Olbermann: "I don't think he aimed low, I don't think he aimed at all. It's startling."There is a certain poetic justice that the kharmic gods have decided to heap on Obama a disaster that not only exposes his supreme inadequacy but at the same time proves the old adage, "what goes around comes around." The American people were ahead of Matthews and Olbie, however, in tearing back the curtain to see the great wizard was a one trick pony:
Howard Fineman: Obama should be acting like a "commander-in-chief."
Matthews: Ludicrous that he keeps saying [Secretary of Energy] Chu has a Nobel prize. "I'll barf if he does it one more time."
Matthews: "A lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue ribbon talk."
latest Rasmussen Report poll shows him well on his way. When Bush left office 43% strongly disapproved of his performance. Obama's latest numbers show him neck in neck with Bush on this count, a full 44% strongly disapprove of his performance:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).Bush hit his lowest numbers after he attempted immigration reform which cost him support among his base. I think we are seeing the cracks in Obama's base but the question remains will they rally to support him or have the rats started to abandon ship never to return. Time will tell
Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove.