Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama on the Rebound

From page 199 of Game Change, the recounting of the 2008 U.S. presidential election that is dripping with juicy gossip, comes this line:
It was hard to see how a wildly polarized electorate would rebound to Obama's benefit.
I'm fairly certain that the word the authors had in mind here was the seldom-used redound ("to have an effect or consequence"). Rebound means...well, we all know what it means.

Incidentally, I saw a headline today that read, "Obama's First Year Most Polarizing of Any President, Gallup says." Well, let's hope he can rebound in Year Two.