We knew in 2008 that Barack Obama was not the right man for the job. That’s why we secured the domain names “ANYONE BUT OBAMA 2012” and “ABO2012” et al. Our friends asked – “What are you going to do with these domains?” After a few head scratches, we said:
“When Obama’s approval rating slips below 50% that will be our signal that we are headed in the wrong direction – we will start a blog to get the word out that America deserves better leadership and it starts at the top.”
That day came sooner than we thought. We planned on at least two years from the high of 69% back in January 2009, but here we are early 2010 and the below 50% rating just will not go away (See Pollster.com). So – A blog is born!
If we were headed in the right direction, wouldn’t the polls show it? Wouldn’t Obama’s approval rating be well north of 65%-70%? We dare not mention Congress – abysmal. Ask yourself, whether you approve or not, – What has happened here? Are the pollsters lying to us? Are they only polling Republicans? Is there a conspiracy to make him look bad?
The bottom line is America is tired of broken promises, ineffective leadership, a growing deficit, double digit unemployment, and just Washington in general. We need a leader that will work across all party lines to move America forward; not create resentment by forcing partisan ideological programs and legislation on the country.
God help Obama for trying to do the right thing. It’s not an easy job and he is never going to please everyone – but if you’re south of 50% wake up and smell the roses. You’re headed in the wrong direction! Stop and think about it. You can’t just please the Democrats/Liberals or you will pay for it down the road. We will all pay for it.
Only 2 presidents since Gallup started tracking in 1938 have overcome a less than 50% mid-term approval rating and won re-election (data360.org). Reagan in 1984 thanks to “Reaganomics” and Bill Clinton in 1996 thanks to a strong growing economy and Bob Dole. If Obama’s term stays the course with a weak economic recovery, high unemployment, and continued partisanship across the country the re-election defeat trend will continue and it should.
Here is your opportunity Mr. President. Get it right or 2012 will be a recall – “ANYONE” will be better.