Monday, July 8, 2013

Jennifer Oliver O'Connell - Obama on the world stage: The thrill is gone

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2013 — In January of 2012, President Obama sang “Let’s Stay Together” while fundraising at the Apollo Theater during his 2012 campaign. Our nation chose to give him a second term that November, and much fanfare was made of it. Less than a year into this second change, the winds are not at this President’s back.

Now America and the world are singing, “The Thrill is Gone. Despite the brewing scandals of Benghazi, the AP/Rosen email mess, the IRS, and the NSA— major failures and overreaches that happened on his watch — the President appeared as Teflon Don, his popularity unaffected. However, in mid-June, a CNN poll showed Obama’s approval ratings dipping into the low 40s for the first time.

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