Obama 2012 – Why He Will Get Re-elected
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Obama 2012! President Barack Obama will get reelected! Some on the right will take this prediction as political heresy. If the economy continues to improve, unemployment goes down and we save face in Libya, Obama will win reelection; barring anymore global catastrophes. The main reason Obama will win reelectionare the potential Republican candidates that will oppose him.
The electorate will ultimately vote their pocketbooks and their best interests; at least the sane ones will. The other tangible or intangible depending, on your point of view is Obama’s charisma and his squeaky clean (scandal proof) image. Love him or hate him, he is a fine father, husband, has superior intellect and is a man of unimpeachable integrity who seems to stay above the fray of petty partisan bickering. In the final analysis, people like those qualities in their leaders and trust them. Everyone realizes that President Obama inherited a mess unlike any of his predecessors. Two wars and an economy on the verge of total meltdown. All things considered, he [Obama] has done an admirable job. His ratings in the polls have been fair to good. If things continue to improve look for a second term. Let’s take a look at those who are vying for the GOP nod in 2012.
Haley Barbour – Mississippi is not known for producing any presidents or anyone else in high office. Mr. Barbour’s racial issues and controversies, along with Mississippi’s sordid past on race issues will tank any potential campaign he could ever try to put together in-spite of his popularity.
Newt Gingrich – Newt should stay away from any mention of family values, Obama would annihilate him on that virtue alone. Mr. Gingrich is the former speaker of the house, college professor and is considered brilliant in his understanding of politics and government. His multiple divorces and philandering will prove to a liability in 2012.
Mike Huckabee – Former Governor of Arkansas is humble man, who is the first person in his lineage to graduate from high school. His upbringing in poverty gives him empathy and understanding with working class people. However he is seen as a dark-horse in 2012 with no real chance of winning.
Sarah Palin – Not on a bet! Her star his dimmed and getting darker by the moment. Her disastrous interview with Katie Couric during the 2008 campaign became fodder for late night comedians. Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live, career skyrocketed on her impressions of Sarah Palin’s incoherent thought process and bungled sound bites in the media. Palins response to the Tucson shooting, including her YouTube comments on “blood libel” became her Chappaquiddick.
Mitch Daniels – Current Governor of Indiana is hard to take serious with his on again, off again potential candidacy. Popular in his home state and seen as a potential candidate outside of Indiana, it’s hard to tell if he will make a run or not in 2012.
Mitt Romney – An astute business man, who is extremely intelligent. Mr. Romney is fluent in French and speaks Swahili. His credentials are impressive, however, he has two drawbacks. He’s Mormon with a history of generational polygamy on his father’s side of the family. The second is the health care reform he championed for Massachusetts (the model Obama used nationally). If he tries to attack President Obama on health-care it will boomerang on him.
Michele Bachman – Are you kidding me? This woman is insane or possessed. She is the only person in politics that scares the be Jesus out of any sane and rational person. She is the current Chair of the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives. A three term Congress woman from Minnesota is an unlikely candidate.
Tim Pawlenty – He didn’t seek a third term as governor of Minnesota leading to speculation that he is considering a run in 2012. He was one of the finalists on John McCain’s short list for Vice President in 2008. His lack of name recognition doesn’t seem to excite the electorate.
Herman Cain – He is an astute business man and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is an authoritative and confident public speaker and has no baggage. He is formidable in any debate with his outstanding business acumen. Mr. Cain is also a Tea Party favorite.
Jim DeMint – According to a November 2010 interview DeMint said, “Right now, I’m totally out.” He is an effective conservative operative for the GOP. Just in case, he does have a contingency plan in the event he throws his hat in the ring.
Donald Trump – The Donald really cracks me up. He is a Johnny come lately “birther” asking to see Obama’s birth certificate. Although he did clean it up a bit by stating, “that he (Obama) is probably a citizen.” No one can question his credentials as a saavy business man. Is this reality show host ready to run America?
The 2012 election will be interesting indeed!