Why would a Ron Paul libertarian, when it became clear that Ron Paul can't win the Republican nomination, grudgingly help Mitt Romney? Why would a God-loving southern conservative, at the very end, abandon Rick Perry and feel okay about Mitt Romney? Why would an enthusiast of Michele Bachmann, or Herman Cain, or Sarah Palin , when all is said and done, get behind Mitt Romney?

There may be only one explanation for such phenomena: an honest look at the energy of the Democratic Party base.

The only way Obama could win re-election is for his leftist allies and other life-long Democrats to be really, really, really fired up … feeling really driven into action. In the words of a famous old political sage: “It’s an energy thing!”

Such a high level of motivation among the Democratic Party base is lacking at this time. Obama has partisans, but few “willing to give up everything for him” zealots. So the foremost question of the 2012 election season is not who would be the best Republican candidate but: “How do Democrats ignite a new conflagration in their would-be supporters who have lost their fire?”

Well, Democrats are frantic. They are considering such dramatic options as replacing Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton as Obama’s running mate. Yet they know Hillary on the ticket would generate enthusiasm but not enough to overcome the apathy Obama has lately created. Besides, the prospect of Hillary as Vice President wouldn’t be the same excitement-generator as the prospect of Hillary being President. It’s an energy thing.

Franklin Roosevelt tricked his way to the Democratic Party nomination in 1940, and found plenty of support because the threat of war was on the horizon. In the past, Americans didn’t change Presidents during war time or even facing the possibility of war. If Obama decided to rattle sabers against Iran in order to generate election support, the anti-war Democrats who control the Democratic Party these days would never fall for such a trick.

The truth is if Obama is to win another term, it must be Republicans who energize the Democratic base.

So the question of the 2012 election season becomes: which Republican candidate generates so much fear and distaste (and even hatred) among the Democratic base that they would feel driven to charge into battle for Obama?

In order to answer that, put yourself in the shoes of a modern Democrat. You hate God-loving conservatives with a passion. You hate anyone who talks about drastically reducing government spending, or balancing the Federal budget, or securing America’s borders, or including fetuses in the definition of human life. You especially hate female conservatives because they give the lie to the Democratic Party’s feminist allies. And you really, really, really hate any Governor from Texas whose voice and aura reminds you of George Bush. You also hate libertarians with their belief that governments have no right to tax citizens at all, but you don’t really consider libertarians influential enough to fear.

Now, imagining yourself in the shoes of a modern Democrat, you are asked an opinion poll question: “Who is the one Republican candidate you would be most motivated to work against?” Here are the results of such a poll:

40% Rick Perry (“The total human embodiment of everything we liberals hate!”)
30% Michele Bachmann (“Conservative women should be seen but not powerful!”)
20% Sarah Palin (“Conservative women ditto. But hard to see Sarah as a threat!”)
5% Ron Paul (“Some pretty insane ideas! Too crazy to worry about!”)
5% Mitt Romney (“Hard to see him as dangerous! At least he fixes things.”)

Of course at this stage one would expect Republican activists to be guided by their ego and not their spirit into supporting the candidate who most “turns them on,” perhaps most gives the appearance of agreeing with their positions. However, it might become clear that such ego-vested interest could be a recipe for self-sabotage and another four years of worsening Obama disaster. So Republicans may come to see a broader picture and a more effective strategy, one that takes into account the potential energy of the Democratic base.

It’s an energy thing.

To really understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's entire novel "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles