This has got to scare Democrats to death, because the whole point of hitching their wagons to Obama's star was that Obama was popular. In fact, one might say that Plouffe, Axelroad & Company developed a formula in which "popular" was an acceptable synonym for "successful." But the gross incompetence of the Obama administration can't be solved by P.R. gimmicks. Five weeks ago, when the polls were looking good for Obama, I said:
Idiots. Economics is not public relations. Don't you people understand that it doesn't matter how "popular" you and your policies are, if what you are doing is the wrong thing to do? And that it doesn't matter how clever and persuasive your arguments are, if your policies bring disaster?In three words: It Won't Work. Or, in more words . . .
UPDATE: Hot Air's Ed Morrissey reminds us that Rasmussen has been showing steady declines in Obama's approval numbers.
- 3/23: 'Sheesh, the guy is Jimmy Carter . . .'
- 3/17: From Hope to Hopeless in 8 Weeks
- 3/13: 'Increasingly significant doubts'
- 3/4: Random freaking adults, again
- 2/15: Popularity vs. reality