Where is Obama’s freefall of yesteryear?
Before I get to today’s news on Obama’s approval rating, take a look at this VFR entry from last August 12, especially the last three sentences, which I’ve bolded:
Exciting news at Powerline!I said that last August. And what’s today’s news? Rasmussen Reports, the most respected polling organization, puts the president’s approval rating at 49 percent.
Also, as Gene Schwimmer at American Thinker points out, since Rasmussen’s presidential approval rating is based on a three day average, assuming all three days were not 49 percent, then on at least one of those days the president was at 50 percent or higher.
So Obama is entirely within reach of re-election, at least based on overall popularity as distinct from the electoral map. There was nothing determinative about his “plummeting” and doom-ridden approval ratings in the low forties or even high thirties, which the entire Republican universe treated as the final word on the subject.
It didn’t take any particular prescience on my part to see this point. It’s common sense that nothing remains the same, that things change. But (and here’s one thing that doesn’t change) ideology or partisanship forever pushes people into imagining that the way things are at this moment, is the way they will remain.
Larry, you just don’t get it. When Obama runs against Romney his so-called debating prowess, incompetence, and crappy record will be fully exposed, not to mention all his sleazy associations, Why don’t you understand this?LA replies:
Don’t argue in such a low level way, acting as though only your view is correct and anyone who doesn’t agree with you “doesn’t get it.” It hasn’t occurred to you that reasonable people may not agree that Obama is going to be sunk by a mere debate—and particularly a debate with Romney, who is so accommodating and vacillating? The overemphasis that many conservatives put on the debate shows how desperate and unclear in their thinking they are.Jim C. replies:
With all due respect …LA replies:
Well, that would be nice, but it’s only one of several possible things that may happen in the debate, not all of them so rosy. Your certainty that YOUR scenario is the one that absolutely will happen is the mark of overheated partisanship.Jim C. writes:
I don’t think so. Obama is a dead man walking.LA replies:
It’s your very certainty that makes me doubt you.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 23, 2011 10:22 AM | Send