Like most others on this site, I have my issues with Mr. Obama, but I will certainly vote for him this fall because he is not running against Jesus, he is running against Mitt Romney.
While I have issues with Mr. Obama's political activities, I am at the same time in awe of his campaigning skills. He is as far as I know batting 1.000 in elections at every level, while Mitt's electoral average is somewhere around his wife's claimed weight.
Can someone give me a squiggle?.
Thank you, whoever did that.
Whatever the Republicans want to say about "Chicago-style" campaigning, they are the long-successful masters of dirty politics, reaching right back to the post-war period and the rise of Richard Nixon. They have not set a very high ethical standard to ask Mr. Obama to live up to it.
Bottom line, Obama can and will mix it up politically and we ain't seen nothing yet.
The reason Obama runs tight campaigns and the reason Romney's campaign is and will remain a trainwreck is rooted in who the two men are. There is no way around the fact that Romney is overmatched. Politics is not his field of expertise.
I was a rock band roadie for 40+ years, and I used to joke that the only way to survive in that world was not to take anything personally, because you will be insulted by experts. Mr. Obama shares that philosophy, and that is an example of the psychological advantage he has on Romney.
Mr. Obama has heard vile insults throughout his political life. He gives them little feedback, other than to release the CLB from Hawaii. He ignores the racism and the birtherism and the Nazi and communist accusations and goes to work ever day. I find that admirable.
Romney did not grow up in the real world that Obama did. He is the ultimate spoiled brat wanting the ultimate toy. He is massively rich because of opportunities that did not exist for Obama. Most important, he has always gotten his way. "I like to fire people," is only a joke if you're Mitt Romney. Like many spoiled brats he is overly defensive about his worth to society merely because of obscene wealth conferred on him by his father. Mr. Obama is an overachiever, while Romney knows he could never have gotten rich without a fortune to start with. The complete opposite of Obama, Romney does take every insult personally, and he lashes out in response.
A predictable response to insults is one of many psychological weaknesses that the Obama team has identified. There must be dozens.
I believe that the Obama team has not only got inside Mitt's head, I believe they have mapped his brain down to the individual neuron. I think they can control him like one of these radio controlled cockroaches.
Like I said during the last election, sooner or later McCain had to stand next to Obama, and that's when he will lose.
Eventually Romney will be forced to share a stage with Obama. By then the Obama alpha-dawg status will be apparent and he will be directing Romney's entire performance through mind control. Hope Obama brings his spike heels, because Mitt is going to be a very bad boy.