I am thinking more and more that the GOP presidential candidate is a distraction.
Whoever it is will be better much than Mr. Obama, so don’t worry about it. Mr. Obama makes Mitt Romney look like George Washington.
So, what does matter?
Making sure we have a Tea Party Congress in 2012 is the most important thing.
Then the 2013-15 political era will be a conflict between a corporatist Republican in the White House and a populist Congress down the street.
Some good could come of that.
(The Ds will be on the sidelines for a while if that happens. But they will soon be back.)
So what, concretely, starting now, can we do to make sure that we get a good, solid Congress in 2012?
Suggestions in the comments, please.
UPDATE: It occurs to me, this is another way of saying that the Tea Party / Insurgency is probably not yet politically mature enough to capture the presidency with one of its own. So, get as much as you can this go-around, but don’t worry too much about what is still beyond your grasp. Mass political movements in American history don’t usually capture the presidency less than three years after they start.