THIS IS THE G.O.P.'s JOHN KERRY MOMENT
How about if we take a moment to compare Mitt Romney to John Kerry?
In 2004, many of us Democrats were foaming at the mouth at the opportunity to knock an unpopular president out of the White House. In 2012, many Republicans were foaming at the mouth at the opportunity to knock an unpopular president out of the White House. The Dems didn't get their wish in 2004, and the GOP did not get their wish in 2012. The Republicans tarred John Kerry as a "flip-flopper". The Democrats did the same to Mitt Romney. John Kerry could not unseat the unpopular George W. Bush. This year, the GOP could not unseat the not-so-popular Barack Obama.
Why did this happen?
The answer is easy (and to all you Democrats, my asbestos suit is on): in each case, the losing party ran an inferior candidate.
In 2004, there might have been others who would have stirred the public's imagination more than the pedantic and professorial Northeasterner John Kerry. This year, the GOP probably could have found others who could have stirred the public's imagination more than the very rich and insular Mitt Romney.
Now as for comparing Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, there is no comparison. Sorry, there just isn't. Other than the fact they are both Democrats, I see no similarities.
To my friends on the right, this is your John Kerry moment. You now know how we felt in 2004. And don't worry, you will survive the next four years, just as we survived the second term of Dubya.
Now, the next election campaign begins! I know, it's four years away, but the GOP will already be dreaming about who they will run in 2016. Chris Christie? Marco Rubio? My bet would be on one of those two. On the other hand, they might just run someone like Mitch Daniels or Tim Pawlenty. 8-)