Disappointed

In recent conversations with my friends who voted for President Obama I’ve noted a sense of disappointment. Note this is not true for what I affectionately call “The commie, pinko, perverts” left-wingers. Rather it is the average American probably from a family of long voting Democrats and viewing the party as for the little guy and unencumbered by hard and fast morality rules and regulations. I noticed in conversations going into the Obama re-election campaign in 2012 that many of these friends who had voted for Obama in 2008 indicated they would vote for him again “even though he didn’t exactly deliver on the hope and change promise” but they felt they should give him another chance. Now I hear disappointment in their collective voices, a lower tone, a less emphatic support of the administrations position on foreign policies and resignation to the fact that the President is a lame duck politically. Interestingly they don’t seem to blame anyone for perceived Obama failures but rather seem content to chalk up the administrations problems to the “politics” of our country. My gut says they will be less willing to vote in the 2016 election or at the least, less enthusiastically.

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