Cheer Up, GOP: Democrats Aren't Happy, Either

Jonah Goldberg: Waning enthusiasm for Obama could doom him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 1:04 PM CST
President Obama speaks during a Democratic campaign fundraiser in Miami.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Republicans are grumpy these days because they don't much like their candidates, writes Jonah Goldberg at the National Review. But they shouldn't get too depressed because Democrats aren't all that jazzed about President Obama, he adds. Generally speaking, it's not that they don't like him anymore, it's that they don't "love him" as much as they did in 2008. If that enthusiasm gap translates into low turnout, especially among young voters and black voters, he could be in serious trouble.

"Things are ugly for Republicans right now," he writes. "But that might just be because things are ugly all over. And when it comes to enthusiasm, my hunch is that more people will be excited to vote against Obama than to vote for him." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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