Unbelievably, Obama’s numbers continue to slip despite the fact that throngs of reporters are jockeying for position on his European tour and in spite of Maliki’s comments about Obama’s timeline. (HERE) Perhaps it’s because the American public now, more than ever, wants to win the war in Iraq, believes the surge has worked and disagrees with a strict timeline for withdrawal. All of this despite the fact that a majority of Americans believe that the Iraq war was a mistake. They agree with what I have been saying all along: it doesn’t matter why we got there, we have to finish what we started. McCain offered a plan that has worked, i.e., the surge, while Obama can’t even admit that it’s been successful and would not say that, even knowing what he knows now, he would have advocated for the surge. Strange. He wouldn’t have advocated for a strategy that has been objectively successful? It is odd that he has chosen this as the only position he refuses to change.
I’m glad that Americans can see past the fawning press coverage and decide for themselves. Fortunately, they realize that we know virtually nothing about Obama and what we do know is not encouraging. He has flip-flopped on every major issue he ran on in the primary but won’t admit it. That isn’t exactly the kind of “change” we need.