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How Barack Obama Became Mr. Unpopular


Educating the Ignorant
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Dec 19, 2008
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I think the White House aide nails why Obama became unpopular.
It was all a show, "words, just words."

In more confiding moments, aides admit that the peak of Obama's popularity may have been inflated, a fleeting result of elation at the prospect of change and national pride in electing the first African-American President. As one White House aide puts it, "It was sort of fake."


Jackie Walorski, says she is often approached by Obama voters who want to vent. "This has burned people," she says. "Their words, not mine: 'Betrayed by the health care vote.' 'What are they thinking when it comes to spending?' 'Broken promises when it comes to jobs.' " At one recent Walorski house party, held at dusk beside a cornfield, two attendees, Matthew and Frances Napieralski, identified themselves as former supporters of the President. "He's not what I voted for," said Matthew, who runs a plastic-injection-molding shop in town. "It's a shame that they led us to believe one thing," said Frances, "and then everything changes."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2015629-3,00.html#ixzz0yUxHJYs9

Read more: Obama Unpopular Ahead of Midterms: Will the GOP Benefit? - TIME

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