He is involved in helping provide assistance to states that Hurricane Ida dumped tons of rain on….
He’s still waiting for Congress to pass his Infrastructure and Budget legislation….
He’s upset about the Supreme’s Texas Abortion ruling…
Russia and China are still trying to expand their world reach….
But Afghanistan isn’t really going away for him….
It has the media’s attention because contrary to Biden’s comments…
It’s unfinished business….
“He is stuck in an era in which it is more likely that presidents can’t rebound from military debacles because of 24/7 media and social media and the public and the press’s demand that presidents constantly come before the public and explain themselves,” Perry said.
However, she said the constant appetite for news could mean the media moves on quickly to the next crisis, benefiting Biden in the long run. Even before the completion of the Afghanistan withdrawal, top headlines shifted to the unfolding disaster of Hurricane Ida.
“There is precedent for presidents moving beyond. Sometimes it just depends on what comes after and how the president deals with what comes after,” Perry said.
Biden has seen a dip in his approval ratings since taking office in January.
Polling released Wednesday by the firm Navigator Research, a Democratic firm, found that the president’s overall approval has dropped 8 percentage points, to 47 percent, since the beginning of August. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they disapproved of his handling of the situation in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Biden’s polling numbers on the economy and coronavirus remain steady. Fifty-four percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the pandemic, while 48 percent approve of how he’s steering the economy.
Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans support Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan….