Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Speaking to NBC News, former Vice President Dick Cheney looked into his crystal ball and predicted President Obama will be defeated for reelection in 2012.
“His overall approach to expanding the size of government, expanding the deficit, and giving more and more authority and power to the government over the private sector. Those are all weaknesses, as I look at Barack Obama. And I think he’ll be a one term President.”
But post-Tucson massacre polls suggest President Obama is surging among the all important Independents. Mr. Obama is up 15 points with Independent since last month.
In the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds President Obama’s approval rating up to 54%. His highest in more than a year.
And in the latest CNN/Opinion Research poll finds President Obama’s approval rating is up five points to 53% with “as a growing number of Americans think he’s a strong leader who is tough enough to handle a crisis.”
Perhaps, Mr. Cheney suffered the deleterious effects of oxygen deprivation during his recent heart procedure and can no longer distinguish fantasy from fact?