Barack Obama used to be seen by many as a shoo-in for re-election. Now he is increasingly looking like a shoo-out.

The polls show him losing edge at several levels to Mitt Romney, a silver-spoon elitist devoid of personality or convincing argument on the stump.

Obama is perceived by a large segment of the public as a canít-do president when can-do is needed in a time of economic distress, foreign miscues and bipartisan hectoring. Romney, having honchoed a business and a state with arguable degrees of success, fits in the couldnít-do-worse, might-even-do-better notch on the candidate comparison charts....

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