Barack Obama isn’t exactly Jimmy Carter, but he comes awfully close. This time, however, there’s no Ronald Reagan waiting in the wings to defeat him in the next Presidential election. It’s not enough for a sitting President to have inspired anger and frustration and suffer low approval ratings. There also has to be a much better liked and tougher-talking alternative running against him/her.
What right-leaning candidate would be killer enough to unseat Obama? Nutbag Newt Gingrich? Mitt Romney? Sarah Palin? Florida’s Charlie Crist? Jeb Bush? Bobby Jindal of Louisiana? Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota? I don’t see anyone out there who’s commanding and charismatic enough. I think Obama will limp through and barely be re-elected. That’s how it seems right now.