When Mark “Obama’s a Dick” Halperin– no liberal he — says that “conventional wisdom” is that Willard M. Romney’s in deep doo-doo, well, hey, that gets my attention. Actually, yesterday I wrote a post about some of what Halperin covers: Mitt Romney’s playing field is experiencing shrinkage. However, I also noted that I don’t take anything for granted, and with the GOP in full-on voter suppression mode, among other dirty tricks, I am only cautiously optimistic.
But this kind of reporting from Halperin does give me hope:
The danger for the Romney campaign right now is the congealing conventional wisdom that the Republican emerged from Tampa and Charlotte meaningfully behind and is now facing some tough Electoral College reality.
This CW is driven by the post-convention polls showing a bump for the President, prominent Politico and New York Times stories citing key Republicans acknowledging that Boston is behind in Ohio and other must-win states, Barack Obama’s outraising Mitt Romney in August and weak Romney and Paul Ryan answers in interviews on such topics as health care, the U.S. military and the budget. The Fox News Sunday round table yesterday sounded like a postmortem explaining a Romney loss. [...]
Romney is an awkward, unlikable candidate… on the current trajectory, Romney faces more troubled days ahead.
Please read the whole post. During this nasty, crazy election season, it was nice to get a little good news to start the week.