At this point in time, it looks like Mitt Romney will win the Republican nomination for the Presidency. On the other side is Barack Obama, who ran a near flawless campaign in 2008, but has failed to live up to the many promises made during that campaign.
Mitt (can I call you Mitt?) has lots of baggage to overcome. Bainbridge is the least of his worries. Appearing to be out of touch with the average voter is going to be the biggest hurdle as, at least to me, he seems to not have a clue of the issues which concern mainstream America. To me, his religion is dead last, and passing Romneycare in Massachusetts is fairly close to the bottom as well. It will be interesting who will be selected to fill the VP slot.
The current President has much more to answer for. The many unfulfilled campaign promises will be the biggest burden as well as an unemployment rate that blew past his in office promise of “no more than 8%”. Indeed, the campaign promise of health care passed, but the provisions are being challenged in the Supreme Court, and the passing of the bill was about as contentious as any bill in recent history. With his selection of Joe “Foulmouth” Biden as VP and the latest GSA and Secret Service scandals, it does make you wonder if amateur hour rolled into Washington for an extended stay.
The latest polls have Mitt and the President in a dead heat if the election was held today. In other words, it’s a toss-up. So regardless of your politics and who you want to win, who do you think will win in November?