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October 21, 2011


Robert Lipscomb

Timing is everything in relection campaigns. Take a quick look at Bush's approval ratings during his time in office. He began a little more than 50% because, you know, people tend to give the new guy the benefit of the doubt. Then it jumped into the stratosphere immately after 9-11.

From that point on, was a continously decline with one exception. During the six or so months leading up to the 04 election, it trended up. Well, why not. He was in campaign mode and hundreds of millions of dollars were being spent 'accentuate the positive". And millions more were spent to prove that Kerry really was not a war hero and really sucked even if he was.

Immediately after the election, W's approval started trending down again.

Next spring, Obama will begin spending hundreds of millions of dollars to remind everyone that he has done a pretty good job. By then there will be a real GOP candidate. millions more will be spent to remind everyone that he really sucks.

Obama's championing of the jobs bill beginning in September tells me he is early to the fight.

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