Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Nothing's New, But Obama's On His Way Down
hat tip for cartoon: Boris
From what I've been reading in American news publications, U.S. President Obama's popularity is dropping even more quickly than I had predicted. Of course his approval ratings can go up and down many times until the next elections. Considering how new he is on the American political scene, he does have less holding power on his supporters.
In contrast, the Kennedy political machine has always been able to weather the storms better, because it's actually decades older than Obama, himself. They were crucial in getting Obama elected, but that doesn't mean that they will support him, prop him up if they consider him a liability.
Celebrity vs Power is very fickle.