Thursday, August 23, AD 2012
Trailer of an anti-Obama documentary The Hope and the Change detailing why 40 Obama voters from 2008 are not voting for him in 2012. The Romney campaign has been running ads like his featuring former disillusioned Obama voters. Obama ran in 2008 with the type of hype that I have never seen before in an American political campaign. More than a few of his acolytes viewed him literally as a messianic figure. The hopes he raised in many of his followers could never have been met by any president.
Now it is 2008, and to any objective observer Obama as president has been a flat failure, who has produced only a Matterhorn of debt and a lousy economy. Leaving aside the other excellent reasons to vote against him, that alone is enough to doom any president historically. Obama is in the process of falling in the polls. Most of his hard-core support in 2008 will remain with him, the truest of true believers. However, more and more of his erstwhile supporters from 2008 each day can no longer deny the evidence of their eyes. It is maddening to realize that you have fallen for a line of rubbish, and that is precisely the type of ire that is beginning to spread among Obama 2008 voters as the election approaches. Almost all presidents fall short of their promises, but none have raised hopes as high and fallen so far short in performance in office as has President Obama. A political whirlwind is forming and 2012 promises to be the type of defeat of an incumbent president at least on the scale of Reagan’s victory over Carter in 1980. You have read it here first.