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Now the punditocracy will ceaselessly shry about Obama's need to "move to the middle." Of course, not a single American who opposed Obama in 2008 will be persuaded to vote for him in 2012 because he has moved to the right.

"Dead Center" defines this administration.

Like Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Lyndon Johnson before him, Barack Obama has been astonishingly effective in one thing---alienating those who most avidly supported him. His number one enemy has been the base that put him in the White House.

Some liberals point confidently to disarray among the Republicans as a saving grace. This desperate delusion requires we forget Germany's Weimar regime, which made the same fatal mistake in the lead-up to World War II. Never underestimate the "outsiders" in a nation where millions are desperate.

There are no easy answers for this. In a corporate age, even the questions are hard to discern amidst the corporate fog of war and failure, So far, only dogged, unrelenting issue-by-issue campaigning has been proven effective.

Having taking office on the sales pitch of "Hope," the Democrats can be counted on only for timidity and incompetence.

The grassroots can do better. As always, that's where our true hope resides.

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HARVEY WASSERMAN'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES and SOLARTOPIA! OUR GREEN-POWERED EARTH, are at www.harveywasserman.com.

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