“A Good Man is Hard to Find,” 2
From the Boston Herald:
The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal tomorrow as President Obamaâ€™s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.
The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes – one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of â€œ60 Minutesâ€ to ask â€œare you punch-drunk?â€
Pollster John Zogby said his poll out in the morning will show Americans split on the presidentâ€™s performance. He said the score factors out to â€œabout 50-50.â€
Some polls show Obama coasting with a 65 percent job approval, but not in Zogbyâ€™s tally.
â€œThe numbers are going down,â€ Zogby told the Herald. â€œItâ€™s not because of the gaffes, but a combination of high expectations and that things arenâ€™t moving fast enough with the economy.â€
Well, that, and maybe some people are beginning to recognize that a “good man” who has the country’s best interests at heart doesn’t take careless shots at Special Olympians, or make suggestions that wounded soldiers pay for their own upkeep, much less lie and dissemble about his role in everything from AIG bonuses to his administration’s coordinated effort to try to take down Rush Limbaugh and assert a certain control over the press.
In fact, some people might even find those kinds of policies indicative of a character that is somewhat the opposite of good — specifically, they could be starting to see in Obama a narcissist who believes his personal appeal can cover up the disdain he has for this country and its founding ideals.
Which, gee. I sure hope the great undecided middle doesn’t hear me say that out loud…
( h/t Jules Crittenden)