This is not looking good.
The economy is perceived to be at least modestly growing and improving.
The President is now perceived to be working with the opposition, first to extend the tax cuts at year end, and now with the spending cuts.
The President has kept us out of direct conflict in the latest round of disruptions.
So what’s the problem?
Gasoline is pushing $4/gallon and there’s no plan except to tax it so we don’t use so much?
They all believe we’ve run out of money, are dependent on borrowing from the likes of China, and could be the next Greece?
The rebels are losing in Libya and there seems to be nothing we can do about it?
Homes are still being lost by the hundreds of thousands?
Vast numbers of people owe more on their house than it’s worth?
People can’t find decent jobs?
The healthcare situation is worse than ever?
There is a perception that the President and Congress are insensitive to what people are going through?
There is no actual recovery plan, nor even any proposals that make sense?
There is a general feeling that America is in decline?