Voteres want a president who is experienced, well-versed and firm on dealing with the inevitable crises that will confront the country. There's absolutely no hint that the general public has shut down on Clinton in this vital area of public policy. But this won't stop the GOP from peddling that line.
To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.
It is a staple of American history that the president's party loses seats six years into his term. Voters are weary of the incumbent and receptive to change. In the past century, even the beloved Franklin Roosevelt lost seats in his sixth year, 1938, before going in to win two more terms. What are the odds that Barack Obama and the Democrats will beat the odds, and what might they do to improve their chances?