Is President Obama a lame duck? – Mendte

Posted at 10:14 PM, Mar 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-01 23:23:49-05

Why does it seem like President Obama is already a lame duck?

It could be that he can’t get anything done because the republicans have a majority in the house.

It could be that he has been on vacation so much since being sworn into office.  Ten days in Hawaii with his family and a weekend in Florida to golf with Tiger Woods.

But I think the real reason is people like me who can’t wait for the 2016 Presidential elections.  The media loved the last election and are already talking about the next one – and talking – and talking – an here I go again…

For the Democrats it is all about Hillary Clinton.  If she runs, she wins.  But remember, a lot of people said that last time and along cam Barack Obama.

For the Republicans, it’s a little more complicated.  There is Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Chris Christie in the lead.  Normally the Republicans give it to whomever finished second the last primary.  Romney got it after losing to McCain, McCain got it after losing to George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, got it after losing to Reagan, Reagan got it after losing to Ford.  It’s like a Peter Gabriel song.

But Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich finished tie for second last time, and the Republicans seem like they want a fresh start this time.

The only candidate to break the second place conga line for the Republicans was George W. Bush, who won on his first primary, call it the Bush exception.  If Jeb Bush, the former Governor from Florida and George’s brother runs this time, there could be another Bush exception.

Okay, I’ll stop now.