I was talking on Twitter with a Democrat activist the other day.
The activist and I were debating what the 2012 election would be about.
I said “unemployment”. I mean, do you really think people think they’re better off now than they were four years ago?
The activist’s response: “Depends on who people think is at fault. Thinking on that seems to be shifting”.
Well, the media will be doing its best to “shift” that “thinking” for the part of the electorate that doesn’t pay much attention to these things.
But I think the activist was overestimating their own party. Because I will bank on the prediction that the Democrats’ campaign will key on the folloiwng:
- “Oh, that Hermain Cain! He’s sure a randy one, isn’t he? We can’t have a philanderer in the White House!”
- Related: “A president needs to be better at covering their tracks for their transgressions than that!”
- “We can’t have someone in the White House who gets mental blocks on tedious, repetitive questions at
game showsdebates, can we? We can not have a President who makes gaffes and who doesn’t shine on TV, oh, no!”
- “Doesn’t Mitt Romney look insincere?”
- “Hey, don’t blame us – bailouts were all lBush’s idea!”