Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What Is the Dems Threshold of Pain?

I'm sure you've all read Krauthammer's analysis of Dr. Obama's diagnosis of pervasive Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, and it speaks for itself. Yet, Krauthammer mentions something that is worth noting because, although it is obvious, seems to be long forgotten ancient history - the anti-Obama electoral wave started with New Jersey and Virginia and rolled on up to Massachusetts. (What's more, the Dems didn't just lose these races. In the case of New Jersey they spawned, in republican rock star Chris Christie, what to them is surely a Frankenstein monster loose in the land.) So in looking at the entire string of events from Virginia, New Jersey, and Scott Brown to what is shaping up to be a very bad Nov 2nd, what will Dem party poobahs conclude? Will they conclude that Obama is damaging to the party? Maybe, maybe not, but it is hard to draw any other conclusion. And what if they conclude he is? How will this affect the spending of resources and ability to attract competent indivduals to the administration? As I state here, it will be difficult, making a turnaround very unlikely. This will be gut-wrenching for Dems, they are likely facing an intra-party debate on the fundamental question of whether to go all in for Obama and resurrect his presidency or pull the plug entirely on Hopeandchange and, as they so famously put it, "move on."

UPDATE: I predicted here that Obama's approval rating would see the 30s. Drudge has a link (that is not working) to a Harris poll that says ole' Lightworker is at 37.


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