Obama’s lame-duck victories won’t matter

In fact the debate over how to solve the nation’s debt problem and runaway entitlement spending will begin in February when Obama releases his proposed budget for the 2012 fiscal year that begins in October…

Ed Gillespie, one of the Republican Party’s foremost political strategists, told TheDC that Obama’s lame duck wins are “going to be overtaken by events.”…

“I think Obama is in better shape ad the end of December than he was at the mid-point in November — but he’s still not in particularly strong shape,” Wehner said by e-mail. “And unlike Bill Clinton, who was free of HillaryCare (because it was never passed into law), Barack Obama is stuck with ObamaCare. And that, I think, will hurt him quite a lot.”…

Paul Begala, a veteran Democratic strategist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, said the DADT repeal would only help Obama with youth voters “if the GOP candidate foolishly tries to make it an issue.”

“If not, it will be kinda hard to rev young people up over an accomplishment that’s almost two years old,” Begala said. “[Obama] has to move the needle on jobs and wind down these God-awful wars. That’s what his re-election will be judged on.”