Since all Oama is worried but are the political implications, does an Administration defeat in June (a) fire up Hispanics to vote for the guy who makes quadrennial promises to focus on immigration reform without actually attempting to deliver anything, or (b) vote for the guy who might actually create jobs illegal immigrants can take?
I don't know.
STRAY THOUGHT: Team Obama figured in January 2009 that even if the economy took Pelosi over the falls in 2010 (it did!) it would be recovering enough by 2012 to give Obama eight years, just like Bill Clinton. Hence the instant pivot to burnishing his legacy with a health care bill that remains unpopular. Oops!
But if - IF!- Romney should win, he really ought to be in a position to inherit a potentially long boom, with Republicans running the House and Senate and sharing the credit. Dems ought to be nervous. Of course, after the glorious effort under the mostly-undivided government of the early Bush years, the rest of us might be well to be concerned, too.
A fw years of cleanly divided government might not worry folks as much, which suggests a possible campaign slogan for Obama - Every Village Needs An Idiot. Ahh, maybe not. How about "One Clown Left Behind"?
THIS IS WHAT TURNS PEOPLE ON? After three years of getting the slow jam from Obama we are supposed to get all excited because he added Jimmy Fallon to his act?