Sarah Palin won't win the presidency. If Obama loses in 2012, it won't be to Palin. Look at her unfavorables! Look at the hypothetical matchup polling between Obama and Palin!
In all seriousness, a Palin primary victory would be a huge short term gift to the Democrats, though I fear it would be a disasterous omen for the collective wisdom of the right half of the country. MyDD has gotten so bitter and silly :)
I like that you used quotation marks around the word "hope" so early on in your piece. It was nice of you not to bother to hide your sneering condescension toward progressives so I knew to take your article with a huge grain of salt.
Have you paid any attention to the huge political victories that Obama has given progressives despite the almost unbelievably strict Republican intransigence? Health care reform and financial industry reform, flawed though they might be, have been high on the list of democratic priorities for the last two decades, and they have been accomplished now, in no small part due to the efforts of the man you seem to despise (because of the 2008 primaries? Keep banging that drum, myDD diarists!).
As far as Obama being resigned to the fact that the Republicans will take the congress, well, that means he might just be a pragmatist. It certainly will be nothing short of a miracle if we keep the house, but I don't imagine he thinks the senate is a done deal for the republicans, given his extremely aggressive campaign schedule.
Ugh, seriously. I haven't been here for a while, but my google reader ran out before I'm going out for the evening so I thought I would check out the ol' MyDD, and I have to say I'm not altogether surprised at what I found on the front page.
I guess you could lay some blame at Obama's feet for not fighting the Republican lies harder about the health care bill, but this author seems to be arguing that the Democratic health care bill and policies are inferior to those of the conservatives (which are...?). Listen, HCR was FAR from perfect from a progressive point of view, but I never heard any kind of alternative from conservatives.
Anyway, Jack should go write for Redstate if he feels this way. It's odd and more than a little sad for a progressive blog to have a front page author be a sore loser (from 2008 primaries, I'm assuming?) who believes conservative policies are better than the progressive counterparts.
Am I only one who isn't at all frightened by the primary turnout gap? I mean, the Republicans have had a number of very intense primary battles, while the Dems, what with their numerous incumbents who ran unopposed in primaries, had relatively few primaries of note.
I'm not saying it's going to be a good election for us at all, but that is one metric that always rang false to me.
So...until he or she denounces and rejects every hurtful or disrespectful things anyone has said about anyone else, he or she won't have any credibility? Man, we'd better put everything on hold, quit reporting and commenting on current events, and get around to apologizing.