Obama’s signature reforms hang in the balance. To preserve them, re-election in 2012 is not merely an option: it is an obligation. If he wins re-election, he will gain the strongest possible ally in his quest to solidify his reforms, and thus his legacy: time.
Let there be no doubt: I drank an extra soda this evening in celebration of Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democrats. But as this fine article points out, Arlen Specter would have joined the Communist Party if that would have been in his interest. Hilarious.
Republicans are astonished and, in some cases, sickened by the ‘lurch to the left’ that America made by voting for Barack Obama. To them, I say: don’t be silly.