Obama Losing Independents - 2010 In Play

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    Interesting write-up in the Washington Examiner noting the clear trend of Independent voters away from Obama - the single largest voting group in the country...

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    Independent voters are turning away from President Obama and his fellow Democrats in droves. And if they can't find a way to get them back, the party could be in deep trouble for 2010 and beyond.

    Independents gave Obama the White House last year with a vote for pragmatic competence. They have been repaid with partisanship and dithering. And unlike liberals who Obama has quickly re-energized after their summer doldrums, independents are devilishly hard to win back once they lose faith.

    The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the Rolls-Royce of public surveys, showed that for the first time, independents disapproved of the president's performance, 46 percent to 41 percent...

    Now, Obama is ignoring the desperate-sounding pleas of his hand-picked commander in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for more troops.

    We hear that Obama is waiting to see what happens next before deciding to continue with his own strategy of an Afghan surge. His team is reading a book about how the Kennedy administration was led astray by the military and holding a series of meetings about the way forward.

    A flip-flop on what Obama called a "war of necessity" just last might well send the independents to the exits for good.


    Independents desert Obama, putting 2010 in play | Washington Examiner
     
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    Keep wishing upon that star Sinatra.
     
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    :lol:

    I appreciate the attempt at humor!

    That being said, the significant loss of Independents is troubling for this White House.

    2010 appears very much in play - a dramatic departure from projections earlier in the year...
     
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    And to think that we have another 3+ years of him makes me nauseated, another 1/5 + million lost their jobs this week, with no job gains in sight, down right depressing for the unemployed.

    How's that hope and change working out for you libs??????????????
     
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    Ah, but there were less jobs lost than projected! That is the spin of the day.

    The economy is lumbering back into some form of recovery, but the recovery will prove far less stable, and far more shallow, under the financial and legislative chaos that has marked the Obama administration's first year. He has taken the worst aspects of Bush's fiscal irresponsibility and doubled down on it - literaly!!
     
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    It was in play the day after the 2008 election.

    Nothing in US politics ever stays unchanged.
     
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    Exactly.

    Besides, this is Obama vs nobody. Throw someone like your precious Sarah Palin in there Sinatra, see how fast the Independents scramble back to Obama's side. :lol:
     
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    The article concerns 2010 - not 2012.

    Point of reference pard...
     
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    2010 is definitely in play...

    Alot can happen in one year. What we think are the major issues today (economy, healthcare) may not be major issues a year from now.

    To the Democrats advantage, they get to run against republicans who are still disorganized and lack a coherent strategy.
     
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    As you say, a lot can happen in a year. That includes teh GOP getting its act together.

    The bloom is off the rose. Fortunately the Democrats are so out of touch (remember Pelosi holding up the astroturf?) they won't know what hit them until after the election.
     

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