August Not Likely to Be Quiet

by Ryan on August 4, 2012

in Culture,Economy,Election 2012,Media Bias,Politics,Pop Culture

It’s August 4, which means as of today (President Obama’s 51st birthday) there are 94 days left until the election.  Usually, August is a quiet month in politics — Congress is in recess, Presidents usually go on “working” vacations, and the polls tend to chip away slightly at incumbents before settling one way or another in the Fall.

Not since the financial panic, though.

Congress went on recess in 2009 and faced town hall wrath at the hands of angry voters who wants less health-care-talk and more fix-the-economy-talk.  That energy went through the following summer after Obamacare was passed anyway, and into the 2010 Elections.  Last August we were dealing with S&P’s ratings downgrade and its aftermath.

So far, August 2012 is shaping up to be interesting as well:  the Chick-Fil-A issue still lingers and may accelerate;  Tennessee Democrats are disavowing the duly elected candidate to run against Republican Bob Corker citing anti-gay group advocacy;  Pew is skewing their polls, in my opinion, to nudge the Real Clear Politics average more firmly in Obama’s direction as well as to plant seeds implying that if Romney somehow wins, it’ll be less legitimate;  and Clint Eastwood, after apparently signaling support for Obama in a Super Bowl ad, has endorsed Mitt Romney.

And it’s only August 4!

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