The rats are fleeing the ship … Obama is a One term “One”der in 2012.
Even the New York Times liberal Barack Obama cheerleader Maureen Dowd is abandoning the SS Obama. Her OPED piece references continued miscalculations and mistakes by Barack Obama along with many excuses. Dowd realizes that Obama is a mere shell of what he was in 2008 and Americans are tired of talk and speeches … they want action. How bad is it for Obama when Dowd dumps you?
The leader who was once a luminescent, inspirational force is now just a guy in a really bad spot.
His Republican rivals for 2012 have gone to town on the Labor Day weekend news of zero job growth, using the same line of attack Hillary used in 2008: Enough with the big speeches! What about some action?
Polls show that most Americans still like and trust the president; but they may no longer have faith that he’s a smarty-pants who can fix the economy.
Dowd provides more examples of a clueless Obama shooting himself in the foot. Even for liberals Obama’s actions have to have them embarrassed and pondering what the future has in store. Many on the LEFT whether they will admit it or not are frustrated with Obama and Newsbusters states, “Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for”.
Obama’s re-election chances depend on painting the Republicans as disrespectful. So why would the White House act disrespectful by scheduling a speech to a joint session of Congress at the exact time when the Republicans already had a debate planned?
And why is the White House so cocky about Obama as a TV draw against quick-draw Rick Perry? As James Carville acerbically noted, given a choice between watching an Obama speech and a G.O.P. debate, “I’d watch the debate, and I’m not even a Republican.”
What will it take for all Democrats to abandoned Obama? Could it be a failed jobs speech in almost prime time? I have long thought that when Democrats mentioned that Obama needed to be primary challenged there was only one person with the liberalism, progressivism and clout to do so, the scream machine, Howard Dean. The Astute Blogger asks the appropriate question, can a Dean candidacy be far away?