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  •  Obama is now at (20+ / 0-)

    52-42 in Gallup's 3 day job approval tracker. This, in itself, predicts an even bigger bounce to come.

    The definition of INSANITY: Voting Republican over and over and over and expecting the economy to get better.

    by pollbuster on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:38:51 AM PDT

    •  Yeah and about that 13 point bounce... (8+ / 0-)

      in approval. I think this points out a couple of important things.

      A) Obama is not good at and not comfortable with self-promotion

      B) He needs (and has needed over the last 3 years) more opportunities to get out in front of the American people and do exactly that. Speak up on what he's doing (done) and put a polish on it.

      I gave him top marks in the poll (over Bill and Michelle) for speaking. Thought it was a fantastic speech. Then I thought: he needs to do more of same.

      Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

      by TerryDarc on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:50:27 AM PDT

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      •  here's the thing. (7+ / 0-)

        If he really thinks that "WE" did this, then it wouldn't be self-promotion.

        He's letting US down, if he's not promoting all the great things WE have done.

        Let's let HIM know this.


        "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

        by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 11:04:36 AM PDT

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        •  Exactly! (2+ / 0-)
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          Yep! Self-promotion is something "the other guys do". But really, it's what we all need. We need someone to make the case for America heading off in a new, progressive direction.

          I remember prog's on this board, positively salivating when Obama started getting in R's faces and pushing his agenda across the swing states last year and this.

          Thing is, a progressive agenda works, is good for us and good for Barack Obama as a politician.

          Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

          by TerryDarc on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 11:35:50 AM PDT

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    •  Well mitts gonna get an 11 point bump. Any day now (6+ / 0-)

      Ask top al Qaeda leaders about Obama's foreign policy. Wait, you can't. They're dead. -Paul Begala

      by Fickle on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:56:26 AM PDT

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