The President is re-assembling the team of consultants who got him elected in 2008 to help out the gasping Democratic candidates in 2010.
You might be concerned about this if you do not vote for Democrats. But there is no cause for concern. Rather, cheer up! Heres why:
1. It was fairly easy to run against John McCain, who was unable to summarize his entire domestic and foreign policy vision in a pithy sound bite; the best he managed was to have Sarah Palin continuously say Maverick every time a light shone in her eyes. The GOP is learning from Scott Brown that a simple, cohesive marketing phrase (We Can Do Better) can resonate with voters as well as the Democrats (Yes We Can).
2. One of the reason Obama won was because he was a Rorschach candidatepeople so gosh-darned liked the guy, they saw him as a virtuous champion of reform and efficiency, when he was in fact pretty open about being a radical leftist college professor who liked the limelight but not the job. They tried running Martha Coakley the same way: an elitist snob who tries to be detached from the voters simply because she deserves to win by virtue of her intellectualism. So lots of luck there.
3. The Democrats will beand are attempting to blame the spike in unemployment, the Christmas Day terrorism attempt, the hatred for healthcare reform, the Fort Hood shootings, the sharp rise in Chinese aggression, open sea piracy, H1N1, Napolitano, a nuclear Iran, a dangerously reckless Russia, the failure of Air America, and the blatant nosedive that was Copenhagen on President Bush. It has not escaped the attention of Americans everywhere that Bush has been out of office for 25% of the Obama presidency, and that whether or not you inherited certain problems they are still yours to do something with. The President said in a recent interview that the popular swing to GOP candidates was because people are so mad at George Bush that they are voting blindly…and that Obama intends to fix that by dumbing down his explanations to our contemptible level of cognition.
The President obviously fails to see that his election was a massive fluke in the electorate. He was elected only because voters imagined him to be something unique. They obviously know better now. So assembling the same team to pull off a massively different strategic situation? Go right ahead. The President can also ask the military how Korea and Vietnam went when they tried to fight it like World War II. That is, if theyre still talking.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.