It seems that many Democrats are deluding themselves that the only choice Democrats have is to run with Obama.
I say that the only chance they have if they run with Obama is the same thing that happened to George Herbert Walker Bush when he ran for a second term. He handed the presidency to the opposition.
Obama Will not Win a Second Term. The question is, will he go the path of LBJ or Bush 41?
(Obama image from C-span youtube, LBJ image from Wikipedia, Bush 41 image from White House youtube.)
I say that even if Obama runs and squeaks by with a win because the Republicans were unable to select a non-troglodyte for a candidate he will have no coat-tails. Let me repeat. If Obama runs, he will have no coat-tails. He will fail to help Senate and House candidates. He will fail to help state candidates. If he runs there will be no enthusiasm, no energy that lifts the boats of other democratic candidates.
I'll repeat what I said in my last article. There is the Obama Delusion Mantra that the Democrats who apologize for and support Obama all repeat, as though they're in a trance; "He did the best he could given the situation."
I challenge that claim. I say that is an outright lie. Obama has repeatedly made decisions that were not based on the Republican opposition. He has repeatedly been a first down punter, giving away negotiation room by offering a weak, settling for less deal right out of the gate. He has repeatedly maintained and even made worse Bush policies that fly in the face of Democratic values.
Every day, new polls come out showing that Obama is doing worse and worse. People like him as a person, but he's bombing as a president, as a leader as someone to deal with the economic problems this nation faces.
I've been saying Obama is a failure as a leader for at least eighteen months. When I do, there is always someone to remind me that it's worse than that. He's a turncoat who has betrayed the principles of the Democratic party, appointing right wingers, banksters, neoliberal Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, even Ronald Reagan would have been more liberal than Obama. The tragedy is that as the leader of the Democratic party he is dragging the party further and further to the right. This is a massive betrayal that is exacerbated by the failure of most of the Democratic members of the House and Senate to speak out and stand up to Obama's Republicanesque policies and positions. It is no excuse that the Republicans are even further right.