We’ve come to one of those rare circumstances where you hear me saying, “good for you, Mr. President.”
President Obama has managed to thread the needle with his newly announced Afghanistan strategy, with his approach winning the approval of a majority of both Democrats (58%) and Republicans (55%) in a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Wednesday night. At the same time, less than a majority of independents approve (45%). Among Americans overall, 51% approve of the strategy while 40% disapprove.
Imagine if it had been one of his usual soaring speeches and well-delivered.