Tuesday, November 03, 2009
A test of President Obama's popularity?
Prior to the elections in early November 2009, the buzz was all about whether the elections would go with or against President Obama. In the matter of just over nine months, he had rapid change of fortune. The opinions had changed from overwhelming popularity to something bordering on contempt. Everyone waited for the outcome of the election. If the Democrats did well, they would spin the election as an affirmative vote on President Obama's performance. If the Republicans did well, the Democrats would spin the election as being determined by local issues.