Barack Obama's presidency continues to be degraded and destroyed. The
beheading of a second American journalist by Isil (for dealing with which
Obama recently said he has "no strategy"), coupled with Vladimir
Putin's continued provocations in Ukraine, only reinforce an image of
impotence and malaise. ..........But in fact Obama's approval rating has now fallen to 38 per cent, according
to the most recent Gallup survey - and Republicans are more likely to win by
virtue of simply avoiding making mistakes than they are by revealing some
grand policy proposal or other, any one of which is certain to alienate
somebody.......Some have even dubbed this a "Seinfeld"
election -- meaning that it's about nothing. But that's wrong, as it is
about something: checking and restraining a disastrous presidency."