I see it coming from a mile away and know I am going to be ticked off by the Democrats. It happened before with Al Gore. Since Bill Clinton’s White House did some much for regular people and left a budget surplus, Al Gore should have been a shoe-in. But, some folks are too lazy to vote and therefore deserve who or what they get.
Barrack Obama isn’t a loser and if the presidency goes to the GOP it will be the result of swing state Democrats sleeping. As I have written in the past few months, winning elections requires cunning, strategy and timing. Again, southern Democrats should consider voting in the GOP primary to select someone they want Obama to face (Gingrich, Santorum, Paul) or someone reasonable who should be on the ticket as POTUS or VP (Romney, Huntsman.) To be honest, our southern votes in November will be a formality and not as important as campaign donations that will help the reelection efforts in swing states. Obama 2012 might need to replace Georgia in the win column with another southern state won in 2008 but that is improbable.
His narrow defeat crushed Al Gore but Barack Obama could actually be better off by exiting the White House. The president battles the loyal opposition alone with little help from his cabinet, the Dems in congress or his so-called supporters in the electorate. Maybe he should say “ten cents in a bucket…mother (blank) it.” Obama could spend the next four years enjoying his family and speaking openly about what we need to do to improve as a nation. Post-WH Michelle Obama will become one of the most important first ladies in history.
I, for one, don’t want to see Obama get beat down for four more years while trying to help folks who need to help themselves (ourselves) first. It is an inconvenient truth. Paul and Santorum might drive some moderates into the arms of Romney because Plan Bs must be considered. If Newt would stop talking about food stamps and stay intellectual “with his,” he could have appeal to moderates.