” I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,” said Mitt Romney. Romney will learn a lot from losing to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. His lack of empathy for average Americans and his poor communications skills will keep him out of the oval office. He also has several other weaknesses as a presidential candidate. Likewise, these are the reasons why Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney.
Romney won plenty of votes in the Republican presidential primaries. However, he is struggling to win the hearts of people. He tried hard to fit in during his visits to the south. Romney wore blue jeans and he said that he loves cheesy grits. But, he loss in the Mississippi and Alabama primaries because the southerners realized he was being fake. For instance, Romney was saying cheesy grits and southerners actually call them cheese grits. He needs to work on being authentic.
Obama is more charismatic than Romney. He is great at selling himself. Obama uses his oratory skills to show that he cares about the common American. “Empathy is at the heart of my moral code and it is how I understand the Golden Rule not simple as a call to sympathy or charity but as something more demanding, a call to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see through their eyes,” said Obama.
“Romney is so boring I can never remember what he says,” said voter Loretta Gilchrist. His lack of charm will hurt him in political debates against Obama. Previous presidential elections have shown that American voters do not like political candidates that lack personality. John Kerry and Al Gore both lost in presidential elections against former President George W. Bush because many people thought they were boring candidates that lacked a compelling message.
Equally important, Romney’s campaign staff should be worried that he is not loved by the conservative base. He needs to win red states to win the general election. Romney during the Republican primaries struggled in numerous conservative states. He lost in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. Some political experts think that conservatives will still vote for him over Obama. Yet, in surveys done on Tea Party Nation between one third to one half of the conservatives surveyed said they will not vote for Romney if he is the nominee.
Romney is a very wealthy man. He also has previously run for president. But, he lacks a truly compelling message. Therefore, Romney’s lack of authenticity and his inability to connect with average Americans will lead to him losing against Obama. So Obama will become a two term president and he will get another four years in the Oval Office.
Loren Robinson has studied politics the past 5 years. He is a freelance political writer that has written numerous articles about politics. He appeared on national TV on MSNBC to discuss the 2008 Presidential Debates. You can follow him on Twitter @BestWriter_InPA.
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