Zogby Report Card: Obama 'very small' on the world's 'eve of destruction'

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama just looks "very small" watching--and golfing--as world hotspots are exploding.

"To rework the lyrics of 1960s singing sensation Barry McGuire's 'The Eve of Destruction':

"'The eastern world it is explodin'; seems things ain't so pretty when people get to votin.'

"Revolutions are the stuff of historical romance, except that they are ugly. Egypt will get worse; Syria is already worse; Tunisia is on the verge; Pakistan and Yemen are terrible. And poor, poor Iraq. What's a president to do? This is the New World Order -- and there appears to be little role for a superpower on its downward slope.

"But, housing starts are up and there has been a dramatic decline in foreclosures. And President Obama's approval numbers are up a bit , but he just looks very small this week. It's August. Play golf."

Grade -- D+

Zogby is the senior analyst for Zogby Analytics and author (with Joan Snyder Kuhl) of "The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing our Millennial Generation."

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