Right now there is about to be a wave of change in Washington come November. And there is no doubt that the sea will calm following the elections, but the big thing that seems to be giving Obama and a handful of his minions an ounce of confidence for 2012 is if the momentum will carry over or not.
You see, momentum will be the key factor when it comes time to elect a new president. The hope for the Obama team is that it will stall and that he will be able to campaign against the idea that all the newly elected conservatives haven’t done all that much and that he will need a little more time. But, will time be on his side?
If momentum was to carry through, the answer would be a resounding no. After all, Obama said himself he would rather be a great one-termer than a minimal two-termer. However, he never said anything about being a failing one-termer. And for many that is exactly where he is headed.
Poll numbers are showing a lackluster following and it doesn’t look to improve anytime soon. With unemployment numbers failing to get better. With a health care initiative unbacked by the people. With little to no respect internationally. Obama may want to start searching the want ads. But that all hinges on whether momentum can carry him out of office or keep him in place.