The President of the United States is only running against one person next year – himself. And while his leadership has been questioned, by Democrats, Republicans, people in between and people on the extremes, it is ultimately his own record which will determine whether or not he gets reelected in 2012.
Of late, there have been a good number of progressives disappointed in him for not being as progressive as they are: Lt. Dan Choi was irritated with the lack of movement on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Representative Kucinich is raising the question of impeachment over the United States’ bombardment of Libya; in these very pages, I myself have been disappointed at some of his administration’s actions over the past two years.
And of course, the birthers, the Teahadists, political opponents and haters-at-large who have been calling for his brown head, or his “most liberal” head, or his “fascist communist” head, have been calling for his removal, impeachment, assassination, etc. since before his election. Unfortunately for them, their most likely candidate is a serial philanderer whose most recent political experience is resigning from Congress to yell from the sidelines instead of doing the work of the nation.
President Barack Obama hasn’t done all the things I wanted him to do when he was elected. But he has done a lot of them. And he is guiding the country on the best path back from the brink President Bush abandoned us on. That’s why the campaign begins now.
- Dennis Kucinich: Obama’s Libya Attack An Impeachable Offense
- A Phone Call from the President
- Trump again questions Obama’s birthplace
- Newt Gingrich Contradicts Self on Libya, Tries to Explain
- Top Dem rejects calls for Obama impeachment over Libya