Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Nearly 8 out of 10 People Like Obama
I don't really understand how people can really form an opinion of how good a job a president is doing when he is still only the president-elect. I fully and openly acknowledge that Obama has been doing some good and great and cool things as president-elect. And I fully and openly acknowledge that part of Obama's ability to speak to the country knowledgeably comes from President Bush and his transition team. If and when Obama succeeds as president in his first year in office, Bush will be partially responsible for that success; which is ironic, considering his utter failure during his own two terms. Anyway, 79% of the people approve of the job President-Elect Obama has been doing. Says CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider, "That's the sort of rating you see when the public rallies around a leader after a national disaster." That kind of thing always makes me wonder about those holdouts, that last 21% of the nation. Since Obama hasn't really been able to do anything that shows him as less than capable, what are those 21% holding out for? Are they just curmudgeons?