On Tuesday night, the GOP won two special elections in NY and Nevada.
We understand that "all politics" is local until they become national. Last night, these two elections went national and it was not a pretty verdict for Pres BO.
I think that Pres BO is starting to run into a "competence" problem, or the "he is in over his head" image that devastated Pres Carter. He is also running into massive liberal disenchantment, or the 'we voted for change" but we got the Bush policy in Iraq, GITMO, anti-terror policies, etc.
I can guarantee you that there are Dems this morning having coffee and discussing their "BO problem".
The Dems have a lot of Senate seats up for reelection in places like Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska and Montana. As of today, they'd lose them all, and control of the US Senate, because of the "BO problem"!
For weeks, we've heard speculation about a primary challenge from the left, i.e. Russ Feingold or Dennis Kucinich.
However, don't be surprised if some Dem leaders push someone like Evan Bayh from Indiana or Senator Joe Mangin of West Virginia.
Why Bayh or Mangin? They are not liberals or big government Dems. They are also the kind of Dems who can compete in the suburbs and all those counties between NY City and San Francisco.
I've been posting that Pres BO is 50-50 about running for reelection. It became 51-49 against running last night.
Don't be surprised if Pres BO decides (and very soon) that he wants to spend more time with his daughters than sitting in the Oval Office.
P.S. Speaking of "competence" the Solyndra story is going to be very difficult for this White House. Check out our conversation with Bruce Krasting: