Written by George Adams, a grassroots activist in Ohio for Obama'12 Re-election Campaign
Well, the unemployment and economic growth may suggest otherwise. In fact, today Goldman Sachs issues a report stating that they expect the economic growth in 2011 and 2012 be less than expected, and also unemployment rate would be no better than 8.75% at the end of 2012. For Obama, this is no way to get re-elected in 2012. But he has to send a direct message to the American people that he's the one who's doing the most to recover from such economic calamity - because he is. Consider the debt debate we've been having for the past couple of weeks. The Republicans refuse to put revenues ( i.e. no taxes ) on the table. Though they claim they are the Part of Reagan, the fact of the matter is, Reagan raised taxes 11 times of 17 debt raises - as a way to bring in more revenue.
But if you look at how much Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic Nation Party have raised, $86 million to be exact, which is more than all Republican candidates haul combined, it's going to be very hard to defeat Pres. Obama in 2012. Mitt Romney, who leads the Republican hopefuls in terms of fund raises, hauled in a load of $18 million. This shows that there's is great dissatisfaction among the Republican voters.
"It's going to be a close election, I think it's going to be a hard-fought election. I think we're still in tough economic times. The president has made some courageous decisions. They're starting to pay off. We're starting to see results, but we are not there yet.
And I think that is going to make it a very tough election. But I'm absolutely confident that when you look at the grassroots support the president has, rallying the base, and then you look at where he is in the political dialogue versus the extreme positions the Republicans are taking, he's going to energize the base, capture the middle, and win re-election." - RON KLAIN, FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of George Adams
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