…felt physical pain at having to write this:
Reagan’s base was so enthusiastic in 1984 not just because he did and said conservative things but because he was riding a wave of growth and jobs into that election. They could look at their candidate and say: “See, his policies work; screw you, you dumb liberals.” Obama supporters can make no such claim.
PS: The rest of the article can be summed up in one sentence: If the President doesn’t get unemployment down and the economy back up and running, he’s [expletive deleted]. Blind squirrel, nut, and so forth.