Let's put this in it's simplest form. What is the Obama platform right now, in June 2012, less than five months before the election?
1. Higher taxes.
2. Huge deficits and debt.
3. Intrusive regulations.
4. Socialized medicine.
5. Crony capitalism (Solyndra, etc.).
6. Bowing to unions (SEIU, etc.)
7. Retreat from the War on Terrorism (Iraq, Afghanistan).
8. Appeasing Russia and offending our allies (Poland re missile defense).
10. Weakening our military.
11. Gay marriage.
12. Pro-abortion extremism.
Does anyone think that platform is attractive, other than die-hard, anti-American leftist academics?
Put it even simpler: there are three great challenges to America in the 21st Century. The failure of European-style social democracy as a model for modern economies. The threat of radical Islamist ideology. The decay of marriage and the family and traditional morals and the bankruptcy of the "liberation" promulgated by the 1960s generation. Obama is on the wrong side of history in each case.