“When the history of Campaign 2012 is written,” wrote Kyle Smith in this morning’s New York Post
. . . let it not be forgotten that Barack Obama has spent more money on character assassination than anyone at any time in the entire history of humanity. The man who once predicted that Republicans would say about him, “He’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?” has run a campaign based on exactly that level of substance. The shrinks call this “projection.”
For the most part, Obama hasn’t even tried to campaign on his actual accomplishments, because voters made it clear they didn’t think much of them at the time and haven’t changed their minds. He doesn’t mention the $800 billion of wasted stimulus, barely talks about ObamaCare and omits mention of how he ignored the recommendations of his own blue-ribbon debt-reduction commission.
His campaign, like his presidency has not brought the post-partisan healing he promised. Instead, it has exacerbated the nation’s divisions. Should the Democrat win, George Will quipped, “Mr. Obama will have a mandate not to be Bain Capital.”
And how, I wonder, will Obama be able to unite a country that he divided in order to stay in office?