Obama is expected to do “well”. But already the obituaries are written. Today’s laments come from Arianna’s Huff n’ Puff website and conventional wisdom dispenser Howard Fineman:
“Last spring a leading Democrat in the Hispanic community begged top officials in President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign to find at least one new, inspiring idea for the 2012 campaign. [snip]The show “Obama” like “Seinfeld” is a show about “nothing.” That’s the joke. The joke is no longer funny. Howard Fineman is aleady writing about who is to blame when Obama loses. Fineman is not talking about the debate. Fineman is talking about who is to blame when Obama loses the election:
Obama officials hinted — but didn’t quite promise — that they would unveil a new proposal at the Democratic convention in Charlotte.
The convention came and went. Nothing.”
“If the president ends up losing the race to Romney, here are some of the reasons — in addition to the lack of a fresh second-term agenda — that Democrats will eventually, but certainly, cite in public:Fineman still thinks the failure is a failure to communicate. It’s sad.
THE AXEMAN COMETH — Obama campaign mastermind David Axelrod is a romantic about the possibilities of government and politics, and seven years ago he began touting Obama as a purifying revelation to both. [snip]
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS — The Obama campaign, and the Obama presidency, haven’t done a consistent or convincing job of touting whatever good news there is — and there are increasing amounts of it — about the economy. [snip]
FAILURE TO PACKAGE A LEGISLATIVE ATTACK — [snip]
CALLING IT “OBAMACARE” – In private polls for members of Congress, majorities of voters support the individual measures that comprise the landmark Affordable Care Act. But in most polls, the percentages drop when votes are asked if they support “Obamacare” — in one poll in a swing district, support dropped by 15 percentage points.
FAILURE TO PHONE, PRETEND TO FRIENDS –”
It really is. And so was the debate.
Did Barack think he came off presidential?
Of what cathouse did he think he came off the president of?
Meow, bitchy, bitchy.
They should have had that sound effect every time he spoke. A long, loud "Meow" and then, really quicky, "bitchy bitchy."
It could be the cheer for his campaign.
You sort of get the idea he thinks he's doing stand up, don't you?
If you missed it, I am voting for Romney. It's my protest vote. I don't just believe that we need to oppose Barack, I believe that a second term for Barack would be deadly for the party, for the planet.
So get Romney in there and maybe the left will remember how to protest the things we used to swear we were against.
Maybe not. But we can hope, right?
I may blog about a movie I saw at the movies this week.
I did not like it. So I've avoided blogging about it. But with tickets over ten bucks now -- I couldn't believe it -- and small popcorn -- and I mean small -- setting me back over 5 bucks, and don't get me started on the damn nachos.
They're those awful nachos that you get a high school football games. One side's the chip, the other's the melted 'cheese' with a space for the peppers. I get handed the nachos (8 bucks -- it would cost me $2 at the high school football game -- I know because I've got a cousin who's playing high school football right now) and I say, "Where are the peppers?" "We don't have peppers." And you're charging me 8 bucks. The tray's not even the size of a Lunchable.
Anyway, Barack looked ridiculous. And Candy Crowley needs to apologize for interjecting herself into the debate and saying Barack was right when he was wrong, he did not call it an act of terrorism.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"