Remember 2008, 2006, and 1996? When conservatives, disaffected by the GOP and the people who’d represented it in Washington, stayed home in droves?
Sorry, Dems; it swings both ways:
Is President Obama losing his base?
Liberal and progressive organizations that helped propel him to the White House are turning on him now, little more than a year after he took office. Their collective discontent, on issues from health care to nuclear energy to the handling of terrorism suspects, could mean bad news for Democrats during this fall’s congressional elections.
One wonders if anyone’s regretting rejecting Hillary?
Polls show that liberals and blacks still approve of the job Obama’s doing. That approval, however, doesn’t necessarily mean they will make the effort to vote, and many of the activists and groups that worked to get people to the polls in 2008 say they’re not inclined right now to help Democrats in the fall.
Now, I”m not going to get too excited about the polls; the base will most likely rally around their guy, at least partially.
But if the base ain’t buying it – and not turning out 100% – what will the undecideds and “independents” do?