Obama's Sinking Ship
I for one think he's in real trouble. Just look at the numbers. He started his tenure with a +30 approval rating. Today he's at -16. During that time the stock market was up close to 100% off its low in March 2009. Now it's off 6% in the past month and the shine is off. To me, it's pretty amazing that a man could have lost 46 approval points during a period of such a huge stock market rise. But he has. He won the national vote in 2008 by 53% to 47%. Does anyone believe that the 46 point hit to his approval numbers is not worth at least 3%? I'd say it's worth about 10%.
The Republicans still need to field a candidate of course, and most are dismayed at the choices. But is anyone less dismayed than the prospect of having another 4 years of ridiculousness? I think not. Obama better be hoping for a third party candidate and fast. I believe that even a 3rd party candidate might not be able to save him.