The Obama Problem

The Obama Problem is simple to explain but impossible to solve.  The problem is Obama himself, and most people not named Barack or Michelle understand that. President Obama's political career is in free-fall.  He will not be reelected.  Many Democrats and media personalities now understand what appeared impossible even mere months ago. Mr. Obama burst onto the political scene as a relatively unknown wunderkind.  He could read a mean teleprompter and did so with fanfare at the 2004 Democrat Convention.  He had good speechwriters, an intelligent and disciplined campaign strategy, a carefully crafted biography, and a highly compliant media.  He was charismatic and eloquent.  Joe Biden awkwardly described him as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." The Perfect Storm The 2008 election was the political equivalent of a perfect storm."  Two factors were key to Obama's...(Read Full Article)