John Bolton thinks it’s too late for sanctions on Iran. “Adopting tougher economic sanctions is simply another detour away from hard decisions on whether to accept a nuclear Iran or support using force to prevent it.”
The array of voices on the Right taking issue with George Will’s call for retreat in Afghanistan and in defense of the administration’s policy is both heartening and telling. Conservatives given the chance to attack the president for partisan gain say, “No, thanks.”
All Jon Corzine’s negative attacks have gotten him nowhere. In the latest Quinnipiac poll, he still trails Republican Chris Christie by 10 points. Christie leads by a 46-30 percent margin among independent voters. What’s more: “New Jersey voters disapprove 60-34 percent of the job Corzine is doing, compared to his 58-36 percent disapproval August 11. By a 57-34 percent margin, they have an unfavorable opinion of the Governor, compared to a 41-30 percent favorable opinion of Christie.”
Obama’s poll numbers look grim, too. According to Rasmussen: “Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That’s down a point from yesterday and the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove.”
According to a CBS News poll, Obama has managed to confuse 60 percent of voters on health care.
Over at Pollster.com, Obama’s average disapproval is now 48 percent, while his approval is 47.1 percent.
From CNN: “A majority of independent voters disapprove of how Barack Obama’s handling his job as president, according to a new national poll. Fifty-three percent of independents questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday say they disapprove of how Obama’s handling his duties in the White House, with 43 percent in approval. That result marks the first time in a CNN poll that a majority of independents give the president’s performance a thumbs-down.”
The Virginia gubernatorial race has narrowed, but Republican Bob McDonnell is still leading by 7 and by 31 percent among independents. No wonder the Washington Post is running on about a 20-year-old college paper. When all else fails, Democrats in Virginia can always count on the Post to yell, “Macaca.”
Obama is going to try something new — tell us what he thinks should be in a health-care plan. But it’s “doubtful Obama will dictate a highly specific plan.” Got that? He’ll maybe just give broad hints about what he’d like.
It seems the New Mexico U.S. attorney is signaling to those who can read between the lines that he was run over by the Justice Department in the Bill Richardson case.
National Security Adviser James Jones bears an uncanny resemblance to a ”Birkenstocked Cesar Chavez worshipper standing in line for Barack Obama’s autograph drunk on the global-village Kool-aid and spouting leftist bromides.” Remember when we were told we were getting the “best and the brightest” in the Obama administration?