[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever

Paul Jimenez <pj at place.org> on Thu Apr 24 07:47:22 PDT 2008

On Thursday, Apr 24, 2008, Jeff Bone writes:
>
>On Apr 24, 2008, at 9:26 AM, Paul Jimenez wrote:
>
>> True enough.  On the other hand, standing up to Bush is a good proxy
>> for 'standing up for what you believe in in the face of unpopularity'
>
>Not true.  Bush's policies are not popular --- his approval rating hit  
>an all-time record low for any president this week (a still, to me,  
>surprisingly-high 28%.)

So you think it was the rest of the congress that was standing up to
endorse an unpopular decision? Popularity among the people as measured
by approval polls would seem to be quite different from the kind of
peer pressure a congressperson is likely to feel about how to cast his
vote(s).

  --pj






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