Obama’s Re-Election Prospects
August 7, 2011 12 Comments
Let me go once again on the record about my estimate of President Obama’s re-election prospects: they are as high as they ever were, and I fully expect him to be re-elected.
Doubters may scoff and wonder on what facts, substance, or data I am basing this judgment. The answer: none.
But you are missing the point. Barack Obama was not elected to the Presidency on the basis of any facts, substance, or data in the first place. He was elected to the Presidency because he is a kinda-black skinny guy who looks good in a suit and can mouth ‘sonorous’ speeches (that people can squint their eyes and tell themselves are kinda like MLK or someone) if he has a Teleprompter in front of him. All of that remains just as true as it ever was. Thus, there is no logical reason whatsoever why all the people who voted for him last time, shouldn’t vote for him next time.
Oh, some of them may express displeasure about him on specific, substantive questions in polls, etc. Sure. But when Election Day rolls around, and those voters who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 go to the ballot box, and they ask themselves ‘Is Barack Obama still a suave, skinny kinda-black guy who looks good in a suit and can sonorously read ‘inspiring’ speeches off a Teleprompter?’, they are all going to realize that the answer is a resounding Yes.
Plus, the opponent will have an (R) after his name; can’t have that. It’s racist.