Days of Change

Day 1179 – Secret Weapon

January 27, 2012

My soul has threatened to leave my body if I support Mitt Romney after his reprehensible actions this week. Instead, I will write about Democrats.

Barack Obama is in for a tough fight. He was aided in 2008 by an engaged Democratic Party, an unpopular president and  uniquely terrible campaign team on the other side. This year, he is the unpopular president and a lethargic Democratic Party is defeated and disinterested. Hope and change with a bipartisanship chaser won’t cut it this time. He’s going to need the base.

The sycophants will stay with him, of course. The Republican challenger will annoy some part of the population enough to drive them into Jackass’ arms. There are other Democrats out there who see Obama as an abject failure. He’ll need to tap into one resource he has, The Clintons.

Many Clinton Democrats hold on to the belief that Bill secretly hates Barack Obama and Hillary is only SOS to keep Obama from destroying the planet. It won’t matter. The Clintons have cast their lot with the Democratic Party. It may be unfair to ask for their glowing support, but Obama is about winning and not fairness.

This will be an important endorsement. Bill and Hillary were able to get around full-fledged cheerleading in 2008 because Hillary had just run against Obama. Supporting “the nominee” was sufficient. Not anymore. I imagine that the Clintons will be expected to sing the praises of Obama, defend his actions as wise and possibly admit that he is just as good of a president as Hillary would have been.

The Clintons will likely balk at these demands, but if Obama goes any lower in the polls, they may have no choice. It would be interesting if they refuse, but I doubt that will happen. I just hope rank and file Democrats, and especially PUMAs, will not be fooled.

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