As one would expect, Washington Post opinion writer, Eugene Robinson had nothing good to say about the Republican presidential candidates who participated in a debate in Greenville, South Carolina recently. He compared the debate between Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson and Tim Pawlenty to the "the famous bar scene from 'Star Wars' ” writing, "......the dialogue sounded like a faltering attempt at interplanetary communication". No one could seriously believe that Robinson would look favorably on any GOP candidate.
An Obama supporter, Robinson believes that the recent killing of Osama bin Laden significantly improves Obama's odds of winning reelection in 2012.
He writes, "Indeed, the bounce in Obama’s poll numbers was immediate — and, for potential opponents, daunting".
Daunting? Evidently Robinson hasn't seen the recent Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll which gives Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. That's minus 9.......negative nine. I guess if one compares that to Obama's Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 on April 27, then it is an improvement.
Finally, Robinson goes so far as to compare Obama to Clint Eastwood. Funny, being Eastwoodian is frowned upon if you're a Republican President, but for Robinson, it's a good thing for Obama.