If the GOP nominates one of its Unwinnables, Obama could very well take the election next year — but to what purpose?
To what purpose, indeed.
Contrast the ideas underlying Ronald Reagan’s unsuccessful bid for the White House in 1976 and his successful one in 1980 with those underlying Obama’s one bid for the White House. That good and great man had a vision of the change he wanted, a vision remarkably consistent from the moment he first articulated it to a national audience in 1964 until his political swan song twenty-eight years later.
Obama just offered the hope of change.
What purpose would his reelection serve? What kind of changes would his reelection effect?
We haven’t even started cleaning up the messes of his first two years, but the recent debt deal, for all its flaws, at least prevents Democrats from making their mess much worse.