Trump Wins. What Next? (Part 1)
Trump Delivered a Brutal Line to Heckling Libertarians
I Can’t Stand These Democrats, Part 2
American Flags Fit Into The National Park Experience
Increased Devotion
A President Who Exalts Evil
Is There Anything Wrong With Liking Caitlin Clark Because She’s White, Straight, AND...
Don't Know Much about History, or How to Be a Leftist
Our President, the Pathological Liar
Veterans Shaping America: Reflections on Memorial Day’s Political Impact
Pride’s 30-Day Insult to American Excellence
Israel Standing Alone Among the Nations of the World
New Book Explains How the Second Amendment Came From Our Judeo-Christian Heritage
The Cost of the War on Terror was Paid by My Wife and...
Memorial Day: More than Honoring Lives Lost in American Wars

Obama's Bain Conundrum

The WaPo talks to Democrats who insist that the Obama campaign's focus on Bain will help.  Really, it will.

Some of this is just whistling past the graveyard; after all, what else does the President really have to convince all the Americans who are sick of hard times to vote for more of the same, by casting a ballot for him?  

The Bain tradeoff is this: It may help the President galvanize the unions and lefty true-believers, whom he needs to win.  On the other hand, as Michael Barone notes, demonization of the successful alienates affluent independents -- whom Obama also needs if he is to win.  What's more, there are now plenty more rich Democrats than there were back in the days when Harry Truman employed anti-rich populism successfully.
Throughout the Republican primary, we heard plenty about how Mitt Romney's need to secure the conservative base and beat Rick Santorum was leading him to take positions that would hurt him in the general election.  Now, ironically, it looks like President Obama's the one whose inability to secure his base -- lefties, young people, blue-collar folks -- is forcing him to take positions that turn off the independents.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos