Never mind that Obama bombed women and children to help install the current chaotic, radical Islamic regimes, or how his administration left Americans with minimal defenses in a country full of crazies, or how he's floundering in his response to the murders. Obama advisors see political gain from the disaster. They may be right. His Intrade odds are up even though he's down three points in Rasmussen.
Apparently, Americans rally around the President when America is attacked overseas.
How did that work for Jimmy Carter, who was also an effete America apologizer who presided over a bad economy and high gas prices. Did voters rally around him when he did that whole crash-the-helicopters-in-the-desert thing?
At least Jimmy Carter didn't do a glitzy campaign party with Jay Z and Beyonce during the Iranian hostage crisis.