Democratic Strategy in Motion for November - Page 2
This is why I believe the Republicans to be overconfident at this point. While it is true the President is reaching new low approval numbers and many of the Democrats in Congress appear on the precipice of losing their seats in November, this may play into Obama’s hands quite nicely. Right now, with his own sweeping victory in 2008 and Democratic control of both houses, he owns the entire economic mess. He can no longer blame George W. Bush (although they’re still trying) and he can’t blame a hostile Congress. Should Republicans not blow it and win in November, it will make Obama’s path to a second term much easier.
That’s not to say the President will be off scot-free if Republicans do make huge gains. His massive stimulus plan has largely failed and Americans are not finding work. No matter what Congress does or doesn’t do, or whom Obama blames, if things aren’t at least on an upswing come 2012, he has no chance.
The campaign for 2012 started yesterday for the Obama Administration. It was a savvy move. But a smart strategy doesn’t always equal a win.