Obama 2012 Is Getting Dangerously Cocky
His advisers would do best to remember this isn't a done deal
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 17, 2012 11:14 AM CDT
Barack Obama might be getting a bit too cocky, Michael Tomasky fears   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

(Newser) – For months, Michael Tomasky has been telling people that Barack Obama will win reelection easily. "But now I'm jumpy," he writes in the Daily Beast, "because everybody else, and I mean everybody, seems to think this now, too." And that, sadly, includes the Obama campaign, which "is sounding ridiculously overconfident." Yesterday, for instance, campaign manager Jim Messina told the New York Times that Arizona "is going to be a swing state," even though the latest poll has Romney up by 11 points.

There are reasons for concern here. A bunch of the states Obama won in 2008 now look like they're up for grabs, and his fundraising isn't nearly as impressive as people thought it would be. Besides, "the press won't want a runaway race all summer, so it will manufacture a close contest even if Romney doesn't have the wherewithal to provide one," Tomasky writes. So yes, Obama is ahead, but "only what I would call perilously ahead—a phrase his team would do well to remember." Catch Tomasky's full column here.

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Ucantusethatname
Apr 23, 2012 1:40 AM CDT
Cocky? Is Obama working for the Secret Service part-time?
USLady
Apr 18, 2012 9:47 PM CDT
Obama is only being cocky because he is an arrogant plotter.He is plotting against the US! and he is secretly speaking with other countries! he probably has plans on trying to sabotage our country by trying to use other countries against us also.Those over this Nation need to stand up! and stop him and get him out! enough is enough! you cannot allow this to continue without danger coming about.You cannot just wait for it to maybe get better,because Obama is plotting.
Newzer
Apr 17, 2012 11:08 PM CDT
Funny how this article purports it will be a closer race than expected because the media is saying so; self-fulfilled prophecy much? Garbage. Now, it will be closer than sane people will be able to rationalize; however, Obama will win. A few weeks ago the pundits said they want Obama to bite back -- now he's too cocky... Mitt said this week Obama should "pack his bags" -- I think Mitt should learn how to travel with animals before he gives others directions..