Reporter's Note: The president may be feeling encouraged by reports that Republicans are pretty deeply divided over which person should run on their party’s ticket against him. Perhaps not as encouraged as he is by my daily letters, but still…
Dear Mr. President,
I am not surprised to see that the latest polls show some chaos on the Republican side in terms of whom they want to run against you in 2012. The election for regular Americans (meaning all the people who live outside of the Beltway, and actually have lives) is still a distant ship on the horizon. “Yes, it seems to be coming our way, but gosh it’s still so far off there is no need to worry now.”
So they will consider this candidate, and flirt with that one, and tell pollsters they like one or the other, and frankly I don’t think any of it means a hill of beans at this point. Seriously, where were you in the polls when the last presidential election was this far away? I can’t remember the precise numbers, but I’m pretty sure you were barely a blip.
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