The election for president is up for grabs

Richard G. Carter | 10/12/2012, 4:17 p.m.
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This explosive issue also involves Obama's handpicked attorney general, Eric Holder, who has named Ronald Machen--a heavy Obama campaign donor--as one of two special prosecutors to look into the leaks. He also chose Republican Rod Rothstein instead of appointing impartial attorneys to investigate this serious breach of security.

In Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called for Holder to resign. At this writing, Holder could be held in contempt of Congress over the Justice Department's notorious "Fast and Furious" gun-walking sting that provided 2,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels. This resulted in the death of Brian Terry, a Border Patrol officer who was killed along with hundreds of Mexicans by these weapons.

Other losing issues for Obama include a high 8.2 percent unemployment rate; ongoing high gas prices; his embrace of gay marriage; his refusal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline; the strong possibility the Supreme Court will rule Obamacare unconstitutional; holding more than 150 fundraisers--more than the last four presidents combined--many with vacuous celebrities; and his infamous weekly counterterrorism "kill list."

Then there was Democrat Hilary Rosen's put-down of Mitt Romney's wife; James Carville's comment that Obama "seems incapable of getting that the economy sucks and the private sector isn't doing fine"; Newark Mayor Cory Booker calling Democrats' attack on Romney's former private equity firm, Bain Capital, "nauseating"; ex-U.S. Rep Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) agreeing with Booker; Bill Clinton saying Romney has "a sterling" business career; and the prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents.

Obama also is catching flack for his executive order suspending deportation of young illegal aliens and letting others apply for green cards. The policy change allows illegals under 30 who came to America before age 16 to work and study without being sent back. This would cover some 800,000 young people who were brought in illegally as children by parents.

The move is being called blatantly political by many in order for Obama to woo the important Latino voting bloc. This vote may well be in play in November if Romney picks Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate.

Bottom line: No matter how you cut it, Obama is in trouble. Thus, the possible "one-term proposition" he himself mentioned, looms large. And that's the name of that tune.