Celente: Obama Will Win If Republicans Pick Establishment Candidate
by Gerald Celente: Labor
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And the next
President of the United States will be: teleprompter populist extraordinaire,
Republicans nominate one of the three current frontrunners
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry or Michelle Bachmann Barack Back-on-track
Obama wins (despite polls showing him with just a 41 percent approval
rating) by playing the populist card hes already begun to
deal, forecasts Gerald Celente, Trends Journal publisher.
is already calling the bluff of his Republican foes, demanding a
millionaires tax and daring a gridlocked Congress not to pass
Buffets secretary shouldnt pay a higher tax rate than
Warren Buffet, Obama moralizes. It is wrong that in
the United States of America, a teacher, or a nurse, or a construction
worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than someone
pulling in $50 million.
rehearsing his self-described role as warrior for the middle
class some months ago. In the Summer 2011 issue of the Trends
Journal, we alerted subscribers to Obamas populist campaign
by his string of broken promises, in the Summer of 2011, the born-again
populist positioned himself to retain his core Democratic base,
while wooing swelling legions of the hard-pressed, desperate for
a government handout
the out of work and down and out were
left with a Hobsons Choice: either take Obama or be left
out in the cold by Republicans.
So, in a classic
reversal of his recent stance as Accommodator in Chief,
Obama now vows not to cut the one program most Republicans want
to either eliminate or drastically reconfigure, but which voters
hold sacred: Social Security. Obama Plan Wont Include
Changes to Social Security, read the Sept. 15 Wall Street
Journal headline. As for Medicare, Obama has promised to fix
it sometime in the future
well after the election.
And who gets
hurt if Social Security and Medicare get cut? The 78 million retirement-age
baby boomers who need the entitlements most, who can afford the
cuts the least and who vote.
health costs are going up; their investments are going down. Theyre
deep in debt, most without enough to retire on, and the Republicans
want to give them less, notes Celente incredulously. Its
a suicidal strategy thats stranger than fiction. Its
as though the Republican campaign has been devised by insidious
This is why
the new, tough-talking Obama is painting Republicans as the party
that does everything for corporate America and nothing for
middle America, says Celente.
back on the debates between Republican candidates, Celente says,
This isnt politics as an exercise in Democracy in action,
its politics as show business for ugly people. Anyone who
saw the September 12th debate
hosted by CNN witnessed an early episode of The Presidential
Reality Show. It was a star-spangled, made-for-TV-spectacle
appropriating the lowest common denominator elements of the World
Wrestling Federation, the Miss America Pageant and American Idol.
that this is what is passed off as political debate
in America, come Election Day, the American Idol winner (a.k.a.
The President of the United States) will be the best performer.
And Barack Obama has proven that he can out-perform and out-teleprompt
them all he will tell the teleprompted truth the audience
wants to hear.
will blame Congress for everything thats wrong with America.
Hell bring back the ghost of George W. Bush and the failed
Republican fiscal policies despite the fact that Democrats
were in power for two years. Hell avoid mentioning his role
in keeping the Bush tax cuts in place and that he bailed out the
banks, financial institutions and the too-big-too-fails and delivered
nothing but empty promises to the foreclosed and unemployed he vowed
By the time
the Republicans finally get around to choosing a candidate, Obama
will have his warrior for the middle class message perfected.
Presidential Reality Show Contestants
forecasts that Texas Governor Rick Social Security is a Ponzi
Scheme Perry will not survive his many gaffes or be able hide
his political baggage.
hot button Obamacare issue, Mitt Corporate Raider Romney
has already out-Obamad Obama with the Romneycare healthcare
plan he pushed through as Governor of Massachusetts. And besides,
says Celente, polls show that one third of Republicans wont
vote for a Mormon, which cancels out everyone who says they wont
vote for Obama because they think hes a Muslim.
As for Michelle
Bachmann? In the highly unlikely event of her winning the nomination,
she could never survive the heat or the intense personal scrutiny
shell be subjected to on the campaign trail.
Elviss birthday wrong is surely forgivable, but warning that
the rise of the Soviet Union is a great threat to Americas
national security is borderline inanity. She makes Sarah Palin (who
claimed she could see Russia from her backyard) sound like a sage,
41 percent approval rating is dismal, with 13 months before Election
Day, it is not an insurmountable statistical gap to close. Ronald
Reagan, the ultimate political actor, and Bill Slick Willie
Clinton at the same point in their presidencies had
only a 47 and 46 percent approval rating respectively, and they
teleprompter populist, says Celente, Obamas every
phrase will be carefully crafted. He rarely speaks off-the-cuff
and seemingly never from the heart. And on a stage where performance
counts more than the heart, fans (a.k.a. the electorate) will vote
for the Best Actor. That actor will be the man who commands the
stage, Barack Obama.
can sell the American people Jersey Shore, says Celente,
you can sell them another round of Hope and Change
You Can Believe In.
In the Summer 2011 Trends Journal, Celente identified
Jon Huntsman as the dark horse favorite, with Ron Paul next in line.
Over the long
haul in the run for the nomination, the attacks launched by the
three current frontrunners could succeed in discrediting them all.
Under such circumstances it is not impossible that one or the other
of the dark horses could win the race. Should that be the case,
either one would have a better chance of beating Obama than Romney,
Perry or Bachmann.
is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author
2000 and Trend
Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends
Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently
called The Collapse of ’09.
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