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.
In a recent dust-off at a Detroit townhall meeting, Maxine Waters and John Conyers were severely put upon by their black supporters. The folks were angry over the rotten economy and lack of jobs. They demanded that Waters and Conyers get on the president’s case to get something done.
When Waters said “We [the Black Caucus] are supportive of the President,” it was met with howls of discontent. And then, asides from her like “but we’re getting tired” and “we don’t know what the strategy is” revealed that her own support for Barack Obama is fading. But it was her very last words before handing the microphone back that are the most telling of all. She told the crowd “When you let us know when it’s time to let go, we’ll let go”. The Congresswoman was signaling her audience that the Black Caucus is ready to withdraw its support of the President when the community is ready to back them.
Surfing for offsite comments on our recent post Krugman’s Kind of Kommon Sense, I happened upon this blog with a banner tag that read.
If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you were not a racist, you better vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot.
That one deserves a place alongside “If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative when you are old, you have no head.”