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10/26/2012 (1 year ago)

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Obama message changes as fortune turns against him.

The President of Hope has become the President of Fear after becoming fearful himself. Obama nearly had the election won, when a lackluster debate performance opened the world's eyes. Since then, Romney has been surging in the polls and Obama's strategy has changed to one of fear mongering to keep his seat in the White House. 

Obama has shifted from a message of hope to one of fear, reflecting his personal anxiety.

Obama has shifted from a message of hope to one of fear, reflecting his personal anxiety.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/26/2012 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Obama, hope, fear, Romney, lie, attack, Las Vegas, Katy Perry


LAS VEGAS, NV (Catholic Online) - Singer Katy Perry who grabbed headlines by wearing a dress made of ballots, led Obama onstage in Las Vegas. Her presence was enough to attract youthful fans, but the turnout was still painfully below the crowds Obama was used to seeing four years before. 
His entrance was upbeat and fun, as he ad-libbed with a member of the audience, but as soon as the teleprompters started rolling, Obama began to drone about how awful Romney is. 

Obama went on about "Romnesia" a term his campaign coined because Romney was briefly mixed up about a detail during one of the debates. Obama and his campaign have stretched this just short of calling Mitt Romney a liar. 

Of course, every rational person knows that politicians change positions, skew the facts, and sometimes do lie. However, functionally calling a candidate a liar who will say and do anything to get into office is the role reserved for Super PAC attack ads, and generally below the candidate himself. 

It got worse. Obama told the crowd Romney would set the country back 50 years, to the early 1960s. This might not have been a particularly apt comparison, because the early 60s were a time of hope in America as progress was made in equality and civil rights. John F. Kennedy was president and many Americans were thrilled with him. 

Of course, Obama was trying to say that people would lose their rights, without actually clarifying what rights would be lost. Would women see their salaries slashed under Romney? Would segregation come roaring back in the deep South? Would women actually be deterred from using abortion as birth control? Obama didn't dare specify, because the accusation is a lie in itself. 

The fact that Obama would stoop so low suggests his campaign is running scared, and for good reason. 

Polls now show that Romney, not Obama is favored to win the election. Romney has a narrow lead over Obama in the popular vote and has made gains among nearly every demographic since the start of October. In the vital swing states, Obama holds an eroding lead as Romney's momentum builds. 

The Romney campaign has new donations, tens of millions, which will ensure he finishes strong. Obama on the other hand, is facing erosion of support. 

In two weeks, this campaign will be history and Americans will say good riddance to the hoopla and drama. It is likely there will be a new President too. If that is the case, Obama cannot blame Romney so much as himself. Obama has had four years to change lives for the better, to build on his message of hope. 

Americans are still hoping, but they seem to realize now, that hope will never be satisfied by Obama.


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