America has been witness to what conservatives surely think is a thing of beauty: the still-occurring self-destruction of President Obama. On just 11 days, he will lose a hard-fought election, and he and the members of his campaign are painfully aware of it. They are unraveling.
The President has always been able to speak in calm, measured tones, but we’ve seen that changing as of late.
One example of this was his blatant irritation in the final debate between him and Mitt Romney. He let his fear of losing break through his calm demeanor to reveal a man who knows he’s losing, and instead of using sound arguments to back up his positions, resorts to sarcasm and scoffing.
And then of course there are his desperate attempts to get the public to become as outraged as he pretends to be over silly Romney-words like “binders.” It is now common to hear Obama speak for twenty minutes per campaign speech about Romney’s “binders full of women” remark.
There was also that email that was sent out on October 23 by Obama’s campaign staff in which “Obama” addresses readers with an opening line reeking of desperation, “I don’t want to lose this election.” (People who think they are winning elections do not say this sort of thing.)
Then yesterday a sneak-peak of an interview with Rolling Stone came out in which Obama calls Romney a “bullsh***er,” something he never would have said if he thought this election were in the bag. And you know this portion was released early as an attempt to give Obama a boost in the polls. It’s not going to work. Just as it didn’t work when the media, in the summer of 2010, during the Gulf oil spill, suggested Obama start getting tough and showing fierceness, and he obliged them by awkwardly saying, “We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers so I know whose a** to kick.”
The RealClearPolitics national polling average, ever since October 9, has had Mitt Romney ahead of the President. There was a period over those 17 days during which Obama pulled ahead for three days by one tenth of one percent, but he has once again sunken below Romney. And he’s self-destructing because of it.
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