President Obama is enjoying a nice boost to his poll numbers this week. He’s not only put the birther issue to bed after releasing his ling form birth certificate, he also happened to take down America’s number one terrorist leader. But will it last? Probably not.
“I have to tell you I think this president is going to see the poll numbers crater on this particular issue of Osama Bin Laden. I don't think this is going to help the president of the United States,” Glenn said.
Stu said that while some polls are showing no gains in the President approval ratings, many others are showing a ten point bump.
“I contend this is the most important military moment, if you will maybe since the death of Adolf Hitler. Now, I mean that psychologically.”
“The death of Adolf Hitler, that was the end of the war. This is not the end of these guys. They are going to be around for a very, very long time, and we're not going to beat them militarily. That's not the way you beat them. We can keep killing them and killing them and killing them and they will just keep coming,” Glenn argued.
“So, you know, psychologically this has been the number one guy. This is bigger than the end of the Gulf War. And remember, George H. W. Bush was up in the 90s.”
“George H. W. Was in the 80s, in the mid 80s approval rating. George W. Bush after 9/11 went into the 90s.”
Much like both Bushes saw their approval ratings drop significantly as time went on, Glenn predicts a similar to decline for Obama. Not only that, but the more the administration tries to take a “victory lap” and extend the approval bump, the worse the backlash will be.
“He's going to lay a wreath today [at Ground Zero]. Victory lap. And it's obscene, and his numbers are going to fall apart because of it,” Glenn said.
Could this latest photo op be his “Mission Accomplished” moment?