Over the past 3 years, we've heard different narratives about BO.
First, Obama walked on water or would turn into the most important president since Lincoln.
It lasted until the summer of 2009 or when his polls started sinking.
The second, or "Clinton narrative", came after the 2010 mid-term election. This was "the pragmatic move to the center" strategy to win reelection.
We were told that Obama, like Clinton in '95, would sign one GOP bill after another.
Yes, it worked for Pres Clinton because he had Ross Perot to divide the opposition.
Also, Pres Clinton came into office as the economy was recovering. He ran for reelection with 4.8% unemployment as the economy bounced back from the 1991-92 recession.
BO will not run for reelection with low unemployment!
The third narrative is the Reagan story, or the idea that Pres BO would ride an economic recovery to re-election.
This analogy is falling apart because 2011 is turning out to be very different than 1983.
Please read this:
"The Commerce Department reported yesterday that the U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.8 percent rate during the first quarter of 2011, more evidence that the Obama recovery has been tepid, at best.
At a comparable point in Reagan's presidency, the shaky economy he inherited was headed to a robust recovery, with gross domestic product surging by 5.1 percent in the first quarter of 1983.
For the rest of 1983, the economy grew at a 4.5 percent rate, then leaped 7.2 percent in 1984, as Reagan won a landslide re-election.
Today, the Federal Reserve Board projects GDP growth of 3.1 percent to 3.3 percent in 2011, and 3.5 percent to 4.2 percent in 2012.
Note, too, that Reagan took office after a year of 13.5 percent inflation, but by 1984, it was 4.3 percent." (WashingtonExaminer)
It's very simple.
Pres Reagan ran on results whereas Pres BO is still doing "hope and change".
Before coming to Washington, Reagan was a 2-term governor of California and had experience governing.
On the other hand, BO had never run anything. He was a community organizer and wrote two books about himself.
We understand why BO wants to be like Reagan. What modern politician doesn't?
However, he is starting to look a lot more like Carter, a.k.a. the Dems electoral nightmare!