“By 2012, Only Rubble May Remain From The Obama Landslide Of ’08,” an Investor’s Business Daily article warns:
As earthshaking as they were, last month’s election results could be just a tremor compared with the quake that could take place in 2012. No clearer picture can be seen of the effect of this year’s jolt than in the presidential electoral map.
Suddenly 2008 seems much more removed than just two years. Obama won then by the largest margin of any Democratic presidential candidate since 1964. Still, his popular-vote margin of victory was just six percentage points.
The distribution of those six points on the electoral-vote map turned his victory into a landslide — Obama winning 365 electoral votes to McCain’s 173.
The 2010 election shows how quickly Obama’s electoral-vote advantage could disappear in 2012. Senate races are good proxies for a presidential race. High-profile and statewide, these races center on national issues — the same issues a presidential candidate would face in a particular state.
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Obama’s ’08 electoral vote total was incredible for a Democrat. But the ’10 electoral trend was unmistakable.
The 2012 question for Obama now becomes: Is it also unstoppable? If it is, he’ll become the fourth president in the last seven to lose in a bid for four more years.
Despite having promised change in 2008, this is unlikely to be the kind he anticipated delivering.
Or as Ace writes:
The old saying goes Fascism is forever descending upon America, but landing in Europe.
Similarly for the media wish-casters, Civil war is forever threating the GOP but engulfing the Democrat Party.
Bryan Preston has much more on the Dem Civil War at PJM.