I can’t help but believe the title to this post is so true. President Obama really is the luckiest President in the history of America. Imagine, if you will, what the reaction would have been if the scandal over CIA Director David Petraeus’s affair with Paula Broadwell had broken before the election. What if the scandal had already emerged to show the involvement of General John Allen’s involvement with Jill Kelley? If certain sources are correct, Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the Petraeus affair in September, but failed to tell the man who sits behind the desk in the Oval Office. How would that information have played in the public eye, had it been common knowledge?
As always, hindsight is 20-20. I’m not saying Mitt Romney would have defeated President Obama on November 6, had these scandals not been conveniently hidden until after the election. I am saying that Obama has to be wiping his brow and thinking about how closely he dodged the Petraeus/Broadwell/Allen/Kelley bullet. There is every indication that the scandals were purposefully kept quite until after the election, which could only serve the purpose of protecting Obama and his chances for reelection. Couple that with the obvious fact that David Petraeus is the one man who could have destroyed the Obama narrative about what happened in Benghazi and a more sinister picture begins to emerge.
David Petraeus has specifically stated that he issued no “stand down” order to the CIA operatives in Benghazi. He was in line to be called to testify before Congress and he had to have known the questions that were sure to be asked. President Obama and his White House also had to realize the grilling Petraeus would be facing, were he to testify. A scandal that has been hidden for months suddenly comes to life and the man who could have made life miserable for President Obama is out of the picture. He will no longer testify before Congress, unless they decide to pull rank and subpoena him to come to Capitol Hill.
You’ll have to forgive me for being a bit skeptical of how these events have played out. Had they broken before the election, it is possible the results would have been different. Probably not, but you’ll have to allow me that bit of hopeful hindsight. Instead, the information about what has gone on behind the backs of the American public and the military establishment is slowly leaking out, piece by piece. We now have a President who will be in office for another four years. Obama is going nowhere and neither are these scandals. That will result in four years of brow raising and questions about his fitness to lead our country. That’s just what we didn’t need, but that’s what we have. President Obama really is the luckiest President in the history of America.