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National Republicans think that if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives his recall election Tuesday, it will be much harder for President Obama to keep the state in the Democratic column in the November election.
After clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday in Texas, Mitt Romney has emerged from a bloody primary slog running neck-and-neck with President Obama — putting him in the exact same position as the last two Republicans to lead their party into the general election.
The Obama campaign has had to deal with a rash of bad news lately. A souring economy combined with a series of gaffes and missteps has made the president look weak and defensive. Poll numbers are down and anxiety is rising in some Democratic quarters.
President Obama has a healthy 51 to 43 percent lead over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the crucial battleground state of Virginia - with or without Gov. Bob McDonnell on the ticket, according to a new poll.
Never mind November. At this point in the election cycle, the American people already seem to have made their choice. None of the above. But fear not. There's a vast universe of political alternatives out there you might not be aware of. Chances are, there's a party just for you.
Few authors are as appropriately named as Sean Trende. The senior elections analyst for RealClearPolitics is a premier political number cruncher, regularly churning out readable ruminations on the latest, yes, trends in the American electorate.
Newtzilla is back. Six weeks ago, during the last Newt Gingrich surge, I wrote that "conventional weapons are useless against Newtzilla. ... Everything bad about Gingrich - the flip-flops, the wives, the ego - is known. Once voters have convinced themselves they can overlook that stuff, it's hard to change their minds simply by repeating it."
Virginia will again play a big role in presidential-year elections that in 2012 include perhaps the country's marquee Senate race, while Maryland Democrats face a potentially bruising primary before trying to increase their ranks in Congress.
Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, facing a challenge from the right in state Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, finds himself banking on a strong performance from Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney to give him a boost for the 2013 GOP gubernatorial nomination.