Sam Person, Fort Myers
Helping the enemy
It is beginning to appear that President Barack Obama is going to be re-elected, a conclusion I have reached for three reasons.
To begin with, he is the darling of the "mainstream media" which covers for him and ignores things that should be brought to light.
He will win because he has succeeded in making a substantial portion of our citizens dependent on the largesse he dispenses. In doing so, he has created a base that will vote for him without hesitation.
Still, the main reason he will win re-election is the Republican Party itself. Republicans have been busy fighting among themselves and allowing Obama and Democrats to make suckers out of them.
Given that Obama has the media to cover him, and a built-in voting base, Republicans are foolish for compromising their principles and continually seeking to "reach across the aisle" to accommodate Democrats. In doing so, they are splintering their party and aiding in the Obama drive to "fundamentally transform America."
Republicans must concede the media to Obama, and recognize that his base of followers is not likely to diminish despite the fact that he continues to contradict and reinvent himself as he goes along. Indeed, his ability to rail against "millionaires and billionaires" while seeking their financial support is an example of his ability to sell himself to the unwary.
Republicans must strongly emphasize Obama's shortcomings and not cater to those who will vote for him in any event.