Saturday, August 20, 2011

Obama Team Wants Perry

News broke today that if the Obama 2012 Campaign could have its way, they want to run against Rick Perry, or even Michele Bachmann. They feel running against a conservative candidate will clearly show the differences between the two sides and in the end Americans will re-elect Obama, as he will be viewed as the more reasonable candidate.

The folks running Obama's campaign are either severely misguided or are working on a strategy to influence the Republican field. Republicans must know (and the president's campaign team knows this), especially when examining the history of presidential elections since 1968. In each of these campaigns, every time the Republican ran as a Conservative, they won in 2000 and 2004, and in the case of 1972, 1980, 1984 and 1988, won big! When the Republican ran as a moderate, they lost, as occurred in 1976, 1992, 1996 and 2008.

If a conservative eventually wins the Republican primaries in 2012, the potential to articulate a clear difference in ideology from the president, further showing Obama's lack of a record, can more easily occur.

If Obama wants Perry or Bachmann, then Republican voters should follow suit and give them what they want! The Obama campaign will see that Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann aren't the wallflowers they are perceived to be.

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