posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:00 PM
He is down in the polls significantly, just on the generic approval stat. The poll that is/should troubling is the score received on "trust".
That number is falling even faster.
The fatal mistake, and I think it is fatal is that he has allowed the left to hijack the agenda. He is over exposed and does nothing but speak in
moderate tones, when Pelosi and Reid and others are pushing a polarizing agenda that is not what the American voter voted for.
The polls are not totally accurate, but they are an indicator of the public's view of the administration and it is dropping.
The issue here is that we are already seeing a trend and that is democrats are beginning to distance themselves, especially those up in 2010. Once
he drops to 45% or so, which with a small margin of error, he will be a lame duck and that will happen by the end of the year. I have said this on
other posts, but the democrats are about to get split between the left and moderates within the party. Once he drops below 50%, the democrats will
tell Rahm to stick his pressure politics in his gigi and Obama will be left with the hard left, as hated in the country as the hard right.
By the end/middle of next year, it will be clear that he will be challenged in 2012 from the right from a democrat, I'm betting Hilliary Clinton.
He ran a disengenuous campaign and now folks are seeing that it was a bait and switch.
The irony is that he is totally likeable. He had huge personal currency. He has allowed his agenda to be fronted by people who are dispised,
generally (Pelosi and Reid). Had he used his power to force them out of their roles and replace them with reasonable, likeable leaders, he would be
in a much better position. Now it is too late.
The sad thing is that the country needs what they voted for. A non-divisive, pragmatic, transparent leader who could work with a variety of people
to get things done. Sadly, I think he is that guy. He is simply not supported by the cast he has surrounded himself with.
He should absolutely clean house, especially with his political advisors and clean house immediately. Everytime Rahm gets on TV, he loses trust.
People love Chicago. They also hate the politics of Chicago.
Unfortunate, but I strongly believe we are about to enter a very ugly period of American politics and the country will be worse off, not better