For the first time in nearly a year (May 27, 2011) President Obama has hit 51% approval on Gallup’s daily tracking poll.
An incumbent President with a 50%+ approval rating will almost certainly win reelection even if facing a strong challenger and with the extremely weak Mitt Romney as Obama’s opponent on November 6th, there’s no doubt that Obama will win another term if his approval rating remains this high.
Bin Laden Anniversary
Why is Obama’s approval rating on the upswing? Perhaps it’s the anniversary of the Bin Laden raid where Commander in Chief Barack Obama accomplished what George W. Bush couldn’t in over 7 years: finally bringing to justice the man who was responsible for 9/11.
Right Wing Lie Machine (Lame Swift Boating Attempt)
Lately Karl Rove and the rest of the right wing liemongers have been running whiny ads about President Obama’s success as Commander in Chief. This is truly pathetic. If only they could be man enough to admit that Obama succeeded where Bush failed.
The fact is both John McCain & Mitt Romney said President Obama’s plan to go into Pakistan to get Bin Laden was the wrong way to go. They can’t claim they would do the same thing now when they said they wouldn’t do it before. It’s because President Obama was in the White House that Bin Laden is dead today. He deserves far more credit than he has ever taken for himself.
It is ludicrous for the party of “Mission Accomplished” to claim that the President is “spiking the football” or taking undue credit (and who would have been blamed if the mission were a failure?) This is the party of Rudy “9/11″ Guiliani. This is the party that made getting attacked on 9/11 a huge political asset (and remember Bush ignored warnings about Al Qaeda.)
Think about how twisted it is that the Republicans can turn their failures into political positives and then want to turn President Obama’s successes into a negative. Karl Rove, Frank Luntz and the rest of these guys spend their time trying to figure out how they can brainwash the masses. Their goal is to turn the truth inside out because if people would only look at the facts the Republicans would never win another election.
The fact is as Commander in Chief Obama has been ably cleaning up the many mistakes Bush left for him. The fact is both John McCain & Mitt Romney said they would not go into Pakistan to get Bin Laden.
Osama Bin Laden would be alive today if President Obama were not in the White House.