Obama vs. Whomever Doesn't Excite This Voter
There's no doubt that President Barack Obama has done little do deserve a second term. When it comes to his record on the economy – and just about every other form of domestic or foreign policy – the President has little to hang his hat on.
That won’t stop staunch Democrats from voting for their candidate, but middle-of-the-road independents and moderates are fleeing the President’s camp faster than college students to the beach at Spring Break.
All of this should make the current Republican leadership excited at the thought their party could have both the House of Representatives and the White House in 2012. Toss in the Senate and it could be a sweep.
As Lee Corso from ESPN’s College Game Day would say: not so fast my friends.
Not only is it highly unlikely any of the current batch of Republicans will beat Obama, even if they do, there are some signs they could lose seats in Congress. The Republicans have so wasted the President’s misfortune (which is also our misfortune) they soon could find themselves in the midst of a second Obama term. That would be terrible for Republicans but worse for you and me.
Once again we see Republicans unwilling to do what’s best for the country and instead look for pure land grabs. I dislike everything about Obama’s policies and would love to have him go down after one term. Yet none of the current crop of candidates excites me nor do I feel any of them are true fiscal conservatives who would do what’s right to get the country back on the right track.
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Today’s belle of the ball is Texas Governor Rick Perry. Riding a wave of popularity from Tea Party supporters, Perry has all but ended any chance of a Bachmann nomination and now is cutting into the money and prestige of establishment favorite Mitt Romney. Perry’s swagger and seemingly hardcore social conservative persona are earning him points with the meat-loving, potato eating crowds at Tea Party events. He also has some nagging inconsistencies with that persona including supporting Al Gore and being a former Democrat.