Not enough Americans seem to believe Romney is for real, including several Republican luminaries. I applaud their judgement.
The only question now is whether Hilary Clinton will also win in 2016.Three polls in Ohio on Friday put Obama head, the latest a CNN/ORC poll had the president on 50% to Romney's 47%. Nate Silver, the New York Times pollster, increased Obama's chances of winning to 80%.Republicans were bemoaning the days lost to the campaign because of hurricane Sandy, providing an opportunity for Obama to appear presidential and dominate the news cycle. They blamed Romney's lost momentum on the storm and its aftermath, though polls suggest it had stopped well before Sandy hit.
The dominant issue on Friday was the publication of new jobs figures showing an increase of 171,000 in October, better than predicted, although not good enough to prevent the overall job rate rising slightly from 7.8% to 7.9%.
The figures provided a small boost to Obama at the end of a week when he won plaudits for his handling of Sandy, including from Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and the endorsement of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Come sit down beside me I said to myself
And although it doesn't make sense
I held my own hand as a small sign of trust
And together I sat on the fence
Anon. Very anon.