Monday, February 9, 2009

GOP consultant: Party lacking Prez candidates (and much much more)

Considering the recent and tiny mini-revival* of the Republican party, GOP strategist Jack Burkman has a surprising glass is quarter empty view of things. He's so bearish on the party's future he makes Chicken Little look like Terry McAuliffe.

GOP 12's paraphrase:

a. Mitt Romney won't strike a chord, because he doesn't believe in any notes.

b. Sarah Palin doesn't believe in anything except that brown and black should never be worn together.

c. There are no good strategists in the party. (After all, Lee Atwater's dead).

d. Mitch McConnell is vanilla without the zest.

*UPDATE!: About that mini-revival of the GOP? Gallup has some bad news. The mini-revival still puts the GOP 17% behind Democrats and 36% behind the POTUS.

The American public gives President Barack Obama a strong 67% approval rating for the way in which he is handling the government's efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill, while the Democrats and, in particular, the Republicans in Congress receive much lower approval ratings of 48% and 31%, respectively.

DOUBLE UPDATE!!: The perception of GOP triumph persists. From First Read:

As Obama hits the road today, political observers -- including some Democrats -- are asking themselves how the Obama White House and the Democratic committees allowed themselves to get worked over by the Republicans.

TRIPLE UPDATE!!!: Rasmussen releases a new poll showing overwhelming support for the GOP's position on the stimulus. How the hell do you reconcile this with Gallup's poll? There's only one explanation: The GOP brand-name is fucked.