The Wall Street Journal published today an opinion piece by Daniel Henninger titled "Obama's Likability Gap." I don't particularly care about the WSJ. They are reactionary and fanatically pro-capitalism. It is their religion.
The subtitle states that Obama today is 'different than the 2008 candidate.'
Americans supported him in 2008 because they desperately wanted change from the disastrous George W. Bush presidency. Be careful with what you wish or hope. It may be worse.
Henninger goes on to describe the Obama of 2008 and 2011 as follow:
"Obama.2008 was engaging, patient, open, optimistic and a self-identified conciliator."
"Obama.2011 has been something else—testy, petulant, impatient, arrogant and increasingly a divider."
In three years we have seen the real Barack Obama, and it is a sorry sight. Its like Jekyll and Hyde.
With the exception of the Health Care Reform Law, people no longer support him. On the Cuba issue he has been a disaster and a 'me too' to continuing the policies of Dubbya. Same old crap. No change.
But the GOP may still save him by nominating someone who is totally unqualified like Sarah Palin, or an ideologue like Newt Gingrich.
He lost my vote for 2012 as soon as I saw that the 'change you can believe in' was merely an empty campaign slogan.
We need someone that will present a very clear difference from the disaster that Barack H. Obama has been.