GOP Has Winning Issues, Losing Strategies
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Social conservatives are at it again -- sacrificing the opportunity to advance their agenda on the altar of ideological purity. If President Obama wins reelection, they will blame the GOP nominee -- Mitt Romney -- for a lack of commitment to core conservative values and running an ineffective campaign, but a glance in the mirror would better identify the source of their woes.
Obama is vulnerable, because the economic recovery is the weakest since the Great Depression -- unemployment remains above 8%. If jobless adults who have quit looking for work altogether were counted, the unemployment rate would be closer to 11%.
A clear case can be made that left-leaning policies of Barack Obama are transforming America into the next Greece -- broke, absent decent opportunities for the young and unable to provided dignified retirements for the elderly.
Depressed real estate values notwithstanding, Americans have returned to the malls, but too much of what they spend goes to pay for imported oil and consumer goods from China.