Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Don't you think they've thought of this?

Blue Virginia and the Daily Kos highlight an interesting poll breakdown - some people disappointed in President Obama's performance wish he were more liberal.
They take that number - nine percent - add it to the popularity number and they find a strong president.
Not so fast, my friends.
If being more liberal were the path to popularity, don't you think the Obama administration would be doing it? Must be something else in the numbers.
Perhaps more of Obama's current supporters would leave if he were more liberal. If you lose two supporters for every one you gain, you're not stronger.
The Obama crew has spent the past two weeks thinking and thinking. If the "more liberal" thought has a chance, we'll see soon enough.
If Obama turns right (even one degree might be too much for him), we'll have our answers. Liberal pundits can whine and moan, but Obama's actions will show more of what the country is really thinking of him.

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