On Jan. 20, 2013, when President Obama is forced to watch Williard“solemnly swear to enforce the Constitution of the United States….,” he will have no one to blame but himself. So says celebrated “liberal” film and documentary maker Michael Moore. And, he is absolutely right.
Moore’s comments may be found in a video interview with the Huffington Post’s webcast. Coming from one of Obama’s most high-profile supporters during the 2008 campaign, and on the eve of the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this cannot be taken as in any way other than disastrous for Obama and his campaign. “I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney,'” Moore said.
Moore offers two basic reasons why he thinks Obama will lose in November:
As I have written elsewhere, http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
As to the disenchantment of Obama’s former youthful eager-beaver supporters: Moore points to Obama's early, constant and inexplicable “compromises” with Republicans (who were telling him to his face that they hated him). Moore says those unconscionable "compromises" have finally caught up with him. I agree. Obama has governed as though he were still President of Harvard Law Review rather than President of the United States.
Sure, he has lately seen the light on a number of issues important to youth, to Hispanics, to gays, to women. But many see these efforts and measures as simple election-year pandering. The man is a terrific campaigner, speaker, promiser of all things good. But what he has shown in office as an executive has been less than stellar, has in fact directly contradicted many of his shiny promises, and has simply turned millions of people off. Enough people, according to Moore, to cost him re-election.
Moore also says that he thinks Democratic politicians understand their precarious position, and are depending on and pinning their hopes on the “lesser of two evils” standard in order to prevail in November. That is, the Republicans are so obviously bad…evil, in fact, that you just gotta keep ‘em away from the levers of power. This scare tactic will only go so far, however.
Again, enough once avid Obama supporters are turned off so as to make the difference (albeit a small difference, but a difference nonetheless) between victory and loss.
Moore said nothing about blacks during his interview. I am saying, however, that the zero percent support Romney has among blacks matters not. If Obama gets 100 percent of the black vote, the question is will the turnout, the raw numbers rather than the percentage, make a difference. And, just like the “youth,” there is a growing number of black people who are disenchanted with this man – for any number of reasons – and will simply not vote at all.
Hello, President Romney.
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