Republicans say that they are dissatisfied with the Republican field and many Republicans are openly worrying about whether we can beat President Obama in 2012. I say this is hogwash.
It is never easy to beat an incumbent President, but with the economy in tatters we have as good of a shot with any of the candidates as we are going to have. This President may have inherited a bad economy, but his policies have done nothing to help.
Instead, he has burdened the economy with crushing debt to the point that he makes George W. Bush look downright fiscally responsible. Even the worst deficits from 2001-2008 are tiny compared to the debt burden Obama has given us.
Obama claims that we will face "bumps in the road." The summer of 2010 was supposed to be the "summer of recovery." But the bottom line is that Barack Obama's policies have failed to promote economic growth. Had he failed to implement these destructive policies, we would be much better off today.
See this video from the Romney campaign:
This, my friends, is how we defeat Obama in 2012. Whether our nominee is Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum or a candidate who is not in the race yet such as Sarah Palin or Rick Perry, we only have to point to his record.