Embracing the underdog
October 7th, 2011
01:23 PM ET
7 years ago

Embracing the underdog

(CNN) - America loves an underdog. And it looks like the Obama campaign does as well.

In the last week, both the president and vice president have specifically painted themselves with that brush, mindful that a come-from-behind narrative often gins up more donor enthusiasm and television airtime than a campaign that appears to be in cruise control.


Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • President Obama
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  1. WiredweirdinSF

    Just more lies and fakery from a president that was trained by the SEIU. Lie, cheat and steal.

    October 7, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  2. fred ca

    Let's see...they own the anti-wall street crowd at the same time that they live at the wall street teat. How can they be an underdog?

    October 7, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    Certainly Obama and Biden would like to suggest that 9.1% unemployment is the only problem. It is not. And it is not even the worst problem. Even more damaging to their 2012 campaign will be the $5 trillion debt added to our nation's financial situation. $850 billion of it was a " jobs jobs jobs jobs " bill ( exact quote from former Speaker Nancy Pelosi ) which did not even come close to meeting the promises.

    So probably the 9.1% unemployment will be tied for No. 2 reason Obama will be defeated in 2012 along with the albatross thrust upon our country known as ObamaCare. This program was pushed through BEFORE Obama's Stimulus bill was much out of the gate and so they were 'assuming' quick recovery as-promised and the economy could support the new burden. Oops! ( As if we didn't see this coming at the time anyway... )

    October 7, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. bontragerfam

    An incumbent President should not be an "underdog," he should have an advantage.
    But since Obama's failing left and right, it makes that he would cast himself that way falsely.
    I hope he's a one-term Pres. We need a real leader in the White House.

    October 7, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. S.positive

    President Obama will win in 2012 since the alternative in the GOP is weak. Hence the reason for their leadership indecisions or confusion...

    October 7, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  6. U.S. Common Sense

    He's only the underdog in regards to popularity, because he has failed to live up to his own campaign promises. Post-partisan? HARDLY! If he was truly post-partisan, he'd be calling Reid out by name for not allowing a vote on his jobs bill, as well as stonewalling many other actions in the Senate.

    Obama . . . one-and-done.

    October 7, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |