As practically any sane person could have pointed out, Obama's lurch to the left has prompted an equal and opposite reaction by voters moving to the right - and given the extent of the president's overreach, the rightward migration has been huge. Obama may yet prove to be the greatest catalyst for a revival of conservatism since Reagan - and how I will laugh if this does, in fact, happen.
A case in point is Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin businessman who had not seriously thought about running for office until the advent of Obamunism compelled this modern-day Cincinnatus to enter the fray. He is now ahead of 18-year veteran Democratic senator Russ Feingold in the polls and stands an excellent chance of ousting him. Politico opines:
Feingold needs Obama, even if he has appeared reluctant to share the stage with the president. Specifically, he needs Obama to recapture the imagination of young voters who put John Kerry in 2004 and Obama in 2008 over the top in the state with big turnouts in Dane County, and among other activists on Democratic turf.If you're depending on that, Russ, then prepare to kiss your political career goodbye.
(H/T: NetRight Daily)