Predictions

Tomasky: Obama Headed for a Landslide

President Obama may be having a tough year—but luckily for him, the Republican presidential field is doing even worse. The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky points to a new poll that shows the president leading both Romney and Gingrich in deeply red South Carolina as evidence of a potential Obama landslide on the horizon. Tomasky blames the GOP’s obstructionist policies and radical Tea Party platform—but the liberal columnist isn’t suggesting the party change its ways. “If this tantrum lasts through the election and if 2012 is for the Republicans what 1984 was for the Democrats, then finally our polity stands a chance of functioning again.”