November 4th, 2009
07:52 PM ET

Vote shows Obama team must listen up

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Ed Rollins
CNN Senior Political Contributor

The president didn't watch the election returns Tuesday night, according to his press secretary, Robert Gibbs. He watched his beloved Chicago Bulls instead.

At least in the NBA, his hometown basketball team won - by two points over the Bucks. If he'd watched the election returns, he would have seen that his team got clobbered.

He also would have realized a lot of angry voters are out there who aren't very satisfied with the direction of the country. In a word, Tuesday's election was anti-incumbent. The status quo isn't good enough.

I don't believe Tuesday's election was a referendum on President Obama, but it sure was a warning sign that he has to do more then show up in New Jersey and say "I need Gov. Corzine to help me in Washington."

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Janice Meints

    The American people are truly on their own, Uh change we can belive in,

    November 5, 2009 at 9:09 am |
  2. Conserve' for USA

    How about listening to the people and creating more jobs! People are more worried over having a job than health care. You can't eat your insurance policy

    November 5, 2009 at 8:28 am |
  3. Conserve' for USA

    Maybe the president will start governing closer to the center instead of far left?

    November 5, 2009 at 2:33 am |
  4. alicenyc

    I have to concur, but the real problem are the cowards now known as the majority.

    November 4, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  5. Mike, formerly from Syracuse, NY

    When Obama took office there were two big issues, the economy and two wars. He's barely moved the dial on either. In fact unemployment is significantly worse, and Afghanistan under Obama's new strategy set in March has steadily deteriorated. Meanwhile Obama has been distracted trying to please his liberal base by taking on side issues like closing GITMO and health care. However, despite massive majorities in both houses of Congress, his list of achievements on his pet causes is also zip. He couldn't even sweet talk the Olympic Committee to pick Chicago. Obama is within a few months of being completely irrelevant since after the 1st of the year, Congress will be more worried about 2010 elections than Obama's agenda. So much for change.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm |