"The country is now split on Obama, because he is temperate, thoughtful and pragmatic, but his policies are almost all unpopular."
This “Nice Guy/Lousy Product” argument doesn’t wash with me, either. I think the Media & congressional democrats are holding Obama up because they have no other alternative because it is so early in his presidency. Can’t chuck him in the first 2 years, IOW’s.
Bottom line: I’m suspicious of all the Obama popularity polls save one — Rassmussen.
My comment earlier is that, for David Brooks, this was a strong statement, even if he still trims at the edges like every moderate you ever met.