Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Vapid Presidency

Obama is likely done.

The Republican Party could nominate anyone, well, almost anyone and win with a competent, confident, and aggressive campaign.

His ringing slogan? "We've gone too far to turn back now." Didn't the lemmings say that in that old staged movie we watched in biology class? When your destination is a cliff, it is never too late to turn around.

Obama's presidency has become completely vapid, driven by the campaign. If he were re-elected, what would happen? What would form the central theme of a second term? The election of someone even worse, like Martin O'Malley of Maryland? Meanwhile he reigns like a tinpot dictator, throwing crumbs at those that he has convinced will never rise to keep their support. Chicago politics finally writ large.

He says this is 1948 and that he is Harry Truman, fighting against all odds to win. Of course he has no postwar boom to help him, no strong theme in foreign policy, such as standing up to the Soviets, no record of any success at all. Truman had a record of accomplishment and a vision in foreign policy that made sense.

What does Obama offer? Liberals even ask that question. Heard one recently pine for a Clinton-Manchin ticket.

He offers nothing but hate, division, and destruction. And he will lose.

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