As we approach the second of the presidential debates, many on the left side of the isle offer messaging advice on what the president needs to do to clinch victory from Romney, such as offering a vision, calling Mitt out as a liar, and being energetic.
I predict that whatever comes that may in the final debates however, no performance by Obama will be able to reverse this momentum change in time.If but for a simple reason that can be put succinctly:
Life sucks. And no one is blaming Mitt Romney for it.
Regardless of Obama's performance, its unlikely that Mitt have a meltdown equitable to Obama's own, so a well articulated case will only be seen as a tie at most. In holding his own, Obama will bump enthusiasm among his base. Alas, cold hard economic reality is simply stacked against the incumbent, forever barring him from independents who've chosen to switch their vote from 2008. Stacked in a matter that gives the challenger an endless arsenal of counter-attacks regardless of how much Obama tries to paint his opponent as a heartless liar who hates middle America.
As of this right, the Right Direction/Wrong Track stands at 39.8 to 54.8.
People are living the dismal statistics of Obama's stewardship, and its hard to vote against one's own overwhelmingly negative outlook for the future.