I am creating this thread to track the fortunes of (for now) Barack Hussein O'Bama in his bid for a second term.
I am not creating one for the Republicans for a couple of reasons: A) I think that the primary season is way too early and B) there are too many candidates and topics where each issue probably deserves its own thread.
After we get down to one or two or even three primary candidates then it seems to me that a Republican version of this thread will be justified.
And there is a distinct possibility that BO will either withdraw from the race (not hugely likely given his world class ego) or face a primary challenge. If that happens this thread will change course slightly but that's why I'm not naming it The SCOAMF Edition...it gives the thread some flexibility. I will be chronicling the SCOAMF's electoral fortunes...polling data as it becomes available, trends in the MFM, the mood of the base and other anecdotal evidence as it seems appropriate. Obviously, others are welcome to contribute and pile on.
So without further ado here is the first entry:
In early April I posted a thread titled Trends In Public Opinion
in which I theorized that the tipping point had already passed for BO...that he was past the point of no return in his re-election bid. I think this is sort of similar to trying to chronicle a recession. That is, you don't know you are in one until about six or nine months later.
Well, the tipping point is now beginning to bear fruit. This first quote is from James Carville writing an op-ed for CNN...
People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic.
We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers.
This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.
This is an explicit warning. Words aren't minced here.
Now Carville has some ridiculous advice, too, particularly about having the Justice Department just start indicting Wall Street people but the tone of the article is unmistakeable.