Thursday, June 23, 2011

Obama-Weary Nation Tunes Out Afghanistan Speech

If television ratings are any indication, Barack Obama's appeal with the American public has pretty much cratered.
Some 25.3 million Americans watched Obama's speech on Wednesday, which was broadcast live on nine U.S. television networks, ratings company Nielsen said on Thursday.
Let's contrast that with December 2009.
President Obama got to make his case on Afghanistan to a lot of people -- 40.8 million, his largest television audience since a Feb. 24 address to a joint session of Congress.

This according to ratings from the Nielsen Company, which noted that Obama's prime-time address Tuesday was carried by 10 broadcast and cable networks.
Damn, it's almost like somebody saw this coming.

These numbers were actually even worse than his speech on Libya three months ago when that "conflict" was going to be wrapped up in 72 hours or something.

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