Well, that certainly didn’t turn out as we’d hoped.
Despite his record of domestic and foreign policy failures, a cascade of failed green energy companies, the flop of his Stimulus, and a bitterly small and a bitterly small and petty campaign, Barack Obama backed into a second term as President of the United States.
I have to admit that I was stunned.
Mitt Romney was a better candidate and a better man than Barack Obama. On issues of character, policy, and record, Romney was far superior to Obama.
In the end, it didn’t matter.
The man who improbably ran on a theme of “revenge” against his own failed record, riding the coattails of an impeached and proven liar, beat the better man.
It bothered me deeply… for a very brief time.
By the time I arose this morning the reality of the situation began sinking in. Barack Obama didn’t “win” anything. He didn’t even turn out as many votes as he did the first time. What happened is that the entrenched leftists in our culture won the battle upstream from politics, where Andrew Breitbart long warned us where the battle must take place, and our “experts” once again fought the last war, and lost.
Obama didn’t have to do much when Hollywood and the mainstream media did the bulk of his campaign’s work for him. Obama spent more than a billion dollars to get fewer votes than he did in 2008, but he received in-kind donations worth several times that from slanted media coverage.
I find myself quite hopeful that having identified our enemy, we will beat them at their own game.
We can win in the end, because we know their tactics now, and how best to defeat them:
What won last night was marketing. What won last night were communications strategies. Our ideology didn’t lose. Our ideology was never heard. It was drowned out by a media more focused on gotchas and Big Bird and binders and feeding a narrative created by the masters of marketing: Obama For America. The media won’t allow an ideological battle because every time they do, they lose.
We lost in 2008 and 2012 because our pundit class never recognized nor countered their strategy. These failed experts will not be called upon again. We will recruit and build up a base of support of those who know how to fight and win this modern battle of culture, upstream of politics. We will fight with clear eyes, better ideology, better strategy and better tactics.
Once the mainstream and Hollywood media are dismantled or idled, we will be victorious.
Of that I have no doubt.