Friday, May 01, 2009
When the Obama administration crashes and burns, with approval ratings that fall through the floor, political scientists can trace its demise to its first hundred days. While Americans are careful not to consign a presidency they desperately need to succeed to the dustbin of history, the fact is that this president has moved — on issue after issue — in precisely the opposite direction of what the people want him to do.
Right now, Obama’s ratings must be pleasing to his eye. Voters like him and his wife immensely and approve of his activism in the face of the economic crisis. While polls show big doubts about what he is doing, the overwhelming sense is to let him have his way and pray that it works.
I think that's about right. Most folks, at least those outside of the hard left were hoping that Obama would be a repeat of Clinton-Gore on economic issues. Instead he's been more Henry Wallace-ish. It's making a LOT of people very nervous.
The rest is here.