I was reading an article on www.associatedcontent.com written by Mark Whittington where he discusses the results of a poll conducted by www.rasmussenreports.com in which 52% of the electorate felt Sarah Palin’s views were more in touch with their own, compared to 48% for Barack Obama. I can’t say I’m surprised by this. I live in New Jersey, home of the most revered Republican right now, Chris Christie. I can’t even imagine the results of a similar poll where Christie and Obama’s views were compared. The results would probably be even more in favor of Christie than they were in favor of Palin. What really shocked me in this article was when he mentioned that it was only two short years ago, during the end of their campaign, that the public sentiment was quite the opposite. Two short years ago?! Has it really been two years already?
What has Barack Obama done in these two short years? I know he’s been on more television shows than any president I can remember. I know he’s been on more vacations than I have. I know he’s been working on a healthcare program. But what else? Can he really take credit for bringing our troops home from Iraq when he’s sending more to Afganistan? Oh, and what about that thing called the economy he was supposed to fix. A presidential term is only four years, and two are practically done. You would think it’s finally time to get down to business. Problem is that business seems to be campaigning for other Democrats, who are up for reelection. By the time he has finished with others’ campaigns it will be time to start working on his own reelection. When will he find time to actually help this country, like he promised. In his next term? Right now I don’t think he’ll get one. If you asked me now who will win the next presidential election I would tell you I don’t know. I know who won’t, Barack Obama.
I think the President has made a big mistake in putting all his eggs into healthcare reform. Yes this is something every citzen is dealing with. The problem is even if any of the changes he has made work it will be after he is no longer in office. I am in no way an Obama supporter, however I’m gonna offer him some advice, in the hopes of helping the country. Everyone has been complaining about our healthcare system for years, you’ll never make everyone happy. They will be complaining about it long after he is out of office, even if he does pull a miracle and get a second term. What would make everyone happy? More money in their pockets. Tax cuts that actually show up in a workers paycheck, Trust me Mr. President, pass a tax cut that directly increases everyones paycheck, and you can go on television as much as you want, campaign as much as you want, even vacation as much as you want. Who knows if my check gets a little bigger maybe I’ll even take a vacation with you.