A wise woman once said to me while I was in a moment of distress : “Things change rapidly” Three brief words but I’ve held on to them and they’ve often helped. “Things change rapidly” might end up being the tagline for 2012. A second poll now confirms Obama’s very bad month. This is odd. The MSM has been harping for days about what a good month he had.
Just weeks ago Obama was up in the polls, riding allegedly good economic news and the antics of a suicidal GOP. It turns out suspect jobs numbers and the other team’s circular firing squad is no match for rising gas prices. Obama is back underwater. Will he remain underwater for long? No idea. Presumably if gas prices go back down Obama will get some breathing room. Or not. My working thesis of this election year so far is that Obama is running a strong campaign with a weak hand. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Team Barry is scrambling behind the scenes, grabbing whatever Limbaugh and Santorum vomit their way while using Hollywood and the MSM in an attempt to re-create the 2008 hologram. Neither tactic stands a chance if voters are freaking out about gas prices.
In the big picture it doesn’t matter much that Obama is down now. Just as it didn’t matter that he was up a few weeks ago. Things change rapidly. But it is worth noting that the GOP did have a disastrous month. At times it seemed to be choreographed by Sharon Angle and Ed Wood. If Obama took advantage it’s not evident in the most recent polls.
This is going to be one hell of an interesting campaign to watch. There’s brain deadening arrogance on one side. The recent slew of Obama is perfect propaganda manages to be distasteful, creepy, surreal, and absolutely hilarious. The other candidate constantly makes the dumbest remarks imaginable and somehow manages to appear less connected to actual people than even his opponent, the Golfer in Chief. Add in piles of money on both sides and we’ve got quite a show brewing. The elites are going to duke it our right before our eyes. Who will win? George Soros or the Koch Brothers? Uh…I mean Obama or Romney?
I’ll update here tonight if GOP primary returns are remotely interesting. Don’t hold your breath.