FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Everything blue is red again... well, sort of.
Politico reports that the electoral map - which Pres. Obama remade back in 2008 - is returning to its old patterns.
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During the presidential campaign, there was lots of talk about how Barack Obama had changed the playing field and put several so-called red states into play.
By winning in places like Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and the Mountain West, Obama didn't need to rely on states that had decided previous elections, like Florida and Ohio.
Fast forward a year and a half... Democrats are facing some tough races for Congress and governorships in November in these very same states. No doubt Republicans are loving it, with one congressman saying: "One election doesn't make realignment."
But Democrats insist these states that used to be red will be competitive now, although some worry that without Pres. Obama on the ballot, young voters and African-Americans are more likely to sit this one out.
Meanwhile a new poll suggests trouble for any incumbent - red or blue - come the midterm election. And that's exactly as it should be. Vote them all out and start over.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll shows only 34 percent of voters think most members of Congress should be re-elected; that's the lowest number ever in this poll. 63 percent say send the incumbents home.
As for Pres. Obama, a majority - 52 percent - say he does not deserve a second term in office. The American people are angry.
Here’s my question to you: Why are some of Pres. Obama's 2008 "blue" states turning "red" again?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Katja in Bradenton, Florida writes:
We were promised change, we got more of the same. We were promised transparency, we got more closed doors. When America voted for change, we were hopeful, but time has past and nothing has changed. I guess if we really want change, we the people, will have to do it ourselves. Starting at the local levels and working our way up.
Steve in Cincinnati, Ohio writes:
The Obama administration is desperately throwing "stimulus" money at states like Ohio whose governors are weak and up for re-election, but it isn't working! Ambiguous numbers are being touted as jobs "saved/created" and they keep trying to repackage that mess of a health care bill. Independent voters woke up and are no longer buying the hippie hope and change bull they were sold.
Matt in Rockford, Illinois writes:
Jack, Who says they turned red? We haven't had an election yet so why not wait until that time to declare a change in sentiments.
Jimmy in North Carolina writes:
My state is turning red because we are bleeding to death. The "hope" is gone and the only "change" I have seen is what little bit I get back from a buck and that won't buy much.
Because, Jack, the American people are stupid. Great idea, gang, let's put back in charge the people that ran us into a ditch. Good grief.
Jack, Lots of Americans feel that they were lied to. I've heard people say that there were so many problems when Obama took office that he couldn't have been expected to fix things overnight. Well, one year later is not exactly overnight and people don't see that things are any better. One of Obama's biggest mistakes was that he made big promises. When you promise big, you better deliver big and he hasn't. With the overwhelming majorities he had in Congress, he has no excuse and the American people know that.
Sue in Idaho writes:
Folks are fickle, Jack. No miracles, no votes.