(HOT AIR) -- I’m trying to get a book finished, and it isn’t helping to keep stopping to write blog posts. But this point is worth making.
I believe the Obama campaign is wasting its time with attacks on Mitt Romney. That doesn’t mean Team Obama will wise up; it has only a few tricks in its bag, and it deploys them over and over. But it does mean that the public is inured to the Obama shtick. There’s no there there, and increasingly, the people know it.
There’s something else about this election that tends to rob the trademark Obama demagoguery of its effect. A growing number of Americans perceive our nation to be at a turning point (or a precipice; choose your metaphor). If Romney were a more galvanizing candidate for conservative Republicans, there would be a greater tendency to associate him with the prospect of an American turn-around, on the order of the Reagan presidency.
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