Kind of weird to read all the references to polls regarding President Obama and the healthcare bill. Come on, Bush had the worst poll numbers you could have for the majority of his presidency and yet these same folks defended the shit outta him for doing his damage. “Polls don’t matter” is what we heard again and again, from Bush and from his apologists. Whether they do or not, Obama’s numbers aren’t really that bad, they just came down from great heights.
But if poll numbers are so important and should shape a president’s actions, then why did Bush ignore them so grandly? And I wonder, if healthcare begins to turn upwards, as it appears to be doing, and it polls well, then does that mean Obama is no longer thwarting the will of the people? I’m sure these folks will let us know, soon enough.