The Hodgepodge Convention
This week, President Obama will take to the stage once again.
Maybe it will have Greek columns, maybe it won’t. We can’t say for sure.
But we do know what Mr. Obama will do. He will try to mend together the Frankenstein monster that is the Democrat party in 2012.
Last week, the Romney-Ryan team effectively laid out the Republican message for all to see. Obama isn’t what he said he would be. He hasn’t done what he said he would do. But republicans can offer relief from a bad economy. The party is largely united on economic opportunity.
Meanwhile, Obama has left his party in shambles. Friday is going to reveal a stagnant economy when another set of disappointing job numbers will be released. There is no unifying message among the Democrats. Anyone-but-Obama on the right has become anyone-but-Romney on the left. There is no message on the left, except for the slogan, “forward.” There is no unifying message that sums up why you need to vote Obama. In 1996, prosperity, triangulation and moderation were the message that won Clinton a second term. In 2004, it was the united war effort that acted as the unifying theme. But Obama is simply a man without a message.
Thus, the hodgepodge policy of the left. Obama offers gays “don’t ask, don’t tell repeal,” promises Hispanics that he won’t enforce current policy, he cuts student loan rates through executive order, he requires Church groups to buy contraceptives and abortificients —it is a hodgepodge policy. In other words, there is no coherent message or goal.
Hope and Change are gone, murdered by Obama’s own negative campaign. Without a rallying cry or goal, the administration has simply tried to give each demographic within the democrat party a gift. It has relied heavily on handouts. It as if the D’s are trying to buy enough votes to get over the hump rather than forming a governing coalition.
But the message still isn’t clear. Will Obama touch healthcare or banking again? Is he done with Climate Change? Is he going to nag Israel for another few years?
Obama’s message is way off and Romney’s is starting to catch fire. Romney may have the “independents” wind at his back right now for no other reason than Obama is running one of the weakest campaigns of recent history. In Charlotte this week, Axe’s team will be up to the same tricks.
The D’s plan on scaring women (contraceptives), the elderly (Paul Ryan wants to take away your health care), blacks (they want to take you back to the 1950’s) and employees (they want to put ya’ll back in chains). This will be the central message over the next week. Get ready, Obama and Biden are in the midst of constructing a Frankenstein monster of special interest groups to compete with the right. Let’s just hope that what they come up with isn’t too scary.