The 2012 Hypothetical: It really is true that the next campaign started as soon as the midterm was over. LA Times has the news on current polling. Right now Obama couldn't beat Marge Schott at an Anti-Defamation League meeting. He can't even pull a lead over Sarah Palin, and half of the country already thinks she's dumb enough to eat her own socks.
I know that Razor has often been the go-to guy around here whenever we play defend the liberal, but I want to throw this open to you both: Supposing Pete Rouse, Obama's chief of staff, threw the job into your lap tomorrow, how do you rescue Obama? He's willing to take your advice, as long as you don't go against his core principles (he can do that fine on his own). Seriously, how do you get this pony over the finish line?
I think there's time to save him from the one-term fate that many are predicting, even wishing for -- including some Dems. But it won't be easy. I'll post my ideas separately.