Party leaders are anxious.
And some are now wavering.
They're all deeply concerned that Barack Obama may be a one-term president. And now the New York Times has a story called "Democrats fret aloud over Obama's re-election."
Here's an excerpt:
Democrats are expressing growing alarm about President Obama's re-election prospects and, in interviews, are openly acknowledging anxiety about the White House’s ability to strengthen the president’s standing over the next 14 months.Click here for the full story.
Elected officials and party leaders at all levels said their worries have intensified as the economy has displayed new signs of weakness. They said the likelihood of a highly competitive 2012 race is increasing as the Republican field, once dismissed by many Democrats as too inexperienced and conservative to pose a serious threat, has started narrowing to two leading candidates, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, who have executive experience and messages built around job creation.
If Obama's approval rating keeps falling, it may not matter. But I think Perry's statement at the debate last week re: social security could come back to haunt him if he wins the nomination. Remember that while voters may want the government to cut spending as a whole, it likes specific programs that benefit them specifically. Social Security is one of those programs. A political campaign team as skilled as the one Obama has can hold Perry's calling social security "a ponzi scheme" against him.
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