BIG THOUGHT HERE
I agree with Peter that there is a big difference between winning with a popular majority, however slim, and not. The latter is hanging on by a thread. I had this in mind but conflated two things to keep length down. But the two really are qualitatively different, as Peter points out. All Obama would get from the election if he loses the popular majority is the office….no small thing, but zero boost from the election itself, indeed negative vibes. So, he could still protect everything already done, and if he showed himself ok, or there was a crisis he handled well, he could recoup. Alas, he has already killed bin laden once, and it will be difficult to kill him again…But time goes on and you can’t always live in the past..We do need a president.
Now what if Obama wins in this way and we learn in that report coming up, after the election, that he was less than frank on his handling of Lybia… Well then he could be in a little bit more trouble.. But not to worry. He bought himself a nice insurance policy with Uncle Joe..Still, a popular vote loss and a concern about the president’s frankness would not be a good way to start a second term…
finally, as an Obama slogan, or maybe a Romney one, big bird, binders and BS…
“Alas, he has already killed bin laden once, and it will be difficult to kill him again…But time goes on and you can’t always live in the past.”
Not true. Thanks to Hollywood, we can relive Bin Laden’s killing as many times as you like! In fact he’ll be dying in theatres near you in December, and before that on the National Geographic channel November 5th.
Which touches on the essential complication in the event of an Obama victory (which I am betting against). The 2012 election was a brief window of opportunity for the critique of Obama to finally see the public light of day un encumbered by the phalanx of media defenders around the president. A second term would simply see that phalanx close ranks around the president once again, and we’ll have four more years of disinfotainment built up to conceal the emperors nakedness.
That’s too pessimistic pseudo.
Carl, my expectation is that it won’t get to that point, that we’ll have a Romney presidency. In which case the media will be a problem, but a different sort of problem, but I expect a more managable problem.
But ya, I suppose there’s always going to be a cloud around the silver lining in my view.
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