Politics is a strange game. Only a year ago Barack Obama had the worst popularity rating of any past president at the same juncture of his incumbency. The way things stood, Obama had not a snowball’s hope in hell of reelection to a second term.
But look at him now. Americans are starting to like him again. Their somber mood seems to have brightened in concert with the three months of job growth and improved economic outlook.
Add to the mix the low caliber of his wannabe Republican challengers, and Obama’s prospects for reelection look better now than they have in quite a while.
Of course, it’s early days. The political situation can change in a week. We all know that. However, barring some unforeseen development, Obama is looking good for a second term in the White House.