For the last two weeks, all we have been hearing about in the news is how Obama has been surging in the polls, especially in swing states. Of course, despite over-sampling Democrats by increasingly higher numbers, the polls have not really shown much of a surge, but nevertheless the surge exists, we are told. The Democrats are just more enthusiastic about their candidate than the Republicans. And with the mess in Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan, a string of lies about what happened in Libya, the shunning of Israel and the appeasement of Iran, rising unemployment figures, higher gas prices, a steep decline in GDP, and a litany of gaffes by both the presidential and vice presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has had a very, very bad month and simply has no chance in the election. He might as well go home and give up.
If you were really distressed by that line of hooey, then here is news that should warm the cockles of your heart. As reported by Fox:
An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio. In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9 percent, in Iowa down 9.5 percent. And in New Hampshire, it’s down 19.7 percent.
“It’s understandable that enthusiasm is going to wane a little bit from that historic moment (in 2008),” says Michelle Diggles, the study co-author and senior policy adviser for Third Way. “You can only elect the first African-American president of this country once.”
Exactly. Obama’s only real draw is that he is the first African-American president. Effectively, he was an affirmative-action hire who has risen far, far above his level of competence. And, as Dirty Harry would say, when you have such a bad employee, it is time to let him go.
Most people realize this. Just not the uneducated, credentialed elite.
So yes, there has been an Obama surge. Just as the tide swept Obama into office in 2008, it is now surging back out to sea, and sweeping him out.