Sean Trende | Why the weak economy Hasn’t doomed Obama

Why isn’t Mitt Romney doing better in his quest for the presidency? That’s the question a lot of pundits, left, right and center, are asking. Given the weak economic recovery and the president’s tepid approval ratings, one might expect Romney to run away with this.

The answers usually come back to those offered up Friday by Charlie Cook, the dean of Washington psephologists: Romney is a weak candidate; Romney’s advertising has been weak; Romney didn’t reach out to Latinos; Paul Ryan was a poor veep choice.



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