posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 05:10 AM
The fact that Obama is now fighting for his political life is one of the greatest political stories of our time, and there will be books written about
it one day.
Look at where he started: he placed his hand over the bible Abe Lincoln was sworn in on in 1861. He had a 68% percent approval rating 3 days after he
was elected. He was in a political position most politicians only dream of, and was broadly backed by the American people. He won by 9.5 million
He had a democratic senate.
For a time, that democratic senate was fillibuster proof----60 members.
He had a democratic house, with a colorful energetic speaker.
The mainstream media loved him.
He had demoralized the conservative party, fracturing them.
His stars were perfectly aligned. He could do anything.
At a certain point, he left the room.
Early on in the presidency, he made two terrible mistakes.
The stimulus bill was a disaster, and it wasn't the cost, it was the content. We were in crisis, losing jobs. It was the same old pure pork aimed
at reliable constituencies, and would course through the economy with little effect.
Then, health care. His preoccupation with ObamaCare signaled that he did not share the urgency of people's most immediate concerns: JOBS, the
economy, all the coming fiscal cliffs.
We had just met Obama, and we didn't have the trust built up yet for something like ObamaCare. That takes the kind of trust you have to build,
because it is so all encompassing.
WHY DID THE PRESIDENT MAKE SUCH MISTAKES?
Because he had so much confidence, he thought whatever he did would work. He thought he had the "gift" as he is said to have told SML Harry Reid,
or a "special ability" as he told House Speaker John Boehner.
Unfortuantely, he did not have the magical ability to sway, but he didn't seem to notice.
It's one thing to think you're Lebron, says columnist Peggy Noonan, and it's another thing to keep missing the basket and losing games and still
think you're Lebron.
And that was really the problem.
He didn't second-guess himself more, doubt himself. He kept going forward as if it were all working.
Whatever happens, Obama will never have the mythical status he once did, the weeping, teenager-like folks in his audience crying and waving their
hands like they were in church.
If he is reelected today, he will continue to struggle....
He will not be a different president.
His golden opportunity for hope and change has ended, and I'm afraid the next four years will likely be the same as the last.