Rich Galen

The White House can still take some comfort in the fact that 72 percent of the respondents believe that Obama inherited our economic problems, but that number is down 12 percentage points from February.

Decode? Obama is beginning to run out of time to keep blaming Bush for the economic situation. Sooner rather than later this will be Mr. Obama's recession.

Unfortunately for Republicans, 45 percent hold a favorable view of the Democratic Party but only 25 percent hold a favorable view of the Republican Party.

Americans are losing their zeal for Obama, but Republicans have not been able to find a message (or a messenger) who can scoop up those disaffected Americans and rally them to the GOP banner.

Attacking Obama doesn't work. Attacking Democrats doesn't work.

Maybe the GOP should go back to the old ways: You can attract more flies with honey …

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at