John who? … Somebody explain this to me, please.

Yesterday in Cleveland –– actually, Parma – a suburb that Clevelanders have made fun of for decades, since the days of Ernie “Ghoulardi” Anderson and Tim Conway –- a feisty President Obama turned attack dog and called out House Minority Leader John Boehner nine times.

Forget that it was unseemly for the President to do it.

The odd attack must have left most people scratching their heads, wondering “Who the heck is John Boehner?”

Think about it.

Less than 2/3s of Americans can identify the sitting Vice President .  (Note: that’s giving credit for people who think it’s Hillary Clinton or Joe Somebody)

Less than 30% of the public knows who Chief Justice John Roberts is. (see chart below)

A CNN poll released the day of Obama’s speech slots Boehner between Biden and Roberts — 55% either have never heard of Boehner or have no opinion about him.

So why would Obama elevate and attack somebody who is unknown to the majority of Americans?

I must be missing something …

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Note: Accoding to Pew, more than 1 in 4 Americans don’t know that ObamaCare was passed … and they get to vote … that’s scary !

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http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1668/political-news-iq-update-7-2010-twitter-tarp-roberts

One Response to “John who? … Somebody explain this to me, please.”

  1. TK Says:

    These are the same people who “strongly disagree” with Obama’s handling of the economy. They seem like a well-informed bunch…

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