William Jacobson has concluded that Obama's only path to victory is obliterating his opponent:
Sure, there are many people dependent on government largess and some otherwise conservative people who will vote for Obama for racial and/or ethic reasons, but can combining liberals with non-liberal government dependents and racial/ethnic voters really get Obama over the top?
Do I live in the same country as these mysterious non-liberal Obama supporters?
… it is doubtful that Mr. Obama leads by as many as four or six points now (as some other polling aggregation Web sites suggest), and even more doubtful that he is seven or nine points ahead.
I hope my gut is correct and this nation is not so obsessed with short-term selfishness and racial/ethnic identity politics as to put those demands ahead of our children’s futures.
Which is why Obama’s only choice is to destroy Romney. It’s how Obama wins, because there is no majority ready to return Obama to office.
President Hope gets re-elected by being Candidate Destroyer.
This explains rationally what it is we're seeing of late though we can't set aside the fact that his campaign of destruction is dependent upon a gullible and ignorant electorate who'll buy into the lies being fomented.
And that frankly is quite disturbing.
The ignorance, as has been shown, is deep.