J.; Obama, Barack
-- The conflict for the USA 2008 4 years in the past, a vibrant younger presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a subject matter of desire and alter, and made background. this day, he reveals himself in one other sour, divisive presidential race yet with out the buzzwords. as an alternative, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, the debatable healthcare invoice, a decade-long warfare, and a stagnant economic climate. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, former company multi-millionaire and previous governor of Massachusetts, faces his personal controversies within the type of obscure rules, fluctuating positions, and questions about his company practices within the inner most zone. Romney's own fortune and enterprise heritage appeared at odds with the Republican base till he named Wisconsin congressman, Tea occasion darling and monetary conservative Paul Ryan as his working mate. utilizing resources deep inside of either campaigns and at the crusade path via fundamental and battleground states, Washington Post. Read more...
summary: -- The conflict for the USA 2008 4 years in the past, a vivid younger presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a subject of desire and alter, and made heritage. at the present time, he reveals himself in one other sour, divisive presidential race yet with out the buzzwords. as an alternative, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, the debatable healthcare invoice, a decade-long battle, and a stagnant economic system. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, former company multi-millionaire and previous governor of Massachusetts, faces his personal controversies within the type of imprecise rules, fluctuating positions, and questions on his company practices within the inner most region. Romney's own fortune and company history appeared at odds with the Republican base until eventually he named Wisconsin congressman, Tea social gathering darling and monetary conservative Paul Ryan as his operating mate. utilizing resources deep inside of either campaigns and at the crusade path via basic and battleground states, Washington submit
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Everybody had written down predictions. * Messina, ever cautious, predicted 291. Earlier, Messina had asked Wagner to remodel the battlegrounds. The Obama team could see the size of Romney’s rallies and the enthusiasm of the crowds. Messina wanted Wagner to ratchet up their estimate of Republican turnout well above the campaign’s projections. What happens if that happens? he wanted to know. On Sunday morning, Wagner came back with the answer. Even if the Republicans were five points above what Wagner’s models were predicting for turnout, Obama would still win at least 270 electoral votes.
We’re done with this. It’s too hard. But it was Axelrod who proved correct. Sometimes political strategists do see the road ahead more clearly than the politicians and their families. The two protagonists met on the political battlefield of 2012 as representatives of the major political parties in the United States. But their campaign was also a clash between two individuals—one brainy, cool, and seemingly aloof, the other also brainy and with the energy and demeanor of a born salesman rather than a natural politician.
It took the pilot several tries to line it up properly, and then, as the plane stopped, the flight attendant could not make the door open. Romney was impatient to get out there—“champing at the bit,” an aide recalled—as the flight crew struggled with the door. Finally it popped open and there was a huge roar from the crowd. Everyone had come for this one. The Marshall Tucker Band provided the warm-up act. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus, a native of Columbus, spoke. Governor John Kasich was there too, as was Senator Rob Portman, who had become one of the campaign’s most valuable assets—a vice presidential finalist and the person who masterfully played President Obama in Romney’s debate preparations.