Skip to comments.Obama a one-term president? Highly unlikely at this point
Posted on 07/13/2010 6:29:45 AM PDT by madprof98
I get a kick out of all these pronouncements that Barack Obama is doomed to be a one-term president. In fact, Id put his odds of re-election at this point at roughly 2-1 in favor, for several reasons.
One is history.
In the second year of his presidency, Obamas job approval rating is hovering in the high 40s. The most recent Rasmussen numbers have him at 49 percent approval, 50 percent disapproval. Gallups numbers are 47/46. Given the troubled economy, those are actually very strong numbers. For example, compare them to Ronald Reagans numbers in 1982, which was the Gippers second year in the White House at a time of significant if less traumatic economic turmoil.
As Gallup notes:
The publics view of the economy remained sour, and the presidents ratings during 1982 stayed concomitantly low, in the 40% range, ending the year at 41%. The 1982 midterm elections were not good ones for Reagan and for the GOP. The Republicans lost about 25 seats in the House.
Obamas numbers are considerably stronger than those of Reagan at a comparable time in his presidency. In fact, by the beginning of 1983, Reagans job-approval numbers fell to 35 percent, yet as we all know he went on to defeat Walter Mondale in a landslide in 1984, pulling 59 percent of the vote compared to Mondales 41 percent.
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He’ll be lucky if he makes a half term president...............
Can’t ever forget that apparently more than 50% of the population is made up of moochers/looters. They’ll always vote commie.
And this from the very thoughtful Atlanta Urinal-Constipation. Riiiiight.
Would anybody expect anything less coming out of the AJC?
It all depends on who challenges him. A sitting President HAS to be beaten in the election, because they have any number of inherent advantages. Unless things absolutely collapse and he is truly run out of town, it all depends on who is running and how well they can out campaign the campaigner in chief.
He’ll do it if the Republicans can’t put forward a credible opponent in 2012 - as looks increasingly likely.
It’s all coordinated propaganda this morning by the leftys.
He’s a LOOSER. He is going to lose big this November and is going to bounced out of DC in 2012.
LOOOOOOOSER! All the propaganda propping in the world can’t change the fact that the incompentent neophyte in the WH is going to loooooooose.
In 1983, we now know what Reagan had planned for the rest of his term and how well it worked
Looking at what obama has planned over the next 2 years, I’d say comparisons are virtually moot
Of course, Barry never proved he was eligible to run in the first place - Do you think everyone is going to bow down a second time to this Usurper in Chief?
Worked quite will for Jimmah Cahta, and Obambi make Jimmah look almost competent.
Obamas numbers are considerably stronger than those of Reagan at a comparable time in his presidency.
But Reagan pursued a pro-growth program of tax cuts and deregulation to stimulate the economy into the biggest peacetime boom in history so that by the time the 1984 elections came around, the recovery was in full swing and the mood of the country was effervescent. So all Obama has to do it hope that more regulation, higher taxes, and less freedom will similarly boost the economy in the next two years and the comparison to Reagan will turn out prophetic. As for me, I don't see that happening.
EXCEPT...the thought of a "President Biden" is just too frightening to contemplate...for very long...
Whistling past the graveyard.
“Its all coordinated propaganda this morning by the leftys.”
...you’re right, and there’ll be much more to come...the MSM is going broke and know that Obama/Dems just might give them a bailout....they’re not going to bite the hand that might feed them.
Two things are working against Obama’s re-election that make it very different from Ronald Regan’s 2nd term victory.
1. He is not Ronald Regan
2. Polling that is not tied to ABCNBCCBS. Network polls ALWAYS were anti Regan as was the entire media, and he still steam rolled to victory. Polling at 40% back then is way different than polling at 40% today.
Anyone who runs against this turd will win.
Wishful thinking from a muzzie-loving liberal media twerp.
Bookman has got a hold of some really good sh*t, dude.