The crowds are not coming out. The money is not coming in. The aura of omnipotence is gone. Cracks in the liberal media are beginning to show. The liberal leaning Newsweek covered the latest issue with “We Need a New President.” Unemployment is higher longer than at any time since the Great Depression. The President has revealed some very unpopular beliefs with statements like “You didn’t build that… “. However, the polls don’t reflect the decline. Why is that?
It’s a tough thing for any person to admit they were very wrong; that’s a fact of human nature. Answering a pollster commits you to nothing while it allows you to defer a decision you are loathe to make. But what happens in the voting booth stays in the voting booth. It’s private. For better or for worse, when the chips are down voters vote their pocketbook. As Walter Cronkite famously said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That does not bode well for Obama.
If the theory is correct, remaining vestiges of it will show up in the exit polls as some voters will be reluctant to admit they voted against their one time hero and a black man.
The Obama team could garner a few more votes if they spread the fear that Big Brother can tell how you voted. Let’s hope they don’t think of it.