Real Clear Politics Unemployment is at 9 percent, the housing market is moribund, "consumer confidence" is an oxymoron and three-fourths of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. So how is it that President Obama leads each of his likely Republican opponents in the polls? And why on earth is the gap widening rather than closing?
It's simple: Voters are paying attention to what the GOP field is saying -- not just the applause-line attacks on Obama but what the candidates propose to do about the economy. The more they talk, the more discouraged the electorate seems to become.
This should be the Republicans' election to lose. They seem well on their way.
Dream on Fuckstick