Putin might just help get a Republican elected in 2016.
Think about it: Hillary is the Democrat anointed nominee for President. No ifs ands or buts.
As putative successor to a two term prez of the same party, Hildy has to run on Obama’s record. No “it’s time for a change!” stuff. Hillary has to say “help us to continue the great legacy of President Obama!” or she’s toast to the Dem fat cats & kingmakers.
The harder Putin hammers Obama, the worse Obama looks. This is unavoidable because Putin has cred. Before the current Syria business is over, Obama will have the foreign policy stature of an annoying two year old.
Now, Obama may attempt to compensate by throwing more bread & circuses to the low-information crowd & give Hillary a domestic Santa Claus agenda to support, but how far does that go?
Vlad may turn out to be just a little too successful in his Obama belittling campaign, methinks.
Interesting point! Putie is a smart man. He knows this countries’ history...meaning he also knows how much they suckered us in the Cold War! I think there are 2 things driving him in all of this...his ego wants him to play Obumbles, which is way easier than he may have expected, and contempt for amateurs and maybe even a little racism in there too. He knows Obumbles is temporary but the Washingtom military machine is not. Look to him to make a big play in the near future.
Heh... You really think the Chicago mob is going to turn over the White House to the Clintons that easily? They got it and they aim to keep it. Remember how nervous people were about what the Clintons could do with 1,000 purloined FBI files? Now imagine what the descendants of Capone can do with the NSA data base.