Did anyone watch CNN's National Report Card special last night?
Fairly interesting, I thought, hopefully CNN has it up on their web site or u-tube for those that are interested.
Anyway the format was 8 or so political analysts who ranged from hard right to hard left.
National live phone in polling was done across the country and they also had extensive advance polling by a professional polling organization country wide on all issues.
Others will probably see it differently and I am just going by memory but here, roughly is how it panned out.
Obama and the Democrats: Polled C- to F- across the country (something like 49% of respondents gave the party an F).
The Republicans: pretty much the same as the Democrats. The main criticism is that in a time of need and recession the Republicans are refusing to work with the Democrats for the good of the country.
Health care: Something like 81% polled are happy with the existing system and 75% are opposed to any change. This one looks dead in the water to me.
The House and Pelosi: D to F . Pork, pork and more pork. More than 50% polled gave an F.
The Senators: Every single Senator in the Union received a C-,D or an F except one guy.
The Senator from North Dakota.
Joe Biden: A B to a C. Surprisingly the VP is doing quite well. Supposedly he just works really hard at his job and does the best he can for Americans.
Hillary Clinton: B+. Polled as by far the most popular and effective member of Obama's administration. One major issue was the fear that Obama was weak and wishy- washy on tough foreign affairs issues. Clinton solves that problem as she is considered to have a larger set of cojones than Obama when it comes to foreign affairs.
Obama as president: C-. I was surprised he got that frankly.
Most Americans are willing to give President Obama more time before they loose faith in him. The general consensus seems to be that he is underachieving in virtually all expectations however it is unfair to pass judgment without giving him a full term.
So thats the report card from the American people.
My opinion is that Obama has 6 to 12 months at most to get his wish list built and in place.
If he fails to do that he will become a do nothing president.
It will be 4 lost years, a non event.
Obama got elected as a great and moving public speaker. He had a dream. He had a plan. He had a vision.
He was elected by the people as a messiah with a vision for America.
Now nothings happening.
Was it all rhetoric or can the guy really lead?
I think not electing Hillary Clinton is panning out to be a huge mistake.
Time will tell.