It must be pointed out that Romney has not had good news in the polls for a long fucking time...
I'm always trying to spot the turning point in this presidential race, the point when victory is sealed for a candidate. Could that point be last night's football game? The whole sorry business appears to be politically charged—unions, greedy owners, and all the rest of it. A writer at Fox Sports goes so far as to compare the referee mess with the subprime-mortgage mess that resulted in The Long Recession:
Yep, picture commissioner Roger Goodell as presidents Reagan and Clinton greedily and temporarily relaxing oversight of NFL games at the behest of Wall Street billionaire owners. Next, picture NFL coaches and players as stock, bond and mortgage brokers recognizing the relaxed oversight and greedily ignoring all the rules.
The result? Week 3 of the 2012 season, the football weekend when chaos marred one of the most exciting 24 hours in NFL history, the weekend The Great Referee Collapse of 2012 overshadowed the presidential race and everything else.
Obama is most likely to benefit politically from The Great Referee Collapse of 2012.