Bad News Day in White House
front pager on the ATF gunrunning scandal. Internet addicts have watched this one bubble around for some time on the net and, while the details remain fuzzy, it doesn’t look good for the Justice Department. From the administration point of view, this is a story that needed to stay off the front page.Next comes this story on a new storm in US-Russia relations. The Russia reset, despite its inevitable limits, is one of the administration’s most important foreign policy wins. If that comes unraveled the Carter comparisons grow.On the economic front we have a poll suggesting that Obama’s approval rating on jobs and the economy continues to slide — with Democrats now throwing their hands up in despair. And as Cornell West and others start attacking Obama’s record on the African-American left, new data are out saying that the ‘wealth gap’ between the races has dramatically widened.All presidents have mornings like this one; think of Abraham Lincoln digesting the news from Bull Run 150 years ago. The biggest surprise is that so many people still seem to want the job.