Conservatives in general are not happy with the choice they have to make in November. The majority can be expected to turn out and vote for Romney anyway because the alternative is viewed as much worse. But some conservatives will not vote for Romney. Several commenters here have said the best thing that can happen for true conservatives is four more years of Obama. Libertarians are fed up with the Republican party as much as they are with the Democrats and will vote for Gary Johnson. This election, in my opinion, will turn on which party does a better job of turning out the vote.
Obama and the liberal Democrats have already staked their ground. Ironically, the least moral of the American populous will do what they are so skillful at doing and claim the moral high ground. They will claim that their policies demonstrate that they are for the poor, for the working class, for women, for the elderly and the sick, for blacks and Latinos and for the gays. Of course they will paint Romney and the Republicans as being against all those groups and as being for the rich and powerful and Romney as the poster boy of the 1%.
Recent polls show Obama with a double-digit lead over Romney. This gap should close quickly once the Romney campaign turns their fire-power against Obama. This will be the most negative presidential campaign we have ever seen. It may just be me, but I sense that negative campaigns do a better job of turning out the vote for the Democrats than they do for the Republicans.
There are a handful of swing states that will decide this election and it is in these states that the Romney campaign will focus their energy. In my opinion, Romney will need to balance his negative campaign with a strong positive message. He will win or lose these states on whether not he can turn out the middle-class undecided voter. I think these middle-class blue and white collar voters will be looking for a positive reason to vote for Romney. These are the folks that have suffered the most from the financial collapse of 2008. They still have a bad taste in their mouths for G. W. Bush and the Republicans. Motivating them to come out and vote for Romney will not be easy but there is no way Romney can win without them.
Team Obama is a professional campaign machine. The will turn out the feminist, the black, the Latinos, the gays and, the union labor voters. Romney’s positive message on what he can do to improve the economy and jobs, will have to be bold and ring true with the middle-class voters; to the point of really getting them excited. Otherwise, these voters will stay home or stay with the devil they know.
Good luck, Mr. Romney! Good luck, America!
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?