His approval rating is in the toilet. His re-election numbers are abysmal for an incumbent president at this point in his term. He has stated that he is giving up on white, working-class Americans. The economy, regardless of how he tries to talk it up, is lethargic at best. His “foreign policy” consists of repeating the line “(fill in name of country) is one of our best allies and punches above its weight.” Independents are deserting him in droves.
Obamacare is still unpopular, and his numbers will fall even further after it is declared unconstitutional. Of course, the Obama attack machine (campaign and left-wing media) will immediately go to town after the Supreme Court announces its decision and try to whip up the base with frightening rants about the end of Roe v. Wade being just one vote away. Even if this ploy works, independents will not be pulled over to his side in big enough numbers to stop the slide. The Catholic Church has taken off the gloves over BO’s attempt to force them to provide insurance that includes coverage for abortion-inducing drugs. They are attacking him from the pulpit and with a television commercial that is as hard-hitting as anything produced by James Carville.
Romney can capitalize on this and hopefully remember that the election is about one thing and one thing only – Obama. He fashion a campaign to remind Americans of BO’s Operation Fast and Furious, the policy of selling automatic weapons to the Mexican drug cartels. Romney can play the president’s laudatory comments about the Occupy Movement while showing such protesters defecating on police cars. Oh yeah, Romney can also show the clip of Leon Panetta telling Congress that the administration doesn’t think it needs to ask for congressional approval to send troops into conflict – just that of the United Nations and/or NATO.
Hopefully, BO’s completely unconstitutional, unilateral declaration of amnesty for millions of illegal aliens will be at least referenced in the campaign, although I doubt if Romney or the RNC has the guts to play this one out.
And if all this isn’t enough, a super PAC could just keep showing Obama, when he though his mike was cold, lean over to a Dimitry Medvedev, the Russian president, and explain that after the election he will be more “flexible.” Medvedev then promises to deliver that message to Vladimir Putin, the former head of the KGB.
Now you might ask, doesn’t the headline of this column indicate it is about how Obama can win the election? I have indeed painted a pretty gloomy picture of his re-election possibilities, and we can all pray that a majority of Americans still have the ability to smell a rat when the odor is so strong. However, we must remember that it doesn’t matter what a majority of Americans think when it comes to presidential elections. These elections are uniquely determined by the votes of the Electoral College. All anyone needs to become president of the United States is to collect 270 electoral votes. Just ask George W. Bush, who became president despite the fact he was 500,000 popular votes behind Al Gore. Of course, you could also ask John Kerry. He knows that if a mere 60,000 votes had switched in Ohio, he would have been president even though Bush was ahead of him by almost 4 million popular votes!
So with this in mind, the Obama “Justice” Department is working overtime to aid voter fraud everywhere possible. They are suing states that have passed voter ID laws because the president’s re-election strategy is based on winning those deep blue states and enough “battle ground” states to get to 270. His campaign believes that he has 196 electoral votes from 16 reliably blue states. There are 13 swing states, and if he were to take just five – Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida – he wins. That’s why the push is on to get as many illegal alien and phantom votes tallied in the big cities in those swing states. These cities are usually Democratic strongholds with large immigrant and welfare-recipient populations. They are the folks BO’s team is counting on to tip the balance and deliver their state’s electoral votes to Obama.
Then, we will all be able to watch in horror at just how “flexible” our unconstrained dictator-in-chief will be in his second term.
Then he will be able to finish work on the pledge he made to “thoroughly transform America.”