Boring and evil. That’s the November election in a nutshell. The latest edition of Vanity Fair is surely revealing on this end. They come down on the boring side of things. In his signature front-of-the mag editor’s letter, VF’s editor Graydon Carter says President Barack Obama “has fallen short on selling himself and his achievements.” It seems safe to say that Democrats “aren’t all that excited by Obama,” Carter writes. In the liberal Hollywood world Vanity Fair inhabits, the red carpet left is — oh, let’s just say — ehh, about Obama. According to a round-up of major polls on Real Clear Politics, Obama is running neck and neck with ex-Massachusetts governor Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney, in an election that is going to be decided by three states. Maybe two. It’s back to red state versus blue state. And while this should be a redo of Clinton versus Dole, Obama is struggling in the polls.
The victory will go to which party-line voter hates which party more. If Republicans hate Obama more, they will turn out in Florida and Ohio to change his fate. If the Democrats hate Romney more, they will turn out in those same two states to protect Obama. Meanwhile, in states like Massachusetts, New York, California…you might as well be like Republican strategist Karl Rove and focus on the Senate races. The guy who saved General Motors from bankruptcy, keeping tens of thousands employed in Detroit, can’t seem to remind people that he achieved something in this crappy economy: middle class people kept their jobs at least in one important company. The guy managed, despite strong opposition, to pass the healthcare reform law. If that law is even remotely like the Massachusetts Healthcare Reform Act, aka RomneyCare, I promise you, people, you’re gonna love it!
Full Article: In November Elections, Cast Your Vote For…Evil? – Forbes.