We on the Left have been saying this for a long time now. Barack Obama needs to run for President in 2012 on the Republican ticket. Why not? He’s just a Republican anyway.
Stein is intelligent enough to point out that from the point of view of a Republican, since the 2010 elections, Obama has moved dramatically to the right, and he’s basically just a Republican now anyway. Hence, Stein says, Republicans ought to be happy with the Republican Barack Obama.
I should point out that Stein is apparently one of the sane Republicans who remain, the core of the old Republican Party. He’s basically a David Brooks – Fareed Zakaria – John McCain old school Republican. I suspect that like these folks, he hates the Tea Party.
I will go Stein one step better and say that we on the Left should also support Barack Obama for President on the Republican ticket. It’s win-win for us all around. Barack Obama for President on the Republican ticket!
Here Ben Stein, Jew, definitely a conservative Republican if there ever was one, urges the Republican Party to nominate Barack Obama for President on the Republican ticket. Obviously, all of the Democrats would vote for Barack the Republican.
No one that the Democratic Party could put up could possibly defeat Obama, but it would at least be interesting to watch. At any rate, it’s not possible for the Democrats to nominate anyone more rightwing than Obama. Hillary and the rest aren’t worse than Obama, they are just the same.
Anyone more liberal than Obama will just lose, but if they don’t, we win.
If Obama wins the Republican ticket, it will be a good thing, since he is much better (more progressive) than any of the Republican candidates.
If he wins as a Republican, this will be good, as we defeated the real crazies on the Right.
If he loses to the Democrat, this will be good too, since the Democrat running against him can’t possibly be worse than Obama, and he will probably be better. And if Obama wins the Republican ticket, he will pull the Republican Party to the Left somewhat. Face it, Obama is to the left of all of his Republican contenders.
And Obama will stop killing the Democratic Party and liberal brand. He won’t be a Democrat anymore, and it’s not possible to be a liberal and a Republican. Let him destroy the Republican Party and the conservative label for a change. They need some internal destruction.
So really Democrats need to support Obama on the Republican ticket too.