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White House to Hold Weekly Bin Laden Speech
5/17/2011 6:23 PM Coyle
Follow his “60 Minutes” interview, the White House has announced that President Obama will be holding weekly Sunday night speeches for the press corps in order to continually reiterate the fact that al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is still in fact dead.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the new arrangement during an afternoon press conference. When asked why such a weekly speech is needed, Carney pointed out that “we could really use the boost in the poll numbers.”
In the week following the announcement of the death of bin Laden, President Obama's approval rating jumped nine points to 56 percent, countering the downward trend in his approval ratings over the past several months.
Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen commented on Fox News about the ingenuity of the idea. “Just think. If President Obama gets a ten percent increase in his approval ratings every time he makes the announcement that bin Laden is dead, then his approval rating by the time we reach the next election will be 836 percent. With those kind of numbers, he would be tough to beat. Not impossible, mind you, but really tough.”
President Obama is hoping to avoid the fate of the first President Bush. After the first Gulf War, the former president's approval ratings were at 90 percent, making him seemingly invincible. However, just 18 months later, George H. W. Bush would be out of office, the victim of voter angst due to an economic recession.
Press Secretary Carney clearly had that in mind while responding to questions from reporters. When asked if the weekly speech was just a shameless publicity stunt designed to manipulate emotions, he responded, “Well, of course it is. Have you seen the latest economic numbers? $4 gasoline prices. 9 percent unemployment. It's awful out there. There's no way in hell we win re-election with numbers like that.” - Return to Previous Page
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