At just over 6 months into his presidency, Obama might be showing some weaknesses. His administration may be wondering if he’s not as fail-proof as the media and his former supporters have bragged about in the recent past. Recently, Ohio marked the first state that went for Obama in his presidential candidacy as turning. Ohio’s majority is now opposed to Obama, when their state went for him and elected him only 8 months ago. So, what has changed?
Only a few months ago Dems were boasting and touting that Republicans were done for and any ambitions the party had of regaining power, either in the senate, house or executive branch would be thwarted by new legislation which had to passed immediately, before anybody had the chance to read or analyze it’s consequence. It may have been our celebrity culture that elected our new president and perhaps, celebrity expectations that Americans had sunk their future into. Americans, by all defensive measures just like(d) Obama and that was good enough to get him elected and now they seem confused and surprised that what he promised on the campaign trail — he’s trying to deliver on. What did American’s think was going to happen? Did they think he was only paying political lip service? Well, I have to admit, I did. While I might not be a supporter, I thought, as many Americans did, that he was going to lead much more to the center and that he was only pandering to the left. (Oops!)
Now, the Dems may be right on the fiascos on the right. The Republicans still show a lack of leadership or consensus 6 months in and have taken strange leaps of faith. God forbid, if Sara Palin becomes the Repubs nominee in 2012, I’ll write in a Libertarian candidate if I have to. Problem is, the fastest growing segment of the political public are Independents and the Independents are questioning whether their celebrity really has what it takes to get this country back on track. Perhaps a balance of power isn’t such a bad thing? (Ya think??)
Of course, if the economy rebounds, the Dems could be looking at picking up more seats in 2010 and I will still never ceased to be amazed if that happens and then the people complain at that time about liberty squashing bills being passed while scratching their heads, “How could this happen?,” proof that we still need the electoral college and that people who vote may not be as imformed as they should be.
So, what do you think? Is this country moving in the right direction? Are ya still feelin’ the Hope and Change(TM)?
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