|Game on: Romney and Obama clash at the second US Presidential Debate|
Despite Barack Obama’s “coming out fighting” performance at this week’s second US Presidential Debate on Long Island, New York, it seems the voters are still not convinced he is the best man to lead the largest economy on Earth for another four years. In short, they are undecided less than three weeks before Polling Day.
Romney is very much still in the game. When the Republican primaries were taking place earlier this year, I thought we were going to be in for the most boring presidential election ever. But despite finding Romney too much of a moderate I think he would be a hell of a lot better than Obama. You see, if America sneezes, it is said Europe catches a cold. Well, Europe is quite sick enough already. If she was to catch a cold, we might have to call for the undertakers. We need a man in the White House who can put America back on her feet and then we will all benefit from the positive economic vibes. Obama has had four years to turn around the US economy and has failed.
In a Gallup daily tracking poll, albeit taken before Tuesday night’s debate, Romney was on 51% to Obama’s 45% but the latest poll from Real Clear Politics has Romney and Obama neck-in-neck with 47% of the electorate each. This is going to go to the wire.
Although Obama’s performance in the debate this week was much better than the first debate in Denver (where Obama hardly turned up!) it was no slam dunk (as they say in the US) for the President. Romney was still very much on top of his game. As I said a couple of weeks ago, if Obama had performed on Long Island as he did in Denver he would have been toast.
So now the eyes of the world are on the third and last Presidential Debate in Boca Raton, Florida, this Monday 22nd October when the candidates battle it out on foreign policy.
And then it will be two weeks to Polling Day on 6th November. Who is your money on to be the 45th President of the United States of America?