James Carville’s polling firm to Obama: Nobody believes that the economy’s recovering anymore

posted at 4:46 pm on June 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

Tough stuff from Team Serpenthead. What’s a president to do when he can’t run on the idea that America’s better off now than it was four years ago? Simple. Run on the idea that America will be better off four years from now if it gives him another term. 2008: The future is now. 2012: No, wait, we mean the future is now.

Hope and change — they’re always a day away.

What is clear from this fresh look at public consciousness on the economy is how difficult this period has been for both non-college-educated and college-educated voters – and how vulnerable the prevailing narratives articulated by national Democratic leaders are. We will face an impossible headwind in November if we do not move to a new narrative, one that contextualizes the recovery but, more importantly, focuses on what we will do to make a better future for the middle class.

It is elites who are creating a conventional wisdom that an incumbent president must run on his economic performance – and therefore must convince voters that things are moving in the right direction. They are wrong, and that will fail. The voters are very sophisticated about the character of the economy; they know who is mainly responsible for what went wrong and they are hungry to hear the President talk about the future. They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle – and convincing them that things are good enough for those who have found jobs is a fool’s errand. They want to know the plans for making things better in a serious way – not just focused on finishing up the work of the recovery…

These voters are not convinced that we are headed in the right direction. They are living in a new economy – and there is no conceivable recovery in the year ahead that will change the view of the new state of the country. They actually have a very realistic view of the long road back and the struggles of the middle class — and the current narrative about progress just misses the opportunity to connect and point forward.

Do voters really “want to know the plans for making things better in a serious way”? I thought the whole point of our national non-debate over entitlement reform is that voters don’t want to know the plans, and when someone like Paul Ryan tries to interject with a solution, Obama and the Democratic brain trust demagogue him to within an inch of his life in hopes of gaining a cynical advantage in November. Even Carville’s dumb memo notes with glee how Romney “is vulnerable on the Ryan budget.” In fact, given the results in Wisconsin and the 50 car pile-up that is the eurozone, I’m thinking that Democrats talking about the future is possibly the worst thing they could do right now. What future? The future where the blue social model suddenly becomes magically sustainable, despite all domestic and international evidence to the contrary? As Ross Douthat said after Walker’s victory:

The House Republicans have spent the past two years taking tough votes on entitlement reform, preparing themselves for an ambitious offensive should 2012 deliver the opportunity to cast those same votes and have them count. The Senate Democrats, on the other hand, have failed to even pass a budget: There is no Democratic equivalent of Paul Ryan’s fiscal blueprint, no Democratic plan to swallow hard and raise middle class taxes the way Republicans look poised to swallow hard and overhaul Medicare. Indeed, there’s no liberal agenda to speak of at the moment, beyond a resounding “No!” to whatever conservatism intends to do.

Go figure that when Carville’s firm asked its focus groups who’d do a better job on the economy, they said Romney. And go figure that the big speech on the economy that O has scheduled for Thursday is “not expected to introduce any new policy positions or prescriptions.” We had to pass ObamaCare first to find out what’s in it and, I guess, we need to reelect Obama first to find out what he has in mind for a second term. Things can only get better. Right?


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Did anyone other than the Left believe the economy recovered at all?

catmman on June 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

One and done.

UltimateBob on June 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

D’oh

cmsinaz on June 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

We will face an impossible headwind in November if we do not move to a new narrative,

Funny that only the narrative is what matters.

Actual results?

Not so much…

catmman on June 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

What if a president gives a speech on television and nobody watches…will he still make a sound?

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The future is….in the future, like, somewhere in the future and everything.

It’ll all be amayyyyzing sometime…..in the future..somewhere.

Let him be clear.
If you don’t believe that you’re racist.

Your welcome.

B Man on June 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Whats a recovery???

Conservative4ev on June 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

2008: The future is now. 2012: No, wait, we mean the future is now.

That’s funny, right there.

UltimateBob on June 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

It’s the economy stooooopid!

ObamatheMessiah on June 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Just like the old Progressive Soviet Union’s 5 year plans..

Forward comrades – a glorious future is only 4 years away!

/Downgrade regime

Chip on June 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM

landslide…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Slip slidin’ away…

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Another 4 with Obama – stick a fork in us, we’ll be done in year 5!

Bob in VA on June 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM

It is elites who are creating a conventional wisdom that an incumbent president must run on his economic performance – and therefore must convince voters that things are moving in the right direction.

No. It is 23 million un & under employed, with many more of us struggling to get by.

rbj on June 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

“Doing just fine.” So let it be written; so let it be done.

hoosiermama on June 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The guy is toast.

I don’t care how much of a narcissist he is, you have to wonder that at the rate this campaign continues its “death spiral” someone from the party doesn’t tap him on the shoulder and have him do an LBJ and throw Hildebeast in or, if she passes, some other sacrificial lamb.

If he doesn’t walk away, the party will…from him. It’s already begun. He’s already starting to hemorrhage the labor, black, & Jewish vote.

147 days. More popcorn please.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Would the Bush administration EVER have been allowed to get away with calling what we’re in a “recovery?” How long would the howls of laughter from the LSM went on if Bush had ever tried to use the phrase “jobless recovery?”

Thing that make you go Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tomolena1 on June 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

The sun’ll jobs’ll come out tomorrow in 2013,
bet your bottom dollar drachma…

DavidW on June 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

We will face an impossible headwind in November if we do not move to a new narrative,
Funny that only the narrative is what matters.

Actual results?

Not so much…

catmman on June 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

…we’ve had over 3 years of narrative…how long does it take before people catch on ya think?

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Love my country.I would rather things got better for all those suffering out there. Having said that, it’s been bad for three and a half years, what’s five more months. If that’s the nail on Obooboo’s coffin, so be it.

msupertas on June 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

No. It is 23 million un & under employed, with many more of us struggling to get by.

rbj on June 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Yeah, that number will spike upward as the next cycle of those that are approaching the end of their 99 weeks of Unemployment Insurance.

BlaxPac on June 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

That anyone finds Obama “likeable” is delirious. That 58% of righties say they do, is sheer “racist” avoidance. Fools, they’ll call you “racist” anyway, no matter what.

The polls this year are totally bogus, for this reason.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Team Serpenthead

LMFAO - so stealing this.

Tim_CA on June 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM

This sinking ship of an economy is sailing along just fine to the bottom of the ocean.

NoDonkey on June 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM

With each story and comment, Clinton and cronies are prying O’s white knuckled grip off the White House set of golf clubs.

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Team Serpenthead

LOL. Thanks for the laugh. I needed that.

Mark1971 on June 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Hey, obama and his woman aren’t having any trouble paying their bills, so everything must be okay.

Pork-Chop on June 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

As Obama’s policies prove more and more successful expect GOP to try to claim ownership of them.
 
lester on May 8, 2012 at 8:49 PM

rogerb on June 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Nah, the Dems made their deal with him in ’08. There’s no turning back now.

Who are they gonna get to replace him at the convention? Hillary?
Nope, not gonna happen. Who else?

If the Dems dropped him somehow, they’d lose the black vote for years and they know it.

Better to keep the Jeenyus and get their butts kicked in ’12 then lose the black vote for years.

btw, On another web site that I go to everyday there are many far left people. Incredibly ignorant and sstupid, but also VERY sure that Obama will win.

When Carville said a few weeks ago to “wake up!” he was talking to them. Message NOT received.

B Man on June 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

No one can cut, er write, sharper than AP.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Carville is still loyal to Bill Clinton, I see.

dczombie on June 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

rogerb, you provide ‘killer’ stuff.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Lies, platitudes, and thinly veiled insults for anyone to the right of Lenin. If you’ve heard one King Barry speech, you’ve heard them all. I’d rather be waterboarded.

Kataklysmic on June 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Whats a recovery???

Conservative4ev on June 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Belief in recovery

skeeterbite on June 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM

The guy is toast.

I don’t care how much of a narcissist he is, you have to wonder that at the rate this campaign continues its “death spiral” someone from the party doesn’t tap him on the shoulder and have him do an LBJ and throw Hildebeast in or, if she passes, some other sacrificial lamb.

If he doesn’t walk away, the party will…from him. It’s already begun. He’s already starting to hemorrhage the labor, black, & Jewish vote.

The Dims’ problem is that their bench to replace him is exceedingly shallow past Hillary and Biden.

If they don’t turn a few of their prospects into superstars, like NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, they’re screwed.

teke184 on June 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Lies, platitudes, and thinly veiled insults for anyone to the right of Lenin. If you’ve heard one King Barry speech, you’ve heard them all. I’d rather be waterboarded.

Kataklysmic on June 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Too funny!

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Multi-shocked

gerrym51 on June 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Ohhhh! Annie singin’ the tune. Remember, she was waiting for Daddy Warbucks just like the standard O voter……

ted c on June 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Wait. The “elites” are creating the false conventional wisdom that an incumbent must run on his economic performance, so the incumbent should instead run on how he intends his economic performance will be in the future?????

jwally on June 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM

If Scooter’s handlers are smart, they’ll cancel the speech.

What’s he going to say?

Booooooooosh!?

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Run on the idea that America will be better off four years from now if it gives him another term. 2008: The future is now. 2012: No, wait, we mean the future is now.

Obama 2012 We’ll Give You Jam Tomorrow, But Never Jam Today.

gekkobear on June 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Gee, I guess this means he really isn’t gonna pay for your gas and mortgage, eh you stupid zombies?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The idea of reducing regulatory overreach is so foreign to the Won that it would never, ever occur to him. So too with the idea of actually reducing the size of government.

He can never “fix” the economy, consequently. That’s the belief showing up in Carville’s focus groups of Ohio voters, and so it’s only a matter of time until Slick Willie and his buddies start suggesting Barrack should become U.N. Secretary or King of Uganda or something; anything except President.

I used to think Hillary was going to replace Crazy Joe as Veep. Now I wonder if she gets the top of the ticket. This election will soon be out of reach otherwise.

MTF on June 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Would the Bush administration EVER have been allowed to get away with calling what we’re in a “recovery?” How long would the howls of laughter from the LSM went on if Bush had ever tried to use the phrase “jobless recovery?”

Thing that make you go Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tomolena1 on June 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Just like with the Fast & Furious and other scandals, if the knee-pad media had done their Constitutionally mandated job the news would have come out in an unbiased form and not bottled up to cascade at this ‘inopportune’ time.

Now, the media can’t hold back the inundation of bad news and White House personal are trapping one their waders getting ready for the flood.

Chip on June 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The private sector’s Obama’s doing just fine.

That’s what Barry meant.

profitsbeard on June 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Things can only get better. Right?

hellz nawh. they can get a lot worse.

ted c on June 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

I guess it is too late to remind Mr Carville that “It’s the economy stupid!”?

Good thing the voters are too ‘sophisticated’ to fall for that these days . . .

Dawnsblood on June 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Did anyone other than the Left believe the economy recovered at all?

catmman on June 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

DWS did! And she still does.

Rovin on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

What?!? He is going to give ANOTHER speech?? This coming Thursday??

Blech…..

esr1951 on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

It’s the incompetancy, stupid!

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

The Dims’ problem is that their bench to replace him is exceedingly shallow past Hillary and Biden.

Past Biden?

Good grief, good ‘ole Joe Biden is big man on the bench only if we’re talking little league.

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

o/t and a repost, but pretty stunning…

A new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama.

Obama received 95 percent of the support from African-Americans in North Carolina in the 2008 election, compared with just 5 percent for Republican nominee John McCain.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/barack-obama-african-american-vote-black-north-carolina-2012-6#ixzz1xbm1fncx

Of course, Romney is never going to win the African-American vote, but because the white middle class vote is likely to go to Romney in even greater numbers than it did for McCain, Obama needs to make up the numbers with even greater turnout in the black community and among young voters (as an aside, voters under 25 in Wisconsin, flocked to Scott Walker). That’s going to be hard to do with his record.

If Romney gets even 10% of the black vote and turnout is lower for both blacks and young voters, November is going to be an absolute bloodbath for Obama. There is no other way the math adds up.

Resist We Much on June 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

TOUGH QUESTIONS

Drudge has a link to a video of a TV reporter who looks 60 minimum who thought it was newsworthy to ask Obama to please go on “American Idol” his voice is so beautiful.

You know, interviews like Bush got.

Marcus on June 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

does Carville really believe this crap?

‘voters are very sophisticated’

‘They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle’

we’ve been hearing about the hopey changey future for 5 years, the time for talk was over 4 years ago.

burserker on June 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Another empty speech??

Leapin’ Lizards!

iurockhead on June 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Tough stuff from Team Serpenthead.

…..damn…

Allah…Ace….and Treacher deserve their own TV show.
Ratings would be through the roof.

Baxter Greene on June 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

A drink for every “I” uttered in speech on Thursday!

BlaxPac on June 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Thursday’s pontification is going to be more painful that Roseanne Barr singing the National Anthem.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Fast & Furious
War against the Church
Obamacare going down in flames
Commerce Secretary in deep doodoo
“I’ll pass this on to Vladamir”

This hits keep coming, but the LSM doesn’t want to play them.

Tomolena1 on June 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

We will face an impossible headwind in November if we do not move to a new narrative try to run on Obama’s abysmal record.

Obama/Biden 2012: We’ll Get It Right Eventually . . . No, Really, We Promise . . . Just Trust Us!

AZCoyote on June 12, 2012 at 5:17 PM

The One’ll come out tomorrow

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

…we’ve had over 3 years of narrative…how long does it take before people catch on ya think?

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM


Call me a wild eyed optimist …

… but I think they started catching on at the start of May.

Which would explain why every step the Obama campaign has made since then has been a misstep.

PolAgnostic on June 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Obama is apparently in Baltimore today….causing me traffic jams. Just one more thing on the list.

UBuffaloBulls on June 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

LOL. Nice!

BlaxPac on June 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Well maybe the Obama Supporters who came out to see Obama arrive at his recent fundraising events in San Francisco can help to explain why President Obama should be re-elected.

President Obama should be re-elected because:

“I like his voice.”

“He is pretty awesome.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkyna0pz_R0

Um, er, ah, well maybe San Francisco isn’t the best place to find people who can convince people to vote for President Obama.

But the video sure is funny!

wren on June 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

s/b The One’ll come out the day after tomorrow

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Thursday’s pontification is going to be more painful that Roseanne Barr singing the National Anthem.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Team Romney would impress me if they had an ad up by the end of Thurs calling out Obama for each lie that he tells in his speech. Of course they may not want to drop the cash for a 17 minute commercial.

Kataklysmic on June 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Michelle must be spittin’ snakes.

“Barry, er Barrack, I wanted to tell the fools to eat their green for 4 more years, while we suck on lobsters, you idiot”.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Another few months of this and even Kenyans won’t vote for him…

PatriotRider on June 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Kataklysmic on June 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

LOL.

When is SCOTUS going to rule? That will be the cherry on top.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

s/b The One’ll come out the day after tomorrow

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Hah, only for the not-knowing…unless you mean the turtle comes out from under her carapace.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

“The future where the blue social model suddenly becomes magically sustainable, despite all domestic and international evidence to the contrary?”

I wonder if Team Romney will point out the Leftist Socialist Ideology of these failed social models that the Democrats hold so dear…

… Slam them with responsibility, make the stink of their failed policies so foul no one will vote Democrat for the next 100 years!

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

When is SCOTUS going to rule? That will be the cherry on top.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Another 10 days +/-

PatriotRider on June 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM

A drink for every “I” uttered in speech on Thursday!

BlaxPac on June 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

That’s already a standard “Drinking Game” rule…

… Try to keep up.

/

:)

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

It’s all part of a four-step strategy:

1. Get Hillary in as VP, booting out Biden;
2. After Obama/Hillary win in 2012 (by combining their fan bases); Obama has a little Vince Foster-esque “accident”;
3. Hillary ascends to POTUS status;
4. Bill can finally get back to receiving BJs from interns in the West Wing, as is his right.

Zombie on June 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

When is SCOTUS going to rule? That will be the cherry on top.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I may start drinking early that day….whoo-hoo

PatriotRider on June 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

PatriotRider on June 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Thanks.

There’s an iceberg dead ahead of the Obama Ship of State.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on June 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

“carter-izing” the wound. it was him, he was too smart. too distant. too something. not the policies or their ideology. he has to go to save the party. and it will happen. questin is will it be in sept/oct, or will they wait til Nov 7th?

t8stlikchkn on June 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

We will face an impossible headwind in November if we do not move to a new narrative, one that contextualizes the recovery but, more importantly, focuses on what we will do to make a better future for the middle class.

The citizens are unemployed, living on food stamps and losing their houses…..

…..promise them more rainbows and unicorns…

…..and let them eat cake.

A winning Democratic strategy.

MichaelGabriel on June 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

In the past I could not bear to watch/listen to zero’s speeches. Now I can hardly wait to hear all his dumb a$$ excuses, flubs and foot in steaming piles…the next four and a half months should be quite entertaining.

dragondrop on June 12, 2012 at 5:27 PM

There’s an iceberg dead ahead of the Obama Ship of State.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I think it has already been struck, and that would explain the leaks.

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Allah…Ace….and Treacher deserve their own TV show.
Ratings would be through the roof.

Baxter Greene on June 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

What a great show that would be!

MTF on June 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Hmmm, Billy Jeff goes rogue…then Lanny Davis…now James Carville?

Sounds like Team Clinton had a meetin’ recently. # Hee hee hee #

LaserBeam on June 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

When is SCOTUS going to rule? That will be the cherry on top.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The last day of the Court’s calendar is Monday, the 25th. The decision could come at anytime, but high profile decisions usually are handed down on the last day. So, I’d expect to see the Obamacare and SB1070 rulings on Monday, the 25th, but, conceivably, they could come at anytime.

I think that they will probably give a head’s up of a few hours, if not a full day, so that the media and the parties can be prepared.

Resist We Much on June 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Communist governments always claim the future is going to be great.

CJ on June 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

It is elites who are creating a conventional wisdom that an incumbent president must run on his economic performance – and therefore must convince voters that things are moving in the right direction. They are wrong, and that will fail. The voters are very sophisticated about the character of the economy; they know who is mainly responsible for what went wrong and they are hungry to hear the President talk about the future. They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle – and convincing them that things are good enough for those who have found jobs is a fool’s errand.

My…my…my how far we have come from 2009 when we were told by the “smartest people in the room” that a new dawn was appearing on the horizon in the form of Obama and the future was now brighter than ever.
A smarter…..stronger….ethical….leader who was going to lower the levels of the oceans and bring peace,joy,and prosperity to America once again.
Women were fainting at his speeches….liberal men were weeping……democrats were proclaiming “I don’t have to pay my mortgage or for gas anymore”…
…..children were singing Obama’s praises:


“We’re gonna spread happiness…..we’re gonna spread Freeeeedom….
…..Obama’s gonna change it…Obama’s gonna lead’m……we’re gonna change the world.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW9b0xr06qA

….and Obama even had his own corps marching and ready to do his bidding:

Obama Youth Regiment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt6JWzBqLWs&feature=related

…….
……………now all we hear is “it could have been worse”…..”it’s Bush’s fault”…….
………………..”now give me 4 more years”……

Epic fail

Baxter Greene on June 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM

We are the ones we are still waiting for?

LetsBfrank on June 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM

It’s the Economy Stupid!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Obots to Obama: It’s a hard-knock life for us, but I don’t need anything but you, well…maybe a New Deal for Christmas.

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM

He will still make compression waves but with nobody their to have them impinge on an eardrum, no sound. :)

chemman on June 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I wonder if Team Romney will point out the Leftist Socialist Ideology of these failed social models that the Democrats hold so dear…

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

You, I and the vast majority of the daily-invested-in-political-current-events care about the “Leftist Socialist Ideology”.

But, the living-their-own-lives don’t-give-a-darn-about-politics casual voters just don’t care about ideology…much less want to learn. They have that right. No matter how frustrating that may be to you and I.

But, that’s why Team Romney will focus on Obama’s economic failure without mentioning the ideology behind it. It’s called winning…not to be confused with the Charlie Sheen variety.

The Romney Administration can call it socialism… or cheesecake… or whatever they want…after they win the election and take office.

LaserBeam on June 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

It’s the incompetancy, stupid!

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 5:11 PM

+ 100..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM

It’s all part of a four-step strategy:

1. Get Hillary in as VP, booting out Biden;
2. After Obama/Hillary win in 2012 (by combining their fan bases); Obama has a little Vince Foster-esque “accident”;
3. Hillary ascends to POTUS status;
4. Bill can finally get back to receiving BJs from interns in the West Wing, as is his right.

Zombie on June 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Maybe, but I don’t think the Clintons want to attach their political cart to a horse that has an incurable limp.

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Epic fail

Baxter Greene on June 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste..Wasn’t that their motto??!!??..:)

PS..Very good post!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

We are the ones we are still waiting for?

LetsBfrank on June 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM

We are the ones who weren’t waiting for anyone

Or the U2 variant:

I still haven’t found what I wasn’t looking for

LaserBeam on June 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste..Wasn’t that their motto??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

And, then the Dems went and wasted it on Obama. And, Bubba is left sobbing “Hillary coulda been a contender! I coulda been a co-president…instead of a bum.”

LaserBeam on June 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

LaserBeam on June 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

LoLz..I hear you!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM

T

libfreeordie on June 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Obama should return to what he does best in a campaign, charting a course for the future. He’s up against a candidate who only wants to do nothing. I don’t think that will push the dial with undecideds. Romney can say “the President is running from his record” but that only captures a certain percentage of the electorate. It will ultimately be about who has plans for the future, claiming things are good now isn’t smart.

libfreeordie on June 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

libfree you’re like a trained poodle.

CW on June 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

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