We are a nation obsessed with poll taking. The media loved watching the Bush numbers plummet down, down, down and down. He went from 91% approval at his highest to under 30% for his lowest, his subsequent numbers before leaving office. I think it is a dangerous and bad thing for a President to attain such high marks, especially when accomplishment hasn't been measured yet whether it be by time or opportunity. Obama's numbers are way too high to start with. This is not good for him or his peeps because it will be virtually impossible for him to retain that height of popularity. When he took office he started with over an 80% approval rating. Now, with less than 40% of Americans supporting his stimulus package, his number has dipped below the 60% mark. In a fast food nation who watches television shows that solve problems in less than an hour, this is a problem for our new President. His "inherited" mess rhetoric is only going to carry him so far. Constant bitching about what he was left with is going to leave the American people sour and disapproving. No one likes to hear the most powerful man in the world whine like a little school girl about where the buck used to stop and how it should still stop there. Like Dr. Phil says "OWN IT".
His "hope" strategy may have worked during the campaign, but "hope" and nothing being false about it has taken on a completely different tone.
I suspect after his speech tonight that his approval rating will again go above the 60% mark...MAYBE. I just heard another "inherited" deficit remark. I have never heard so many people complain about the current deficit only to ignore the close to trillion dollar spending spree and an additional 410 billion dollar spending bill in oncoming traffic. I don't get this DEFICIT cry baby act while hugging over a trillion dollars in spending like its actually going to pay off the big hunk of debt. OK grade school math...its going to add to it! Seriously I need a demotard to explain it to me...please!
I predict a rough road for Obama even with the love his peeps and media feel for him. Republicans are jumping ship like rats and should be hung out to dry on the wire of buyers remorse. Obama better change some of his rhetoric and begin to communicate with some "hope" rather than the dismal message he has been dishing or his approval rating will continue to fall. I like it falling don't get me wrong, but I just wanted to throw the President a bone and say hey get a grip soon or poll hell is your new town and try digging yourself out of that fire pit. The peeps need satisfaction and unfortunately there isn't enough cocaine on this earth to keep the instant need for gratification crowd happy. That's my memo...I hope he reads it. Or not. Don't care.