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The Broken Promise That Can Beat Obama

eddie again Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 12:32 PM
a house divided cannot stand. why is obama working so hard to divide americans?
wmou Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 12:48 PM
It is the key to democrats power. They try to get minorities to distrust whites, the poor to distrust the rich, wage earners to distrust management, everybody to distrust republicans, the young to distrust the old, the non-religious to distrust the religious.
Hate-mongering, fear mongering and bigotry are keys to their power.

Editor's note: A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

In the last 100 years, every U.S. president who lost his bid for a second term did so because he abandoned his principal promise to the American people. If Republicans can persuade the public that Barack Obama similarly shattered the pledge at the very core of his presidency, they will succeed in denying him the new lease on the White House he insists he deserves.

Four elected chief executives in this century failed in their reelection campaigns—and each of them flopped by landslide margins. For William Howard...