Politics aside, Americans have to have some degree of trust of their leaders, but trust is what Obama is losing with those who elected him to do as he said: "avoid politics as usual".
It was Obama who said: "I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House. " That sounds good, but what is this we heard this past Sunday from the New York Times of Tom Daschle sneaking in the back door of the White House to advise Obama on health-care as Daschle works as a "resource" (what most of us would call a lobbyist) for United Health! As Slate reported: "Daschle is not subject to the restrictions on lobbyists working for the White House that Obama put in place when he took office". One more way Obama will lose trust as the public becomes aware of the Tom Daschle factor. When you begin to hear more talk of insurance co-ops, think of Daschle.
When the new numbers on debt come out Tuesday,Americans will see an increase of 2 trillion over the original 7 trillion originally predicted for 2009. Obama and his administration fully expect a political backlash. Americans will change their concerns from the economy to insisting that the government bring the deficit down. After-all,'when the Chinese have to lecture us on how to be good Capitalists',as Sean Hannity mentioned on his show, 'it is frightening.' Americans no longer trust Obama on health-care because they don't buy-into the message. The fact that it wasn't jammed through the final session of Congress, the truth is leaking out about what the bill actually contain.
So how does health-care affect trust in Obama? The answer is in his own words: "It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today". This appears noble as well, but by 2019 our debt will be 84% of our GNP. This doesn't sound like a nice gift for our children.