Peggy Noonan has a particularly harsh assessment of President Obama’s political fortunes. Here’s the opening salvo:
“We have not in our lifetimes seen a president in this position. He spent his first year losing the center, which elected him, and his second losing his base, which is supposed to provide his troops. There isn’t much left to lose!”
On the possibility of someone challenging the President in the 2012 primary, Noonan writes:
“The Democrats’ problem is that most of them know that the person who would emerge, who would challenge Mr. Obama from the left, would never, could never, win the 2012 general election. He’d lose badly and take the party with him. Democratic professionals know the mood of the country. Challenging Mr. Obama from the left would mean definitely losing the presidency, as opposed to probably losing the presidency.”
Read the rest here.