Now Obama Knows How Romney Feels
Kathleen Parker: His fellow Democrats 'seem to be inching away'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2012 12:51 PM CDT
President Obama talks about the economy in the briefing room of the White House.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – All through the GOP primaries, Mitt Romney got at best begrudging support from many Republicans, who didn't think he could beat President Obama. Indeed, "it was hard to imagine what it must have been like to be Romney, scorned and maligned by his own tribe," writes Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post. Well now, she thinks at least one person can imagine because he seems to be going through the same thing—Obama himself.

"Democrats seem to be inching away from their man, undermining and diminishing the president with a thousand tiny cuts," she writes, citing some off-message comments from Bill Clinton and Ed Rendell. Obama has had a rough stretch of late, and that his "surrogates can't stick to the script" might be the most troubling sign of all for him. He's looking weak, and "yes, that is blood you smell," writes Parker. Read the full column here.