Skip to comments.Presidentís ally: Expectations were set too high after Obama's 2008 election (McCaskill RAT-MO)
Posted on 07/19/2010 4:42:48 PM PDT by Libloather
Presidents ally: Expectations were set too high after Obama's 2008 election
By J. Taylor Rushing - 07/16/10 06:00 AM ET
President Obama is suffering from expectations set too high by the historic presidential election of 2008, one of his closest allies in the Senate said Thursday.
In an interview with The Hill, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) blamed unrealistic expectations for Obamas dismal poll numbers, which have Democrats worried about a defeat at the polls in Novembers midterm elections.
The bar for change was set inordinately high by the tone of the presidential campaign, said McCaskill, an early supporter of Obamas who endorsed him over then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in January 2008.
Obamas long-running primary battle with Clinton captivated Democrats across the country, who rallied to Obamas message of change. Turnout for the general election was the highest among eligible voters since 1968.
McCaskill said that Obama would have had a tough time pleasing the public no matter the economic situation, but that a collapse in the economy magnified Obamas problems by sending unemployment to new highs and damaging the nations fiscal health.
McCaskell trying to change the color of the lipstick on this pig.........it wasn’t OUR expectations....it was his and hers...
Icarus’s wings have melted
Why is it so hard for them to understand that we just don’t like him and we don’t like what he’s doing to our country?
‘let history mark this as the day the oceans began to recede and the earth began to heal’(paraphrase)
Whose expectations were too high? Not those of us who voted against him. We read up on him and found his true agenda before the election. Big Media is to blame for the mess of our country. They could have exposed him for what he is, a Socialist. They supported and still support him. They should be sued for fraud along with everyone in his Administration.
Obama is the one who pushed the expectations to high levels... “we’re the ones we’ve been waiting for!” oh brother... he thinks too highly of himself...
All I know is we Missourians are stuck with her for another 2+ years. Though I do give her credit for voting against amnesty as opposed to our POS RINO Senator Bond.
In other words Obama was lying all throughout the campaign. I wonder why CNN didn't notice.
LOL! Of course they were.
Many thought Obama was going to take care of their house payment, car payment and buy them the gas to put in it.
The bar was not set by those who actually attempted to vet him prior to the election. Warning bells were going off even then. Claire-bear is waffling now that her One is beginnning to show his true colors. Not quite ready to jump ship; but e-e-e-e-ver so close to the edge, aren't you Claire?
B-ball, dates with Meeshell and the kids, golf, status quo and Chigago thug politics is 0bama’s forte. So why did he run on hopey change?
you mean Obama ISN”T going to cool the Earth and roll back the oceans?
He has lived up to my expectations. I knew that he would be the worst, most inexperienced, know nothing, lefty POTUS this country has ever had! And he is!
It wasn’t high expectations, it is LOW RESULTS
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