Today’s Political Mandate – Become America Again

Posted on May 31, 2010


By Star Parker TOWNHALL

With the first round of primaries behind us, pundits are trying to nail down the national mood. Anti-Democrat? Anti-liberal? Anti-incumbent?

Abraham Lincoln summed up American politics over 150 years ago that is as accurate and relevant today as it was then: “In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions.”

Our current political leadership is out of touch with public sentiment.

The “anti-this” or “anti-that” hypotheses just capture part of the picture.

A political leader needs to know who we are as well as who we are not. Americans are not getting leadership today that is delivering a vision that captures their sense of what this country is about.

Recent polling by Rasmussen shows the percentage saying they “strongly disapprove” of President Obama’s performance 22 points higher than those who “strongly approve”. The worst showing yet of his presidency. Shortly after he was elected, those recording “strongly approve” was thirty points higher than strongly disapprove.