Skip to comments.Obama wants halo effect
Posted on 03/26/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT by mandaladon
ROME President Barack Obama was once the biggest superstar on the international stage. On Thursday, he heads to the Vatican to benefit from the popularity of his replacement: Pope Francis.
The visit is a rare chance for Obama to associate himself with a world leader whose cool factor far outweighs his own, and it comes at a critical time in his presidency. The White House is still recovering from what aides call a lost year, and the presidents job approval ratings at home are dipping to new lows.
Obama will use the closely watched meeting to show how aligned he is with the pope on income inequality, poverty and immigration issues important to both the White House and Democrats as they try to paint Republicans as insensitive to the needs of Americans before the upcoming midterms.
He needs the Francis bump, said Chad Pecknold, a theology professor at The Catholic University of America.
Francis has a 76 percent approval rating among Americans, according to a Gallup poll published Wednesday. Obamas approval rating in the daily Gallup tracking poll was 42 percent.
But even in Vatican City, Obama may not be able to escape the issue thats dogged his presidency: Obamacare.
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sure wish his mom had used a “halo”.
The One hopes the Pope recognizes the One.
Yes, but will the Pope kiss his ring?
His presence at the Vatican is an abomination. I hope they fumigate the Vatican after he leaves.
Wouldn’t a Muzzie feel awkward in the Vatican?
People in hell want ice water.
This is more about the Left hoping that Francis turns into some moderate and endorses homo rights and marriage.
Not a bit if he thought he was conning the pope.
Chritians are being slaughtered all across the middle east, he has said nothing, nothing yet he wants an audience with the pope. The pope better wring his little scrawny neck about this and if he doesnt shame on him and may lightning strike them both
The Mooch would rather have JUMP ROPE in China than meet the POPE??? What a CLASSLESS ASS she is.
I’ll bet he will lie through his teeth about whatever the Pope says.
Deathcare for cutie.
This faggoty teenaged choom gang punk who affirmative-actioned his way to the top of the ladder of white guilt america will finally fail soon.
Demons cannot get halos.
Obozo should burst into flames when he meets the Pope.
He can get horns
I hope the Holy Father hammers him about the 55 MILLION dead babies and the Obamacare birth control requirements.
I was in the Vatican last month. Pope Francis is the most serene man I have ever seen. He is awesome.
“Ill bet he will lie through his teeth about whatever the Pope says.”
I was thinking the same thing! He and his spin doctors gotta get the halo effect for The Won.
There have been a few articles that mention the Pope and Obummer are both concerned about “income inequality”. From what I’ve read (certainly not everything on the subject), the Pope doesn’t speak of redistribution of wealth like Obamma does. The Pope speaks about the poor and helping them/giving charity to them. In my mind, that’s quite a different thing. Americans (and I have seen figures that for a large part it’s conservatives and Pubbies) are probably the most charitable people on the planet.