PROGRESSIVE CITIZENS OF EARTH… I have an important announcement to make…
Let me ask you a question… is freaking out like this helping? No? How about a few sport metaphors then?
Has a Wimbledon tennis champion ever won the title match 6-0, 6-0, 6-0? No.
Has an Open Golf Champion at St Andrews ever shot 59-59-59-59=236 over four consecutive rounds? No.
So why do you expect President Obama to race from pre-convention through to election day without a single bump in the roadway or a gaffe? Statistically and realistically it is just not possible.
Do you remember August, 2008? The party wanted to dump Barack Obama because Hillary Clinton went on a late surge win-streak?
How about the summers of 2009 and 2010 when Barack Obama’s healthcare agenda was pronounced DOA and had zero chance of ever passing? What about the Tea Party crazies descending on Town Hall meetings and forcing moderates out to take a huge majority in the House? Now we have the 112th, the least productive Congress in decades.
The President had a bad week. But when the game and the money is on the line? He makes Reggie Jackson look pedestrian (famous baseball player in the 70s and 80s who saved his best playing for October and the World Series).
The left is freaking out because Pew Research in one poll placed the President 4 points behind Mitt Romney.
Stop it! Just, stop it!
Mitt already stepped on his member yesterday again on foreign policy.
He continues to spew lies like there is no tomorrow.
Can you just focus on getting the vote out and trust that with 28 days remaining and 648 hours of cable television news to fill that this is just silly manipulation by the mainstream media networks to create a Romney comeback meme?
Like the candidate it is named for, there is no there there.
How has he handled success in the polls so far?
The lies continue to mount and catch up.
Folks, this is Bush v Kerry part deux.
As progressives we hated George W. Bush with a passion. The problem? We did not fall in love with John Kerry.
Hatred of your opponent is never enough to win swing state voters.
The right suffers from terminal ODS – Obama Derangement Syndrome. Their rabid, senseless hatred is all they have.
It won’t be enough.
The economy is improving and the Dems have a real foreign policy leader.
So shut the telly off. Walk around outside and enjoy the fall foliage. Play ball with the kids.
Each week is new. And our guy will win because the world wants him to.
No one wants to start over again or return to the neocon worldview.
Focus on getting the vote out and giving this current president a majority so things can get done!
And please stop freaking out!!! Look at what you are up against, he cannot even get his own party to love him…
Thank you. You may now return to your lives citizens.
Denis G Campbell is the author of 6 books including 'Billionaire Boys Election Freak Show,' 'The Vagina Wars' & 'Egypt Unsh@ckled.' He is the editor of UK Progressive Magazine and provides commentary to the BBC, itv Al Jazeera English, CNN, MSNBC and others. His weekly 'World View with Denis Campbell' segment can be heard every Thursday on the globally syndicated The David Pakman Show. You can follow him on Twitter via @UKProgressive and on Facebook.
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