EDITORIAL: Tuesday is Game 7 in political arena
Four years ago, he rode remarkable oratory skills and promise of change into the White House.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, as voters in the United States go to the polls, President Barack Obama is the one facing a call for change — from Republican candidate Mitt Romney and his supporters.
Since the first of three presidential debates, in which Obama came across as the political equivalent of the Kansas City Chiefs, pundits have declared this race too close to call.
This week, however, polling seems to show support steering toward Obama, with a few projections calling for Obama to easily surpass the 270 electoral college votes needed to win.
In 2008, Obama dominated, breezing into the Oval Office with 365 electoral-college votes.
As always, it’s about the economy — and Obama has been unable to do anything concrete to improve the fortunes of millions of Americans as the brutal recession that took hold shortly after he took office continues to cling to North American society.
Will Canada be better served by an Obama win or a Romney victory?
Depends on who you ask and which issues are being discussed.
Canadians are generally seen as siding with the Democrats — we seemed to love Bill Clinton and tolerate George W. Bush, after all — and polls taken on this side of the 49th in the past 14 days seem to bolster that view.
Even KTW readers believe Obama is on the cusp of a second term, based on our highly unscientific online poll.
Which is why settling in front of the TV will be very much like watching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final — only with much more at stake.
Our call? Obama wins with 281 electoral-college votes.