There is a good article in The New York Times about the rift growing in the Democratic party. This quote from a Democratic political analyst is telling:
Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster, said polling data showed that at this point in his term, Mr. Obama, compared with past Democratic presidents, was doing as well or better with Democratic voters. “Whatever qualms or questions they may have about this policy or that policy, at the end of the day the one thing they’re absolutely certain of — they’re going to hate these Republican candidates,” Mr. Mellman said. “So I’m not honestly all that worried about a solid or enthusiastic base.”
Has Mellman heard of former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney — he of the popular Massachusetts health-care plan on which “Obamacare” is modeled? Because if the next election is to be about who will be in charge of taking a machete to Medicare and Social Security in the guise of “saving” them, then I might rather see Romney do that. There are reasons to believe he’d do a better job. And some Democrats might just as soon see a Republican have the “credit” for it.