Here is the one statistic that says about all you need to know, if you are a politician who hopes to be President:
President Obama told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today that government and business “can and must work together.”
But 68% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that government and big business already work together against the interests of consumers and investors. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows that only 13% disagree with this assessment, while 18% are not sure.
The view that government and big business work together against the interests of others is shared across partisan, demographic and ideological lines. Seventy percent (70%) of liberals hold that view, along with 69% of conservatives. Seventy-one percent (71%) Republicans think it’s true, and so do 64% of Democrats.
As we have said many times, the Obama administration’s policies tend toward national socialism, the identity of big government and big business. Republicans have no sympathy for national socialism, but are prone to defend, on principle, big business, while attacking big government. At the moment there is a vacuum in the political world precisely where an emerging consensus of Americans resides. The first Republican who can align himself with the populist super-majority likely will be the next President.