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Posted By: Genie
16-Nov-10 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
Subject: RE: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
Mrrzzy, you mean Obama should pull a Bret Favre? ; D

Bobert, I agree that the "Supremes" have screwed us all - including most of the "Tea Partiers," who won't even allow themselves to see that. But that THE most important reason why I want a Democrat in office for the next 6 to 10 years.   

As I said above, I wish Obama would ACT as though he expected to be a one-termer and get done what needs to be done and what can be done in the next two years.   Ironically, history might have been kinder to GWB if he hadn't had a second term than it's likely to be since he did have one.   But that's not the main point.   There's a great likelihood that Obama will lose in 2012 if he tacks to the 'middle' and tries to play nice in the sandbox with the Republicans who will keep shoving his face down into it.   The Republican base isn't going to support him under any circumstances and they've made him a lightning rod to energize their voters to get to the polls. If Obama's base isn't energized and supportive as they were in 2008, I don't think the M O R "independents" and blue dog Democrats will pull out a win for him.

But you're right that he and the Dems - especially the liberals - have a hard time getting a message out to the public uncontaminated. Even when Obama has a press conference or gives a speech or has a rally, what the "news" channels carry is mostly selected sound bites and talking head commentary.