May 25, 2024

Obama – A Historical Anomaly Being Rapidly Rejected

Change We Didn’t Need

Here’s an interesting article from The Washington Post explaining why the 2008 election meant a lot less than it seemed to at the time.   As the country discovers how deceptive, empty and expensive the promises of  “change” are turning out to be, disenchantment is growing by the minute.  Worth a full read…

The Myth Of 08, Demolished

In the aftermath of last year’s Obama sweep, we heard endlessly about its fundamental, revolutionary, transformational nature. How it was ushering in an FDR-like realignment for the 21st century in which new demographics — most prominently, rising minorities and the young — would bury the GOP far into the future. One book proclaimed “The Death of Conservatism,” while the more modest merely predicted the terminal decline of the Republican Party into a regional party of the Deep South or a rump party of marginalized angry white men.

This was all ridiculous from the beginning. The ’08 election was a historical anomaly. A uniquely charismatic candidate was running at a time of deep war weariness, with an intensely unpopular Republican president, against a politically incompetent opponent, amid the greatest financial collapse since the Great Depression. And still he won by only seven points.

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