Appearing on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, political analyst for ABC Matthew Dowd says that the president's second term has been so horrible that there is no way he can recover. On the other hand, Democrat sycophant Donna Brazile thinks he can.
Stephanopoulos began with a question to the panel asking if anyone disagrees that this was the worst year for Obama. Dowd spoke first:
No. If you take a look at the data and if you take a look at where he was at the start of the year, just think a year ago today, he was winning 50% plus victory - first person since Eisenhower to win two terms over 50% - everything seemed so great. And ever since the start of the second administration, it has gone downhill. He's gone from a net - he's dropped a net 25 points in 12 months since January to today. His presidency, in my view, and the credibility of his presidency and the relevancy of his presidency is dramatically in question today, and I think he can't recover from it. No president has ever recovered from it at this point in their presidency.
Not everyone shared Dowd's view. Stephanopoulos seemed shocked to hear this but another ABC News contributor took her devotion to a whole new level, even ignoring the facts. Donna Brazile shared her opinion on just how he can recover.
I think he can. He has three years to recover. I think he will have a rebound in 2014, especially if the economy continues to rebound. Look, four of the last five two-term presidents have experienced problems in their fifth year.
Stephanopoulos and Dowd both tried to set her straight that Obama has the lowest average polling of any president. She was in disbelief that it could be lower than say Richard Nixon or George W. Bush. But like democrats and facts, they can be ignored. She continues:
Okay, well, I don't want to sound like I'm disputing your numbers today, but I'll do it later. But I believe if the rollout of the health care bill continues to bring in more people, if he can get the story right, if people are feeling good about the economy, this president will rebound. Look, he averted a war in Syria this year. I think the president has enormous strength and he's resilient. He's been counted out before. He'll come back.
President Obama may rebound all right but it will be a basketball or two while he "recovers" in Hawaii.