Bob Owens identifies Barack Obama’s big weakness:
The weakness? Barack Obama’s utter disdain of firearms (especially handguns) and a refusal to recognize the rights of law-abiding Americans to own the most common and relied-upon types of firearms.
In his answers to the 1998 Illinois State Legislative National Political Awareness Test, Obama said he favored a ban on “the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.”
By definition, this would include all pistols ever made, from .22 target pistols used in the Olympics to rarely-fired pistols kept in nightstands and sock drawers for the defense of families, and every pistol in between. Obama’s strident stand would also ban all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, whatever their previously legal purpose.
Prediction? Obama probably will be the Democratic nominee. He might even be the next President. But he’ll have no coattails at all. In fact, right now I’d bet there are a bunch of very nervous freshmen Blue Dog Democrats in Congress.