I genuinely have no idea why Richard Land continues to offer up his political prognostications or why OneNewsNow continues to report them, but for some reason it keep happening:
Now that the midterm elections are over, a number of political pundits have begun talking about 2012 and how the battle between Obama and the new Republican-controlled Congress could shape the upcoming presidential campaign. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), believes Obama’s chances for re-election are not good right now.
“We can’t underestimate him, but he is a conviction politician. He is going to do what he thinks is right for the country, which is way to the left of what most Americans think,” Land notes. “And I think his re-election chances are pretty dim, unless the Republicans are really stupid. Now they have been in the past. I mean, did anybody think Bob Dole could really win [in 1996]?”
And while the Republican pick in 2012 will either enhance or hurt Obama’s chances of keeping his position, the ERLC president suggests Obama might also have to contend with a primary challenge from Hillary Clinton.
“If Mr. Obama’s approval rating continues to fall, and I think it will because I think he will fight this Congress — I think that if his opinion ratings get below 40 percent, Hillary may run against him,” Land suspects.
So allow me to point out, yet again, that during the last election cycle Land could not stop talking about how Fred Thompson was a “Southern-fried Reagan” who possessed “a tantalizing combination of charisma, conviction and electability,” while gushing that to “see Fred work a crowd must be what it was like to watch Rembrandt paint.”
How did that turn out again?
And also, back in October Land predicted that Hillary Clinton would resign as Secretary of State within thirty days of the election so that she could launch a primary challenge against President Obama – which means she has better start getting her affairs in order because she only has two weeks left to do so.