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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:02 PM
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33. The Problem is the message....
What will Obama campaign on? Healthcare reform, NOT popular outside of his base. Stimulus Spending? NOT popular outside of his base. Bail outs? Not popular period. Tax increases? NOT popular outside of his base. Nationally the repeal of DADT doesn't garner alot of good will outside of his base.

His foreign policy successes are not completely supported by the base and are threatened outside of his base, by a rise of radical and potentially nuclear Iran, and the still challenging aftermath of the Arab Spring.

The problem with Obama is that he was not made for these dramatic fiscally bad times. He would be a very popular President during a 1990's booming economy. The GOP is going to run a campaign of "fear the debt" the trajectory of the national debt at current rates is dramatic just look at www.usdebtclock.org, it doesn't take an MBA to see that we are on a fiscally unsustainable path the debt will ultimately collapse our currency, and austerity is just around the corner if something substantial isn't done not just picking around the edges like the debt committee tried to do but real substantial tax increases and sorry to say some cuts in benefits or changes to the social safety net programs.

The best possible scenario IMHO is that Obama would step aside and let a very popular Hillary Clinton take the reigns. I think the combo that her and Bill could bring nationally has the potential to save the country and dramatically fix most of our issues. Sadly I think Obama cares more about how he looks than how the Democratic party looks or the country looks....
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