Derek Hunter

It seems as though the last month has been a gift to Republicans, particularly the Romney campaign. President Obama has committed gaffe after gaffe, and every new economic indicator is yet another pebble on the scale now fully tipped against him.

Now he’s decided the key to stimulating the economy isn’t to lower the burden of government but to grant proxy amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens, thereby adding them to the ever-growing list of job seekers. That means more people looking for jobs that aren’t there. It’s as though he watched the Republican primary, felt badly the party wasn’t united and decided to help.

You can’t look at President Obama’s handling of the economy without thinking destruction is his ultimate goal. But if this alone wasn’t motivation enough, granting permanent residency to people he called Americans “for all intents and purposes” could be used to unite actual Americans – those here by birth or legal choice – against him.

All the stars are aligned for a strong Republican victory across the board in November. But if there’s one thing Republicans are good at it’s snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

The Romney camp and the RNC are running an aggressive campaign, hitting the president on his numerous economic failures and highlighting his many, many gaffes, such as “the private sector is doing fine.” And it’s smart of them not to focus on Obama’s character flaws, of which there are many.

Everyone knows the president spent his pre-Oval Office years being friendly and/or friends with terrorists, racists and radicals. We don’t know his grades and haven’t seen his courses or his writings, yet we’re told he’s a genius. We don’t know how a disengaged student with an admitted drug habit managed to get into some of the top universities in the world. No one in the mainstream media is asking, nor do they care. They’ve swept it aside.

He’s president – he has been more than three years. Most Americans who don’t have time to pay close attention think they know him, even though we know next to nothing about his life before he entered the national stage. The media won’t admit it has committed malpractice because the malpractice was malicious, not accidental. It’s not that they lie; it’s that they don’t care. You can’t run a correction on an omission.

So, at this point, focusing on Barack Obama as a man may be fodder for interesting blog posts, but it won’t swing many votes. His record is key.

Republicans need to educate the public on the president’s true record. They need to run not a reactive campaign or even a proactive campaign but a pre-active campaign.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.