A Danger for Romney

by Ramesh Ponnuru

I don’t believe polls that show Obama way ahead of Romney, either nationally or in Ohio, Florida, or Virginia. I do think Obama is a little ahead. If Republicans believe the outlier polls, though, it could demoralize them and become a bit self-fulfilling — which is why there’s so much pushback on them. It would be still more demoralizing if Republicans began a cycle of recriminations: Romney is losing because X or Y. I’m all for conservatives’ giving the Romney campaign good advice based on as sound an understanding of the political situation as they can reach, but I don’t think a sound understanding supports despair.

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