June 5, 2012

Today is the big recall vote in Wisconsin and all eyes of the political world will be looking for every hint and sign of what the final vote will be. In the great election year of 2012 Wisconsin’s recall vote is one hell of a warm-up act for the main event coming in November – almost like that concert tour where Stevie Wonder opened for The Rolling Stones. The stakes are incredibly high, with Big Labor pouring in huge amounts of money to try and unseat Governor Scott Walker. There’s been lots of talk of the polls showing Walker with anywhere from a 5-to-7 point lead tightening in the last few days, but I don’t believe. If they were really tightening, you can bet your bottom dollar that Barack Obama would be there soaking up the airwaves. As it is, his communicated support for Walker’s opponent, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, has been nothing but a tweet. That, my friends, is what goes for political courage in this day and age.

Just wondering: is there a sitting President in recent memory who had as dismal a month as Barack Obama did? Whatever happened to that much-ballyhooed “Obama machine”? Not only has the Romney campaign shown itself to be capable of punching back, they’ve been punching back hard. Maybe I’m not the most experienced political operative out there, but when you have David Axelrod, one of the President’s senior campaign advisors, doing campaign stops and getting heckled by Romney supporters something is horribly wrong. Where are the President’s surrogates? They can’t just go on the cable network shows, they’ve got to be out there campaigning and ginning up support. Of course, why rely on surrogates when you have the big dog himself. And campaigning is all this President does. It’s a damned good thing the country and it’s economy are in such great shape!

Expect this story to get a lot of play by the Romney campaign in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky over the next several months. You see, that’s the problem with surrounding yourself with radicals and zealots. What might sound great in, say, a university classroom or at an environmental conference, plays really bad when you’re looking at an electoral map and all those pretty states with squiggly numbers beside them.

Likewise, expect this story and this story to get a LOT of play in Florida over the coming months. What is the Obama campaign’s thinking – let’s see how many Hispanics and Cubans we can pi$$ off in the shortest amount of time possible?

Here’s something that really confuses me: if you’re truly serious about seeking re-election and sympathetic to the millions out there hurting, why would you choose to align yourself with such non-serious and elitist people as Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour? That’s just begging for trouble, in my view.

Just a thought: given all the above, if the Obama campaign continues to stumble through June like they have through May, might we start seeing some groundswell of support for Hillary Clinton to ride in and save the day? Forget about the myths the mainstream dino-media have created about the Obama White House: the fact of the matter is, Ed Klein is right: it really is “Amateur Hour” there, and in fact, they’re increasingly viewed as aloof and dangerous by even Democratic Party insiders.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 00:02 | Comments (3)
3 Comments »
  1. The twelve Blonds arrived home yesterday…WELCOME home ladies. I was so excited to unpack them and put one in the fridge. They have been absent for almost 3 years..Thanks for persisting with giving me the link to Liquors Galore and that KY finally allows alcohol to be shipped in.
    I am a happy blonde myself.

    Comment by Jana — June 5, 2012 @ 3:32 am


  2. See? Always – ALWAYS – listen to your Uncle Shank. But you’re no different – no one listens to The Great White Shank. How can someone so right can be tossed off in the trash like someone always wrong.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — June 5, 2012 @ 8:08 pm


  3. You are not always wrong but you are wrong about baked cheese grits.

    Comment by Jana — June 6, 2012 @ 4:07 am


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