The American people have had it with his cavalier attitude and frankly think he is ignoring their justifiable fears. If the doctor was right to self-quarantine (but really did not when he was out and about) and the military is right to self-quarantine and the CDC is increasing its own stay-at-home rules, why not include the health workers, too? It is a serious question and deserves a serious answer. Moreover, it’s yet another example of the president playing professor rather than empathizing with the concerns of voters.
That is why governors, especially New Jersey’s Chris Christie, have stepped forward just as Texas Gov. Rick Perry did on the border crisis. The country is starved for leadership and they’ll be happy to find it wherever they can.
The fight, to the dismay of Democrats on the ballot, keeps the focus on his competence and voters dissatisfaction with how most everything operates these days. It is also a reminder how much of an advantage gubernatorial experience will be in the 2016 race. Both Perry and Christie have shown up the president, demonstrating that they can lead. (Where is Hillary Clinton on this by the way?)
For now Obama remains a get-out-the-vote asset . . . for Republicans and an advertisement for hiring a more experienced president next time around.