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Obama Hangover

The Los Angeles Times considers how "Obama Hangover" (or Fatigue).  It is not possible to get Dems very excited this year, after the loud party last year.  It will be a low Dem turnout in state and local elections, and this almost certainly means they will lose Virginia, and possibly even New Jersey.   And Obama can't help here, even though, as CNN admits, that this is a referendum on him; he is not wildly popular.  Yet, he is gamely going back to Virginia on Tuesday to campaign for Deeds, but note that Romney is there the next day to campaign for McConnell.  Perhaps a foreshadow of 2012.
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Why would he have Romney campaign for him? It makes no sense in light of his waving off Palin.

A related point is who cares whether or not Romney campaigns for him or not. The many problems that bedeviled the Romney candidacy in '08 have not vanished. He had often tacked in accord with the prevailing winds from the establishment, --------- that record of course changes hasn't gone away. Nor has the problem of his Mormonism.

His polling numbers never really improved, even when all others exited the race. And even the boast of his money connections was more boast than reality, for ultimately his candidacy was financed by his own resources.

Romney is coming out late for a clear winner. He's trying to hoist his star to the rising star of McConnell.

But if I'm wrong, if I'm a bit jaded on the matter, and Romney is in earnest in wanting to help the cause, ---------- that's great then, that he wants to help.

But if he's still working the angles all in service to a presisdential ambition that quite some time ago became morbid, ------------- then that's a problem.

Romney was rejected by sweeping majorities within the GOP, and as I mentioned earlier, the problems that hamstrung his candidacy then still obtain today. And are likely to obtain a few years from now.

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