Obama Can Win in 2012 if He Changes His Last Name to Dunham
The pitch: The president's tripped up whenever he's reminded voters of his race—the Henry Louis Gates arrest, the revelation of his iPod playlists—and he's lost support with white voters who chose him in greater numbers than they chose John Kerry or Al Gore. The solution: Adopting his mother's family name and embracing whiteness, which appeals to at least 77 percent of the electorate.
The lede: "Before 2008, few people thought an African-American could be president. Maybe he can only be elected once."
Why Obama Needs a New First Lady
The pitch: To win re-election, Barack Obama must divorce his wife and find a new spouse more likely to win over the voters Democrats have started to lose. These include white voters, people over 60, and people who like Cindy McCain.
The lede: "Barack Obama doesn't have a first lady with the appeal and the immunity to gaffes of Laura Bush or Lady Bird Johnson. But he could."
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