Republicans are of the opinion that opinion polls that show Romney behind are wrong. President Obama only has an illusory lead in just about every poll---nationally and in the swing states. The Republicans claim the pollsters are---intentionally or not--- skewing the responses to the left. I suppose that includes even a Fox News poll which also has Obama out in front.
This may simply be an elementary case of kill the messenger. Or perhaps it is pure escapism from reality.
But I wonder if the Republican strategy may be more canny than anyone could imagine. After all, there is empirical medical evidence for the success of mind over matter. An optimistic outlook and a light heart seem, in a few cases, to have reversed even the course of the most dreadful of maladies. Moreover Far Eastern mystical religions have for time immemorial believed in the power of meditation in overcoming a plethora of psychological disorders.
Is this what Romney's myrmidons are hoping for? Deny that the bad exists. And with a bit of self-fulfilling prophesy, it may all come out good in the end.
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