Recently I have been suggesting that the 2012 campaign would get dirty. Here is a very interesting opinion piece with the above title by Ruth Marcus in the November 1st edition of The Washington Post:
Isn’t it interesting to see the pundits in Washington and New York falling in lockstep addressing the obvious shift in the Obama campaign strategy as his poll numbers continue to fall? Apparently the Obama campaign staff, now headquartered back in Chicago’s Prudential Plaza, is reverting to its Chicago-style political distraction mode which is 180 degrees from that of his original approach of hope and change.
The political scribes are trying to cover their bets and just do not know which horse to ride yet at least where the GOP is concerned. After the election in November 2012 it will be interesting to look back in the archives of the Times and the Post to see who had the accurate crystal ball.
Even more interesting is that a couple of key Obama staffers (Plouffe and Axelrod) are already talking about how they will attack GOP contenders.
The voting natives are restless and I think it is going to be very bumpy and surprising ride between now and November, 2012. Tighten your seat belts, the pot-holes are getting deeper with each passing day, and we still have an entire year to go.