Don’t believe the current polls that have Obama losing the election to any Republican. Don’t believe the current polls that have him losing to
specific Republicans. Don’t believe the “leaked information” from “insiders” that the White House internal polls are terrible. Don’t
believe that the White House is in panic.
The administration is currently engaging in a tried and true political strategy, Low Balling or Sand Bagging. This is a strategy that was used most
effectively by Nixon and likely enabled him to win his first election.
The strategy is simple. Drive down the expectations of your own election performance. Drive up the expectations of the opponent. Do this while
simultaneously working at the grass roots level to generate passion amongst your base and other interest groups. The goal is to drive turnout for
the opponent down because folks think he is going to win anyway and drive up the turnout of your base. Weather is terrible? “Oh well, my guy is
going to win anyway, so why bother”.
This is the current strategy of the Obama White House. He’s talking about his disappointments, telling us that he knows that we are not better off
than we were 3 years ago, indicates that despite his policies, we are looking at a double dip recession. He is creating comfort amongst the
Republicans who clearly believe that the “anyone but Obama” notion will win the election.
He is simultaneously stirring up class warfare and racial division within the country to drive up the passion of his base. Speaking in what was
close to Ebonics to the Congressional Black Caucus, failing to address the on-going racial violence that is going on throughout the country, hanging
on to Eric Holder who is absolutely going to lay off investigating voter fraud and voter rights cases brought forth by whites. He is pandering to
the Latinos by opposing both the Arizona and Alabama immigration laws and by pushing the Dream Act. He’s recently begun stirring up the Homosexual
interest groups, a group that has been disappointed with Obama. He is out supporting the OWS folks and pumping up the union thugs.
The Republicans are buying it. Hannity, O’Reilly, Limbaugh, Coulter are now consistently suggesting that Obama will not only lose, but will lose
in a land slide.
Don’t believe it. Unless the Republican’s get it together and continue to push the notion that this will be a close election, Obama will win.
Right now, he looks like he’s flailing, but that is exactly what he wants folks to think.
He’s a brilliant politician and is taking a page straight out of the Nixon playbook.
edit on 8-10-2011 by dolphinfan because: (no reason given)