Who knows what will happen in next year's historically demanding election? No one. We all wish we could predict the future, and if I knew that Obama was getting re-elected, I would liquate what few assets I have remaining and head to Roatonga in the Cook Islands where the Maori wear flip flops and sell a few beads to the Kewi tourists.
But since I have no crystal ball, let's examine what the election dynamics are telling us.
|"....President Obama’s uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper. A report released today by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008. “The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author. “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.”|