Day: September 22, 2009

Barack Obama And Early Polling On 2012

New polling reveals that Barack Obama, after eight months in office and bitter, nasty attacks by right wing media, the Republican party, Freedom/Works and Tea Party Patriots, and confrontational Town Hall meetings in August, is still in an excellent position to win re-election.

What the polling shows is that among those who voted for Obama, more than 53 percent, extremely high numbers still are pleased with him, in the 90s percentiles.

At the same time, among those who voted against Obama, most (over 90 percent) are still vehemently against Obama, but remember John McCain only won about 47 percent of the vote.

So, in other words, Obama remains in a very similar position in public opinion polls as he was on Election Day last November.

Therefore, despite all the screaming, yelling and demagogic attacks, Barack Obama is in an excellent position for the next Presidential race.

If anything, the attacks against him have only solidified support for him, as it is recognized that he was given the toughest inheritance on his succession to the Presidency since Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Glenn Beck, John McCain, And Theodore Roosevelt

Glenn Beck is truly nutty, and it was proved further in his web interview with Katie Couric of CBS News today.

After calling President Obama every nasty name under the sun in the past eight months, Beck expressed the view that John McCain, Obama’s opponent in 2008, would have been worse as President than Obama.

He also said that he would probably have voted for Hillary Clinton over John McCain had she been the Democratic nominee. Is that something Hillary Clinton should be happy about? 🙂 LOL

But then he also attacked every Democrat’s second most favored Republican, Teddy Roosevelt (of course, Abraham Lincoln is Number One 🙂 ). He said TR was a “progressive” and that McCain is also a “weird progressive like Theodore Roosevelt”.

So Beck is now attacking TR, regarded as the fourth best President in our history in almost any poll, because he actually promoted some basic reforms and believed in “progressivism”.

Need I say that this is just further proof of how crazy and loony Glenn Beck is? 🙂

Oh, and by the way, McCain DOES like to compare himself to TR, but McCain does not get it that TR was really a “progressive”, and while McCain is less conservative than most of his Senate colleagues, he truly does not understand TR’s motivations and is NOT a “progressive” himself, despite his constant statements of admiration for the second greatest Republican President!