I find it very hard to believe that within two weeks, a presidential candidate could lose more than 10 points. For the last two weeks, major media outlets have been reporting on a Romney surge. This after Obama enjoyed a 10 point lead in some polls. The first debate claimed to be the one that gave Romney the advantage he sorely needed to keep the race close. But wait a minute! One debate doesn’t make the election! Could it be that the media is conspiring to make this presidential race close? Let’s find out!
ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox all have a large financial stake in this election. All are owned by media conglomerates. All have large sources of advertising dollars coming in from secret donors courtesy of the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court. In total, $1 billion dollars stands to be spent on TV and radio ads in this year’s election. A landslide would not justify those dollars being spent. The head of these conglomerates MUST do their damndest to make the election close, thereby making it clear to their news outlets that this mandate needs to be followed, in spite of their biases to their philosophies.
Now, many naysayers (Teabaggers and such.) will try to point out that this is like 1980, with their hard-on for Reagan.
Back then, Carter had a bad economy that wasn’t getting any better, he didn’t have a hostile Congress, his approval numbers were in the tank, and he had the Irandebacle…all the makings for a Reagan landslide.
Face it, knuckleheads! Romney is not like Reagan. Reagan was an actor. He was able to hide his lies into his façade. Reagan was genuine, unlike Romney, who is a pathological liar! (Those who live in the past are gonna get left behind!)
If anything, this election is reminiscent of the 1948 campaign between Harry Truman and Thomas Dewey.
Truman trailed Dewey in that election due to his unpopularity. Like Obama, Truman had a “Do-Nothing” Republican Congress. Opinion polls favored Dewey by 15 to 1. With all media outlets anticipating a Dewey victory, the Chicago Tribune printed its famous headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman”. But as it turned out, Truman would win the presidency, 303-189 over Dewey and Dixiecrat candidate Strom Thurmond. In addition, instead of a Republican sweep of the White House and hold of both houses of Congress, the Democrats not only won the Presidency, but also took over control of both houses of Congress.
Considering President Obama has an approval rating of more than 50% percent, I still maintain that the race for president isn’t as close as the media thinks it is. The only way Romney can win this election is to steal it, like Republicans did in 2000 and 2004. Unlike in previous elections, social media will put a stop to any shenanigans that take place on Election Day.
So when you look at an election poll, or any poll to that matter, consider the source. The only poll that takes place is on Election Day…something the media has no control over.