Election 2012: Why Obama Is A Shoo-In

In the United States, politicians are almost always campaigning for election or re-election. It gives them very little time to focus on what should be the real business of government. Every two years American voters go to the polls to elect a Congress and part of the Senate, or, part of the Senate, a congress, and a President. In any case, because of the lack of  options, the US political pendulum swings in highly predicable ways.

In 2010, according to the own words of President Obama, the Democrats were “shellacked” by the GOP and their allies from the Tea Party. Democrats were wrongly blamed by part of the US electorate for the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash, despite the fact that eight years of mismanagement by the Bush administration provoked the global crisis still lingering now.

It is likely that the 2012 US elections will tell a different story. If, in 2010, some Americans bought the rhetoric painting President Obama as a “socialist”,  in 2011 this ludicrous notion has completely lost traction as people realize that President Obama has a lot more in common with Reagan than FDR in domestic policies. As far as foreign policy, President Obama is even more a “war president” than his predecessor. Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still on going, and President Obama has added Pakistan and Libya to the endless wars of the empire.

The American Left Has Nowhere To Go

The small minority, within the Democratic party, which opposed the war mongering policies of the Obama administration, will not be heard; just like in 2008. If any challenge at all comes from this left-leaning, progressive portion of the US electorate, it will be buried by the blitzkrieg of the Obama campaign money machine. President Obama’s goal is to raise a record $ 1 billion for his re-election bid, and he is likely to meet his target. After all, President Obama is in bed with Wall Street, and the industrial-military complex, not to mentioned a sizable part of the so called “Hollywood left”.

The GOP Has No Charismatic Viable Candidate

Aside from the joke pseudo candidates, such as Donald Trump, the semi-viable options for Republican voters are not convincing at all. Newt Gingritch has managed to eliminate himself from the race, and, it seems, that, at this juncture, the most likely contender to finish ahead of the Republican pack is Mitt Romney. Romney has two major hurdles which he is very unlikely to overcome in a run against President Obama. First, he is view by the far-right of the Tea Party as “too liberal”, and therefore will not get their enthusiastic support. Second, Mitt Romney is a Mormon; which will prevent a large number of Christian fundamentalists from voting for him.

The Bin Laden Effect

Even though President Obama was elected in 2008 on the false premises of “hope and change”, when it comes to the implacable logic of maintaining the empire, change is out of the question for a vast majority of Americans. The assassination of Bin Laden gave President Obama a 6 percent boost in the poll, and it is likely that the effect will linger for a while. The ten year anniversary of 9/11/2001 is right around the corner, and the sitting president will remind Americans that he is the one that “got enemy number one.”

The killing of Bin Laden transformed the image of the Commander in Chief  from “relentless warrior”-winning a Nobel peace prize- to the one of  a ruthless fighter coming back home from the battle field with the head of his arch enemy. The “Hope and change” slogan was of course just a convenient gimmick to get elected. At large, Americans do not want change, as far as foreign policy is concerned, instead they just want to maintain the status quo of the empire, and President Obama is the right man for the interests of US imperialism.

 

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20 Responses to Election 2012: Why Obama Is A Shoo-In

  1. Michael Lange May 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Sadly, I completely agree. I was hoping for a different president in 2012 but with the Republican selection the way it is, I almost hope Barack Obama wins. And you’re right his approval rating went waaaaay up after the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Everyone just forgot about how much money he’s spent in office and the current state of our economy.

  2. Coin Collecting in San Diego May 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Barack Obama is definitely the best option out of the candidates now. Maybe someone with caliber will step up in the near future? But it looks like chances are slim.

  3. Podiatrist in Charlevoix May 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I can see why none of the Republican candidates want to run against Obama, but I think they underestimate their chances. If a Republican candidate who was respected by both the Tea Party and the conservatives entered the race, I think they would have a shot. I think Paul Ryan could have won, but he’s not running either.

  4. Hisham Soliman May 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Hopefully Obama will do better in 2012 than he did in the previous four years. He really needs to focus on the economy as the top priority, and stop spending American money in every country except America.

    • Jack May 25, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Why would he do better if you re-elect him? That is the equivalent of approving how he has performed for the last 4 years. If you don’t approve, you shouldn’t vote for him. He will have absolutely no incentive to act better. He will in fact act worse if you re-elect him.

      Ron Paul can win. Give Peace a Chance.

      • WhatAboutBob May 26, 2011 at 2:48 am

        You just had a Epiphany:
        a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
        What has Obama done to make you life better? $5gas Out of work? Everything is higher? And some want to re-elect this man? 14 Trillion in debt? each person owes the Government $50,000.00 to pay off the debt?

  5. KivKuu May 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    lol, Obama spews more “hot air” than that Iceland Volcano! What a waste.

  6. soldiermedicwarriorspirit May 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    hmm in that pic i see some ol slick sleeves, of course they like him.

  7. Jack May 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    “President Obama is the right man for the interests of US imperialism.”

    So this is how Liberty dies, to thunderous applause…

    Ron Paul can end the Empire.

    • Randall May 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      As if. Obama is not perfect but no presidential candidate will be. No person can stand up to the pressure of the office and survive and you’re a fool if you think Ron Paul would do any better. All candidates talk about what they’ll do differently but the fact of the matter is none of them can. Like the article said, Americans don’t like change but I would add that they don’t like too much change, too quickly. The elites control our society and always will. Nothing gets done unless they approve it and they are not about to give up any power.

  8. Bradford Plows May 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Ruthless fighter…. This is a comedy of errors.

    What are you smoking.

    Obama’s out of ideas. The great hope and change guy
    has been reduced to using scare tactics.

  9. Theo May 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Someone will have to put my nuts in a vice before I ever vote for Obama. My Down’s Syndrome cousin could do a better job.

  10. vivelgel May 25, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    What about the progressive and consumer advocate Ralph Nader?

    Like Ron Paul, he is for an audit of the fed and an end to the wars. He is also staunchly against the system of power set up by Wall Street and the lobbying industry. He is for small business, but also wants to set up a single-payer healthcare system.

    If you have Netflix and an hour or two to spare, search up “An Unreasonable Man”. Its a fantastic documentary about Nader and his history fighting in and out of Washington.

  11. anthony May 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    What coherent candidate will they have? I questioned whether Daniels was one because he was budget director,for a time, for GWB. Huntsman has a chance to be that one, but how will the GOP primary electorate respond to him? No matter, I don’t think the GOP field is set yet. Is the President vulnerable? He is. Do I think the GOP has it in them to make a race of it? Not at present.

  12. benjamin May 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    As one of the left wing, I am forced to vote for Obama until anyone offers someone better. That is the fact for many of us here. Others won’t vote which I believe to be a great mistake. Those staying home made the 2008 election too close

  13. victoria May 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I won’t vote for anyone if it is between Obama (turd sandwich) and Newt Ingrich (Giant Douche), but as some famous creators of a television show once claimed back in 2004, isn’t it always between a turd sandwich and a giant douche?

  14. Daisy May 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

    President Obama will be re-elected, despite extreme left whining like this, because he is the right man for this time in American history. You had nothing good to say about this president because you want everything done as you decree; and from the comments, all you did was encourage the haters to skitter out from under their rocks. Fortunately, history will tell the true story that you are blind to.

  15. Accountants Milton Keynes May 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Obama the Statesman has done a pretty good PR job over here in Europe. The photos of him with Will & Kate will surely secure a few votes next year

  16. San Diego Hypnotherapy May 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

    And now the great Republican hope Rick Perry is thinking “he might” run for president. It’s going to be interesting to see the Republican party battle it out among themselves and then try to take on a well-funded President Obama in a general election.

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