That is the storyline of 2012 –the referendum on a president who makes Jimmy carter look strong and decisive. All of the Republicans in the race will be making these points each day from now until the party selects a nominee and then all of them who didn’t succeed will continue the effort to unseat Obama because they are each committed to the country’s future and the U-turn the country so desperately needs.
All of the candidates and every conservative needs to battle the MSM memes on behalf of the entire GOP field from now until Iowa and New Hampshire. Certainly elbows will be thrown among the candidates, and supporters will trumpet their favorites’ strengths, but the MSM’s tropes should be denounced by all people seeking the exit of Obama from the Oval Office in January 2013.
The weakest candidate in the field is the incumbent, and the election is a referendum on him. That is the story of 2011, and 2012.