The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Fight the New Normal!


Resurgent Republic offers a fascinating slide show of comments they’ve heard from disappointed Obama voters — a group they define as Obama voters in 2008 who are undecided right now.

Among the comments:

“You’re always waiting for the next shoe to drop.”

“He promised the moon and could not even deliver the upper atmosphere.”

“Gas is going up, food is going up, but my paycheck remains the same.”

“Is the reduction in unemployment an accomplishment? Not when you know five people who are unemployed.”

“My fear is that this is the new normal. You work hard and you don’t get paid for it. You don’t get a raise.”

Fertile ground here for a challenger.

In a way, the campaign of Mitt Romney and the Republicans in 2012 is the fight against the New Normal.

Tags: Barack Obama , Mitt Romney , Resurgent Republic


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