Monday, November 23, 2009

Approval Numbers: Palin vs. Obama. Reality asserts itself

This morning Andrew Malcolm from the Los Angles Times points out that Sarah Palin and Barack Obama’s approval numbers are starting to equal each other. Obama’s numbers are dropping and Palin’s are rising and at some point they will meet in the 40’s.

From the LA Times [emphasis added mine]: 
Not that it matters politically because obviously she's a female Republican dunce and he's a male Democrat genius.
But Sarah Palin's poll numbers are strengthening.
And President Obama's are sliding.
Guess what? They're about to meet in the 40s.
Depending, of course, on which recent set of numbers you peruse and how the questions are phrased, 307 days into his allotted 1,461, the 44th president's approval rating among Americans has slid to 49% or 48%, showing no popularity bounce from his many happy trips, foreign and domestic.
Riding the wave of immense publicity and symbiotic media interest over her new book, "Going Rogue," and the accompanying promotional tour, Palin's favorable ratings are now at 43%, according to ABC. That's up from 40% in July. 
See that first line I highlighted? This is the main reason why I believe Palin’s numbers will eventually surpass Obama’s.  The 2008 presidential elections were driven by false themes pushed by the media.  The media did everything in their power to tell America that Palin was a stupid hayseed and Obama was the second coming. The problem with the media’s strategy is that reality is a relentless bitch.

In reality Obama had little next to no experience before getting elected. This is a man who breezed through his Illinois and US Senate seats, leaving little next to nothing behinds as accomplishments. Obama has never run a business, a city or state. His executive experience was nothing more than a fairy tale told by the media. Now occupying the nation’s chief executive position his inexperience is showing big time.

In Sarah Palin’s case, the reality is that she is a smart and accomplished woman. She has run her own business, a city, a state and has headed up a very important commission. None of which failed or collapsed under her leadership. If Palin was half as stupid as the media would like us to believe, surely she should have failed miserably at any one if not all of these tasks.

Reality will continue to exert itself in the Palin vs. Obama drama. As more people read Palin’s book, they will learn of her true accomplishments and will see that the Palin is stupid theme is impossible to believe. Reality will also exert itself in Obama’s case as well. As the nation’s problems continue to mount and Obama is unable to live up to the Superhero image pained by the media, more an more people will finally see that Obama was a poser all along.

By the time 2012 rolls around, reality will have completely demolished the Palin stupid/ Obama genius theme. Already, some in the media are on to a new tact that goes something like this: Palin is dangerous and Obama is cautious. This won’t work either, because like I said reality is a relentless bitch.


Fuzzy Slippers said...

"reality is a relentless bitch" heh. Ain't that the truth! Great post :)

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

I think the popular press is trying not to turn on Obama and still attack Mrs. Palin with great ferocity but it's a losing battle. Someone should tell them it's okay to embrace a winner.

namaste said...

"reality is a relentless bitch."

i LOVE that line. excellent observations, cliff.

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