Friday, December 10, 2010

"There's some political immaturity showing here."

Peggy Noonan writes about Obama's plummeting support within his party:

We have not in our lifetimes seen a president in this position. He spent his first year losing the center, which elected him, and his second losing his base, which is supposed to provide his troops. There isn't much left to lose!

She notes his frustration and hostility in his press conference this week and debates the potential of a primary challenge for Mr. Obama in 2012.

Last night on Greta van Susteren, Lindsey Graham explained Obama's current position as reflective of his inexperience:

What I want the president to do is to be a leader. And here's his problem. Before he came here, he's never had a history of sitting down and solving hard problems. He doesn't have a deep resume. When he was in the Senate, he never did anything big. He's never had hard-headed Republicans and Democrats to deal with before. And quite frankly, there's some political immaturity showing here. He has never done the big, hard things before he got to be president. He came into the job probably the least prepared of anybody in a long time, and it shows.

This plummeting popularity isn't showing in Rasmussen's numbers, however:

So, is Obama really losing his base and his popularity or is this just spin? 

Maybe my liberal readers will chime in and sort this out.  Are you disenchanted?

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