(Go ahead and watch it again...you KNOW you want to.)
But Rove and Co. need to do something about that, now don't they? What's a Super PAC to do with all those millions against something like that? Well...here's what.
Hey Karl - thanks for the memories. But 4 years ago it was YOUR GUY who was busy making a mess of things.
Peggy Noonan gets in on the act too. What was the WSJ doing when they gave her most recent column this title: A Bush League President? Note to WSJ Editorial Page: reminding people of our most recent Bush League presidency is probably NOT a way to discredit Obama. But all that aside, I found it fascinating how she tried to tackle this issue of Obama's advantage.
...this president is always out there, talking. But—and forgive me, because what I'm about to say is rude—has anyone noticed how boring he is? Plonking platitude after plonking platitude. To see Mr. Obama on the stump is to see a man at the podium who's constantly dribbling away the punch line. He looks pleasant but lacks joy; he's cool but lacks vigor. A lot of what he says could have been said by a president 12 or 20 years ago, little is anchored to the moment. As he makes his points he often seems distracted, as if he's holding a private conversation in his head, noticing crowd size, for instance, and wishing the front row would start fainting again, like they used to...Ms. Noonan wants us to think President Obama is boring...lacks vigor...is distracted...and doesn't like humans all that much.
It is still so surprising that a person who seems bored by politicking has risen to the highest political office in the land. Politics is a fleshly profession, it's all hugging, kissing, arm twisting, shaking hands. It involves contact. When you see politicians on C-Span, in the well of the House or the Senate after a vote, they're always touching each other's arms and shoulders. They touch each other more than actors! Bill Clinton was fleshly, and LBJ. How odd to have a Democratic president who doesn't seem to like humans all that much.
Hmmmm. If you were that pesky fly on the wall watching the President's travels this week, what would you have seen?
Doesn't do the "touching" thing?
I'd suggest that maybe she's referring to their guy.
(Much gratitude to Chipsticks at The Obama Diary for the video and pictures!)