The iron logic of David Axelrod
The iron logic of David Axelrod, one of the Democrat Svengalis handling Barry Obama, goes like this:
“Romney is more vulnerable than Obama because he is less known,” the president’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, told me in an email. “It’s all new information” — to most voters, anyway.
The problem with such iron logic is legion, but here’s a start:
First, Obama’s personal history is largely unknown. His “memoirs” include massive doses of fiction and and he hasn’t released his LSATs, ACTs, SATs, college transcripts, etc. These records haven’t been released for one reason: they would not benefit Obama’s re-election chances.
Second, the world has seen Obama and his performance is well known. The problem with Obama is he’s been revealed as the toxic intersection of overreach, inexperience, ineptness, poor temperament, lacking intellect, and flawed judgment.
While the rule of thumb is people will choose ‘the devil they know’ versus ‘the devil they don’t know,’ Obama has baggage which will damage his re-election chances. It’s called his record.