From this morning's NY Times article:
"Administration officials, frustrated by the intransigence of House Republicans, have increasingly concluded that the best thing Mr. Obama can do for the economy may be winning a second term, with a mandate to advance his ideas on deficit reduction, entitlement changes..."So tell me why exactly I should want to re-elect a politician running on that platform? This is the democrat???
There will only be two material differences between Obama and whoever the GOP puts up:
1. What the GOPer will do sadistically, savagely, and with glee, Obama will do morosely and forelornly and regretfully because that's the only way to get a "bipartisan compromise" with the GOP.
2. Re-electing Obama guarantees a GOPer in 2016, whereas his losing means we might be able to elect a progressive in 2016.