As America heads into a hot and humid Fourth of July, the Presidential race so tight that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney can be declared a front-runner and voters see little reason for enthusiasm for either candidate.
Polls show voters on both sides of the political sense lukewarm towards the incumbent President and his presumptive GOP challenger.
“Neither has an energetic base,” grumbles on Democratic consultant.
Democrats privately worry about the lack of energy for Obama. Gone is the widespread enthusiasm that swept him into office in 2008. Americans, weary from a stagnant economy is continued high levels of unemployment, appear to want change but they are not sure Romney offers the change they need.
If a new jobs report due out Friday shows more bad numbers it could cause more problems for Obama, who is trailing Romney in fundraising and suffering in job approval ratings.
However, a Democratic ad blitz attacking Romney’s record at Bain Capital and accusing him of sending jobs overseas appears to have hurt the GOP candidate with voters in states where unemployment numbers are high.
On Wednesday, American take a holiday to celebrate the Fourth of July.
But many wonder if they have anything to celebrate.