What a dramatic political metamorphosis for Barack Obama. Four years ago he was Barack, the Magic Negro. A man above race. A man of hope, not from Hope. He had the soaring vision thing going. Elderly white women and southern crackers even embraced this nice, clean, well-spoken young Senator of Illinois. Barack did not ever show real anger. Just sadness at the ineptitude of George W. Bush and a promise to do things differently and better in Washington. And rather than carp about McCain’s negatives, Barack described a vision of rainbows, unicorns, candy corn and bright, sunny skies. Instead of partisan sniping, Obama pledged to usher in a dawn of mutual understanding and peace. Hell, he even won the Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of the great good he would do in Washington along with lowering the Oceans and cooling the blazing planet.

Here we are four years later and Obama is undergoing a Dr. Jekyl transformation. Rather than the King of Cool, he’s turned into Sherman Helmsley throwing a fit. He has become the angry black man. Now, I know that kind of Barack resonates with his base. They love Barack acting like Shaft. You know, he’s a mean mother…… (Watch your mouth!! But I’m talking about Shaft.) But how does that play with your Aunt Agnes or your Grannie Jane? Not well. White America, especially white women, don’t like angry black men. In fact, it really has nothing to do with race. They just don’t like angry men.

We do not a plethora of shelters harboing men who have been pummeled by women. But there are quite a few places sheltering women from male abuse.

And then there is the vision thing.

Check out this previously unaligned voters.

No heart, no vision, no plan. And angry to boot. That’s not a recipe for re-election. Romney will have the chance to erase the nightmare of Barack Obama. Let’s hope the former Massachusetts Governor is serious about the task.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.