What Barack Obama has going for him in 2012 is, well, put it this way: human nature.
A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly.
Do you remember this summer's debt debate debacle? It ended with the supercommittee, which ended in failure, which resulted in no cuts in government spending. Do you remember the summer before that, when tea party protesters came out in full force against Obamacare and members of Congress who were contemplating supporting it?