Why, I wonder, would President Obama campaign for a second term?
The sweet smell of success that surrounded his 2008 presidential campaign has turned to stink.
* His Gallup Poll approval rating hovers at 40 percent, the lowest of his term.
* Republicans have an almost pathological dislike of the man and his policies.
* The American public blames him for everything from increasing the deficit to pandering to corporate interests.
* Democrats have been slow to speak out in support of Presidential initiatives, and some consider him too conciliatory toward Republicans.
Who will comprise his voter base in 2010?
Independents? (Not a sure bet, according to some political analysts.)
African-Americans? (They have been eloquently silent throughout his term.)
Will I vote for him again? Probably so.
I do not support all of his policies, but on the other hand, Republicans seem eager to gut or veto any initiative that helps ordinary Americans.