Skip to comments.Amidst Obama's Falling Poll Numbers, MSNBC Tries to Suggest He Could Rebound Like Reagan
Posted on 08/24/2010 1:55:18 PM PDT by Justaham
During the 3 p.m. MSNBC news hour Monday, anchor Chris Jansing asked the question and hosted an expert who supplied the seemingly desired answer. The question: Could President Obama make a mid-term comeback similar to President Reagan in 1982? The answer: Absolutely.
The two discussed the similarities of the situations faced by the presidents, and seemed to conclude that if the economy turns around, President Obama would almost certainly be re-elected.
It is a big if, but the short segment seemed quite focused on what would happen after the economy turns around. The two didn't bother to discuss what would happen if the economy continues to be stagnant, or takes a turn for the worse.
"Well you have a President facing a deep recession, high unemployment, dropping poll numbers, and a potentially game-changing midterm election. That was Ronald Reagan's first two years in office. Then, two years later, he won re-election in a landslide," stated MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing. "Could President Obama make the same comeback?"
Guest Allan Lichtman, presidential historian at American University, answered in the affirmative. "Absolutely," he responded. "They are kind of mirror images of each other."
After Lichtman explained how the two Presidents' situations are quite similar, Jansing asked her follow-up question. "If the economy starts to turn around in the next year to 18 months...is it likely to follow that Barack Obama will have a much easier time with re-election?"
"It will follow like night to day," Lichtman predictably answered. "And of course this all presumes the Democrats don't commit internal suicide by challenging [Obama] in the primaries."
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Pass the kool aid.
Unless there is an absolute and wholesale looting of all retirement accounts, savings accounts, 401Ks, stock accounts, etc. there is simply no way the fiscal surety of this country can be immediately ameliorated, period. Anything else, any proposal, any excuse is just another word for more debt.
Allen Lichtmann really compares the ideology of Reagan to Obama? Really? No wonder our children are growing up completely lied to and confused, the Progressives (Marxists) cannot spew enough lies to justify reality.
Oh yes, very similar. They both have black hair, for example.
He will not rebound.
just give it up press or so called press, you’ve been a laughing stock for over two years
Reagan lowered taxes, Obama's raising them. Reagan loathed big government, Obama loves it. Reagan was a patriot who believed in the unique qualities of the American race, Obama more often sides with our enemies and believes Americans are a deeply flawed people.
Reagan grew in popularity as he earned peoples' respect, Obama started out with all kinds of unearned respect and p*ssed it away in 18 months.
MSNBC is serving KoolAid laced with Obamatoxins.
Ronald Wilson Reagan loved this country.
Barack Hoover Obama does not.
“Unless there is an absolute and wholesale looting of all retirement accounts, savings accounts, 401Ks, stock accounts, etc”
Raiding people’s hard-earned nest eggs?
Got Civil War, if you want it.
The word Obama should not even be used within the same sentence as the name Reagan.
Utterly offensive, blegghh!
hahahahahahahahahahahahah.... funny, funny, funny..... hahahahaha
Mirror images? Stupid metaphor. More accurate would be two cars passing on a hill, at the same place momentarily, but going in opposite directions.
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