posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 03:13 AM
To be fair, that poll was from back in January and it doesn't necessarily jibe with other polls along some of the same topics although many if not
most aren't particularly impressed with his performance, myself included.
To the poster that referenced Clinton's surplus, please try and remember that the budget isn't set by the president but by congress and Clinton had
a republican majority congress for the majority of his time in office. If Dole had managed to beat Clinton in '96, I almost guarantee there still
would have been a surplus. The president signs his name to the budget but he doesn't set it.
Also bear in mind that the largest deficit under Bush was with a democrat controlled congress and current deficit projections for the next ten years
because of the current democrat/democrat administration's fiscal policies dwarf anything under Bush I, Bush II, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, anyone
in the past 40 years.
The beginning of the housing and dot com booms had as much to do with the budget surplus in the Clinton years as anything. Republican or democrat,
D.C. doesn't create prosperity. They tax and spend and how much they tax and spend determines whether there is a deficit or surplus.
But I digress greatly. Obama's popularity has declined since he took office but there is no telling what the future holds. I didn't like Bush and
didn't vote for him but thought he handled the post 9/11 situation well. (Strip away all conspiracy theories about the CIA or whatever and just
return to the emotions of the time.) He represented himself as a leader during that time and actually handled it well. To this day, I don't get a
"leader" vibe from Obama.
As far as I'm concerned he's a talking head which, incidentally, is how I felt about Reagan. He has an ability to make people believe in him or feel
comfortable like Reagan did. In this day and age though, it's more difficult to hide reality unless you choose to avoid it.
Wow, it's late.