Summertime blues

The Obamas return from vacation.
The Obamas return from vacation.

The pundits and prognosticators are saying President Barack Obama is losing his mojo.

And they have facts to back up their claim.

"Since World War II, only Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton have had worse ratings after seven months than President Obama," said Republican Newt Gingrich, offering advice to Obama on the op-ed page of the Washington Post.

Gingrich's comment was part of a roundup of advice solicited by the Post for the supposedly faltering president; Gingrich advised Obama to reject his left-leaning supporters and move to the center.

Being but humble fact-checkers, we can't speak to the wisdom or folly of Gingrich's advice. But we checked Gingrich's facts and found he was right.



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