The Image That Will Haunt Republicans For A Generation
Today Rasmussen Reports is out with some intriguing election related data. According to their polling, 12% of the electorate made up their minds on which Presidential candidate to vote for in the last 7 days - 5% within the last week, 3% within the last few days, and 4% at the very last minute.
Since the media was ignoring the abject failure of the President and his administration in Libya, and most everything Presidential, to focus coverage on Hurricane Sandy, the images beamed into millions of households all day and night, every day, leading up to the election were images of the President actually being and acting Presidential - some would argue for the first time in his Presidency. An inordinate amount of those pictures and video feeds streaming into homes across the country included Governor Christie and the words of praise he relentlessly heaped on the President. There were many more news appearances, across all networks, where the Governor unabashedly sang the praises of the President. All contributing to the very large percentage of voters who said the President’s response mattered and made a difference for them.
With that many people making up their minds during, or in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the image above, and the words uttered by Governor Christie during those final few days of the campaign will haunt conservatives, and Republicans for no less than a generation.
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