Obama is still suffering from the Speech Illusion, the idea that he can come down from the mountain, read from a Teleprompter, cast a magic spell with his words and climb back up the mountain, while we scurry around and do what he proclaimed.She'll still vote for him, though. Him or Hillary.
The days of spinning illusions in a Greek temple in a football stadium are done. The One is dancing on the edge of one term.
The White House team is flailing — reacting, regrouping, retrenching. It’s repugnant.
After pushing and shoving and caving to get on TV, the president’s advisers immediately began warning that the long-yearned-for jobs speech wasn’t going to be that awe-inspiring.
“The issue isn’t the size or the newness of the ideas,” one said. “It’s less the substance than how he says it, whether he seizes the moment.”
The arc of justice is stuck at the top of a mountain. Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Eulogy for Hopenchange: Maureen Dowd Obliterates Hapless Obama
She's thisclose to dumping that precious boytoy she lustily embraced back in 2008, just as I suspect any Democrat with a pulse and a mortgage is about to now. Obama's pretty much now reduced to punchline status and it's time to open the floodgates. Over to you, MoDo.