Skip to comments.Cobbling Together a Constituency
Posted on 08/28/2012 11:30:25 AM PDT by arthurus
Barack Obama is once again unleashing his formidable campaign skills as he prepares for the upcoming election. But facing shrinking poll numbers and growing discontent, this campaign is different from the one he ran in 2008. Gone are the calls for unity, the righteous rhetoric, and the hope and change. This time we see a more cynical and ruthless candidate, as Obama sheds all bi-partisan pretenses, accelerates his transformation of America, and at the same time attempts to expand his base. Desperation, it seems, is revealing more of his true character and his style of leadership.
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“Formidible campaign skills” my Aunt Fanny! You or I would’ve been elected president last cycle with everything that was going on as long as there was a (D) after our name. Senator McCain was probably the worst candidate since the Republican Party was formed (yes, I remember Senate Majority Leader Dole) and the economy was on the ropes, then Sen. McCain **suspends** his campaign and rushes back to Washington! Couple that with the disgust towards President Bush that’s just now starting to dissipate, the Katrina fiasco, the two wars, TARP, the “historic” campaign” and everything else. There was no way Governor Sarah Palin could save that ticket all by herself. She gave it a mighty try, but the die was cast.