It's September 2011 – just 14 months before the next presidential election.
Barack Obama claims to be running for re-election – though he has stated on more than one occasion he could take it or leave it.
He's buried deep in the worst approval ratings of any modern president.
There are at least a baker's dozen prominent Republicans lined up for the chance to challenge him.
His "leadership" led to a Republican revolution in the 2010 midterm elections – though the GOP leadership has squandered its opportunities to reverse Obama's policies.
The recession plods on without a light at the end of the tunnel.
We all know these things. But, with all of these facts on the table, my question is: "Has anyone seen an Obama 2012 bumper sticker yet?"
I know I haven't.
And I'm hearing from others who have noticed the absence of enthusiasm among his supporters.
Now understand I live near Washington, D.C. – a place that can actually boast of many new jobs created by Obama. This is the one city that should be riding high under Obama. There's new construction everywhere. Government employees haven't lost jobs. They haven't had their pay cut. In fact, it's a boom time for this parasite of a city that sucks at the teat of the rest of the nation.
If Obama acolytes are to be found anywhere outside the studios of MSNBC and the corridors of the Huffington Post, it would be right here.
Yet I can detect no visible grass-roots excitement about re-electing Obama.
Maybe I'm just missing it.
Have you seen it?
I know Obama has raised a billion dollars for the campaign. If he has used any of that cash to print bumper stickers, however, they are not yet finding their way onto automobiles in the Washington area. And my friends and correspondents around the country say it is no different anywhere else.