The November election was a referendum Obama should have won. He had a strong record to run on.
I believe he saved Wall Street and Detroit’s auto industry, cut deficits and unemployment in half, took out Osama bin Laden, and gave 40 million uninsured Americans affordable health care. His caution and prudence in the Middle East are starting to pay dividends as Libyans vote out Islamists in free elections and Muslim states move to contain ISIS without American boots on the ground. Meanwhile, I believe congressional Republicans have blocked efforts to reform immigration and student loans, denied women the right to equal pay and health care, and done nothing about climate change or infrastructure, preferring to focus on perpetual Senate filibuster and constant votes to repeal “Obamacare.” But instead of fighting for his record, the president holed up and clammed up, leaving his detractors a clear field.
Will this guy never learn to put up his dukes?