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Who's REALLY between a rock and a hard place?

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Submitted by john w. mcginley (United States), Nov 27, 2011 at 21:37

Your brief analysis seems to me to be accurate. But I sense a bit of smugness in your remarks. Obama, it now appears, will end up facing a Republican in the election who -- whoever it may be -- will have been diminished radically in the eyes of the American electorate by virtue of the process of getting the nomination. From a merely pragmatic motive Obama has been doing enough right things -- even when they go against his grain -- to be appealing to Independents. Both Obama and the Republican nominee will have been diminished in the eyes of the electorate. But moreso for the Republican nominee.

Further, a third party candidate (did someone say "Bloomberg"?) will siphon off more votes from the Republican nominee than from Obama. Obama will squeak by. THEN America will see a disaster of gigantesque proportions and Israel will become existentially more vulnerable than ever. Obama freed from the compromises he has to make to be re-elected will be the most dangerous President ever. I hope I am wrong in my prognostications. I'd rather be wrong than have to live under an Obama second term. God help us all!

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