Mandate … 61% of Americans believe that President Barack Obama did not deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize. 34% of those poll said Obama dreamed of doing something deserving at some point in his life, while 6% had no opinion and were watching reruns of The Bachelor.
It was predictable how Republicans would side in this matter; however, look at Independents. By a 66% to 27% margin, middle of the roaders said Obama in no way deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. More interesting was that only 59% of Democrats said that Obama deserved the award. Hmm.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s Oct. 9 announcement that President Obama had received the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize caught the world by surprise. One Associated Press report on the day of the announcement was headlined, “Gasps as Obama Awarded Peace Prize.” Those startled by the announcement apparently included Obama himself, who said he was “surprised and deeply humbled” by the award.
They say Americans are can-do people. But “can” and “do” are not one and the same.
Americans seem to understandably believe that he has not “done” it, at least not yet. That he can, sure. But Americans believe, sometimes desperately, in meritocracy. And most Americans don’t believe the president merits this honor.
How many believe that Obama should win the Heisman? How about the MVP of the Baseball World Series? The libs at the Nobel Peace Prize org did Obama no favors in further pointing out to the American people that Barack is provided favoritism for doing nothing.