Obama’s approval ratings continue to fall as his disapproval ratings climb. A 22-point net drop in less than two months is really remarkable… this is supposed to be the honeymoon period, after all. Enjoy the magical negritude while you can, folks, the Obamassiah may not even be a viable candidate by the time 2012 arrives. I don’t know who is managing the administration’s daily message, but whoever decided that it would be a good idea to revert to McCain’s “the economy is fundamentally sound” motif AFTER all the economic devastation that has taken place since November should get fired. And it’s not going to be easy for Obama to convince Americans that he’s really, really angry at the banks if he keeps giving them more money.
I should also point out that there is no reason to pay any attention to Christopher Buckley, David Brooks, or Megan McArdle anymore… not that anyone here likely was. If you couldn’t figure out that Obama was the most left-wing member of the Senate and would therefore govern accordingly as president despite whatever he might say in order to get elected, you simply do not possess either the historical knowledge or the requisite number of synaptic connections to engage in credible political analysis and commentary.