According to focus groups, the GOP’s best argument against President Obama has been that he is weak and ineffective and simply not up to the job. I don’t see how you have that argument against the guy who killed bin Laden and many other Al Qaeda leaders abroad and got health reform passed at home.
As I’ve written, I don’t like Obamacare and would have reformed health care differently, but I also recognize that the GOP has had many opportunities since the end of World War II to get rid of the absurd employer-based model, which we got not because it was a brilliant way to deliver health care, but simply as a way to get around wartime wage and price controls.
Also, if you’re going to argue the incumbent president is weak, you must offer a sharp contrast — a bold, decisive leader who takes strong stands. Mitt is not that guy. His lips may be moving, but he’s not saying anything. If he were a statute, he’d be “void for vagueness.” Aside from his inability to connect with average people, he’s a mealy-mouthed milquetoast.