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Friday, May 6, 2011

Barack on the Rebound

Since the last post I made about our president had a basketball theme, I thought I'd start this with one, too. And even better than last time-- there will be no mention of Lebron James. Except to mention that there won't be any mentions.

It's been a few days since the dramatic news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a Navy Seal raid. Estimates are out that say bin Laden cost the U.S. 3 trillion dollars over the last 15 years.

But the history books seldom have a balance sheet. What will be remembered is this: Obama got Osama.

There should be no mistake about it-- give him the credit that he is due.

Does this change decades of failed foreign policy that caused this backlash in the first place? No. Does it change that I am paying $4 a gallon for gas? No.

But it does change the public's perception of Obama as an egghead. Now he's got a little bit of John Wayne goin' on, and a side of don't-mess-with-me is on the menu.

This could easily be the turning point that allows Obama to get re-elected.

Now if he could only get gas to $2.50 a gallon.