By Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
Jeff Greenfield is a good media liberal. His credentials are in order. He is also a “political reporter” so he has to write positive things about Barack Obama’s chances for reelection, but he can’t quite get there. Greenfield’s latest column is about the dismal numbers Obama faces at every turn and it is also about how who Obama is running against might not mean anything on Election Day.
Undoubtedly with a great deal of pain Greenfield notes that the numbers staring Obama in the face are such that no incumbent president has ever/could ever overcome them. He cites the unemployment rate being stuck at 8 per cent “for months” – he couldn’t bring himself to tell the truth and say “for years” (42 straight months); he says a 1.5% GDP means a “very close” election.
Next he goes to the right track/ wrong track sentiment voters have which is 32.7/60.7 … Continue Reading:A liberal who actually gets it: if things don’t get better Obama won’t win in spite of Romney