More proof that 2012 is becoming an “anybody but Obama” year – from Rasmussen:
…Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul earns 38% of the vote to President Obama’s 39% in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters. Fourteen percent (14%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided…
The reason we’re still wondering if Palin and Christie will get in the race is because it is becoming likely that whomever the GOP nominates, if they are just a credible alternative, will be the next President. For a Republican, 2012 might be the easiest year to run, ever.
Setting aside the usual “its a long time and anything can happen” caveats, the political dynamic is shaping up to be excruciating for President Obama and his Democrats. Only a sharp pivot away from liberalism can possibly change things sufficiently by November, 2012…and any such pivot opens up the prospect of ultra-liberals staying home, or opting for a Third Party candidate. An incredible run of luck can still save Obama’s bacon, but that is just about it.
So, Republicans, choose with care – the guy or gal we nominate is whom we’re likely to be stuck with for four years. No do-overs.