Trying to resist temptation to meta, but what the hell. Categories two and three here basically don't matter for November. I could write a million furious blog posts and Maddow could have Greenwald on every night to talk about the hopey changeyness of presidential assassination orders and the impact on the November outcomes would be almost precisely zero.
The economy sucks, the policies didn't work well enough, and the "we'll get through this if we wait a little bit longer and cut small business taxes yet again because it worked so well the first time" rhetoric isn't working.*
*Some stuff in the small business bill is fine, but it's mostly more bank shot policies which cost quite a bit. Hire people. Put them to work.