Can we stop saying that Barack Obama is an especially popular President? Because it’s just not true. Oh, to be sure, the President will receive a boost in the polls thanks to his non-State of the Union address, but said bump will likely be temporary and it does not disguise the fact that the President is not nearly as popular as commentators make him out to be. He does fine in the court of public opinion, but all things considered, the numbers ain’t that stratospheric.
This all goes back to the fact that Barack Obama is not the messiah. He is just another politician. Terrified Republicans would do well to take note.