Saturday, July 17, 2010

Krauthammer: Don't Underestimate Obama

I agree with the main point of Charles Krauthammer's latest column - don't underestimate President Obama:

Obama is down, but it's very early in the play. Like Reagan, he came here to do things. And he's done much in his first 500 days. What he has left to do, he knows, must await his next 500 days - those that come after reelection.

Krauthammer argues that the real battle is 2012 not 2010. Should Republicans win both Houses it will give Obama a fresh target to set his sights upon.

The one point I would add is that if Obama faces no challenger in the Democratic primary it will be nearly impossible to unseat him. While there are many on the Left who are disappointed with Obama it has not reached the point of abandonment of all hope. Reagan didn't always please conservatives but no GOP challenger stepped forward in 1984. Thus the Gipper would win 49 out of 50 states.

Conservatives should heed Mr. Krauthammer's words.

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