Chris Stirewalt at FoxNews is questioning the current gestalt taking place with the Obama loving press:
"You can mark my prediction now: A secret recording from a closed-door Mitt Romney fundraiser, released [Monday] by David Corn at Mother Jones, has killed Mitt Romney's campaign for president."
-- Bloomberg News political columnist Josh Barro
In mid-August, President Obama led Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney by nearly 5 points in the Real Clear Politics Average of national polls. Today, after a spate of new polling, Obama leads by about half that.
While the race moved briefly into an absolute tie following the Republican National Convention, it's hard to see how the current contour of this race is very different than it has been all along: the incumbent leads, but only slightly.
The strong suggestion here is that the succession of moments that were said to have ruined Romney's chances were little noticed by voters.
The latest alleged death blow for Romney, a leaked video of the candidate telling donors that he didn't expect to win the votes of those who don't pay federal income tax, led every network news show this morning and is supposed to be the next big thing in the race. But since voters didn't seem to pay much attention to the previous "big things" what's to say that this one will be any different?
I continue to agree with those who say an opportunity has been handed Mr. Romney, an opportunity to reach out to those who work hard, who pay their share of taxes, and yet who see people on the dole driving better cars, talking on expensive cell phones and wearing better clothes than they themselves do, all while wanting those of us pulling them along in their dependence-on-government wagons to pull even harder.
Huge opportunity and perhaps the last opportunity to actually go and win this thing.
Don't blow it Mitt.
Just don't blow it.