Monday, December 28, 2009

Rising Expectations for Palin?

David Michael Green is really getting pissed off:
Like any good progressive, I've gone from admiration to hope to disappointment to anger when it comes to this president. Now I'm fast getting to rage.

How much rage? I find myself thinking that the thing I want most from the 2010 elections is for his party to get absolutely clobbered, even if that means a repeat of 1994. And that what I most want from 2012 is for him to be utterly humiliated, even if that means President Palin at the helm. That much rage.
The expectations of Sarah Palin have been so diminished that I believe she would pleasantly surprise quite a few on the left if she were elected President. Perhaps, David Michael Green's rage will provide him an opportunity to reconsider her more thoroughly.

In contrast to Palin, Barack Obama prides himself on being that guy everyone both admires and easily relates to. That works well when you're serving in the Illinois legislature and can vote present to avoid a tough vote. Executives don't have that option, so I expect Obama to continue to disappoint the left.

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