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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bad news

Looks like the President won't be able to mobilize the base for 2010.... If his lesson from 2009 is the need for further accomodation rather than populism, we may be in for catastrophic midterm elections.
"That's what's been lost this year ... that whole sense of changing how Washington works," Obama said in an interview with People magazine.

The president said his second-year agenda will be refocused on uniting the country around common values, "whether we're Democrats or Republicans."

UPDATE: On the other hand, it's worth remembering that Obama's personal approval rating is higher than that of either party's congressional contingent. That unifying veneer, coupled with populist legislation... that's probably the way to go. But as the Scott Brown debacle is proving, if Democrats don't seize the populist moment, they'll be rolled by it.

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