With either Mrs. C. or Obama as the Dem nominee, that will be easier than even hitherto, because both are controversial, both are polarizing, and neither can be considered a prohibitive favorite.
I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but George W. Bush is being disappeared from the presidential campaign and everyone’s running against incumbent Hillary Clinton. Subtly, but relentlessly, the public psyche is being prepared to deny Junior ever existed. And it could work…This outcome will be abetted by the occurrence during the campaign of several events, perhaps many, events designed to play into the militarist/GWOT Puke platform--which, of course, is all they have. That, of course, does not mean that it will not work; in fact it means that the GOPuke issues are precisely the issues that will matter come election time.
I certainly don’t blame the Republicans for trying to do it. It makes sense, since their boy is an epic failure and the original Clinton is still very present in people’s minds. It will be quite a trick to pull off, but I can see the press already helping them do it. (Naturally.) It’s an interesting phenomenon and one for which I hope the Democratic strategists are prepared. Their underlying theme seems to be, “If you want change, vote Republican!”
With that in mind, I shall therefore go out on the limb and here, confidently, for the first time in the blogosphere, predict that a Puke will be 'elected' President next year.