Romney v. Obama Battle Still In Preseason Campaign Window

We may still be in the preseason stage of the battle for the White House but Romney must still find a compelling narrative in order to close the sizeable likeability gap that exists between himself and President Obama. And time is not on Romney's side. From The New York Times' Nate Silver:

What I am less convinced by is the idea that anything in the campaign — the day-to-day stories that the news media covers — has mattered very much so far. One of the reasons that campaign stories have been so trivial lately is because if one of the campaigns has an especially strong line of attack on their opponent, or a great piece of opposition research, it does not make a lot of sense to drop it now when most voters are not paying attention yet. It is still extremely early for a general election campaign. If the period after Labor Day qualifies as the pennant race, and the summer of the general election year the regular season, we are still playing preseason baseball now.

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published this page in In The News 2012-05-16 12:13:00 -0400
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