Democrats are many things; stupid is not one of them.
Since 2008, they have had a hold on the Oval Office.
They plan to hold on to it until 2024.
They have a winning formula and they will stick to it.
The formula calls for their Presidential candidate to be:
Tall, handsome, young, articulate, a great speaker with a great voice and, oh yes, he must be black.
Forget for a second that many people believe that by 2016, after eight years in office, Barack Obama – who had all those attributes when he was elected – will be challenging Jimmy Carter for the title of the weakest president in our nation's history.
Instead, live with the fact that in 2016, on his last disappointing day in office, Barack Obama could run and still easily defeat any Republican challenger for the presidency.
The formula holds.
Here's how it works: A black candidate for president automatically wins 93 to 96 percent of the black vote. This is considered by liberals to be "acceptable" racism.
Thus, Democrats will easily carry urban areas with large African-American populations.
This includes cities like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Newark, Cleveland and Detroit. If, of course, there still is a Detroit at the next election.
This edge usually adds up to a Democratic victory in New York, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio and Michigan – states with about 180 electoral votes of the 270 electoral votes needed for a victory.
Next we come to Latinos. As a Republican, I must ask is there anything more that Republicans can do to discourage Latinos from voting for a Republican Presidential candidate?
I think not.
Then of course there is the union vote. Democrats own that, too.
Liberals? Would they love another black president?
You bet their bleeding hearts they would.
And finally we come to your ordinary, garden-variety Democrat voters. Loyal? They are the most loyal voters on earth.
They will vote for a perv like Anthony Weiner for Mayor of New York before they would vote for a Republican.
Same goes for Democrat Eliot Spitzer, who will buy his election for Comptroller the same way he bought women as prostitutes.
So in 2016 an African-American politician will be the Democratic candidate for president.
I give you The Honorable Cory Booker as the next President of the United States.
Google Cory Booker and this is what you get:
"He tried living on a 'food stamp' budget to raise awareness of food insecurity, shoveling the driveway of a constituent upon request, allowing Hurricane Sandy victims into his home, helping a constituent propose to his girlfriend, rescuing a dog from freezing temperatures, saving a woman from a house fire at his own risk and rescuing a dog that had been locked in a crate."
Little things? Wait until you hear them dramatized night after night on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, etc. etc. etc.
Booker will be a U.S. Senator this year and he will have as much experience in Washington in 2016 as Obama had when he ran for the presidency.
As for Cory Booker's record as the Mayor of Newark, you can expect a lot of front-page stories in The New York Times, starting with "The Miracle of Newark," a four-part series that will say Newark was down and out until Booker took over as Mayor.
What about Hillary, you ask?
Are you talking about "Benghazi Hillary?" Are you talking about blacks staying home and not voting?
Do you really think the Democrat powers-that-be who deserted Hillary in 2008 are ready to risk another Democratic campaign for president on a frail almost-70-year-old who, as the behind-the-scenes whispering will say, "may have health issues?"
And what about the Republican candidate?
Once the Republican candidate is put through the Tea Party, conservative talk radio and primary debate meat grinders, he will be confused, staggering and have to face the liberal media.
Buoyed by the great success of 2012 when they accused Republicans of "waging a war on women," in 2016 Democrats will float the idea of giving every 12-year-old boy and girl a supply of free condoms every month.
When the Republicans protest, they will be charged with "waging a war on children," causing disease and adding to the alarming increase in illegitimate births by 13-year-olds.
"Hope and Change," the empty promise of Barack Obama, will give way to the Booker slogan, "Power to the People."
You say you have heard "Power to the People" before? It doesn't matter.
Democrats have great confidence in the "political Alzheimer's" of their loyal constituents.
President Cory Anthony Booker.
Hail to the Chief.
If you wish to comment on "Jerry's Ink" please send your message to email@example.com.