No bounce, no boom … No-bama
So far, U.S. President Barack Obama has not received much of a bounce yet in popular support from the Democratic National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday. Via Reuters.
As I expressed on Twitter, this was not the convention the Democrats wanted. From the 2010 mid-terms, to Wisconsin, up through a convention at which Obama was forced to speak indoors, after a controversy as to whether God was also allowed in, or not, there’s a narrative that’s formed. The Democrats have been under-performing consistently for over two years.
If it holds, Obama will lose in a close election.
Large portions of the electorate seem to be checked out. They aren’t listening, not even tuning in. Obama needs to reach some portion of them to win. Tonight was his first real shot at doing it. I believed he failed. But that’s an opinion, not a fact. I could see Obama losing not because of who votes but who does not in November. And as long as he continues his war on Romney – full of personal attacks even the media was forced to acknowledge, he can’t be the inspiring figure he was in 2008 that brought so many people out.
Nothing is decided at this point. But based upon what’s been observed, I think Obama has a problem and the convention only reinforced my belief that he and Axelrod and whomever else have yet to figure it out.