By the time he took office in 2009, President Obama had fashioned a reputation as an idealist committed to reforming the way business is done in Washington. But as president, he’s allowed this reputation to fritter away. And what’s left of it is now being destroyed by his harsh and misguided campaign for reelection. Obama has become his own worst political enemy. Even when his job approval first began to fade, his poll numbers for being well-liked personally remained high. Now those are fading too. He’s on the road to defeat.Click here to read the complete article.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Barnes: Obama Now His Own Worst Political Enemy
Over at the Weekly Standard, the ever-incisive Fred Barnes has done a great job of analyzing President Obama's current predicament. Here's an excerpt: