Ed Morrissey wonders if it can be sustained. I believe it can. I believe it will.
If you look at the University of Colorado profs’ prediction of 300+ electoral votes for Mitt Romney, you wonder why the polling maps don’t reflect that kind of win. Their modeling is based on economic conditions in the states. People think that the economy stinks, and they want a change in the government. They want a change, but many still wonder if Mitt Romney’s the right guy. Better the devil we know …
What Mitt Romney did in the first debate was convincingly show that he was a competent guy, at least on par with Barack Obama. What Barack Obama did in that debate was convince a lot of folks that Clint Eastwood was right. Given that kind choice in this environment, the race looks a lot like 1980.
Perhaps “I’ve got five boys …” will go down with “There you go again.”