The Precipitous Slide
September 02, 2009 8:38 AM
President Obama’s job approval ratings have fallen more steeply than any other newly elected president and the White House is well aware that drop could impact the president’s ability to advance his agenda.
Senior White House officials tell ABC News the president will start a new push and give a speech on health care possibly as early as next week to outline specific proposals, just in time for Congress’ return from recess.
"Now is the time to begin to pull together the various strands and solutions from the four bills that have been marked up and other proposals," a White House official says. "Basically all the cards are on the table. The president is considering all of his options on how to advance the debate and get reform passed" which "includes possibly laying out a more specific vision."
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Tapper on Obama approval ratings....
From one of the only journalists actually reporting news (the other being Major Garrett);