I’m loath to push the previous post down a notch as it’s gotten a lot of traction and garnered small pile of new blog followers. But onward we must march here in blogland. I’ll keep it simple tonight: Obama had a reasonably good week.
The media has dutifully allowed the leak scandal to fade, he scored a political blow with the immigration flip-flop, albeit a temporary one, and Greece came through with a right-wing win, probably saving the world from market turmoil on Monday.
Obama’s immigration flip-flop was interesting on 2 fronts. He got his mindless Facebook minions into another momentary uproar. Of course, this will fade shortly as it always does now. More on point, he cornered Romney. Mittens didn’t have the wherewithal to formulate a response for his base’s enjoyment. This deepens the suspicion on the Right that Romney is not one of them. (They are correct in having this suspicion. He’s not one of them. ) The more the Right is reminded that they don’t trust Romney, the more they stay home, which is, of course, good for Obama. Especially in close states.
Conservatives won in Greece. Or rather they won enough seats in the Greek parliament to sooth the savage markets for a wee bit longer. Had the Lefties won we’d no doubt be seeing big sell offs already. Once again, the Euro is saved for a few more weeks. This means the American economy can inch along for a little while longer and the markets can pretend the worst has passed for a few more weeks. None of this great for Obama, but it’s better than the alternative.
Obama gets a “C” in reelection class this week. A step up from the Ds and Fs he’s been getting lately. Mittens? I give him a C for the week too. The man needs a big idea and he needs one soon. The Robot Nice Guy act alone isn’t going to cut it for a lot longer. Barry O seems to have a thousand little schemes up his sleeve. I wonder if Mitt R. has even one.