According to Jonathan Karl of ABC News, President Obama’s speech tomorrow will not focus on how he plans to defeat ISIS but to defend against his bad poll numbers. “The single-biggest factor in that, [his low poll nun is that a majority say the President has been too cautious in responding to this threat. That’s why he’s giving the speech. He’s not going to order air strikes on Syria yet. He is going to make the case that he has a strong approach, a strategy for taking on this group.”
In other words, the people be damned, I’m going to talk about myself
Stephanopoulos: Going to turn to President Obama, preparing to address the nation on his strategy to take on ISIS. Congressional leaders coming to the White House this afternoon as a new ABC News/”Washington Post” poll out this morning shows seven out of ten Americans favor air strikes against the extremist group in Iraq. ABC’s Jon Karl is at the White House with more on what to expect from the President tomorrow. Good morning, Jon
Stephanopoulos: But the President is not prepared to announce tomorrow night that he is ready to strike Syria with air strikes. And it comes with a time he is facing some real popularity problems. We see 56% of the country disapproving of how the President is handling foreign policy.
Karl: Right and the single-biggest factor in that, is that a majority say the President has been too cautious in responding to this threat. That’s why he’s giving the speech. He’s not going to order air strikes on Syria yet. He is going to make the case that he has a strong approach, a strategy for taking on this group.”