Politico's Roger Simon interviewed Obama's Chief of Staff.
“... he says it himself all the time,” Daley says.
“He doesn’t know why he’s as high as 44 percent.”
Nor do I.
And then there's Peggy Noonan:
.... Where is the president in all this? He doesn't seem to be as worried about his country's continuance as his own. He's out campaigning and talking of our problems, but he seems oddly oblivious to or detached from America's deeper fears. And so he feels free to exploit divisions. It's all the rich versus the rest, and there are a lot more of the latter.
Twenty twelve won't be "as sexy" as 2008, he said this week. It will be all brute force. Which will only add to the feeling of unease....
She goes on to quote Paul Ryan at some length. She is right to say that
"If Republicans thought - and spoke - like this, the party would flourish. People would be less fearful for the future. And Mr. Obama wouldn't be seeing his numbers go up."
Paul Ryan for President?