Sunday, September 25, 2011

Why Obama Is Going to Win in 2012

Obama did it! He went to that bridge in Ohio that crosses from Boehner's Ohio into McConnell-land. He said, "Fix this bridge!" And he told the GOP to quit playing games and instead start putting people back to work. And he looked great! No one goes up a flight of stairs and crosses a stage like Obama. He and Jack Kennedy are the best campaigners I've ever seen, and I've seen them all  -  all the way back to FDR.

He's also the best president we've had since Lincoln. This has been one hell of a great presidency. Obama's list of accomplishments in three years is longer than FDR's in his first eight years.

As Churchill said, "People get the government they deserve." Do we deserve to get Obama for four more years? Only if enough of us wake up and see reality.

In 2012 we must re-elect Barack Obama because the problems we face require a very smart person, and the GOP candidates are the stupidest bunch of would-be nominees I've seen in my very long lifetime. Surely we don't deserve one of them as president! They are all stupider than George W. Bush! Would you believe that possible?!

Mitt Romney is stupid enough to think he can flip-flop on everything and get away with it. Jon Hunstman is stupid enough to think he can believe in evolution and climate change and still win the TeaPee-dominated GOP nomination. The rest of them are just crazy stupid. The bunch is so bad that after last week's GOP debate in Florida, even the GOP press was shrieking in despair.

As Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time. But you can't fool all of the people all of the time."

This bunch of GOP clown candidates can only fool themselves and their backers into thinking they can beat Obama. Don't you be fooled!

The only one who could actually defeat Obama is YOU. Just believe the media's doom narrative about his chances, the same tune they played in '08.  Listen to his I-know-everything Democratic critics. Get discouraged. Grouse to your friends and relatives. And sit it out next year. That will defeat Obama. Is that what we deserve?

We don't need a miracle in 2012. We had that in 2008. All we need is Obama up on that stage and the rest of us doing our bit. No, "bit" is the wrong word. What we supporters do is the most important thing in politics. It's huge.

And here's why. The single most persuasive force in election campaigns is the individual supporter. Not Obama's team in Chicago. Not the piles of campaign money they are already raising. Not the TV ads to come. The most persuasive force is the individual who talks to friends, relatives, neighbors, and the folks at work.

I know this is true because studies establish it. This isn't just me talking. This is a solid, bedrock truth of elective politics. So I'll say it yet again. The most powerful force in an election campaign is the individual  supporter. It's you.

And I can prove it. Back when I ran campaigns, we'd have two side-by-side precincts that were identical in every way. If one of these two precincts got walked by our precinct workers, we'd win that precinct. If the other precinct didn't get walked, we'd lose it. The only thing that distinguished the two was the precinct walker knocking on doors. These were high-profile campaigns with tons of mailings and on-air ads, etc. Everybody in both precincts knew about the candidates. What made the difference was the individual at the door.

So when you get frustrated by the gloom-goblin talking heads or the ups-and-downs of the stock market, remember these things. We have a candidate  -  a GREAT candidate  -  while the GOP has NOBODY. And we have YOU.

And that will do it. That's how Obama is going to win in 2012. And the biggest winners will be this country and your future and that of your children. Yes, you can do this! YOU are the one we've been waiting for.

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