The inimitable Victor Davis Hanson:
.... Review Obama’s bad news of the last 90 days:
- the Scott Walker victory, the Obama gaffes (the private sector is doing “fine”),
- the Democratic defections (whether senators and representatives bailing from the convention or smackdowns on Bain Capital from Cory Booker, Bill Clinton, etc.),
- the Holder mess,
- the circumvention of Congress by de facto amnesty,
- the non-ending scandals (Solyndra, Fast and Furious, GSA, Secret Service, etc.),
- the Putin/Merkel put-down,
- our new Muslim Brotherhood friend and ally running Egypt,
- the supposed shortfall in campaign donations, etc.
Yet this weekend Obama remains up in the polls and ahead in key swing states.
If these "bad" weeks have led to his rise in the polls,
what might good weeks do?
Sometimes when I watch Fox News, listen to talk radio, or read the blogs, I fear too many are in a strange bubble: the Obama embarrassments are tallied, his crashing defeat predicted — but no one seems to say, “But hey, he is still after all that ahead in the polls!” And to the extent someone might point to polling, he is met with “But the polls are biased!” Perhaps they are by 3-4 points. But right now, given the power of incumbency, the changing nature of the U.S., and the no-holds-barred methods of Barack Obama, the advantage is still all Obama’s — and almost all the polls show that.
And we should remember that fact rather than be told simply how bad Obama is.