The 2012 election can not be allowed to be close. Simply replacing the nitwit in the White House is not enough. Obama cannot just lose a close one. He, and the political philosophy he represents, must be humiliated.
If he comes close to winning re-election, he will be blamed personally by the Progressives, but they will never see it as a repudiation of the progressive mindset, or the socialist agenda that they espouse. They will never acknowledge that they are on the wrong track.
In addition to humiliating Obama, as delightful as that thought might be in and of itself, the Republican candidate must have long enough coat tails to shift substantially the balance in the Senate to the point that there are 62 or 63 Republican senators. Additional Republican members of the House would be an added benefit. With a clear majority in the House and a super-majority in the Senate, the socialist nonsense, including Obamacare, the disastrous Keystone XL pipeline decision, the kid gloves treatment of rogue nations such as Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Venezuela would stop.
This must be the overarching goal of the 2012 elections for conservatives, independents, Republicans and those Democrats who in their heart-of-hears know that the nation might not survive another term with this President.
If the Progressives aren’t overwhelmingly defeated, they will keep coming back, like Jason in the movie Friday the 13th. They must be effectively destroyed for at least a generation or we will be fighting the same fight again in four, eight or twelve years. The L-P-D drive for totalitarian control will never die, but we can make it such a weak movement that if they try to run another Obama-like candidate, we can treat it as we would the quaint peculiarities of a doddering uncle on your spouse’s side of the family. Such people might be humored, but they are never taken seriously.
But you should always keep an eye on them. Just in case.