Rich Galen

Jeff Greenfield who has been observing and analyzing American Politics for about as long as I have wrote a blistering piece detailing four events of Obama's first week including the empty seats and Joe Biden.

But he added the fact that the "April unemployment rate for workers under 25 was 16.4 percent and as many as half of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."

As young voters are a huge piece of the coalition that carried Obama to victory in 2008, anything that dampens their enthusiasm - not being able to find a job would be an example - will likely suppress their vote totals in November.

That's not Obama's fault. That's the fault of George W. Bush and Herbert Hoover, but there you are.

Finally, MullPal and sometimes backdoor neighbor James Carville, on the site, wrote:

"Democratic fundraisers, activists, supporters, and even politicians alike have somehow collectively lapsed into the sentiment that the president is going to be reelected and that we have a good shot to take the House back while holding the Senate."

Then he wrote:

"What are you smoking? What are you drinking? What are you snorting or just what in the hell are you thinking?"

James correctly points out that the RealClearPolitics average of national polls has Obama leading Romney "by three-tenths of one percent."

As of last night that had dropped by A THIRD to .2 percent.

That's not Obama's fault. As we saw over the weekend in Europe there is a significant "throw the rascals out" mentality in Europe much as there was in the U.S. less than two years ago in the mid-term elections of 2010.

But, there you are.

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