“He’s basically been biting the hand that fed him in ’08. … I would bet 25% of the people here were supporters of Obama in ’08. And they’re here now.“
-2008 Obama Backer, Michael Zambrelli(HT: Gateway Pundit)
A little while back I put up a post that rattled some cages. I opined that if the election were held 27 June 2012, that Barack Obama would have been reelected by the skin of his teeth. I also opined that “…a confluence of recent trends in fundraising, burn rate and overall enthusiasm suggests that Barack Obama will have to significantly change his current trajectory if he wants to beat Mitt Romney this November.”
I will basically update that column by saying that if the election were held 11 July 2012, we would all go to bed cranky at 3:45 in the morning and not know who our next president would be. In a confluence of recent trends in fundraising, burn-rate and all the rest of the stuff you could throw in, Barack Obama’s Presidency is entering the vortex that appears before a well-earned trip down the commode plumbing. Here are the signs that nothing he has done thus far has reversed his sclerotic decline.
According to John Hindraker at Powerline Barack Obama’s special friends are getting treated to the following email…
We’re getting outraised — a first for a sitting president, if this continues. Not just by the super PACs and outside groups that are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into misleading ads, but by our opponent and the Republican Party, which just outraised us for the second month in a row.
The most recent jobs report has led Brave Sir Barack to loudly change the sublect. First he tried to spin it as a step forward. He then
unleashed his class warfare proposal of extending the Bush Tax Cuts, but only to people earning less than $250K per year.
This does nothing to change hiring except to take money out of the coffers of small businesses that would pay more taxes under the proposal. This suggests that President Obama has no clue and doesn’t care enough to buy one on how to fight the joblessness rate still reflected ominously in the “Scariest Jobs Chart Ever.”
This President has failed. His primary challenge in 2008 involved fixing a broken economy. He took over a major swath of the insurance and auto industries instead. He issued a pork-barreling stimulus plan that rewarded his cronies at the expense of the suffering. His intransigence has led to the polling RS colleague Dan Spencer wrote of earlier today that showed Mitt Romney with a 14% lead among independent voters.
I conclude by stating that our current President has outstayed his platitudes, and nobody listens to his annoying drone. He could still win, but it becomes a harder swim to shore every day that he continues to waste energy gripping about Bain Capital instead of describing his own 2nd Term Agenda. President Obama is now more likely to be unseated than any incumbent not named Bush that I can remember. Jimmy Carter looked better against Reagan at this stage of his 1980 reelection campaign than Obama looks against Romney. When your opposition is running a drowning campaign, the times call for sticking a live fire hose right in his mouth. Barack Obama is vulnerable and we can finish his Presidency in 2012.