Obama seems to be coasting. Well he would, as he is getting all the right breaks at the right time. Many of the despots are dropping off like flies [earning Obama the title of “Tees Maar Khan” as in the famous Indian fable] giving him bonus points on the foreign affairs front. Then he got his Christmas gift in the form of improving job numbers and rising business confidence index since the holiday season. And now his Republican opponents have open up flanks on the social front which will only play into his hands.
Does he need any more breaks (and I am not talking about his holiday breaks)?
The Republicans want to build a nominee from the good pieces of the present candidates: the business acumen of Romney, the intelligence of Gingrich, the conservativeness of Santorum and the youth appeal of Ron Paul. What if they create one with the pieces they are throwing away: flip-flop of Romney, arrogance and self-destructiveness of Gingrich, extremism of Santorum and biases of Ron Paul? Will they call their Presumptive Nominee Mr. Frank N. Stein?
What if all the funds being spent by the Republican candidates through the nomination campaign ends up boosting the economy in the states?
What if the nominee runs out of funds by the time of the Republic National Convention and has to name Donald Trump as his Vice President pick?
What if Ahmadinejad stumbles during a review of the Iranian nuclear facility and fell head-down into a rocket launch tunnel – not only breaking his neck, but also blocking all further launches?
What if the Nobel Prize committee in another brain freeze announce Obama as the winner of the Medicine Prize for Obamacare [discovering innovative ways of financing for medical services] and the winner of the Literature Prize for his speeches [for re-introducing the art of creative fiction into public service]
Imagine if all these happened – Obama’s path to immortality will be certain. Well, bring out the chisel and hammer for an addition to Mount Rushmore.
If not, better beware the Ides of March.