Excerpts from Human Events
By: Reince Priebus
March 14, 2012
"The Campaigner-in-Chief doesn't have much to show for his non-stop politicking.
"Recent primary results and polling numbers show President Obama is in serious trouble. And that's good news for the GOP...
"Compared to 1996-the last time an incumbent Democrat president was up for reelection-Obama is underperforming. In most states, he can't even muster the same number of primary votes that Bill Clinton won.
"In that year, 50,000 Iowa Democrats caucused, according to party estimates. This year, the estimate was 25,000...
"It doesn't stop there...
"With such weak turnout, Obama's reelection prospects are grim.
"Recent polls further highlight Americans' disapproval of President Obama. This week, a CBS/New York Times poll reported only a 41 percent job approval rating for the president and 47 percent disapproval...
"The 2008 enthusiasm for Barack Obama has disappeared. According to a Gallup poll released earlier this month, 79 percent of Democrats were 'more enthusiastic than usual' about voting in the 2008 presidential election. At the same time in 2012, only 45 percent of Democrats said they were 'more enthusiastic.' 53 percent of Republicans today say they are 'more enthusiastic,' giving us an edge over Democrats.
"That enthusiasm was on full display in yesterday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. 614,490 Republican votes were cast in Alabama (with 98.4 percent reporting), setting a new turnout record. In 2008, 552,209 Republicans went to the polls.
"Mississippi also saw record turnout. With 99.3 percent reporting, 283,315 Republican votes were in-nearly twice the 2008 total of 143,286.
"The closer we get to November, the more Americans realize that President Obama has failed to keep his promises-on the economy, energy, the debt, the deficit, healthcare, housing and more.
"As a country, we are not better off under his presidency. Our incomes are lower, but we're paying more for groceries, healthcare, and gasoline. Now Obama is paying for his failure..."
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