A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Something has been troubling me for months now. I have not been able to shake the feeling that Obama knows his political party is going to take an enormous hit this coming November in the Mid-Term Elections and yet, he doesn’t seem to care – at all!
Surely of the thousands of “politics watchers” such as me, others have had this same feeling, right? If so, they have been oddly quiet about it -- until now, that is.
Finally, a man I admire, tremendously, has written of this observation, and he has expressed some ideas about it that I believe are spot-on. I am referring to Charles Krauthammer.
Mr. Krauthammer is a man who obviously places great value in thinking before he speaks… or writes, as the case may be. As a man who is greatly challenged physically, yet uses his mind with the dexterity of a steel trap, he is something of an, well, I won’t say “idol” because that is breaking a commandment. So, allow me to admit that I “look up” to Mr. Krauthammer as a college student would to a world-class professor of political science. (Actually, a professor of political science is a very bad fit here, because it has been my experience that most political science professors are of the elite, liberal, progressive genre and not to my liking, at all.)
I once had a friend, and fellow employee, who became a political science professor. That ended our friendship. We haven’t spoken in years. But I digress.
Turns out, Mr. Krauthammer has been thinking along the same lines as me concerning Obama’s lack of concern over the disastrous outcome of the Mid-term Election. And he tells us why. Before I quote him, I’d like to advise my Republican friends to pay close attention – I mean – REAL close.
Mr. Krauthammer begins this way: “I have a warning for Republicans: Don't underestimate Barack Obama.” THAT got MY attention. He goes on to say: