Romneyshambles Vs. Obamanomics: What will lose the U.S. presidential election?
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The 57th U.S. presidential election race is entering the final straight. What is most interesting is that the race will probably be lost through a candidate’s weakness, rather than ones strengths. Republican candidate Mitt Romney could lose the election through poor public appearance, a catalogue of PR errors and a number of political gaffes, as it seems he doesn’t understand the majority of Americans he is trying to appeal to. In the Democrat’s corner incumbent Mr. Obama hasn't handled the economy very well at all, which may cause voters to think twice before re-electing him. The question is, what will lose the election: Romney’s public shambles or Obama’s stance on economics? Romney’s main problem is that he doesn’t seem to realise that it’s the vote of the average Joe that will win the election, not the support of corporate America, and he’s making it very hard for the average worker to relate to him. In speeches he’s caught bragging that his wife “drives a couple of Cadillacs”, and during Republican candidate debates he coolly and nonchalantly places $10,000 bets with fellow candidates over a simple disagreement on health care. This sums up Romney’s problem; he doesn’t seem to think about how what he says will be viewed. In reply to a heckler at one of his speeches Romney proclaimed, “corporations are people too.” If he continues to embarrass himself and stick to his position of not being “concerned by the very poor” Romney could lose this election for appearing out of touch with voters. These sorts of comments could be ignored under circumstances, after all its no secret that one has to be considerably well off even to run for presidential candidacy, but when the average person is suffering the financial difficulties they are and unemployment stands at over 8% of the work force Romney openly swaggering about his wealth is almost unforgivable, and it could lose him the election. In terms of policies Romney’s handling of the economy will be to become a friendly face to big businesses, he will strip back regulations in the hope corporations will put more money into the country and boost it out of its slump.
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