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The Romney Turnaround

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 2nd, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

The Romney Turnaround

Obama Set to Scrape Out a Victory
John Cassidy, The New Yorker
 After all the drama of the past few days, it may seem anticlimactic to suggest that not much has changed in the election. That’s what the latest polls are telling us, though. Going into the final weekend of the campaign, it’s still a tight race, but President Obama retains a distinct advantage in the electoral college. Unless the pollsters are wrong, or there is a last-minute swing to Mitt Romney, the Democratic incumbent looks set to scrape out a victory.Obviously, there is a lot of interest in how Obama’s adroit response to Hurricane Sandy, and the…

A Tight Election & Its Uncertain Aftermath
Lou Cannon, RealClearPolitics
The presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is so close that pollsters and political analysts can't predict the outcome. But an equivalent mystery is how the winner will confront the nation's on-rushing potential fiscal calamity.After three presidential debates we still have few clues about how either Obama or Romney would prevent a plunge off what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke calls "the fiscal cliff" at year's end. That's when across-the-board income tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush presidency will expire, as will a…