The desperation on the Left regarding the coming presidential and congressional elections is palpable. Actually, it's the establishment that's desperate, and as John Meacham said on Morning Joe today, the establishment is two wings, Republican and Democratic, but it's basically the statist system. Meacham didn't use the word statist, but I believe it's what he was implying. Ted Cruz in Texas won big against the establishemnt candidate. Cruz ran on a limited government platform.
The Morning Joe crew, Andrea Mitchell, Harold Ford Jr, John Meacham and Joe Scarborough, spent most of the morning arguing with Dan Senor regarding the new poll numbers that show Obama ahead in key swing states. The same polls showed Romney doing well last week. The interesting aspect of the polls that the crew didn't mention was that 14% said they didn't have enough information regarding Romney, while only 2% didn't have enough information regarding Obama. Obama is outspending Romney almost 4 to 1 on advertising at this point, so when more people become comfortable with Romney as Romney releases his money on ads, then we'll likely see Romney pulling ahead close to the election.
This has the establishment worried. Even moderate Republicans like Scarborough who love powerful government are worried. Romney represents the private sector and this frightens statists on the Right and Left. Politicians like Cruz also frighten the establishment. Brian Whatshisname was on the show and he hit the nail on the head -- the public is ready to go forward and leave government deadlocked and behind. Recovery will generate from the private sector not from Keynesian government schemes.
Also, regarding the polls, there is this -- http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/01/cbsnytquinnipiac-swing-state-polls-show-obama-hitting-50/