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No single company has had its reputation shredded quite like Bank of America over the past few years except for maybe BP, or ‘British Petroleum’ as President Obama likes to call them. Every day another story comes out over their processes around foreclosures and mortgages. Now Nevada and Arizona have filed suit against Bank of America saying it has been deceiving homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure. Read the rest of this entry »
The White House seems defensive and even apologetic to a growing number of people in the US and they are growing in numbers. The Tea Party Convention is the most striking example of the culmination of anti Obama views. This is a very large group of people against the healthcare plan and the large amount of taxes they are being charged by the Obama government.
Quick to ride the Tea-Party wave is Sarah Palin, who with her appearance as a speaker at the convention, made it clear she has her sights set on the presidency. Palin has been clawing her way out of bad press, planning out her candidacy after resigning as governor. She has penned a book and is now a political commentator on FoxNews and the stage was set at the Tea Party Convention when she said…
“This is about the people, and it’s bigger than any king or queen of a Tea Party. And it’s a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter”
Palin took a dig at Obama at the tea party convention and has even gone on to say if its right for America she is ready to run for President in 2012.
“Now a year later, I got to ask the supporters of all that, how is that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for you”
Statements from Palin, quite like the ones used during election campaigns.
Bad press continues: The speaker’s fee of $100,000 paid to Sarah Palin has been in the news and Palin has claimed it does not go to her but to her party’s campaigning fund but this had been dogging her. Other news reports talk of how involved her husband Todd Palin has been in the Alaska governance.
Sarah Palin is simply great bad press material, sometimes ridicule and most importantly great NEWS! One thing’s for sure Palin is everywhere and there she will remain for a long time to come.
As for the Democrats, it will be unwise on their part to take her lightly, the US has elected movie stars like Regan to the White House and even the first mixed race President in Obama, so could a woman be far behind? ?
If Obama bungles up on the healthcare program and the national security issues and continue to remain on the defensive chances are Sarah Palin is right there to take his place.
For now even the Tea Party Convention don’t want her as their leader but in the times we are in, the Democrats better be wary even though Sarah Palin may seem like no Margaret Thatcher or Indira Gandhi!
The Sarah Palin brand chugs on and she as a politician is building up both her celebrity and her reputation.
A year ago people all over the world rode the wave of hope when a man who seemed to want peace, who quoted Gandhi and Mandela was elected the 44th US President. Obama told the world “Yes we can” and a lot of us felt moved to expect something new.
Months later he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the President had to accept the award a few days after her ordered 30000 troops to Afghanistan. The irony was not lost on the world and now one year down the line a Republican has won the Massachusetts election!
Obama’s Popularity ratings are down, people are disillusioned and somewhere along the line, the audacity of hope – hope of promises being kept has been fading away. Oratory skills aside, Obama suffered most from being anointed the saviour. A Huffington Post article had this to say
According to an analysis by the non-partisan web site Politifact.com, Obama fulfilled only 91 of his 502 campaign promises. They rate 14 promises as “broken” and another 87 as “stalled.”
Guantanamo Bay closing down has been deferred time and again; unemployment’s on the rise and the Republicans have won in a Democratic strong-hold. Be it health care, fighting terror or global warming nothing seemed to have really met the mark anywhere.
From a reputation management point of view – the President could rise up to the occasion now that he is finally out of the ‘messiah persona’ and use this reputation slide to his advantage and work on rebuilding popularity by working on the internal issues and promises.
A year from now, where do you think Obama’s Presidency ratings will be, any thoughts?