The state of the race: Left vs. Right
The Post’s Greg Sargent on where things stand. I’m not panicked, nor pessimistic, as it seems some are on the right. This bit from Rollins stood out. No, he’s not Reagan. That’s fine. But I would feel better if we were seeing more of the “vision thing” from Romney in a way that resonated with voters – on an emotional level. My concern is that too many voters vote how they feel and not how they think today. That’s why we’re seeing all this beer and a pizza crap from Biden and Obama.
Ed Rollins, who worked on the Reagan campaign in 1980, notes yet another key difference: Romney is not Reagan, and Obama is not Carter. As Rollins says of Romney: “On his best day, he’s not a Ronald Reagan.” Carter was partly undone because of his debate performance; that’s less likely to happen to Obama.
To be clear, Romney could still win this election. But if he does, the supposed similarities to 1980 won’t be the reason why. What this constant daydreaming about 1980 really suggests is that the Romney campaign thinks it needs a clear theory of the race that explains why he isn’t winning yet.
via The Washington Post.