Obama Sinking Fast
Posted in the Albuquerque Forum
#1 Jun 3, 2012
Even Maureen Dowd in the NY Times has turned on him:
On Thursday, Bill Clinton once more telegraphed that he considers Obama a lightweight who should not have bested his wife. Bluntly contradicting the Obama campaign theme that Romney is a heartless corporate raider, Clinton told CNN that the Republican’s record at Bain was “sterling.”
On Friday, an ugly job market report led to the stock market’s worst day of the year. As the recovery flat-lined, the president conceded to a crowd at a Honeywell factory in Golden Valley, Minn., that “our economy is still facing some serious headwinds” and getting sucked further into Europe’s sinkhole. In depressing imagery for the start of the summer campaign, cable channels carried the red Dow arrow pointing down while Obama spoke; the Dow wiped out all of its 2012 gains.
The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.
Once glowing, his press is now burning.“To a very real degree, 2008’s candidate of hope stands poised to become 2012’s candidate of fear,” John Heilemann wrote in New York magazine, noting that because Obama feels he can’t run on his record, his campaign will resort to nuking Romney.
In his new book,“A Nation of Wusses,” the Democrat Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, wonders how “the best communicator in campaign history” lost his touch.
The legendary speaker who drew campaign crowds in the tens of thousands and inspired a dispirited nation ended up nonchalantly delegating to a pork-happy Congress, disdaining the bully pulpit, neglecting to do any L.B.J.-style grunt work with Congress and the American public, and ceding control of his narrative.
As president, Obama has never felt the need to explain or sell his signature pieces of legislation — the stimulus and health care bills — or stanch the flow of false information from the other side.
“The administration lost the communications war with disastrous consequences that played out on Election Day 2010,” Rendell writes, and Obama never got credit for the two pieces of legislation where he reached for greatness.
#2 Jun 4, 2012
hope he drowns in his own pool of corruption he built over the last three years, good riddance in November
#3 Jun 4, 2012
VIVA OBAMA - Romney is totally out of touch with the working people of our Nation, as is most of Texass, and an arrogant rich POS who will lose in 2012 and whine on as he has always done. OBAMA 2012!
#4 Jun 4, 2012
we will see come Nov numb nuts. you're buddy Obammy has no record to run on, so his only strategy is to attack Romney, just like you're doing.
Since: Jan 10
#8 Jun 4, 2012
The only lie around here is the one your living.
Since: Feb 08
#10 Jun 4, 2012
Polls show Obama and Romney virtually tied, so none of you should count your chickens before they hatch. And a lot can happen between now and November in the way of scandals that could tip the scales.
#11 Jun 5, 2012
When democrats including some black dems start turning on Obama you know things are getting bad. How about Bill Clinton saying Romeny's business record was sterling. You think Obama liked that one.
#12 Jun 5, 2012
Obama is little more than a run-of-the-mill Hollywood extra hired to play president of the United States.
He entered office unorganized and unstructured. Nothing in his background suggested that he knew anything about management, organization, or leadership. Nor did anyone see the need for bringing in talent with these skills. As a result, the Hollywood mannequin was almost immediately exposed as nothing but flair, hype, and hot air. The public had bought a product that did not perform.
Obama is now down to bombing caves in Afghanistan trying to bolster his ratings.
#13 Jun 5, 2012
Obama the skunk is sunk.
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