June 12, 2012

OBAMA IS DOING FINE: President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows.

Meanwhile, reader Phillip Cagle writes: “How long before ‘The economy is doing just fine’ stickers start popping up on abandoned buildings, foreclosed properties, and businesses with Going Out of Business signs? Don’t you think that would be an interesting strategy for Romney supporters?”

This iconic photo from the early days of hope-and-change now seems prophetic.

Maybe I should photoshop in a “doing fine” banner. . . .

UPDATE: Dems to Obama: Voters don’t believe economy talk.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive, courtesy of reader George Moore.

MORE: A correction from reader Allan Pratt: “You, and the person who photoshopped the sign on your ‘Going out of Business’ photo, should quote Obama’s statement accurately. ‘The private sector is doing just fine’ is what he said, not ‘the economy is doing fine.’ Big difference. The latter version misses the real point.”

Actually, he said “the private sector is doing fine.”

STILL MORE: Another effort from reader Eric Klaus:

And another from George Moore:

And, finally, a particularly cynical one from a reader who gives no name: