Obama is not the issue in 2012
It is likely that the current President will be our next President with a campaign war chest of a billion dollars or more The real question is does it matter?
The Republicans look more and more able to beat the Democrats badly in the next Congressional elections and there is every indication that they will take control of the Senate and strengthen their hold on the House.
If so, we will have a President that will be in constant conflict with the Congress setting the stage for the Presidential elections of 2016, a year that could usher in a prolonged period of prolonged Republican rule. What does this mean for the country and how will it impact the power and scope of government in the coming decades?
One can only hope that as the Republicans gain ground against the progressive movement, we will also see a Republican party that is open to the ideas and ideals of the founding fathers. Returning to a government that is instituted to protect our rights and not abridge them through activist programs, departments, and czars. Unfortunately, history does not support this outcome as conservatives have proven not to be radical enough to challenge the status quo, merely perpetuate it.
Only time will tell.