Unemployment hangs stubbornly above 8 percent . Yet, defying election history, President Obama would handily win a second term if voters went to the polls today.
Governor Romney has not capitalized on the stagnant economy, because after sewing up the GOP nomination, he failed to move quickly on issues critical to key demographic groups, and act on the challenger’s imperative to offer a better alternative to the President’s policies.
To win conservative primary voters, Governor Romney rejected the Dream Act, which enjoyed bi-partisan sponsorship in Congress and would permit young adults brought to America illegally as children to earn citizenship by completing two years of college or military service.
After securing the nomination, Mr. Romney failed to define a compromise position more acceptable to Hispanic voters, and permitted President Obama to preempt the issue by suspending deportation of those young adults. President Obama enjoys an overwhelming lead among Hispanic voters.Page 1 of 4 | Next Page