President Barack Obama will win re-election in 2012.
The reason he'll win?
He knows who he is. And the Republican politicians don't know who they are. They've forgotten what they're about, or perhaps like some isolated tribe, they've lost the language necessary to explain it to themselves.
Their voters know this and don't really believe them anymore.
And that's why Obama will win.
Check out my friend Denise Oliver Velez's article today titled Pro-LGBT Latina ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte gets "DeMinted" for doing her job.
And two things to watch for tomorrow:
First of all, Attorney General Eric Holder will step into the heart of the fire.
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to deliver a speech on voting rights on Monday at a Martin Luther King holiday rally in South Carolina, a state where just weeks ago his Justice Department blocked a new voter identification law.
Secondly, this hits news stands tomorrow.
Here's a tease from Politico about the cover story.
[I]t remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obama’s long game … [T]he president begins by extending a hand to his opponents; when they respond by raising a fist, he demonstrates that they are the source of the problem; then, finally, he moves to his preferred position of moderate liberalism and fights for it without being effectively tarred as an ideologue or a divider. This kind of strategy takes time. And it means there are long stretches when Obama seems incapable of defending himself, or willing to let others to define him, or simply weak. I remember those stretches during the campaign against Hillary Clinton. I also remember whose strategy won out in the end.