Or, at least, a vigorous discussion to liven up a dull, rainy Sunday, (dull and rainy in Bucharest, at least.) Before President Obama was elected, I opined that he was nothing more than Tony Blair writ large. Sometime later I wrote that the American public seemed to be catching on to him much more quickly then we did to our own version.
Now, his approval ratings are at an all-time low and he is looking more and more like a one-term President. There is an article in today’s newspaper which argues along these lines. Here is a quote:
For the first time, and despite the fact that no credible Republican candidate for 2012 has yet emerged, Obama is looking like a one-term president while one-party rule in Washington is in its death throes.
So, what do we think? My view is that President Obama has been a disaster for the United States. He has handled the economy badly and reduced America’s status and influence in the world amongst friends and enemies alike. He has damaged Americans’ self-confidence – which may go some way towards explaining their loss of confidence in him – and the confidence of America’s allies in the leadership of the US. (Whether you like it or not – the USA is still the only super-power – do the numbers.) I think I’ll go with all the indicators and guess that the Democrats will lose heavily in the mid-term elections and that the RINO’s will get a hefty kick up the erm, fundament from the influx of TEA party candidates.