I hear two conflicting views about public support for the stimulus plan.
The New Yorker says on their political scene audio article that support is waning. Gallup says Obama is winning the fight about the stimulus plan: http://www.gallup.com/poll/114202/Obama-Upper-Hand-Stimulus-Fight.aspx
Granted, I am listening to TV on the Radio’s new album, Dear Science and didn’t want to switch that off to listen to the audio. But, my point is that the audio is being advertised as such which could be misleading if it says otherwise.
In other news, Obama’s press conference was very good and the ultimate sell. He called out the hypocrisy of the party NOT in power (which acts like they are IN power or perhaps their behavior can only be explained by amnesia) in an intelligent reasoned way. He is teaching people not to forget. He is laying out an argument for the long term. Maybe, just maybe, he will be the first president to gain popularity and strength while he is in office rather than the normal trajectory. And this conference convinced me that he’s read the only two books, in my opinion, that the lay person needs to read to understand America: The Age of American UnReason and Don’t Think of An Elephant.
I suggest that these two be read.