Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Scandals affect Obama campaign

I said it yesterday--the spending scandals are going to have "blowback" on the Obama campaign for re-election:

Scandals sidetrack Obama campaign - FT.com: "A salacious scandal involving US Secret Service agents cavorting with prostitutes in Colombia ahead of last week’s presidential visit has overshadowed Barack Obama’s efforts to build his re-election campaign. But more significantly, the scandal, which has run in parallel with revelations of overspending by the federal government’s property agency, is further corroding public respect for the country’s governing institutions. The daily parade of details of incompetence and impropriety among Washington agencies accentuates the findings of a Gallup poll last year which found an alarming loss of public faith over the last decade in US government institutions. . . . "


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