[Ed. – He misses the adoring crowds and fainting women. – Weasel Zippers]
In one of those ironies that make politics so interesting, Democrats have turned for campaign help this fall to the same man who set them on a long road to electoral disaster in 2010.
Barack Obama has taken his practiced pauses back on the campaign trail in recent days to gin up Democrats’ energy to help ensure they recapture control of the House on Nov. 6 and — who knows? — maybe even the Senate.
“The biggest threat to our democracy,” Obama proclaims, “is indifference.”
To be candid, Democrats really have no one else of political stature to help. Obama paid no attention to developing a farm team. He chose a non-threatening partner in Joe Biden, who’s nearly 20 years older. …
“In a healthy democracy,” Obama told several thousand Ohioans, “there’s some checks and balances on this kind of behavior, this kind of inconsistency. But right now, there’s none.”
Much like there were none in the first two years of Obama’s own presidency, when he found the lack of congressional checks and balances quite convenient in a healthy democracy kind of way.