The what ifs.
How do you save a President ? Our first African American President . Mr. Obama . I have put that to question , and have to give an alternative that would have silenced all the Obama critics . Mr. Obama should have been a Republican . Obama for sure will earn a place in American history books , but what he did for America will be determined if he is lucky enough to win a second term, and survive the next couple of months worth of depressing news that will hit the media. The news that gas prices are hitting hard ( harder in California ) , the slow job growth and worst the economic news is has not proven much as the polls show the President at a 41 % approval rating . His electability is challenging for him . If he win's a second term I'd say "God Bless him & Good Luck" I am serious . I believe NO one can run America anymore with all the bickering going on with Congress always gridlocked . Another piece of INFORMATION has come to light and it's sure enough to cause a spitfire for President Obama . The fate of Osama bin Laden's remains have been called into question after emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm say the body of the terror leader was actually sent to the U.S. for cremation.Terrorist: Osama bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011 in the now-famous raid by Navy SEAL Team Six at his secret Pakistan compound According to the emails, the Al Qaeda boss was shot and killed during the famous Navy SEAL Team Six raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was transported back to the U.S. and cremated. The emails were allegedly obtained by the hacker group Anonymous from Stratford, an organization dealing with analysis of intelligence and geopolitical analysis. Remember that Obama had Osama buried as Sea to honor an Islamic custom , we did not see his corpse as far as photo's as we all saw Saddam Hussian & Quadaffi proof photo's . No Osama . No Proof. I also see the President Struggling to get re-elected , but he as yet is to throw that pitch line that will get most voters to jump . Right now he stands on a thin line with most Democrats , and the Most liberal pundits .
The Polls :
When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren't forgetting what they dislike about Obama and want him out of office.
In our New Year's poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama's reelection. Only 16 percent said they fearthe Democrat won't win a second term, while 33 percent said they fear four more years. [Check out the top political events of 2011]Next to Obama's reelection, 31 percent of Americans said they feared higher taxes, which may be proof that the president's focus on the payroll tax cut has hit paydirt.The poll, however, held out some hope for Obama. Some 38 percent of younger Americans, 18-24, said their biggest fear was higher taxes. Just 28 percent of those same voters said they feared Obama winning in November.
THE TEN REASONS WHY OBAMA MIGHT BE REELECTED.
1. Obama is the incumbent. That matters. And he has become increasingly confident in using the bully pulpit to his advantage, at appearing presidential. The crucial issue is going to be economics.
2. Despite Europe’s economic mess, a number of other factors suggest that the U.S. economy may begin to tick upward more during the next year. Other parts of the world are likely to be growing from the emerging markets to, in a modest way, Japan. More importantly, the likelihood that the U.S. unemployment rate declines the better part of a point to something closer to 8 percent is pretty good. That ought to be enough to make the case he avoided the abyss and turned things around in much the same way that Ronald Reagan did in 1984.
3. Like Reagan, Obama is liked and seen as trying hard to do the right thing. That, plus some signs of progress goes a long way with the American people.
4. Furthermore, none of these candidates are a Ronald Reagan. Moreover, none of them are even a George W. Bush, which is saying something. Mitt Romney is the whitest white man in America. He will look more like the establishment than Obama in an anti-establishment year. He will not get any journalistic good bounces because frankly it is hard to spin a narrative about the guy that will grab anyone’s heartstrings. Want evidence? Look at how desperately half the Republican party is at looking for alternatives.
5. That search for alternatives could lead to a third party candidate. If it’s Ron Paul it will eat into Romney’s base. It is highly unlikely the left will pose a similar challenge to Obama. As for the possibility of a centrist third party candidate, appealing as it may be, it will be less so to many if it appears that candidate can’t win and will only increase the likelihood that Mitt Romney will be elected on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ticket.
6. While external events in the world, like the Iranian detonation of a nuclear device or a terror attack, could hurt Obama, in all likelihood, given his growing comfort with foreign-policy and the tendency of the American people to rally around the president in times of crisis, it would be a mistake to count on such a development being more likely to help the Republican candidate.
7. The reality is that while foreign policy won’t be central to the election, Obama has already succeeded in doing something remarkable: Taking it off the table. He is hard to criticize given his record with bin Laden, Al Awlaki, Gadhafi, meeting his promise in Iraq, starting to get out of Afghanistan, and restoring America’s international reputation.
8. We haven’t gotten to the one-on-one segment of the campaign yet. Whoever is the Republican candidate has to run against the very disciplined, intelligent, well-prepared, charismatic president. Which of those folks you saw Saturday night can hold their own versus Obama?
9. The Republican Party on the Hill, via the Tea Party and via its more extreme elements has adopted a bunch of policies that are astonishingly out of touch with the moment. They should be doing great given the economic problems. But they are not only seen as obstructionist on the Hill but they are seen as advocates of millionaires they don’t want taxed and opposed to fairness in sharing the burden for the sacrifices fixing the economy will require.
10. By extension the leading voices for the Republican Party are folks like those on the stage … and John Boehner and Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell. Really? That’s going to grab America in the current environment?