A Disaster - Just In Time For Obama
The mainstream media firewall was crumbling, and with it, Obama's favorability ratings. Obama welcomes Hurricane Sandy.
Last week, I speculated that we may be seeing a "preference cascade," as people who previously supported Obama now feel safe about publicly changing their minds. It seems that we're seeing more of that this week as word of the Benghazi debacle spreads. The Obama campaign no doubt hopes you'll be distracted from this by hurricane news, but that's probably a vain hope on its part.
On the left, the defections are mounting. Last week, I spoke to Camille Paglia about her new book on art history, but she also stopped to explain why she wasn't voting for Obama this time: basically, disappointment. She said he ran as a moderate, but has been "one of the most racially divisive and polarizing figures ever. I think it's going to take years to undo the damage to relationships between the races."
She was also unhappy with the Libya intervention -- which admittedly hasn't turned out well -- and with the ongoing drone attacks, as well as the way ObamaCare turned out. She says she'll vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, whom I interviewed here a while back, instead.