Joe Biden sees victory on the horizon!
In a speech on Wednesday evening, the vice-president unleashed his theory that the GOP's Medicare plan and Bin Laden's death both have voters looking more favorably at President Obama. These two pivotal developments, says Biden, will fundamentally change the way that voters think about some of the more controversial and unpopular decisions the president has made thus far. Politico, has more:
“The American people now … have a crystal clear picture of how strong and decisive this president is. And that’s the last piece of the puzzle that had to be put in place for this great man.
The American people will no longer confuse being contemplative with being a coward. People are now beginning to take a second look at those incredibly difficult but absolutely necessary decisions the president had to make the day we walked into the West Wing.”
While the president did, indeed, experience a surge in the days following the Bin Laden raid, his numbers could have gone higher. While certainly not comparable in terms of magnitude, President George W. Bush shot up from the 50s in the weeks preceding Sept. 11 to at least 90 percent during the weeks following. To compare, some polls saw Obama move from the 40s up to the high 50s following Bin Laden's death. Not exactly earth-shattering.
Currently, Obama's job approval rating stands at 52.5 percent, with 42.6 of the nation disapproving. While Biden believes that Medicare and Bin Laden may be the key to changes in public perception, it seems the economy will have a greater impact. We shall see. Below, watch some of Biden's commentary:
(h/t Weasel Zippers)