Unsurprising; she’s been very hard on Obama for most of his administration. But since Althouse can be quite quirky, you never can be sure what she’s going to do.
You might ask: who cares? Well, for one thing, Althouse lives in Wisconsin, a swing state. For another, although she is her own very unique self, she also probably represents a political trajectory shared by others who voted for Obama in 2008 and are not doing so in 2012. If so, that’s a good thing—I’d like to see a lot more changers, all around the country but especially in swing states.
It’s also of great interest (to me, anyway) what turned the tide (or, as she writes, closed the door) for Althouse against Obama in a definitive way in 2012: Benghazi.
As a blogger, Althouse follows that sort of thing much more closely than most people. I think, though, that Benghazi is finally beginning to percolate into the non-blogosphere consciousness. I don’t know; I’ve not done a survey—but the fact that some of the mainstream news outlets are now offering tentative forays into Benghazi coverup coverage territory is an indication that they don’t want to be excoriated for their failure when the facts finally are forced out by Republicans, bloggers on the right, and lonely Fox News. The MSM is trying to carefully calibrate its information flow on Benghazi, though, dribbling out just enough pre-election coverage in an attempt to immunize itself against charges of collusion with Obama but not enough to harm him unduly.
So they think, anyway. Have you spoken to any low information voters to see what they know about Benghazi at this point? I’m curious.
[ADDENDUM: Here’s a WaPo piece that attempts to answer the question of how many 2008 Obama voters have changed their minds in 2012. The answer? Thirteen per cent. If I’m doing the math right, wouldn’t that mean a victory for Romney?]