It’s no secret that President Obama’s chances for reelection are diminishing on a daily basis. The economy is tanking, all indications point to a double dip recession, unemployment is hovering at 9%, the stock market is on a roller coaster ride, and to top it all off, America’s credit rating has, for the first time in history, been downgraded under his watch.
Obama and his team can go around blaming the Republicans and the Tea Party, but that only works with some political junkies. The average American who needs to put food on their table has only one concern: What is in their wallets. And when their wallets are empty, they blame the president. The president can try to spin it in whatever way he thinks might work, but it won’t.
Come 2012 the Republican nominee for president will just need to ask the following questions: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? How is that hopey changy thing working out for you?
Barack Obama has a lot of faults, but he’s not stupid. He knows he has no record to run on; even his key accomplishment, health care, is hanging in the balance. He hasn’t got much to tout to his base, let alone independents, the key demographic in his reelection bid.
So what’s Obama’s plan? Karl Rove explains it.
Talking to Bill O’Reilly, Mr Rove said that the Obama campaign plan is to go after whoever is the Republican nominee mercilessly, period. Attack them hard and make them completely unacceptable to the American people. So Obama wins re-election because people say, “I don’t like what Obama is doing, I’m really disappointed, but the other person stinks and is much worse.”
In a later segment talking to Sean Hannity, Rove added that if we end up with a weak candidate who chickens out with a weak response to those attacks, Obama will conceivably win re-election.
Well, I’m glad Mr Rove is catching on.
Last January, in an article titled: If Palin Is Unelectable In 2012, So Are All The Other GOP Candidates, I wrote:
Make no mistake, the next GOP nominee will be taken to the woodshed and beaten up just like Governor Palin. Just go back and see what happened to media darling John McCain in 2008. This time though the operation is run from within the white house, with the CIA, FBI, the Pentagon and the entire media at their disposal. They will use every tool and every trick in the book to take down any GOP potential nominee.
Mr. Rove argues that to beat President Obama, Republicans will have to nominate a candidate who is Obama-proof, immune from any attack, and has the guts and courage to take him on forcefully.
No person in history has been vilified and attacked as much as Governor Palin. Palin has already had everything and anything thrown at her. They have sent the lawyers, investigated her, hacked her emails, and everything in between. They have called her every name in the book, compared her to every nut in the world, and accused her of every possible crime, including mass murder.
Nothing stuck. The more they went after her the stronger she became. By the time 2012 comes around, even if Governor Palin would be caught in Times Square kneeled beside a dead body, covered in blood with the murder weapon in hand, no one will believe she did it. The Democrats have nothing left to throw at her and the tactic of attack to destroy simply won’t work with Governor Palin. Sarah Palin is Obama Proof.
That’s not to say that they won’t try, but when they do, who better to take them on than Governor Palin? For the past three years Govrnor Palin has been the most vocal critique of the president. She took him on when his approval ratings were still high and no one dared say anything negative about “the messiah”. Governor Palin isn’t, and has never been chicken at going after Obama. She doesn’t hold back.
Furthermore, of all the candidates in the race Palin is the only one who has already run against Barack Obama. She knows how he works, she knows what makes him tick, and she is the only one that can throw him off guard and forcefully take him out.
Karl Rove is really saying – If Republicans want to beat Barack Obama, they should nominate Sarah Palin.