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Discord and Disarray Won't Help Obama Legacy

Wallac Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:40 PM
"Yet he's the President of the United States, which says it all, and what does it say about his past challengers. Perhaps you do better questioning your own intellect, you may find, as evident from your comment, that you aren't much of a thinker. Also ask yourself, when will you become the most powerful person on earth? Whatever you wish to say about the President, his intellect is certainly not in question. Any intelligent and wise person should know better than to underestimate their opponent, but I suppose not many have ever accused you either--intelligent or wise.

Barack Obama is said to believe that he can win the political fight over the sequester. That's certainly the conventional wisdom.

And there is some evidence to support it. When you ask voters who will be to blame if the sequester occurs, Obama or "congressional Republicans," they're much more likely to say they'll blame the latter.

Obama also comes out on top when you ask whether they will blame "Obama and congressional Democrats" or "congressional Republicans."

There's reason to wonder, however, whether reaction after something happens will be the same as what people predict before it does.

Voters are not always...