I am stunned at the consensus. Intrade puts Obama re-election odds at 58.6%. I attribute this to East Coast Media groupthink. Take the other side of that bet!
Barack Obama is a radical socialist who hates the American free enterprise system. The American people, who thought they were voting for a moderate Hope & Changer, now realize they got a radical socialist who hates the American free enterprise system. We won't get fooled again! State and national polls are already showing huge swings against the Obama regime.
I am no Mitt Romney fan, but he is the perfect Republican to defeat Obama. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum had boxcars of baggage to make them unelectable, but Mitt Romney is a bland, inoffensive, blue state moderate. Unless they find Mitt Romney with a dead girl or a live boy, he's going to win this thing.
Before you dismiss this view as partisan or pollyannaish, please consider that I was the first to go on record in 2005 that Rick Santorum would lose his re-election bid (which he did, in a landslide).