The Blog

Health Care, Afghanistan, and Palin

11:22 AM, Nov 17, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling health care by a 49-47 percent margin, according to the latest Washington Post poll. Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of Afghanistan by a 48-45 margin. In April of this year 63 percent of Americans approved of Obama's handling of that conflict -- that support is now down 18 points. And why wouldn't it be -- Obama has showed zero leadership on that issue.

Meanwhile, Obama has broken the record for travel in the first year of his presidency and the DNC has sent out no less than 5 releases this morning attacking Sarah Palin. I understand that the Democrats fear Sarah, but maybe this administration and its allies could better spend their time making the case for the incumbent president and his increasingly unpopular policies?