NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd today suggested President Obama is on the cusp of throwing Democrats right back in the foreign policy disaster zone where they existed for at least a dozen years following Jimmy Carter’s feckless presidency.
“He’s on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy – if he’s not careful,” Todd said.
Todd indicated though that he thinks Obama’s damaging effects are probably temporary.
Todd was talking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe about a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that puts Republican up by 38 points over Democrats on on the question of which Party will ensure a strong national defense. The poll shows strong support for aggressive action against ISIS.
A few other points from Todd’s conversation with Joe Scarborough:
- Obama isn’t trying to rally the nation on ISIS. The nation is trying to rally Obama.
- The single most followed story of the last five years is the beheading by ISIS of Americans Steven Sotloff and James Foley.
- Democrats’ internal polls showed their candidates dropping 6-9 percentage points when Obama went golfing after speaking about Foley’s murder.