There are two overarching reasons why Obama MUST win
One is the Supreme Court. That is obvious and often discussed.
The other is every bit as important, but I haven't heard it discussed at all.
The economy is recovering. That is clear. The next 4 years are going to be better than the 4 post-Bush years no matter who is President. Obama endured the pain of the Bush train wreck and has put us on a good course. The very worst thing that could happen is for a Republican to get in there and enjoy several years of relative prosperity. They would claim THEY were the ones to turn the economy around.
Obama must get 4 more years. Democrats have paid a dear price to do what is right for the country and the economy. We deserve to get credit for that over the next 4 years.
And if that does happen, there will be the clearest possible track record. 8 years ending in prosperity under Clinton. 8 years ending in disaster under Bush. 8 years ending in prosperity under Obama.
1. I have often thought about Repubs taking credit for improving economy
The other important issue for me is Obamacare being fully implemented. As long as Obama goes back in, the program will unfold and be in place permanently and never repealed allowing millions more people to have adequate medical care.