Recently, a friend of mine asked whether it would be better for President Obama to win a second term. He argued that Obama's new policies will be largely frustrated by congress, and that the policies he has already put in place will grow increasingly unpopular, as they stifle our economic growth and world influence. My friend's idea is that, by the end of the president's second term, Americans will have had enough of his likes for good, and they will be open to electing a better, more "reliably conservative" candidate than Mr. Romney.
I know, James, that you are against such a strategy. Could we put together a case for why my friend's approach is a mistake, and for why Romney deserves more enthusiastic support? I would like to open this issue up for anyone's input.