As the current election season begins to take shape, Obama and his political team are laying the groundwork for the next campaign. Not the midterms, but his 2012 re-election.
Given that increasing numbers of Americans don’t seem as fond of “hope and change” as they did two years ago, they’re crafting a new strategy. Change is out. Reform is in.
When Obama was running for President he was a blank slate. Potential supporters were able to see in him what they wished. But over the past year and half the public has received a pretty stark education in what “hope and change” really meant; hence Obama’s need for a new strategy.
The problem is that people aren’t buying what he’s selling anymore. Even liberal icon Dan Rather pointed that out, telling Chris Matthews that Obama couldn’t sell watermelons by the side of the road if a state trooper was flagging down traffic, (no word on how many years Dan will do in liberal purgatory for that one). read more »
What's your opinion?
What difference a year makes!
We're a long way from where we were after "The One" took office. The economy is still in the tank, most of his agenda is stalled (thankfully), and his polling numbers continue to head south.
For Republicans, things are looking up as we approach the mid-term elections.
But how should Repubicans continue to deal with Obama? Who would you like to see in a leadership role? What direction should the party take overall? Where are the best Republican ideas coming from?
All important questions.
The Republican Leadership Survey is an ongoing project we use to take the pulse of the conservative base, and we want to add your opinions to the mix.
First Impressions on 2012
NBC and Wall Street Journal Republican Pollster, Neil Newhouse was already conducting a post-election survey last night to gauge where, both, the general public and the Republican voter feel the GOP should look in terms of the 2012 Presidential Election. As they say, "it's never too early!"