5 Ways Romney Could Actually Win in 2012

The Romney campaign is aggressively moving to coordinate more with the Republican National Committee, as they did on Wednesday. In doing so, they look to excite their base to provide the energy and inertia to make a push past President Obama in the November election. They may find young Independents a captive audience.

Here are the five issues that could de-rail President Obama's re-election chances. The Romney campaign should take note:

Domestic Issues

1) Recent College Graduates

Looks like Obama's energetic and youthful Independent base may have reason to look to Republicans for answers to their most pressing concern: jobs. Recent studies show over 50% of recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. They are also strapped with an average of $28,000 in debt. They ask Obama, "What have you done for me lately?"

2) Pass a Budget

1,092 days have gone by since the Senate last passed a budget. That is three years, basically Obama's entire term. Obama can't blame Republicans for this, since the American voters gave them the power in 2010 when Republicans took back the House. Obama should cut taxes and make a deal.

3) Obamacare Not Deficit Neutral

Turns out, giving over $300 million people free health care is as expensive as it sounds. A recent CBO survey shows that $1.76 trillion will be added to the deficit in the next 10 years.

International Issues

4) The Downfall of Europe

From sustainable energy and global warming to universal health care and ballooning debt, Obama has always worked closely with America's European allies. In the wake of the economic crisis in Europe, Obama and Europe's answer has been to take out more debt. No matter if he inherited the mess or not, Obama is the captain of the ship, if it goes down, he goes down with it.

5) Gas Prices

When gas prices rise, even the most apolitical voters get agitated. If this trend continues, Obama will have to do more that issue a tax credit.

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Dylan Ewers

I am interested in Austrian Economics and how the Austrian Business Cycle applies to our current financial collapse and recession. I am also intensely interested in how New Institutional Economics (NIE) can explain how our system of government channels a new set of underlying incentives that produce unintended results. I majored in Economics and Business Administration at Hillsdale College. I have been a mortgage broker during the housing crisis, interned at Mercatus/IHS at George Mason University and currently work in commercial real estate in Gerogetown (DC).

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