That record unemployment and debt tends to tatter one’s image over time.
Failed far left President Barack Obama told a group of supporters in Miami this week, “It’s not as cool to be an Obama supporter as it was in 2008, with the posters and all of that stuff.”
What a downer
The AP reported:
As he weighed a presidential run back in 2006, President Barack Obama displayed a realistic sense of self-awareness: All the adulation he was receiving, he conceded then, was because he was a blank slate on which people could attach their aspirations.
As he seeks re-election, his self-awareness is on display again, with a new conclusion.
“It’s not as cool to be an Obama supporter as it was in 2008, with the posters and all of that stuff,” he acknowledged to an intimate gathering of donors in Miami this week.
It’s a line he delivered with a chuckle, a variation on a theme that he is using with his base of supporters. But it holds an important truth for the Obama campaign: Obama is now a known quantity and he will not inspire voters this election the same way he did in the previous one.