New poll numbers indicate that many voters feel that President Obama has the country on the wrong track (to the tune of 75%). With an economy still in a downward spiral and unemplyment still above nine percent (and double that for Blacks), many are questioning whether or not the President is an effective leader.
Recently, news surfaced that many Democrats are questioning the President’s ability to lead. They cite his handling of the debt ceiling debate and other negotiations with Republicans. To some, the President has continually caved to the demands of the GOP, while leaving his base to fend for itself.
Leading Democratic strategist James Carville wrote a column giving the President a bit of advice: Panic!
We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It’s pretty damn clear they are not happy campers.
This is what I would say to President Barack Obama: The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed.
Basically, Carville and many other Democrats are imploring the President to fight and get tough with Republicans. But can he?