HIDDEN DEFECTORS? – AT 9:01 A.M. ET: There is an image, as Investor's Business Daily blogger Andrew Malcolm writes, that each candidate in the presidential election has a solid bloc of voters, and that the election will be won by a small, remaining group of independents in the middle.
But, not so fast. Malcolm notes that some observers see a crack in Obama's armor that has not been widely examined.
There's a growing suspicion among conservatives -- and a latent fear among Obamaphiles -- that another significant bloc of voters is hidden like double agents within the Democrat's camp.
These are voters who still say they support Obama with apparent conviction, much like those Wisconsin voters last month who so badly skewed the recall's exit poll results by saying, you betcha, they voted the union way against Gov. Scott Walker. But, in truth and in secret, they did not.
Like the Democratic primary voters in Kentucky, Arkansas and West Virginia who, when given a chance this spring, voted more than 40% for A.B.O. (Anyone But Obama).
The remaining loyal Obama supporters are so invested in their guy they're reluctant to turn on him publicly, to admit they were wrong or naively misled by a Chicago machine pol. But they are genuinely, if clandestinely, disappointed in his lack of performance and leadership, his stunningly harsh rhetoric for a professed uniter, and are susceptible to changing their secret vote. Or maybe simply staying home on Nov. 6.
To those potential no-shows, or possibly even Romney voters, the Republican National Committee is quietly aiming the video below, dubbed "He Tried." It could be summarized as: "He's a good guy. He looked so hopeful and convincing. But it just hasn't worked out. And since it's his failure to deliver, it's OK for me to change sides this time."
Scroll down, see what you think. And watch for this theme along the way these next 2,448 hours that determine the nation's course direction -- or correction.
COMMENT: Go to the link to see the video. I'd like to know what you think.
July 27, 2012