“this clown has no hope at all for re election”
Not a good attitude to have, especially given that if the Repubs don’t find a leader with “huevos” soon (other than the Donald) than the ‘Rat Media machine will steamroll over another Dole (or Romney)-like candidate.
Politics is all about charisma...first and foremost to the base. I see no current top 5 or even top 10 Repub candidate who really excites the base (and keeps the RINOS...and could get Reagan-democrats too), which means that the 62% figure is probably about right.
O will again get 97% of the black vote (12% of the population) and will likely get the Latino vote too (another 12% or so) which means that only 35% or 40% or so of the white vote is needed to win...and about the only O does very well in, is campaigning.
17 months away though fortunately, and a lot of things could change very quickly during that time....still this is no time to be complacent or over-confident—due to us knowing O’s an empty suit. Republicans have not been named (by Conservatives) “the stupid party” for nothing....but lets hope the leadership wises up.
Given his record, IF O was Caucasian, he’d surely be another Carter/1 termer (and would of never gotten there in the first place, really)...but racial politics makes it much more complex.