Why Obama's Not Inevitable
There are plenty of reasons the president should be worried
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2012 12:59 PM CST
President Barack Obama sings Amazing Grace at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Democrats, and many pundits, seem to believe that President Obama is rebounding, and will surely win re-election, but Jim Vandehei of Politico isn't buying it. Here's why he thinks the president should be sweating right now:

  • The economy: The recent CBO report not only projected another trillion-dollar deficit, it predicted that unemployment will rise to 8.8% in the third quarter—something Obama's own advisers doubt he could recover from.

  • Swing voters: A recent ballot poll shows Obama essentially tied with Romney in 12 swing states—heck, he's barely ahead of Ron Paul. And that's in the heat of a primary battle, with Romney and Newt Gingrich spending all their firepower on each other.
  • Fundraising: Obama's fundraising hasn't been as strong as Democrats felt sure it would be, and there's a real chance he could be mauled by super PACs. Obama's super PAC has just two donors who've given $1 million or more; Romney's has 10.

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Feb 2, 2012 7:54 PM CST
Has anyone been keeping an eye on acorn..who helped Obama with his crooked votes,no i do not believe acorn is still called acorn,i believe they go by another name now to be more secretive,We need to make sure honestly is being kept here.It is very hard for me to believe Obama has ratings even near Mitt Romney at all,its hard for me to believe he is past Ron Paul to tell you the truth,so i know something is up,people are just not pleased with Obama, most of the US is totally fed up with him,so if he barely got elected to start with -and that was with dead votes and a high percent of white votes also,whats up now! because most of us now want him out! and the votes are suppose to be legal now,and for some reason he is up there with Romney..not adding up!
Feb 2, 2012 7:36 PM CST
Barry would say anything to get votes---anything! strange how he is playing the religious card now that he is stirring up another mess in the hive,Well he played the bush card a while,that worked years ago,not now! Now he wants to try to play like he has turned over a new leaf! He even tried to make his talk with Billy Graham seem like a big issue,Billy Graham has spoken to many presidents over the years,Obama was one he wanted to pray with and speak with also,Obama admitted he did not even know how to pray, You mean to tell me Obama is claiming to know God now! the real God and be of the Christian faith and he does not even know how to pray! come on! sorry faith does not work this way.You can sincerely talk to the wall i guess..does not mean you are praying to God. .any way,Obama said he did not know how to pray..go figure that one..maybe he should read the holy bible instead of the quran and that might give him some insight to praying,as well as asking God to help him.It is all a bunch of BS with Barry Obama...
Feb 2, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen Nobody knows but Jesus Nobody knows the trouble I've seen Glory, Hallelujah Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, ohh, yes Lord Sometimes I'm almost To the ground, oh yes, Lord