But his victories — and the way Romney achieved them — have taken a toll that could do lasting harm as he turns to the general election campaign against President Obama.In state after state, Romney has grown less popular the longer the campaign wears on and the better voters get to know him. The same thing happened in 2008, the first time Romney sought theGOPTPJ: While popularity is only one factor in choosing a president, it's a lot easier to vote for someone if you find them likable. It's rather pathetic that poor Mitt Romney has been running for president practically since he was born but it hasn't changed peoples' opinions of him. He's throwing buckets of money at voters to try and sway them but no amount of money can get people to like you. It's rather sad actually to see him desperately try to get people to like him. He wants the presidency so badly that he's willing to change his core beliefs, and that comes off as insincere and desperate. It makes people wonder if they could trust him as president.
Whats worse for Romney is that his low popularity numbers come in key states like Ohio. No Republican candidate has won the presidency without winning Ohio. The Mark Barabak article drills down further on this point:
TPJ: The same is true in Michigan where President Obama is riding high on his successful rebuilding of the domestic auto industry, which is the bedrock of several economies in the all-important Midwest. That Romney missed the importance of saving the car companies should tell you everything you need to know about his "experience" with the economy. His Dad was the head of a car company in Michigan, yet Mitt still managed to get it wrong. It's true that he's a business guy but his business experience is in buying up failing companies to cut jobs and sell the companies down the road for a profit. Seen in that light, it's no wonder he wanted the Detroit car companies to go bankrupt!! Bankrupt companies and lay-offs were his "bead and butter" at Bain Capital.In Ohio, perhaps the single most important fall battleground, a recentQuinnipiac Universitypoll found that Romney was viewed more unfavorably after the March primary than favorably, a reversal of his standing as recently as mid-January.
Romney knows how to make money but that's not the same as knowing how to create jobs. Mitt Romney needs someone to break it to him that the American people are just not into him!! And the harder he tries, the less likable he appears. No one likes someone who doesn't know when to take an exit, and that's Romney. He lost in 2008 but couldn't accept the will of the voters, so now he's back trying to force himself on voters. As I said, it's pathetic.
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