Guy Benson

Yesterday's revealing Politico piece outlining President Obama's uber-negative 2012 campaign strategy was the topic of discussion on my latest visit to FoxNews.com Live.  When host Julie Banderas suggests the election will be "confusing" for many voters, I push back a bit, arguing that Obama's plan is actually quite simple. Ignore and gloss over his failed record, then malign his opponent so thoroughly that voters decide to pick the Devil They Know.  It worked for Harry Reid last cycle.  Whether it works for Obama may depend on whom the GOP nominates:


Guy Benson

Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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