And then the polls come out and the opposite proves to be the case.
Pundits Gasp As The Economy Dents Obama's RatingsAs an impeached president once said, "It's the economy, stupid."
By Michael Barone, Investor's Business Daily
You can almost hear the note of surprise in their voices when you read the Washington Post and New York Times reporters' stories on their papers' latest political polls.
Surprise! Just when they thought that Barack Obama was pulling ahead, with positive job ratings, and just after the mainstream media have been savaging Republicans for two words Rush Limbaugh uttered on his radio program, Obama's numbers seem to be tanking.
Actually, the numbers are not so striking or so surprising.
[S]ome fundamentals are unlikely to change. Voters' focus is on economic issues and on these most oppose the president's policies. His media cheerleaders who thought his February numbers meant the election was over were fooling themselves. [link]
Which means that all efforts to make the 2012 general election campaign about The Uterus! may prove to be futile.
Though Obama and his feminist ilk have little else to campaign on, to be sure.