Obama has a manhood problem that he needs to address before November. He must do well with the Real Man vote if he wishes to win. Real men want action not words when faced with a problem. They never ask for directions. When something is broke they try to fix it. It does not matter to them if they are capable of fixing it. They only get outside help when they know that they cannot do it. They wanted to invade Iraq because we got hit and someone had to be hit back. Having our special forces help the Northern Alliance take down the Taliban wasn’t going to do it and therefore they got sold on Iraq. They wanted the troop surge because the alternative was quitting. And yes, they want to drill for more oil.
Calling for sacrifice as the first option when faced with a problem is for women and men acting like women. When Obama speaks in favor of conservation and “alternative sources” of energy it is a signal that he is a guy that does not tackle problems like a man. It is a call for accommodation and sacrifice. If real men have to make a sacrifice, it won’t be because of a lack of effort. If they have to make a sacrifice they will deal with it like a man and then talk about the manly virtue of dealing with harsh reality. The facts are not relevant because in the end real men just need something to do. Obama needs to give them something to do or he will lose them.
Members of the Democratic Party need to learn something that Republicans have known for a long time: elections are about winning. Obama was able to defeat Hillary on the strength of his appeal to the educated, liberal, young, and black. This will not win in the fall. Hillary was running a general election campaign from the start in which she knew that she had to be manly to win. She lost the battle while trying to win the war. Obama is in danger of becoming the next in a long line of candidates that were right on almost every issue but wrong on the only one that mattered - winning.